Tag: "spine" at medical news
Increasing BMD could save Medicare $15 million
...he incidence of osteoporotic fractures at the hip, spine
and wrist by more than 6,500 over three years and ...enia was estimated to reduce the incidence of hip, spine
and wrist fractures by 6,683 over three years. This reduction in fractures led to a calculated over...
Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis
...ve as the sex hormone testosterone, and BMD in the spine
was greater in the estren-treated group than in the control group. Lastly, estren did not cause any abnormal growth of cells in the uteri in the female mice or the seminal vesicles in the male mice, and in the laboratory estren did not stimulate bre...
Delay in diagnosis for AS patients can lead to permanent spinal damage
...a (SAA). Commonly referred to as arthritis of the spine
or AS, ankylosing spondylitis is a painful disease...eople in their 20s. As the disease progresses, the spine
can gradually fuse (become rigid), making it difficult or impossible to move the neck and spine. Two...
New spine repair technique may offer hope for osteoporosis sufferers
...rgeons are studying the long-term effects of a new spine
repair surgery for osteoporosis sufferers. Kyphop...perience pain relief and measurable improvement of spine
function. Most are able to return to normal activities within one or two weeks," he said. Mary Willi...
UCSF orthopedic surgeons test artificial back disc
...ted disc-related lower back pain while maintaining spine
mobility and eliminated the need for fusion of th...s use rods and screws attached to the bones of the spine
to hold them until the bones heal together. While fusion of the lumbar spine
has increased at the h...
CDC report shows cancer death rates in Appalachia higher than national
... of Appalachia, a largely rural area following the spine
of the Appalachian mountains and including a large part of Pennsylvania, are at higher risk of dying from cancer. For example, those in Pennsylvania who fall within the geographic boundaries of Appalachia were shown to be at greater risk of death f...
Actonel reduced nonveterbral fracture as early as 6 months
...s included 1172 postmenopausal women with a lumbar spine
T-score < -2.5 which is the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of osteoporosis. All patients received 1000 mg/d calcium in addition to either placebo or Actonel 5 mg daily. Nonvertebral fractures were collected as adverse events in thre...
Bone microarchitecture can significantly deteriorate in one year
...ular bone -- despite an only modest loss in lumbar spine
BMD (-3.3 per cent). Over the same period, trabec... (n=14). These patients also saw a gain in lumbar spine
BMD (2.1per cent). "Osteoporosis has been defined as a skeletal disease characterized by a combinati...
If screening shows osteoporosis, many women may not tell their physician or begin treatment
...OF). Osteoporosis can affect any bone, but hip and spine
fractures cause the most serious health consequenc... to as "dowager's hump," abnormal curvature of the spine
resulting from collapse of the spinal column that produces a rounded hump in the upper back. The b...
New analysis shows early intervention with Actonel reduces first vertebral fracture risk
...iously reported studies. The women had low lumbar spine
BMD (T score <-2.5) and no vertebral fractures at baseline. The Actonel 5 mg daily, placebo-controlled studies ranged in duration from 1.5 to 3 years. First vertebral fractures were observed in only 2.6 percent of the women who received Actone...
FDA approves Actonel for once-a-week use
...-week experienced a significant increase in lumbar spine
BMD at 12 months versus baseline -- an increase that was similar to that achieved with the Actonel 5 mg daily dose. There was also a significant increase in BMD versus baseline at the hip at 12 months, an increase that was similar in both treatment ...
New treatment for spinal disorder proves effective in UCSF study
... or complete fusion of the spine. The bones of the spine
may grow together, causing the spine
to become rigid and inflexible. Other joints such as the hips, shoulders, knees, or ankles also may ...
Statement from Spondylitis Association of America
... which is also known as AS, is an arthritis of the spine
that typically strikes both men and women in their...s, untreated spondylitis can lead to fusion of the spine
and/or a significantly stooped posture. There is no cure yet for spondylitis, but its effects can ...
Research links level of spina bifida defect and need for shunt after newborn surgery
...eted the first study comparing the location on the spine
of the birth defect spina bifida with the rate of shunting the surgical placement of a drainage tube. The research showed that infants with spina bifida are more likely to require a shunt when the birth defect is located higher on the spine. The shu...
Landmark study uncovers reasons behind recurring back injury
... Over time, greater loads on the spine
lead to more serious back inju...creases the length of time the spine
has to endure those extra forces," Marras said. Marras dire...
This summer, Camp Calcium is where the boys are
...tion can lead to fractures, especially in the hip, spine
and wrist. An estimated 80 percent of those with osteoporosis are women, and the disease primarily affects older women. However, Connie Weaver, distinguished professor of foods and nutrition at Purdue, says recent studies have found that millions of ...
Chiropractic correction of upper neck injury may help reverse multiple sclerosis
...ymptoms. According to Dr. Elster, injuries to the spine
can result in vertebral subluxations that occur when vertebrae (the small interlocking bones of the spinal column) misalign or become stuck and interfere with the function of the nervous system. By aligning the first two upper vertebrae with the skul...
Getting older and feeling weaker?
...gue and work-related injuries particularly of the spine
are of special interest to Nussbaum, who has crea...the effects of various motions and stresses on the spine
and supporting muscles. "The assumption is that reducing fatigue will reduce injury as well as incre...
Low dose estrogen improves bone health
...trasound. Bone mineral density of the hip, lumbar spine
and total body was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA scan) at the first visit. Researchers examined biochemical bone markers that detect bone turnover at baseline, 6 weeks, and 12 weeks on treatment and 6 and 12 weeks off treatment....
Study finds serious bone loss in 90 percent of women with anorexia
...before conducting bone density measurements of the spine
and hip. The results showed that 92 percent of st...than 50 percent of the women had osteopenia at the spine
and almost 25 percent had osteoporosis; and 47 percent had osteopenia measured at the hip with 16 pe...
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