Navigation Links
New Drug Fights Medication-Linked Bone Loss
Date:11/14/2007

Teriparatide may help asthma patients avoid fracture, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug has proven superior to standard therapy at slowing bone loss caused by asthma treatment, researchers say.

Glucocorticoid medicines such as prednisone are often given to treat asthma, autoimmune disorders, skin allergies and other conditions, researchers note. But the drugs can also cause osteoporosis.

The new drug, an anabolic steroid called teriparatide, probably will be the preferable treatment "for patients who have particularly bad disease to start with or are on glucocorticoids for a long time," said Dr. Kenneth G. Saag, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The study, which was funded by teriparatide's maker, Eli Lilly & Co., is published in the Nov. 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

One million Americans are taking glucocorticoids for one condition or another, Saag said, and many are at higher risk of fractures, because the medications weaken their bones. Current treatment for medication-linked osteoporosis centers on use of bisphosphonates, medications designed to prevent bone breakdown.

The 18-month trial included 428 men and women with drug-caused osteoporosis who had been taking glucocorticoids for at least three months. Half were assigned to take alendronate, a bisphosphonate, while the other half took teriparatide.

After three months, the increase in bone density at the lumbar (lower) spine was double for those taking teriparatide -- an average 7.2 percent rise versus 3.4 percent in the alendronate group. The teriparatide group also experienced fewer fractures of the vertebral bones compared with those on the bisphosphonate.

But teriparatide's much higher cost will limit its use, Saag said. "Use of therapy is driven by insurance as well as by appropriate bone density and frac
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Guacamole: Fights Hunger, Cholesterol and Cancer
2. Two-Drug Combo Fights Brain Tumors
3. Connecticut Girl Fights Rare Neurological Disease
4. Experimental Drug Fights Prostate Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Drug Fights Medication-Linked Bone Loss
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Bryce Henson, local fitness ... Body Boot Camp, recently accepted his program’s 100th client. ... the launch of his location evidences the powerful impact ... , Fit Body Boot Camp is the nation’s most ... with hundreds of locations across North America, Europe and ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Janesville, WI (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... an honor to be recognized for providing the highest ... the foundation of health care decision-making,” said Javon R. ... award demonstrates the commitment of our employee/partners to care ... our patients.” , Hospitals do not apply for this ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 Her popular Love Seminar ... Hilton Hotel in San Gabriel on Saturday, May 23rd. ... again from men and women who are unhappy in their ... partner." , "Many singles think that their biggest problem is ... would go from one relationship to another trying to find ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Ticket Down is a reliable source for authentic tickets to ... on Friday, July 3rd at LP Field in Nashville, TN. ... international soccer. The number of chances to watch some of the ... at a large clip. Over the past several years, many of ... play in front of the American people. The match between the ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 ... The Atmananda Yoga Studio and Sequence, is excited ... Atmananda Yoga Mat™, which was previously available for use ... Atmananda Yoga Mat™ unique is that it's mathematically ... prevent serious joint injuries and muscle strains, commonly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthy Living Brought to Anaheim— New Fitness Boot Camp Acquires 100 Clients 2Health News:Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center Receives Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care - Mercy Health System Javon Bea 2Health News:Bestselling Author Sheds Light on Why Modern Dating is Hurting People's Chances of Finding a Lasting Relationship 2Health News:USA vs. Guatemala Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes United States Men's Soccer Team (USMNT) vs. Guatemala Tickets at LP Field in Nashville on 7/3/15 2Health News:NY's Atmananda Yoga Studio Launches Its Patented "Alignment" Yoga Mat for Public Sale 2
... to Visit Erie to Rally Residents to Eat Right, Move More and Milk ... ... decade can be defined by,the ups and downs of different fad diets -- ... Yet, long-term success has been,slim. Two out of three Americans remain overweight or ...
... Abaxis, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company ... CEO and,President, will present at CL King,s Sixth Annual ... a.m. EDT, at the Omni Berkshire Place,Hotel in New ... and markets portable blood analysis,systems for use in any ...
... House Government,Oversight subcommittee released a 33-page report yesterday ... mercury emissions. The,Mercury Policy Project welcomed the findings, ... past several months on dental mercury,pollution and control ... best way to prevent mercury,pollution is for dentists ...
... ALERT: BCBSTX Members Displaced by Hurricane Ike will Receive ... Health Care Easier to Access., DALLAS, Sept. 11 ... category 3 or 4 storm when it reaches the ... (BCBSTX) has announced several actions,to assist members who may ...
... HOUSTON, Sept. 11 Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq:,CYBX) today announced ... Browne, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial,Officer, will present ... on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 8:30 AM EDT. ... by 5:00 PM EDT on,Tuesday, September 23, 2008. UBS ...
... They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, ... Bullying is the top "health" concern among parents with overweight ... Parents of these children, aged 6 to 13, also are ... weight to call bullying a top health issue for kids, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Message to Pennsylvania Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight 2Health News:Message to Pennsylvania Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight 3Health News:To Reduce Mercury Pollution, 'Dentists need a mandatory requirement,' According to US House Oversight Report; Mercury Group Concurs 2Health News:Preparations by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Will Assist Members Affected by Hurricane Ike 2Health News:Cyberonics to Present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference 2Health News:Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child 2
(Date:5/21/2015)... Mass. , May 21, 2015  (MUSE ... the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is invaluable in ... Though EHRs are now a requirement and mainstream ... and continuously into the EHR is gaining traction ... Exchange), William Holmes, RN, Site Project Manager & ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015 ... Zwecks Leistungsvergleich zur Expertise und zum ... verwiesen, in denen uneingeschränkt betriebsfähige Systeme, ... ein Aegate-Land: beispielsweise BELGIEN   ... von Arzneimittelfälschungen (FMD) handelt es sich ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21, 2015  Today, eight groups representing ... biologics – Alliance for Patient Access, American ... Rheumatology, Biologics Prescribers Collaborative, Clinical Immunology Society, ... and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, ... to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hospital Streamlines ICU Efficiency with Timely Data Integration 2Hospital Streamlines ICU Efficiency with Timely Data Integration 3EU-Arzneimittel-Richtlinie für gefälschte Medikamente; Aegate-Zusammenfassung als reale Bewertung aus Belgien 2EU-Arzneimittel-Richtlinie für gefälschte Medikamente; Aegate-Zusammenfassung als reale Bewertung aus Belgien 3Physician Groups Urge FDA to Ensure Patient Safety With Greater Transparency in Biosimilar Labeling 2Physician Groups Urge FDA to Ensure Patient Safety With Greater Transparency in Biosimilar Labeling 3Physician Groups Urge FDA to Ensure Patient Safety With Greater Transparency in Biosimilar Labeling 4
... at the 12th Congress of European Hematology,Association ... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Immunomedics, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company ... and other serious,diseases, today announced that data ... Vienna, Austria, showed positive responses in patients,with ...
... Life Weight Loss and "Motivational Reserve" May Also ... -- A new study,suggests that treating risk factors ... pressure and diabetes, may slow the progression,of Alzheimer's ... Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Prevention,of Dementia in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Fractionated Radioimmunotherapy With (90)Y-epratuzumab in,Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Appears Safe and Active in a Phase I/II,Study 2Fractionated Radioimmunotherapy With (90)Y-epratuzumab in,Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Appears Safe and Active in a Phase I/II,Study 3Fractionated Radioimmunotherapy With (90)Y-epratuzumab in,Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Appears Safe and Active in a Phase I/II,Study 4Fractionated Radioimmunotherapy With (90)Y-epratuzumab in,Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Appears Safe and Active in a Phase I/II,Study 5Treating Heart Disease Risk Factors May Slow Alzheimer's Disease,Progression 2Treating Heart Disease Risk Factors May Slow Alzheimer's Disease,Progression 3Treating Heart Disease Risk Factors May Slow Alzheimer's Disease,Progression 4Treating Heart Disease Risk Factors May Slow Alzheimer's Disease,Progression 5Treating Heart Disease Risk Factors May Slow Alzheimer's Disease,Progression 6Treating Heart Disease Risk Factors May Slow Alzheimer's Disease,Progression 7
... 105SL is the newest member ... and its also the fastest, ... capacity with rugged and reliable ... proven platform, the 105SL is ...
... The Transfusion Safety Management system ensures your ... and care. , BloodTrack SafeTx uses the ... patient from sample collection to transfusion. SafeTx ... and reduces the need for bedside paperwork ...
... Cerner point-of-care solution, is a bar-code-enabled ... The solution enhances the safety and ... by employing bar-code scanning technology, wireless ... to prevent potential patient identification and ...
wCareMed™ utilizes barcode scanning technology to support medication administration. It is a simple to use point of care application that provides access to patient information on a lightweight,...
Medicine Products: