Bone Health

Economic Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures in US Managed Care Enrollees

May 08, 2020


Osteoporotic fractures are associated with a significant economic burden, including costs of rehabilitation services and a high total all-cause cost of care.

Validated Prediction of Imminent Risk of Fracture for Older Adults

March 05, 2020


This study provides proof of concept that imminent risk of fracture can be assessed by evaluating recent fracture, age, sex, race, medically significant falls, and psychoactive medications.

Giving Infants Antacids May Increase Their Risk of Bone Fractures in Childhood

June 27, 2019


Giving infants proton pump inhibitors alone and together with histamine H2-receptor agonists is associated with an increased risk of childhood fracture.

High Postural Sway Associated With Bone Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

June 24, 2019


Postural sway, the tendency to sway even while standing still, is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women.

Research Identifies How Tumor Cells Migrate to Bones

June 22, 2019


Bone is one of the most frequent sites of metastasis in breast cancer, but the exact reasons for this high risk of bone metastases has not been well understood. However, research has found that physics may be partly the reason for this high risk.

Despite Mortality Risk, Women Over 80 With Osteoporosis Have High 5-Year Risk of Hip Fracture

June 19, 2019


Women 80 years or older with osteoporosis have a high hip fracture probability even when accounting for mortality risk, suggesting that these patients are candidates for drug treatment to prevent hip fractures.

Evaluating Use of Bone-Modifying Agents to Treat Skeletal-Related Events in Cancer

June 15, 2019


Skeletal-related events are frequent complications in patients with cancers. Two abstracts analyzed the use of bone-modifying agents in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and breast cancer.

Higher Soy Intake Associated With Lower Risk of Fractures Among Young Survivors of Breast Cancer

June 13, 2019


Diets high in soy are linked with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre- and perimenopausal survivors of breast cancer.

Survivors of Pediatric HSCT Exhibit Mandibular Bone Impairments

June 08, 2019


Study findings have revealed that survivors of pediatric hematologic malignancies who underwent hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) exhibit quantitative and qualitative mandibular bone impairments.