Tag: bone density

Teenage Bone Density Declines Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adolescents who undergo sleeve gastrectomy have lower bone density and higher bone marrow fat at 1 year following surgery, new research shows. “It’s almost paradoxical,”...

Lung Cancer CT Is Chance for ‘Opportunistic’ Osteoporosis Check

Low-dose chest CT for lung cancer screening provides the opportunity to simultaneously screen patients for osteoporosis, detecting notably higher rates of osteoporosis in men than...

Romosozumab Treatment Sequence Influences Osteoporosis Outcomes

Timing is everything when it comes to the use of the anabolic agent romosozumab (Evenity) for the treatment of advanced osteoporosis, a review of clinical...

Switch to Integrase Inhibitor Regimen Safe and Effective

Switching patients with HIV from a protease inhibitor–based antiretroviral therapy regimen to an integrase inhibitor–based regimen can be performed safely, with maintenance of high levels...

Treat-to-Target Strategy ‘Not Ready for Primetime’ in Osteoporosis

“A treat-to-target approach is useful in the management of osteoporosis” was the motion proposed in a debate during the recent virtual American Society of Bone and...

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis

“More is not necessarily better” when it comes to vitamin D supplements for women with adequate serum levels, new research suggests. In a study of...

SGLT2 Inhibitors With Metformin Do Not Up Fracture Risk

The combination of sodium-glucose transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors and metformin is not associated with an increase in fracture risk among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D),...

No Benefit to Repeat BMD Testing

Repeat bone mineral density (BMD) testing did not improve fracture-risk prediction in a large prospective cohort of postmenopausal women beyond baseline BMD measurement alone, according...

High-Impact Training Can Build Bone in Older Women

Older adults, particularly postmenopausal women, are often advised to pursue low-impact, low-intensity exercise as a way to preserve joint health, but that approach might actually...

Don’t Neglect Osteoporosis Therapy During COVID-19, Say Societies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Five leading bone health organizations have gotten together to provide new...

Younger Gynecologic Cancer Patients at Risk for Early Bone Loss

Younger women treated for uterine or ovarian cancer are at increased risk for decreased bone mineral density and osteoporosis, especially in the first year after...