Navigation Links
Reducing The Risk Of Fractures After a Heart Transplant

People who undergo a heart transplant usually lose significant bone mass in the first year after the transplant, mainly due to // the powerful drugs that keep their bodies from rejecting the new organ. The bone loss greatly increases their risk for fractures. Studies suggest the prevalence of fractures among this group ranges from 22 percent to 44 percent. Preventing bone loss is a primary goal of treatment, but which drugs work best in this situation is unclear.

In a study done researchers assigned 149 transplant patients to receive treatment with either the bisphosphonate drug alendronate or calcitriol, a form of vitamin D. All began the therapy about a month after their transplant. At a one-year follow up, patients on alendronate had a reduction in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine of 0.7 percent. The calcitriol group had a reduction of 1.6 percent. BMD decreased by 1.7 percent at the femoral neck for the alendronate patients and 2.1 percent for the calcitriol patients. The rate of fractures was about the same for the two groups.

A comparison of the treatment groups with a similar group of patients receiving no treatment for bone loss indicates both treatments help prevent bone loss . However, significantly more of the calcitriol patients than the alendronate patients -- 27 percent vs. 7 percent -- also developed a condition known as hypercalciuria, which is excessive loss of calcium in the urine

Thus based on these studies researchers conclude that alendronate is the better treatment for bone loss among people who have undergone a heart transplant.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reducing Lung Cancer Risk
2. Reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes
3. Reducing Medication Errors
4. Reducing HIV Transmission
5. Reducing Pain from Knee Surgery
6. Reducing Pain From Knee Surgery
7. Reducing The After Effects of Tonsillectomy
8. Antiparasitic Drug Effective In Reducing Seizures In Neurocysticercosis Patients
9. Reducing Number Of Cigarettes Not Enough
10. Drug Found Effective In Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women
11. Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Reducing The Risk Fractures After Heart Transplant

(Date:8/30/2014)... Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa ... spa experience combining elegant decor, soothing music, scent-sational ... ingredient of all, states Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director of ... enjoy the get-away feel, without leaving the office ... into the spacious, luxurious spa and leave your ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Daily Gossip reveals in its recently ... a method created by Sarah Summer, who can perfectly understand ... of this new program actually had to deal with this ... be able to access it, in an all-natural holistic cure ... finding an effective cure for yeast infection. The author of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... authentic U.S. Open Tennis Championship tickets in ... customer appreciation promo/coupon code US-OPEN-2014 for all day session, ... seats and group sales for this prestigious Grand Slam ... is below: , 8/30/14 , US Open Tennis Championship: ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Market Research Report on Global and ... and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese ... basic information of Cell Disruptor including its classification, ... global and China’s top manufacturers of Cell Disruptor ... market share etc. The report further analyzes quantitatively ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... residents, Forefront Dermatology is expanding with the addition of ... Dr. David Hammond who has provided leading-edge skin care ... with Forefront Dermatology. , “As a doctor, my ... they deserve. Through partnering with Forefront Dermatology, I’m better ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa of Long Island Now Offers a Spa-on-wheels 2Health News:Natural Cure for Yeast Infection Review Exposes New Natural Treatment 2Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 2Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 3Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 4Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 5Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Cell Disruptor Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Expanding Care at the Forefront of Dermatology 2
... finds increased risk of heart failure , , MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay ... inactivity increased the risk of heart failure in a major study ... overweight men who are not obese have an increase in heart ... on the finding in the Dec. 23 issue of Circulation ...
... December 22, 2008 The Women,s Heart Health Initiative ... creation of a new fellowship dedicated to gender-specific research ... heart disease in women. The announcement will take place ... , "Women face unique challenges to successful diagnosis ...
... almost 4 times the odds, study says , , MONDAY, ... increases a pregnant woman,s likelihood of having a Caesarean ... Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center ... pregnant women and Caesarean section. Of the 253 women ...
... of suffering from overweight and obesity. This is the result ... starting school. Elisabeth Weber and her coauthors present the results ... ( Dtsch Arztbl Int 2008; 105 [51-52]: 883-9). The ... of the children, but also their mother tongue. Their parents ...
... switch ,on, in those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis , , ... potential autoimmune disease-causing cells, but these cells stay in ... cells that attack the body cause autoimmune diseases such ... cells in healthy adults are true precursors of the ...
... the Support of Long Term Care elects healthcare software expert Eric Christ ... ... -- The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) ... the president of Patient Placement Systems , part of the Jackson ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart 2Health News:Eric Christ of Long-Term Care Software Leader Patient Placement Systems' Elected to NASL Board of Directors 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  Chuma Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CHUM) ... and turnkey support services for the lawfully organized ... processed and approved the Company,s name and symbol ... Corporation will be known as Chuma Holdings, Inc. ... through a merger with the Company,s wholly-owned subsidiary, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... NEW YORK , Aug. 29, 2014 ... EDAP TMS S.A. ("EDAP" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... action, filed in United States District Court, Southern District ... under 14-cv-6069, is on behalf of a class consisting ... between February 1, 2013 and July 30, 2014, inclusive ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... PLEASANTON, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, ... be participating in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare ... F. Burbach , President and Chief Executive Officer, will ... p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (9:55 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 2CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 3SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 3
Stainless steel tray for sterilizing instruments....
For sterilizing, carrying and storage of a Storz diamond knife and barrel gauge....
Diamond knife tray with silicone inserts to securely hold the diamond knife....
Diamond knife tray with silicone inserts to securely hold the diamond knife....
Medicine Products: