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Study examines bone health in children with leukemia
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study that followed 186 children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for 6 years after initiation of chemotherapy, approximately 1 in 5 children experienced a non-vertebral fracture and 1 in 3 had a new vertebral fracture. (2018-05-23)

Undiagnosed spine fractures often cause pain in older men
Fewer than a quarter of new vertebral fractures are clinically diagnosed, yet they often cause symptoms. In a study of older men in the general population now published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, clinically undiagnosed vertebral fractures that were evident on X-rays were associated with higher likelihood of back pain and limited physical activity. (2017-09-07)

Follow up to NIH Osteoporosis Consensus Conference; Osteoporosis treatment 80-90 percent effective
An emerging technology called vertebroplasty is 80 to 95 percent effective in treating common osteoporosis-related spine fractures, for which there are no treatment alternatives. Spine fractures are more than twice as common as hip fractures in people who have osteoporosis. Ten million Americans have the disease. (2000-03-27)

Study examines the effects of osteoporosis drugs in children with genetic bone disorders
Previous case reports in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) have suggested that treatment with bisphosphonates, which are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis, may be associated with atypical femur fractures. A new retrospective study of 119 children with OI indicates that such fractures are related to the severity of OI rather than to bisphosphonate use, however. (2017-01-09)

Study sheds light on atypical periprosthetic femoral fractures
Following surgery, some patients experience a broken bone around the implants of a total hip replacement--called a periprosthetic femoral fracture. (2018-10-03)

New osteoporosis guidelines: Osteoporosis Canada
Comprehensive new guidelines from the Osteoporosis Canada aimed at preventing fragility fractures in women and men over the age of 50 are published in CMAJ. (2010-10-12)

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)

CT with multiplanar reconstruction gives new perspective on complex ankle fractures
CT with multiplanar reconstruction provides a clear multi-dimensional view of tibial triplane fractures of the ankle--a view that alters what is found in many medical textbooks and changes the way physicians understand these complex fractures, a new study shows. (2004-11-01)

Fractures in children often indicate abuse
Physical abuse in children often remains undetected. Atypical fractures may indicate such abuse. Everything that doctors should be particularly alert to and aware of in this setting is the subject of an article by Oliver Berthold and colleagues in the current issue of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018, 115: 769-75). (2019-01-02)

The deadly news about all osteoporotic fractures
It is well known that hip and vertebral fractures increase the risk of premature death. Until now, little has been known about the clinical impact of non-hip, non-vertebral fractures -- so new Australian research showing that they may also increase the risk of death will better inform treatment. (2013-11-27)

Study examines facial fractures from recreational activity in adults 55 and older
Aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities are encouraged for older adults but there are implications for injury patterns and prevention. (2017-06-15)

Study finds no evidence linking reflux medicines to bone fractures
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) -- medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers -- have been linked with potentially serious side effects including a possible increased risk of bone fractures. (2017-10-09)

Study examines trends related to osteoporotic fractures in England and Wales
In 2005, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England and Wales provided new guidance on the use of anti-osteoporosis therapies for the prevention of additional fractures in patients who had experienced osteoporotic fractures, which was followed by market authorization of a generic form of alendronic acid. (2016-07-06)

Living alone may increase risk of dying after hip fracture
Individuals face a higher risk of dying following hip fractures. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has found that living alone after experiencing a hip fracture may further elevate this risk. (2021-01-06)

Excess weight during pre-school linked to higher bone fracture risk
Pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal weight preschoolers, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (2020-04-08)

Radiological prediction of posttraumatic kyphosis after thoracolumbar fracture
A new paper determines risk factors (AO classification, age, gender, localization) that may lead to progressive kyphosis after a thoracolumbar fracture. (2016-06-20)

Cataracts linked to higher risks of osteoporosis and fracture
A new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study has evaluated the potential impacts of cataracts and cataract surgery on the risks of osteoporosis and bone fractures. (2018-10-03)

Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates in older adults
If you are 50 or older and you break your hip, you have a one in four chance of dying within five years. Break your back, and you have a one in six chance of dying that soon, says a McMaster University study. (2009-08-04)

Wrist fractures have an important public health impact
Wrist fractures have an important personal and public health impact and may play a role in the development of disability in older people, according to a new study published on bmj.com today. (2010-07-08)

Sleep length may affect risk of falls and fractures
Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for five hours or 10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls (falling at least twice in a year). (2018-11-21)

