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UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
...en white, post-menopausal women willfracture their hip
at some point, she said. Therefore, it is important that all older women take steps to keep their bonesstrong, Jamal said. Taking calcium and vitamin D and exercising are some ofthose steps, she said....
Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
...ant predictor of fracture risk -- at the spine and hip
in men and womentaking steroids compared with placebo (calcium and vitamin D). The results wereconsistent, regardless of the patient's age, gender, underlying disease, dosageor length of time on steroid therapy. Increase in spine BMD was highest in ...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
... maintained favorable effects on BMD at the spine, hip
andtotal body and lowered total and LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels withoutstimulating uterine tissue after three years of follow-up. MORE study evaluates benefits and risks beyond bone A selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), Evista has dem...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...vea 2 to 3 percent increase in bone density at the hip
and spine after 24 months. During the MORE trial, 7705 osteoporatic postmenopausal women (average age 66.5years old) were randomized to receive either 60 or 120 milligrams per day ofraloxifene or a matching dose of placebo. One-third of the women had...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...ector of EAI Interactive. Creation of customized hip
replacements and other devices. Scientists at En...ructure. This "morphing" will help create knee and hip
replacement devices custom-tailored to the patient. (EAI has already produced images that depict a k...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...itive about the relationship between diet andknee, hip
and hand osteoarthritis." Proving that diet can make a significant difference in arthritis wouldbe important since most risk factors for the condition either cannot bemodified, such as aging and heredity, or are changed only with difficulty,...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
...oporosis dramatically reduced the risk of spineand hip
fractures by almost half and the risk of other pai...ndronate on fractures depended on awoman's initial hip
bone density measured at the beginning of the study, anindicator of whether or not she had osteoporo...
Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change
... found thatwhile it costs more to treat people for hip
fractures and other conditions atmajor teaching ho... compared the survivalrates for four conditions -- hip
fractures, stroke, coronary heart disease andcongestive heart failure -- and found that "survival is...
Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity
... A sedentary lifestyle also increases the risk for hip
fractures, theysay. In one study, women who spent...rs a day on their feet hadnearly twice the risk of hip
fractures as their more active counterparts....
Bone Cement Used In Total Hip Replacements Slowly Degrades In Body Over Time, According To UCSF Study
...hat acrylic bonecement, often used to attach total hip
replacements to bone, degrades in thebody over tim..., may contribute to the loosening incemented total hip
replacements. "This is the first study that shows there is a chemical breakdown in thestructure of ...
Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures
... the bone density of each woman's lumbar spine and hip
was measuredusing dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The women were then contacted by phoneor postcard every four months, for an average of six years, to inquire aboutfalls and fractures. Researchers confirmed any reports of new fractures byreviewin...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
..., forearm, or wrist. One of the most serious is a hip
fracture, whichusually results from a fall. While the fracture can heal normally, the accidentoften sets in motion a cascade of other health problems that are acceleratedbecause of the person's age. Women who fracture their hips tend to be less he...
Summer swimsuit research flash: thigh-reducing creams don't work
...r's thighsnear the knee, at mid-thigh and near the hip
at the beginning and end of the sixweeks. They also had the women fill out questionnaires about their perceptions. "Not only did we find no difference in each volunteer's thighs at theend, but the volunteers themselves said they could see and...
Full bone mass restored to most postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in two-year trial of new treatment
...,000) occur in the spine and more than 280,000 are hip
fractures,which hasten patients' move to wheelchai...out an 11 percent increase in the density of their hip
bones, the researchersfound -- far in excess of increases achieved using current treatments. Sixty...
UNC-CH study shows compressed air sleeve prevents blood clots during hip replacement
...e-threatening blood clotsfrom forming during total hip
replacement surgery. They have their patie...icantly boost the risk of dangerousbleeding in the hip
or elsewhere. A report on the clinical study appears in the May issue of the Journalof Bone ...
Mayo Clinic study reports that centenarians do well following surgery
...dy had procedures ranging in complexity from total hip
replacement tocataract surgery. They then compared their survival rates with people of thesame age and gender who hadn't undergone surgery. They found that the survivalrate for centenarians undergoing surgery and anesthesia was comparable to thatof t...
One of first bone marrow transplants for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is approved for Oregon girl
...ndalready has had to have the lining of one of her hip
joints removed due to thearthritis. "Mollie's condition has required increasingly aggressive therapy. Inspite of these treatments Mollie continues to suffer," said David Tilford, M.D.,a Kaiser Permanente pediatrician who was among a group of ...
Conference on arthroplasty will highlight innovations in joint replacement treatment
...e than seven years ago by aveterinarian for use on hip
replacements in dogs, robotic surgery for hipreplacement has been successfully performed on more than 4,000 humans and may ultimately become morepopular in the future. 2) Virtual Reality and the Visible Human for Orthopedics Education andResearch, V...
Osteoporosis drug rapidly reduces risk of bone fractures: one year of treatmentsignificantly decreases occurence of spinal fractures
...pine (5.4% versus 1.1%); neck (1.6% versus -1.2%); hip
(3.3% versus -0.7%);and forearm (0.2% versus -1.4%), Harris said. He added that risedronate was also well tolerated among study participants.Although upper gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in older women, theincidence of GI problems was the ...
New NIAMS grant targets osteoporosis in men
... osteoporosis asmen, an estimated one-third of hip
fractures worldwide occur in men. In addition, men are now much morelikely to live into their eighth and ninth decade than 20 years ago. "As other causes of early mortality inmen are reduced," says Joan McGowan, Ph.D., chief of the NIAMS Musc...
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