Men With Osteoporosis Often Fall Through the Cracks
Osteoporosis and its associated fractures are as devastating in men as they are in women, yet the rates of osteoporosis detection and treatment in men are dismal.
Jun 1, 2003, 9:07am

Short-Term, High-Dose Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein as a Skeletal Anabolic Agent for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
PTH-related protein (PTHrP) is homologous with PTH. PTH, an effective anabolic agent for treating osteoporosis, has been shown to stimulate both bone resorption by osteoclasts and bone formation by osteoblasts. We examined whether PTHrP might share anabolic properties in osteoporosis. A 3-month double-blind, prospective, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was performed in 16 healthy postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. All received calcium and vitamin D, and all continued their prior hormone replacement therapy. One group also received daily sc PTHrP (6.56 µg/kg·d, or approximately 400 µg/d), and the other group received placebo injections.

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Feb 9, 2003, 8:43pm

Teriparatide May Build Bone Best When Used Alone
The next new drug for building stronger bones, a recombinant fragment of human parathyroid hormone, seems to work best when used on its own, without concurrent treatment with a bisphosphonate or raloxifene, experts said at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Jan 25, 2003, 10:03pm

HRT's Bone Benefit Lingers for Years After Use
Results of the PERF study offered HRT advocates encouragement about its effect on bone when used early in women who are undergoing natural menopause.
Aug 2, 2002, 11:05pm

Common Prostate Cancer Treatment May Cause Severe Bone Loss
A frequently used treatment for prostate cancer, causes severe drops in bone mass and results in an increased risk of fracture in men
Jul 28, 2002, 11:11pm

Compounds in tea may keep bones strong: study
According to a study, men and women with a long-term tea habit had denser bones at three different skeletal sites, regardless of the type or amount of tea they consumed each day. Drinking tea regularly for at least 10 years, in fact, was estimated to boost bone mineral density by up to 5 percent....
May 14, 2002, 8:09pm

Differential diagnosis recommended for suspected osteoporosis
Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is often used to identify patients at risk for osteoporotic fractures but it does not necessarily provide the diagnostic information needed to determine the most appropriate therapeutic strategy in an individual case
Apr 30, 2002, 12:45am

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