Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

BOSTON (April 28, 2004) Results of a new analysis found that, without treatment, one out of 13 postmenopausal osteoporotic women who were initially fracture-free were likely to experience a spinal fracture within one year. This risk of fracture was present despite these patients taking supplemental calcium, and if necessary, Vitamin D. Data were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

Additionally, a statistical model was presented that predicted the progression over time of subsequent spinal fractures in a population of osteoporotic women who were initially fracture-free. The model was based upon data from the placebo arms of Phase III fracture trials for Actonel (risedronate sodium tablets), and it included data for 2,326 patients whose fracture status (i.e. number of spinal fractures) was assessed at baseline and at yearly intervals. The model showed that the prevalence of spinal fractures rapidly increased over time if the population of osteoporotic women was not treated, and projected that therapy which reduced the risk of a first fracture within one year could substantially reduce the risk of future fracture.

"We previously established in another analysis that a postmenopausal osteoporotic woman who has already suffered a spinal fracture has a one in five risk of having another spinal fracture within one year; therefore, intervening before that first fracture occurs is important," said Dr. Robert Lindsay, Chief of Internal Medicine at Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, NY and principal investigator on this study. "With one in 13 osteoporotic women at risk of that first spinal fracture within the year, choosing a therapy proven to act rapidly is important."

About the Analysis
Data for the analysis were from patients in the placebo arms of the Actonel fracture trials (VERT-MN, VERT-NA, HIP). The women had lumbar spine or femoral neck bone mineral de


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
2. Many postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease dont use lifesaving aspirin therapy
3. Abdominal fat indicates severity of metabolic syndrome in obese, postmenopausal women
4. Hormone therapy may still offer important health benefits to postmenopausal women
5. New research on reduced bone mass and risk of fracture in postmenopausal women
6. Research in monkeys suggests estrogen therapy may lower androgens in postmenopausal women
7. Estrogenlike drugs may eventually help postmenopausal women with weight gain
8. Estrogen offers no overall benefit for disease prevention in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy
9. Study finds fewer, but more advanced, colon cancers in postmenopausal women on E&P hormone therapy
10. Estrogren plus progestin decreases colorectal cancer in postmenopausal woman
11. New study details effects of exercise on sleep quality in postmenopausal women

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company ... of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every ... meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present ... the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of ... can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Malvern, PA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is the recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best ... New York City on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida ... money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people ... keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... FLINT, Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 ... acquired 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... Management LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for ... product development. "In ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become ... tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to ... stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while ... the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... Israel and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, ... with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario ... Please check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show ... ... season this month. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: