Orthopaedics

2015/06/30MEDICAL UPDATE

World Heath Matters: Denmark: Weight loss without bone loss?

by Gary Finnegan: Rapid weight loss can lead to a loss of bone mass and an increased risk of bone fractures. A study by University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre and Glostrup Hospital, suggests a new obesity treatment could help patients to lose weight without jeopardising bone health.

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2014/04/08MEDICAL UPDATE

Shock-absorbing ‘goo’ discovered in bone

Latest research shows that the chemical citrate – a by-product of natural cell metabolism – is mixed with water to create a viscous fluid that is trapped between the nano-scale crystals that form our bones.

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2013/07/05MEDICAL UPDATE

Bazedoxifene appears to stop growth of breast cancer cells, including those in treatment-resistant tumors

FDA Highlights by Bruce Sylvester - Bazedoxifene, approved in Europe to treat osteoporosis, appears to stop the growth of breast cancer cells, even in therapy-resistant tumors, researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, report.

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2013/07/01MEDICAL UPDATE

Ca & Vit D help hormones help bones

Should women take calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause for bone health? Recommendations conflict, and opinions are strong.

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2013/05/17MEDICAL UPDATE

Osteo Rx combo betters alternatives

Most currently available osteoporosis drugs like denosumab are antiresorptive: they curb bone loss by blocking the action of cells that break down bone (osteoclasts) during the normal process of bone remodelling.

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2013/05/08MEDICAL UPDATE

Maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy have no effect on offspring’s bone health in later life

by Bruce Sylvester - taken from The Lancet - Results from a new retrospective study of data from a large mother-child population in the UK suggest that maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy are not associated with offspring bone health in later life.

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2013/05/07MEDICAL UPDATE

Mg may be as important as Ca for kids

Study shows magnesium intake, absorption significantly associated with bone density in children.  Parents are advised to make sure their children drink milk and eat other calcium-rich foods to build strong bones.

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2013/04/29MEDICAL UPDATE

Simple reminders may prevent fractures

Interventions to physicians and patients improve osteoporosis treatment at low cost.  Reminding primary care doctors to test at-risk patients for osteoporosis can prevent fractures and reduce health care costs, according to a recent study.

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2013/03/28MEDICAL UPDATE

Quit smoking to diminish back pain

Smoking is a known risk factor for back pain and disc disease. In a new study presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers reviewed smoking cessation rates and related pain in 6,779 patients undergoing treatment for spinal disorders with severe axial (spine) or radicular (leg) pain.

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2012/06/14MEDICAL UPDATE

Genes increases risk of osteoporosis fractures

World Health Matters (Sweden) - by Gary Finnegan - Scientists in Sweden believe that have identified a set of genetic variations which cause osteoporosis.

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