Dental X-rays can predict fractures
It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology. (2011-12-06)

New IOF teaching tool helps health professionals identify vertebral fractures
The International Osteoporosis Foundation has launched the updated and expanded Vertebral Fracture Initiative. Available online, the teaching tool has been designed to facilitate the understanding and teaching of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Slides, which can be easily inserted into presentations, are enhanced by multi-language executive summaries and resource documents that contain the latest information, with commentaries highlighting the key messages. (2011-05-09)

MRI better than X-Ray for some traumatic hip fractures
MRI reveals that greater trochanteric fractures of the hip that are diagnosed as isolated on X-ray are frequently underestimated and are neither isolated nor minor, say a pair of researchers from Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. (2004-08-01)

Incidence of hip fractures set to increase to 6.3 million worldwide in 2050
The estimated number of hip fractures worldwide will rise from 1.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2050, state the authors of a Seminar on osteoporosis in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-06-15)

Hip protectors can reduce fractures by 40%
The use of hip protectors in nursing homes can reduce hip fractures by about 40%, yet acceptance of hip protectors is poor, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-09)

Risk of falling is overlooked as the major cause of fractures in the elderly
An elderly person's risk of falling is too often overlooked when trying to prevent them from getting serious fractures, for instance of the hip or wrist, according to an article published in this week's BMJ. (2008-01-17)

Osteoporosis: catching a time bomb among the elderly
In this study, Dr. Ernest Hajcsar and colleagues surveyed patients who had presented to Ontario fracture clinics with fractures associated with bone fragility. The authors sought to determine whether the patients had been treated for osteoporosis. (2000-10-02)

Drugs that treat osteoporosis also can cause small risk of thigh bone fractures
Osteoporosis drugs have significantly reduced the risk of bone fractures for millions of people, but also have been linked to unusual fractures of the femur (thigh bone). (2016-02-29)

Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis
A recently completed study shows that calcitonin-salmon nasal spray reduced by 36 percent the incidence of new spinal fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Dr. Charles Chesnut, professor of radiology and medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, presents results of the study at the European Congress on Osteoporosis in Berlin on Sept. 14. (1998-09-14)

COVID-19 patients with spinal fractures are twice as likely to die
Patients with COVID-19 and vertebral fractures are twice as likely to die from the disease, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2020-10-21)

Task force provides guidance on use of osteoporosis drugs
A new report by a task force of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research provides guidance on the use of bisphosphonates, which are the most commonly used medications for osteoporosis. (2016-01-19)

New treatment for osteoporosis provides better protection against fractures
A new treatment for osteoporosis provides major improvements in bone density and more effective protection against fractures than the current standard treatment. These are the findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study is the first that compares the effect of two osteoporosis medicines on fractures. (2017-09-19)

No evidence that calcium and vitamin D prevent fractures
A study in this week's BMJ finds no evidence that calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of fractures in older women living in the community. (2005-04-28)

Assessment of bone density and fracture history can predict long-term fracture risk
Factors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual's risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years. (2017-06-21)

Devastating impact of spinal osteoporotic fractures revealed on World Osteoporosis Day
A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients. (2010-10-20)

Screening for fracture risk in postmenopausal women is cost-effective
A recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research analysis indicates that screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women is a good use of healthcare resources--in other words, it's cost-effective. (2018-02-23)

Long-term use of diabetes drugs by women significantly increases risk of fractures
A group of drugs commonly used to treat diabetes can double the risk of bone fractures in women, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia in the UK and Wake Forest University in the US. (2008-12-10)

Doctors beware: upper body pain could be a stress fracture
That sharp pain in a golfer's lower rib or the unrelenting soreness in a gymnast's forearm could mean more than a sore muscle - it may indicate a stress fracture. As more people take up sports, stress fractures are also being recognized as a prevalent problem in the upper body. (2000-03-20)

Hip fractures in the elderly caused by falls, not osteoporosis
Anti-osteoporotic medication is not an effective means for preventing hip fractures among the elderly, concludes a study recently published in the BMJ. According to Professor Teppo Järvinen from the University of Helsinki, who heads the research group, the prevalent assumption that brittle bones cause hip fractures is fundamentally flawed. (2015-05-27)

Wrist splints in children as effective as casts
In children with wrist fractures, a splint is as effective as a cast and provides greater comfort and easier hygiene, found a study published in CMAJ. (2010-09-07)

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