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New osteoporosis therapy's dual effects on bone tissue
Sclerostin is a protein produced by osteocytes in the bone that inhibits bone formation. (2019-06-25)
High postural sway doubles older women's fracture risk
Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-06-19)
Adequate protein intake associates with lower risk of frailty
Adequate intake of protein is associated with a reduced risk of frailty and prefrailty in older women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-06-18)
Benefits beyond fracture risk reduction? Results of the VITALE study
While a kidney transplant can restore healthy kidney function, recipients remain at increased risk of fractures, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. (2019-06-14)
Swapping water for CO2 could make fracking greener and more effective
Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. (2019-05-30)
Texas A&M researcher makes breakthrough discovery in stretchable electronics materials
With a wide range of healthcare, energy and military applications, stretchable electronics are revered for their ability to be compressed, twisted and conformed to uneven surfaces without losing functionality. (2019-05-29)
Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors
A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, is the first study to find that diets high in soy foods are associated with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors. (2019-05-21)
Does fracture risk differ between 2 common types of weight-loss surgery?
This study used Medicare claims data to compare risk of fracture among about 42,000 patients who had weight-loss surgery. (2019-05-15)
Fracture risk tool useful in women with breast cancer initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy
The FRAX® tool takes into account certain factors to determine the risk of bone fracture in the general population. (2019-05-09)
Initial clinical experience of zero TE skull MRI in patients with head trauma
Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radiosensitive trauma patients, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)
Ice-proof coating for big structures relies on a 'beautiful demonstration of mechanics'
A new class of coatings that sheds ice effortlessly from even large surfaces has moved researchers closer to their decades-long goal of ice-proofing cargo ships, airplanes, power lines and other large structures. (2019-04-25)
Thiazide diuretics reduced the risk of fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease
The use of thiazide diuretics was associated with a decreased risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-04-23)
Working out makes hydrogels perform more like muscle
Human skeletal muscles have a unique combination of properties that materials researchers seek for their own creations. (2019-04-22)
Many postmenopausal women do not receive treatment for osteoporosis
The benefits of treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. (2019-03-25)
Race, ethnicity influence fracture risk in people with diabetes
Caucasians and Hispanics with diabetes have a greater risk of fracture compared to those without diabetes, while African Americans with diabetes have little to no additional fracture risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-23)
Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit
In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. (2019-03-23)
Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Patients' voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients' beliefs, values or preferences (BVPs). (2019-03-20)
'Inflamm-aging' causes loss of bone healing ability in the elderly
Increases in chronic inflammation -- not the passage of time -- is the main reason why injured bones do not heal as well with age. (2019-03-18)
Across diseases, women are diagnosed later than men
When considering all diseases, there are big differences between the course of men's and women's patient care within the Danish healthcare system. (2019-03-11)
3D simulation of bone densitometry predict better the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease in which there is a decrease in bone mass density. (2019-03-05)
Regaining independence after hip fracture -- age is the most important predictor
Most middle-aged and older adults recover their ability to live independently within a year after surgery for hip fracture, reports a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. (2019-02-25)
Fabric the reinforcer
Scientists from NUST MISIS have tested experimental composite materials for aircraft brakes. (2019-02-19)
Researchers create ultra-lightweight ceramic material that withstands extreme temperatures
UCLA researchers and collaborators at eight other research institutions have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. (2019-02-14)
US older women three times as likely to be treated for osteoporosis as men
Older women in the US are three times as likely to be treated for osteoporosis as men of the same age, reveals research published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. (2019-02-14)
Ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes
Researchers have recorded first the field measurements of Antarctic ice shelf flexure, which can lead to ice shelf break up. (2019-02-13)
Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to 'flex'
The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability. (2019-02-13)
Simple and low-cost crack-healing of ceramic-based composites
A team of researchers at Osaka University demonstrated that cracks induced in composites consisting of alumina ceramics and titanium could be healed at room temperature, a world-first. (2019-02-12)
Women less likely to receive geriatric care for emergency hip surgery
More than 70 percent of patients receiving surgery for hip fracture are women, yet they are less likely than men to receive geriatric care during hospitalization, or an anesthesiology consultation before surgery, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-02-11)
Facial trauma malpractice lawsuits favor physicians, Rutgers study finds
Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-02-11)
Fractures have long-term impacts on quality of life in older people
Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (2019-02-06)
Greater efforts needed to address cancer therapies' effects on bone health
A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the impact of cancer therapies on the skeleton and how to limit bone loss and fractures in cancer patients treated with these therapies. (2019-02-06)
New global task force report questions effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures, provides recommendations
There is little to no evidence that two surgical procedures used to fuse crumbled vertebrae following a spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis reduce pain for patients any better than non-surgical or placebo procedures, according to a new report from a global task force of bone health experts published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR). (2019-01-24)
Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures
Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomized controlled trial published in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)
Higher risk of fracture in type 1 diabetes may be linked to poor blood sugar control
Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture -- any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone -- than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2019-01-16)
Quality of life in adolescents recovering from sports-related concussion or fracture
Researchers studied health-related quality of life in adolescents with sports-related concussion or extremity fracture during their recovery periods. (2019-01-15)
'Realistic' new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking
The mathematical and computational model is the first to predict branching while being consistent with the amount of gas that is known to be released from the shale. (2019-01-07)
A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis
A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density (BMD), one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis. (2018-12-31)
Canagliflozin not associated with increased risk for fracture
Compared with a glucagon-line peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, canagliflozin was not associated with an increased risk for fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes at relatively low risk for fracture. (2018-12-31)
Custom-made artificial mother-of-pearl
ETH researchers developed an imitation comparable to mother-of-pearl, the physical properties of which can be specifically adjusted. (2018-12-11)
Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading
Materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer of 'nanoglue.' (2018-12-10)
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