Tag: "osteoporosis" at medical news
Many who cut back on Rx drugs to cut costs don't tell doctors
...d pressure, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, osteoporosis
or ulcers. And the vast majority of patients were on three or more prescription drugs when they started skipping doses or refills to save money. "These chronically ill adults are the patients who most need their medications. Yet their doctors don...
Hormone therapy may still offer important health benefits to postmenopausal women
...Afterwards, the risk of coronary heart disease and osteoporosis
increases. Stroke and dementia are also associated with aging. "Estrogens and progestins provide women with important health advantages before menopause," said Turgeon. "We need to remain open to the possibility that these same ovarian hormones can...
UT Southwestern's Dr. Charles Pak receives international award for kidney-stone research
... stone patients and another 3,500 individuals with osteoporosis
during the past three decades. Their findings have...orldwide including Citracal for the prevention of osteoporosis
and Urocit-K for the control of kidney stones as well as widely recognized diagnostic methods for m...
Exercising after menopause may help reduce bone loss
CHICAGO Early postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
who participate in an intense exercise program may...menopausal women (average age about 55 years) with osteoporosis
who were not taking any medications and had no diseases that affect bone metabolism. These women (t...
New research on reduced bone mass and risk of fracture in postmenopausal women
...nd reimbursement sources use the WHO definition of osteoporosis
as the threshold for treatment. According to the ...linic Foundation, discusses the high prevalence of osteoporosis
among older women, "In 2004, osteoporosis
clearly qualifies for screening as a societal health probl...
Advances in Skeletal Anabolic Agents for the Treatment of Osteoporosis: A scientific meeting
...ut the exciting new directions in drug therapy for osteoporosis
and other bone diseases, media are invited to atte...atus of bone-building anabolic skeletal agents for osteoporosis
treatment. This ground-breaking meeting is cosponsored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral ...
Study: Height loss screen ultimately could reduce hip fractures
...during adulthood serves as a powerful predictor of osteoporosis
in the hip, and thus the risk for hip fractures, i...ld and stabilize bone make effective treatment for osteoporosis
possible, he noted. In patients with osteoporosis, the natural cycle of losing and adding minerals i...
Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
...porosis-related fracture occurs. Risk factors for osteoporosis
in postmenopausal women include age, personal hist... Studies show that among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
who experience a spinal fracture, one out of five will suffer their next spinal fracture within just...
Researchers compare drugs used to prevent osteoporosis
CHICAGO Raloxifene, a drug used to prevent osteoporosis
in postmenopausal women, and conjugated equine estrogen (CEE, a hormone therapy) help increase bone density, although CEE seems to be more effective, according to an article in the April 26 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/...
Low-dose transdermal estrogen viable short-term treatment for menopausal women
...t immediately apparent, such as increased risk for osteoporosis
and coronary heart disease....
Leading cancer doctor calls for new guidelines to control early reporting from clinical trials
...ancer and blood clots, whereas AIs carry a risk of osteoporosis
and bone fractures), therefore allowing doctors to conduct a useful risk-benefit analysis an integral part of making appropriate decisions about the best treatment for a patient. She said early reporting from one of the trials (MA17 trial on the AI,...
Study finds vertebral fractures are underreported
...y will lead physicians to check more carefully for osteoporosis
related vertebral fractures in the future. The res...teoporosis." "A patient often won't know they have osteoporosis
until they fall and break a hip," she added. "This study is a first step to show doctors that they c...
NIH asks participants in women's health initiative estrogen-alone study to stop study pills
...nly be considered for women at significant risk of osteoporosis
who cannot take non-estrogen medications. The FDA recommends that estrogens and progestins should be used at the lowest doses for the shortest duration needed to achieve treatment goals. The WHI involves over 161,000 women who are either participat...
Hormone found to protect bones
...f Medicine (BCM) in Houston and senior author. "If osteoporosis
in diabetes is associated with the absence of amyl...stroy bone more rapidly as it is seen in classical osteoporosis
said Karsenty. Perhaps, he said, finding a way to replace amylin will enable physicians in the futur...
Lack of sun poses danger in our twilight years
...in the remainder of their lives. The importance of osteoporosis
has been recognized nationally by the listing of musculoskeletal conditions as a national priority health area by the Australian government....
FDA approves Climara Pro to treat menopause symptoms
...enopause, infertility, reproductive endocrinology, osteoporosis
and gynecology, and a Climara Pro investigator. "New low dose Climara Pro provides another important opportunity to individualize treatment for each woman." Like Climara® (estradiol transdermal system), Berlex's once-a-week estrogen-only patch, ...
New study shows possible role of SERMs in future menopausal hormone therapy
...ting breast, uterine and ovarian cancer as well as osteoporosis
in postmenopausal women. Additionally, the combination shows promise in potentially helping with brain function and preventing Alzheimer's disease with no risk or negative effect. Over the past year, millions of women have become afraid and confu...
Study finds way to dramatically increase hematopoietic stem cells
...r injections of PTH an FDA-approved treatment for osteoporosis
developed through MGH research might produce the same stem cell effect as seen in the transgenic mice. They first injected a group of normal mice with the hormone, and found similarly increased levels of stem cells in the bone marrow after 4 weeks'...
Use of statins may prevent breast cancer, say University of Pittsburgh researchers
...en, testing preventive measures for heart disease, osteoporosis
and cancer of the breast and colon. Results are expected in 2006. WHI is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health....
Vitamin D deficiency emerges as new epidemic
...he surprising deficiency is increasing the risk of osteoporosis
and accounting for the re-emergence of rickets in children. This overlooked health problem is getting new attention. Leading public health experts are convening in Washington DC for a two-day summit to address the vitamin D problem. The goal of th...
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