Navigation Links
New study quantifies total costs of fragility fractures in 6 major European countries
Date:3/24/2011

Research presented today at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis by investigators from the UK and Sweden estimates that the economic burden of fragility fractures in five major European countries totals 31 billion Euro, with Germany bearing the highest costs. A majority of the economic burden is shown to be related to the costs incurred during the 1st year after the fracture, while pharmacological prevention and treatment management constitutes only a marginal share of the total economic cost.

Hip fractures contributed 56% to the overall costs, vertebral fractures 5%, wrist fractures 2% and a combined group of "other" fractures represented 37% of the total. Costs in Germany totaled 9.37 billion Euro, followed by Italy at 6.7 and the UK at 5.8 billion Euro.

The total annual economic burden of all fragility fractures in the six countries studied was found to be 31 billion Euro.

IOF President John Kanis, co-author of the study, stated, "Fragility fractures due to osteoporosis cause pain and disability, often having a severe impact on the quality of life of millions of Europeans. This important study reveals the enormous economic cost of fragility fractures. Prevention of fractures through early risk assessment and identification of those in need of treatment is the key to reducing the costs to national health care systems throughout Europe."


'/>"/>

Contact: L. Misteli
info@iofbonehealth.org
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Study finds remarkable diversity of lichen species in Florida state park
2. UC Riverside geneticists to study how plants adapt to a changing environment
3. Experimental radioprotective drug safe for lung cancer patients, says Pitt study
4. Evolutionary winners and losers revealed in collaborative study
5. Study finds that overweight people really are big-boned
6. Study indicates vitamin A plays key role in the human body
7. Study provides new tool to monitor coral reef vital signs
8. New study pinpoints why some microbial genes are more promiscuous than others
9. Bacterial wipes research study
10. MU researcher leads new $6.6 million study that could lead to better corn plants
11. A research study analyzes marine spill prevention policies in Spain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/4/2014)... 4, 2014   Neurotechnology , a provider ... the latest version of its fingerprint matching algorithm ... MINEX evaluation organized by NIST. The MINEX ... the INCITS 378 fingerprint standard template format. MINEX ... tenders in the United States ...
(Date:11/3/2014)...  NeuroSigma ® , Inc. (NeuroSigma), a ... on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch ... neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, announced today that the ... Notice of Allowance for Mexican Patent Application No. ... and the Regents of the University of California ...
(Date:11/2/2014)... NEW ORLEANS, LA (2 November 2014)—In support of a ... the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an ... PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) in building new vaccines ... and help realize the "accelerating to zero" agenda. Such ... providing what could be called an "immunological bed net." ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 2Neurotechnology Places Second in Ongoing MINEX Ranking for Fingerprint Matching Algorithms 3NeuroSigma Receives Notice of Allowance from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property Covering Subcutaneous Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (sTNS) 2NeuroSigma Receives Notice of Allowance from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property Covering Subcutaneous Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (sTNS) 3New malaria vaccines to prevent infection and block transmission get a shot in the arm 2New malaria vaccines to prevent infection and block transmission get a shot in the arm 3New malaria vaccines to prevent infection and block transmission get a shot in the arm 4
... model used to predict which websites people are most apt ... lung cancer spreads in the human body, according to a ... A team of researchers used an algorithm similar to ... communication to analyze the spread patterns of lung cancer. The ...
... millions of tons of environmentally harmful ash is produced worldwide, ... countries, used as construction material. The ash is what is ... A researcher from Lund University in Sweden has now developed ... The method is presented in a new thesis. ...
... is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means ... demand, many wind-farm managers end up wasting power-generation capacity ... control including fully stopping turbines in ... grid from spikes in supply. In a paper published ...
Cached Biology News:New lung cancer study takes page from Google's playbook 2Ash from refuse could become hydrogen gas 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... SoundConnect , an award winning unified communications ... Darren Suders has joined the team as Director of ... partner program through innovative offerings, consistent partner ... brings more than 10-years of channel telecommunication experience to ... from policy development, to partner education and to expansion. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 2014 ... is an in-depth research report on the Global ... report introduces Palmitic Acid, basic information, including definition, ... analysis, and news analysis, etc. , For ... Palmitic Acid market in China and ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) ... to serve in a newly created position of ... Gavin will be responsible for managing the operations of ... business acquired in July 2014 and the recently acquired ... -based ProteinSimple develops and commercializes proprietary systems and ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014  Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA ), ... for the detection of foodborne pathogens, today announced that ... 26 th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 2, 2014 ... New York Palace in New York, NY ... the Company, its operations, strategies and prospects may be discussed. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Appoints Director of Channel Development & Sales 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 3Bio?Techne Announces Appointment Of Robert Gavin As Leader Of New Protein Platforms Division 2Bio?Techne Announces Appointment Of Robert Gavin As Leader Of New Protein Platforms Division 3Roka Bioscience to Present at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2
... time of year parents in northern regions bundle up ... to layers of warm clothing, gloves, and boots, parents ... the potential hazards of winter sports and play. Currently ... from the stresses and forces that may be encountered ...
... The Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) today released the just-completed forensic ... of Gov. Sam Brownback in April 2011 and conducted by ... are available at www.kansasbioauthority.org . KBA ... that the KBA,s investment process is diligent and it makes ...
... Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), ... to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening ... Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board to guide the ... developed from the Aethlon ADAPT™ system.  Aethlon recently ...
Cached Biology Technology:How well does protective headgear work for small children engaged in Winter activities? 2Auditors Complete Kansas Bioscience Authority Forensic Audits 2Auditors Complete Kansas Bioscience Authority Forensic Audits 3Auditors Complete Kansas Bioscience Authority Forensic Audits 4Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board 2Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board 3Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board 4Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board 5Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board 6Aethlon Medical Establishes Extracorporeal Therapy Scientific Advisory Board 7
... Disruption of the mitochondrial transmembrane ... intracellular events that occur following induction ... Detection Kit utilizes a lipophilic cation, ... activity marker. MitoLight is a mitochondrial ...
... ProteinChip arrays have been developed for ... samples. A variety of ProteinChip chemical ... according to their unique biochemical properties. ... allowing side-by-side sample comparison, and the ...
... VersArray ChipWriter Pro systems are ... proteins, or other biological samples. VersArray ... for uniformity, spot density, and reproducibility ... a variety of substrates. Their modular ...
... Ciphergen's ProteinChip arrays have been developed ... biological samples. A variety of ProteinChip ... proteins according to their unique biochemical ... spots, allowing side-by-side sample comparison, and ...
Biology Products: