ISCD Response to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Osteoporosis

Middletown, CT – The International Society for Clinical Densitometry, the world’s largest professional organization for bone densitometry, acknowledges and welcomes guidelines promoting best practices for quality bone density testing and treatment of osteoporosis. Our mission is to promote excellence in skeletal health assessment. We welcome the efforts of the American College of Physicians to update … Continue reading

Newly discovered genetic mutation predisposes osteoporosis patients to femur fracture – Medical Xpress

Newly discovered genetic mutation predisposes osteoporosis patients to femur fractureMedical XpressResearchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and the University of Barcelona have uncovered a genetic mutation that makes bone vulnerable to bisphosphonates, drugs used to combat osteoporosis. Instead of strengthening bone …and more Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women – Endocrinology Advisor

Endocrinology AdvisorBone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal WomenEndocrinology AdvisorAfter 24 months, BMD was statistically different from baseline. “Despite the general concept of [adrenal incidentaloma] and harmless general profile, in special subgroups [such] as [the] menopausal population, DXA may reveal time-dependent changes … Source:: DXA Feed       

Clinical Osteoporosis 2017 Recap

In April, ISCD co-hosted Clinical Osteoporosis 2017 with the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The event welcomed nearly 500 clinicians, researchers, technologists, nurses and others with an interest in improving quality in skeletal health assessments and treatments. In addition to the educational sessions offered at the symposium, there were numerous networking opportunities for attendees to connect with … Continue reading

Older women show limited understanding of osteoporosis – Medical Xpress

Medical XpressOlder women show limited understanding of osteoporosisMedical Xpress(HealthDay)—Many older women have low awareness about osteoporosis and its contribution to fracture risk and a lack of understanding about the benefits of osteoporosis pharmacotherapy, according to a study published April 19 in the Journal of the … Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

FDA Approves Radius Health’s TYMLOS™ (abaloparatide), a Bone Building Agent for the Treatment of … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

FDA Approves Radius Health’s TYMLOS™ (abaloparatide), a Bone Building Agent for the Treatment of …GlobeNewswire (press release)WALTHAM, Mass., April 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radius Health, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDUS), a science-driven fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that is committed to developing innovative therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology and …and more Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

Osteoporosis Treatment Efficacy for Men – Medscape

Osteoporosis Treatment Efficacy for MenMedscapeOsteoporosis affects 2 million men in the United States, and approximately one in five white men will sustain an osteoporotic fracture in his lifetime. Men are estimated to incur 29% of all osteoporotic fractures and account for 25% of total … Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

Osteoporosis-Drug Holidays for Low-Risk Patients: EMAS Concurs – Medscape

Osteoporosis-Drug Holidays for Low-Risk Patients: EMAS ConcursMedscapeDiscontinuation of alendronate (Fosamax, Merck) and risedronate should be considered in patients treated for more than 5 years with either drug and after 3 years if patients are treated with zoledronate, provided they are at low risk for fracture, a … Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

Measuring Visceral Adipose Tissue With DXA to Predict Atherosclerotic CVD – The Cardiology Advisor (registration)

The Cardiology Advisor (registration)Measuring Visceral Adipose Tissue With DXA to Predict Atherosclerotic CVDThe Cardiology Advisor (registration)Visceral or central adipose tissue measured via dual-energy x-ray absorptiometery (DXA) should not be included as part of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessment, according to data presented at the first joint symposium of the …and more Source:: DXA Feed … Continue reading

Accuracy of Trabecular Bone Score to Assess Fragility Fracture Risk in T1D – Endocrinology Advisor

Endocrinology AdvisorAccuracy of Trabecular Bone Score to Assess Fragility Fracture Risk in T1DEndocrinology Advisor… (BMI) in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to research presented at Clinical Osteoporosis 2017: A Joint Symposium of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the International Society of Clinical Den (ISCD) in Orlando, Florida, April …and more Source:: ISCD Feed … Continue reading

Leg Positioning During Lumbar Spine DXA – Endocrinology Advisor

Endocrinology AdvisorLeg Positioning During Lumbar Spine DXAEndocrinology AdvisorLeg positioning during lumbar spine dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) does not impact patients’ trabecular bone scores (TBS), according to research presented at Clinical Osteoporosis 2017, A Joint Symposium of the National Osteoporosis Foundation …and more Source:: DXA Feed       

Bone Age in Children as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray and Radiography – Endocrinology Advisor

Endocrinology AdvisorBone Age in Children as Assessed by Dual-Energy X-Ray and RadiographyEndocrinology AdvisorUse of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for bone age assessment shows similar results when tested against traditional radiology, according to a study presented at Clinical Osteoporosis 2017: A Joint ISCD/NOF Symposium from April 20 to 22 in … Source:: DXA Feed       

Is DXA Required to Diagnose Vertebral Fracture in Patients With Low BMD? – Endocrinology Advisor

Endocrinology AdvisorIs DXA Required to Diagnose Vertebral Fracture in Patients With Low BMD?Endocrinology AdvisorVertebral facture assessment (VFA) of acute fractures using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was not superior to VFA assessed by lateral X-ray, according to a follow-up study of fracture risk in patients with normal bone mineral density (BMD). Source:: DXA Feed       

TeleECHO Clinic Improves Physician Confidence in Osteoporosis Care – Endocrinology Advisor

TeleECHO Clinic Improves Physician Confidence in Osteoporosis CareEndocrinology Advisor… in underserved communities demonstrated positive results, according to a study presented at Clinical Osteoporosis 2017: A Joint Symposium of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD … Source:: ISCD Feed       

Value of Osteoporosis Drugs Uncertain in Patients With CKD – Medscape

MedscapeValue of Osteoporosis Drugs Uncertain in Patients With CKDMedscapeThe benefits and harms of treating patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with any of the drugs used to prevent bone loss and subsequent fracture remain uncertain, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature … Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

Maternal and Fetal Vitamin D Concentrations and Childhood Bone Health – Medical News Bulletin

Medical News BulletinMaternal and Fetal Vitamin D Concentrations and Childhood Bone HealthMedical News BulletinAt 6 years, the offspring were examined for total-body bone mineral density, bone mineral content (BMC), area-adjusted BMC, and bone area using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Additional information was also gathered, such as gestational age, … Source:: DXA Feed       

Metabolic Bone Toxicity Possible With Certain Hepatitis Antivirals – Endocrinology Advisor

Metabolic Bone Toxicity Possible With Certain Hepatitis AntiviralsEndocrinology AdvisorRates of low dual-emission X-ray densitometry (DXA) Z-scores at the spine or hip were similar in all treatment groups.1. “The results of our study emphasize that patients on tenofovir should probably try to maximize the phosphorous in their diet. If … Source:: Densitometry Feeds       

Hepatitis B Therapy Associated With Abnormal Bone Metabolism – Endocrinology Advisor

Hepatitis B Therapy Associated With Abnormal Bone MetabolismEndocrinology AdvisorRates of low dual-emission X-ray densitometry (DXA) Z-scores at the spine or hip were similar in all treatment groups.1. “The results of our study emphasize that patients on tenofovir should probably try to maximize the phosphorous in their diet. If … Source:: Densitometry Feeds       

Timely medication transitions avoid BMD loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis – Healio

Timely medication transitions avoid BMD loss in postmenopausal osteoporosisHealioIn postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are discontinuing denosumab or teriparatide therapy, prompt antiresorptive therapy can maintain or further increase any gain in hip and spine bone mineral density under the previous treatment regimen, … Source:: Osteoporosis Feed       

Osteoporosis treatment underutilized in older women with hip fracture – Healio

Allentown Morning CallOsteoporosis treatment underutilized in older women with hip fractureHealioFewer than one in five older women receive recommended osteoporosis care in the 6 to 12 months after a hip fracture, according to a nationwide analysis of privately insured, treatment-naive women.Physical therapy helps people afflicted with osteoporosisCoastal PointMinding ‘Dem Bones: Women at Higher Risk for … Continue reading

Shift in Bisphosphonate Use with Revised Osteoporosis Recommendations – Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)

Shift in Bisphosphonate Use with Revised Osteoporosis RecommendationsMonthly Prescribing Reference (registration)HealthDay News — In response to revised osteoporosis recommendations in 2008, there was a shift in age-related trends in oral bisphosphonate (BP) therapy initiation, according to a study published online February 2 in the Journal of the American … Source:: Osteoporosis Feed