Tag: osteoporosis

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...

Even Low-Dose Glucocorticoids Up Infection Risk in RA

Even low-dose glucocorticoids (GCs) are associated with a small but significant increased risk for infection among hospitalized patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a study has...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

Even a Few Days of Steroids May Be Risky, New Study Suggests

Extended use of corticosteroids for chronic inflammatory conditions puts patients at risk for serious adverse events (AEs), including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cataracts, and diabetes. Now,...

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...

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...

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...