Tag: fractures

ATV Crash Data Show Helmets ‘Clearly’ Protect the Brain

Kids who wear helmets and are involved in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are less likely to suffer a severe brain injury, new research suggests. In...

Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease

Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were in the DAPA-CKD trial had cardiorenal benefits from dapagliflozin that were similar to those of...

Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery

For older patients with distal radius wrist fractures, there are no significant differences in outcomes after 2 years when treated with nonsurgical casting compared with...

Any Bone Break Increases Risk for Subsequent Fracture in Older Women

No matter where an initial fracture occurs in a postmenopausal woman, there is a subsequent increased risk of another fracture, with the risk surprisingly highest...

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous...

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

Lifestyle Fallout From Hip Fracture Declines by Year 2

Most people recover from the depression associated with a hip fracture in about a year as they return to normal activities, researchers find. Physicians can...

Temper Enthusiasm for Long-term Treatment With Bisphosphonates?

Women treated with oral bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis for 5 years get no additional benefit ― in terms of hip fracture risk ― if the...

Nondisplaced Ulna Fracture Could Mean Intimate-Partner Violence

About one-third of women who presented to an emergency department (ED) with a fractured ulna were victims of intimate-partner violence, according to a study of...

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...

Osteoporosis Underdiagnosed in Older Men With Fracture

Osteoporosis is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated in men before and even after they have experienced a fracture, according to research presented at ACR Convergence 2020...

Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Safety Advisory

Recognizing the increased importance of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Commission has issued a Quick Safety alert that lays out...

Longer Bisphosphonate Use Ups AFF Risk

In a national study of older Danes who had previously had a fracture and were taking bisphosphonates, the risk of having a serious though rare...

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...

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),...

AFF With Bisphosphonates Highest in Asians, Study Confirms

The latest findings regarding the risk for atypical femur fracture (AFF) with use of bisphosphonates for osteoporosis show a significant increase in risk when treatment...

Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo

Daily supplementation with vitamin D and calcium carbonate significantly reduced recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), especially in patients with low serum vitamin D,...

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...

US Hip Fracture Incidence Declines With Reductions in Smoking, Drinking

(Reuters Health) – Age-adjusted hip fracture incidence has declined in the U.S. over the past four decades, aided by a decline in smoking and alcohol...

Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls

An intervention designed to prevent serious fall injuries among older adults was less effective than researchers expected but did identify important ways for clinicians to...

Steroids Linked to Increased Hypertension in RA

Although the adverse effects of systemic glucorticosteroids (GCs) are well known, their association with hypertension in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been unclear. Now, a large...

DOACs Linked to Lower Fracture Risk vs Warfarin in AFib Patients

Among patients with atrial fibrillation, use of direct oral anticoagulants is linked to lower osteoporotic fracture risk versus warfarin, results of a recent population-based cohort study...

Time to Switch From TSH to T4 for Assessment of Thyroid Function?

When assessing thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels ― particularly free thyroxine (FT4) levels ― consistently show stronger associations with a wide array of clinical conditions...

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...