Navigation Links
Make or break time for osteoporosis treatment
Date:3/10/2008

Women who do not comply with treatment instructions for osteoporosis or who do not respond to treatment are more likely to suffer further fractures, which seriously affects their quality of life. There is an urgent need to provide support to these patients and address their issues when new therapies are assessed and new treatment guidelines drawn up, according to lead researcher Professor Cyrus Cooper from the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton, in the UK. His findings (1) will be published in the April issue of Osteoporosis International, a Springer journal.

Osteoporosis is an increasing global health problem and currently available therapies have been shown to reduce the risk of fragility fractures in postmenopausal women. Most patients gain bone mineral density within a year of treatment. However, surveys of osteoporotic patients show that compliance to treatment is low in practice, and up to 50% of patients stop their treatment within a year due in part to side-effects. In addition, clinical trials show that osteoporotic fractures have physical, psychological and social implications that can seriously affect patients quality of life.

Cooper and colleagues study, the Observational Study of Severe Osteoporosis (OSSO)*, looked at the number of fractures suffered by women who did not respond to drug therapy, and how treatment failure affected their health-related quality of life. A total of 1,885 70-year-old women with established osteoporosis and inadequate clinical response to osteoporosis drug therapy were assessed over a year. The researchers used a combination of two questionnaires to measure their quality of life at the start of the study, and then after six months and after a year. Inadequate clinical response to osteoporosis drug therapy is defined as either a fragility fracture despite therapy for one year, or discontinued drug treatment due to adverse effects and/or noncompliance.

A total of 209 fr
'/>"/>

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Brain imaging reveals breakdown of normal emotional processing
2. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
3. Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do
4. Bioniche Responds to Australian Equine Influenza Outbreak
5. IVCC launches groundbreaking insecticide projects with Bayer and Syngenta
6. PA Game Commission: EHD Outbreak Update: Test Results Confirm EHD In Beaver County
7. On 30th Anniversary, Angioplasty Celebrated as Modern Medical Breakthrough in Stopping Heart Attack
8. Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak
9. Mass. Judge Denies Request by Breastfeeding Mother for More Break Time on Medical Licensing Exam
10. Right breakfast bread keeps blood sugar in check all day
11. Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White Houses National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Dr. Tim Novelli, DC., ... His mission is to increase acceptance of the chiropractic field in the military. All ... debilitate them. Although Chiropractic was made available to the VA program over a ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... Next weekend ... of summer (which astronomically, officially ends on September 22nd this year). For IT security ... security hangovers linger on which could prove far more costly than a simple headache. ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema), or asthma, are at higher risk from ... previous heart attack, heart failure or heart-rhythm problems (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) are ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... , ... August 29, 2015 , ... The popular television ... Earl Jones, recently announced that it will be devoting an entire short segment to ... millions of people around the globe on a daily basis, but recent advancements in ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... to reinvent higher learning and the student experience as part of the EDUCAUSE - ... Melinda Gates Foundation . , This is the third Breakthrough Models Incubator ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Patriot Project brings Chiropractic Care to the Armed Forces and their Families - Rapid Release Technology Joins the Effort to Recruit more Doctors to Pledge 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 3Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 4Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Sounds the Alarm on Forest Fire Smoke and Chronic Heart Disease in Calgary Area 2Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 2Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 3Health News:Rio Salado College Joins 9 Educational Leaders to Reinvent Higher Learning 4
... , , MINNEAPOLIS, July 27 ... marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac surgery products and services, today announced that ... 4, 2009, after the market close on Monday, August 3, 2009. ... Monday, August 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. ...
... ... ... 27, 2009 -- Silver Creek Systems®, the pioneer and leader in automated Data Mastering, ... Information Management from Forrester Research, Inc., author Rob Karel recognizes the value the company ...
... ... unique antimicrobial properties of copper make it well-suited for use in hospitals and other medical ... ... manufacturer of cleaning and decontamination systems as well as case carts and storage cabinets ...
... Taking a ... Nutritionals, Inc. launches its first product, S7 Prenatal™ Drink Mix, the first of its kind. ... good and be good for you. To celebrate the launch, the company is offering a ... ...
... ... Medicine is in a state of crisis largely due to the failure ... powers of individuals. In his latest article, The Perfect Health Plan: Proven, ... 100,000 deaths occur per year from these FDA approved, properly prescribed, and ...
... 27, 2009) Government health officials from 13 African ... the continent,s medical laboratories, starting a process that the ... will be an historic step to strengthen health systems ... a handful of Africa,s laboratories are now accredited, in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ATS Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Health News:Leading Independent Analyst Firm States Silver Creek Systems Holds A Virtual Monopoly In Delivering Advanced Product Data Quality Capabilities 2Health News:Midbrook Utilizes Copper in Medical Environments 2Health News:Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix 2Health News:Research Scientist Reports On Time-Tested Solution To Current Medical Crisis 2Health News:Research Scientist Reports On Time-Tested Solution To Current Medical Crisis 3Health News:Research Scientist Reports On Time-Tested Solution To Current Medical Crisis 4Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 2Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 3Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 4
(Date:8/28/2015)... Aug. 28, 2015 Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") ... Mylan N.V. ("Mylan") (NASDAQ: MYL ) shareholder vote ... "Our views of Mylan,s offer to Perrigo shareholders ... on our Board,s careful reflection of the value available ... limited choices that Mylan has allowed its shareholders to ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... LOS ANGELES , FARUM, Denmark ... -- On July 31, 2015 the US Food ... for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients ... medication in the current episode. TMS is a non-invasive technique ... implicated in patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. The procedure ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... and Dr. Ra from Biostar , Published in ... 30% increase of lifespan through multiple IV administration of ... vitality, and life expectancy found , Commercialization within ... have determined the possibility that adult mesenchymal stem cells ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 4Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 5Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 2Therapy System for Treating Major Depressive Disorder Receives FDA Clearance 3Korean Researchers Find the Possibility that Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) May Extend Lifespan 2
... , SAN DIEGO , July 14 ... the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for OraVerse has been accepted ... Kingdom (UK), Germany , Italy , ... and only local anesthesia reversal agent that accelerates the return ...
... 13 Program officials have confirmed that they will announce the ... conference tomorrow in Atlanta .  Georgia Drug Card is being launched ... medications. , , , ... obtain prescription cards at various hospitals, clinics, and other card distribution sites ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sanofi-Aventis and Novalar File Marketing Authorization Application for OraVerse® in Five Key European Countries 2Sanofi-Aventis and Novalar File Marketing Authorization Application for OraVerse® in Five Key European Countries 3Sanofi-Aventis and Novalar File Marketing Authorization Application for OraVerse® in Five Key European Countries 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: