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Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection

...eoporosis Foundation. An osteoporosis-related hip fracture may limit mobility and lead to a loss of independence. A vertebral fracture can result in loss of height and stooped posture, as well....

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...ients. (1pBB11). Monitoring the healing of a bone fracture is one of the more difficult things for physicians...e. Also, they look for increased stiffness at the fracture site, which may provide another sign of healing. Sabina Gheduzzi of the Unversity of Bristol ( S.G...

Army-funded effort examines androgen's role in bone loss

... in basic training in both men and women is stress fracture in long bones. In this population, there's also an...; nearly a fourth of the patients who suffer a hip fracture die within the first year; half of patients are unable to walk without assistance; and a third are t...

Doctors link common chemotherapy drug to jawbone necrosis

... The exposure can eventually lead to infection and fracture and may require long-term antibiotic therapy or surgery to remove the dying bone tissue. The chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LIJ, Salvatore Ruggiero, DMD, MD, and his staff reported that they were struck by a cluster of c...

NSBRI news: Bone-quality assessment tool for space and Earth

... in critical areas and leaves bones susceptible to fracture upon return to Earth. Space travelers are not the only demographic concerned with bone loss. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, at least 10 million people in the United States suffer from bone loss in the form of osteoporosis. "Bec...

Increased risk of osteoporosis associated with gene that one in five people have

...undation estimate that more than 20 percent of hip fracture patients die within a year. Additionally, about 30 percent of hip fracture patients will fracture the opposite hip, up to 25 percent may require long-term nursing home care an...

Research news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

...and 13% of men are at high risk of an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. When these fractures occur in older individuals, quality of life can decrease, sometimes dramatically. Osteoporosis is also associated with higher mortality. New research conducted by Katherine Tucker, PhD, director of the Dietary ...

Familiar blood pressure drug may prevent osteoporosis

...racture. Each year, 1.5 million Americans suffer a fracture because of the disease. In a report last October, the U.S. Surgeon General estimated that the cost of caring for people with osteoporosis-related fractures totals $18 billion per year, a figure that will increase unless prevention efforts improve. Ka...

New Georgia Tech micro-CT imaging technique to help tissue engineers improve bone regeneration

...Guldberg's team has used micro-CT imaging to study fracture healing and repair of large bone defects that can result from the removal of bone tumors or crushing injuries. Large bone defects are typically repaired with allografts because large structural pieces are available from human donors. But allograft...

New pediatrics study shatters milk myth-news Conf. 3/07, noon EST, Natl. Press Club

...the highest in the world, and yet osteoporosis and fracture rates are also among the highest. This "calcium paradox" was an impetus for the current investigation. "We found no evidence to support the notion that milk is a preferred source of calcium," the authors conclude. Dr. Lanou is nutrition director for...

'Mandela's Paradox' may show that osteoporosis propensity starts in pre-teen years

...ack South African adults have among the lowest hip fracture rates in the world," according to the study's lead...re 'Western' lifestyles, we may see an increase in fracture rates as their genetic advantage is outweighed by lifestyle influences. It will be important to foll...

Positive air pressure chamber started with patients quickly after surgery

...w are beginning a study with patients who have hip fracture surgery at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. The goal is to compare their outcomes with those of patients in the hospital's traditional rehabilitation program. Other researchers have worked with positive air pressure devices, ...

14 highlighted physiology papers from IUPS 2005: From 'genomics to functions'

...outh, adult black South Africans have very low hip fracture rates. As blacks' lifestyles change will their genetic advantages be lost to Western influences? "Physical activity and bone mass accumulation patterns differ in black and white South African children," Joanne A. McVeigh, Shane A. Norris and John M....

Researchers observe predictors of natural immunity to ovarian cancer

...ne marrow cells that might be released from a bone fracture express MUC1. Ovarian tumor cells, as well as breast and endometrial cancers, also make MUC1, but the cancer version of the protein lacks much of the glycosylation the number and extent of carbohydrate side chains seen on healthy cell MUC1. Cancer ...

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine gets $4 million to make 'smart nanoparticles'

... and skin. Target diseases include osteoarthritis, fracture care, osteoporosis, traumatic or degenerative tendon rupture, and acute and chronic soft tissue wounds. Johnson said that the grants will help accelerate the commercialization of new products and strengthen Ohio's role in the knowledge economy. "Thro...

Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

...em to simply inject a solution of nanotubes into a fracture to promote healing. The report appears in the June 14 issue of the American Chemical Society's journal Chemistry of Materials . ACS is the world's largest scientific society. The success of a bone graft depends on the ability of the scaffold to assi...

Fundamental discovery -- bone fracture

... on July 17. It describes how healthy bone resists fracture and how unhealthy bone fractures at the molecular ...l discovery of something that's important for bone fracture resistance that was previously unknown. Now the degradation mechanisms and deficiencies can be studi...

Taking a break from fractures: A closer look at vitamin D

...ile vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in the elderly, a study recently published in the ...is dose was not effective in reducing nonvertebral fracture rates among study participants. The researchers concluded, though, that higher daily doses, in the ...

Competing proteins influence strength of tooth enamel

...ed pitted and chalky enamel that was more prone to fracture and wear. In normal teeth, DSP is expressed only in dentin and a very thin layer of enamel at the junction with dentin. This thin enamel layer also appears to be considerably harder than the bulk enamel of teeth, Paine said. He suggested that DSP co...

Genetic factors influence propensity to bone fractures in elderly

...al twins) are more likely to have similar rates of fracture than dizygotic twins (who share about half the sam...ne interviews to evaluate the genetic liability to fracture of the elderly. From the registry of Swedish twins born between 1,896 and 1,944 (3,724 identical twi...

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