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Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... Interactive survey commissioned by the Know My bones Council showed (n=889 with PMO; n=912 without ... from reliable sources like the Know My bones Council ." National survey results show ... or broken bones.(19) About the Know My bones Council Guided by the belief that the ...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

... by injecting bone cement to support weakened bones -- provides immediate and substantial pain ... holes that make the bone thin and weak. As the bones are replaced with tumor, nerve endings in and ... ribs, homerus, scapula, tibia, pubis and knee bones were treated. In one case, Anselmetti ...

American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting 'Highlights and Hot Topics'

... underwent a procedure to resurface arthritic hip bones consented to surgery with unrealistic ... only one or the other surgery. Broken bones as Indicators of Child Abuse ( ... of sites where small fractures take place from bones being subjected to repeated stress, which happen ...

Ceremed's OSTENE(R) Stops Bone Bleeding Without Added Risk of Surgical Infection, New Study Finds

... showed that, when exposed to bacteria, the bones treated with Ostene(R) were four times less likely to get infected than the bones treated with bone wax, 100% of which developed infection. The study also showed that the bones treated with Ostene(R) healed normally, while the ...

Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

... - Shown to be highly effective in strengthening bones and protecting against osteoporosis-related ... effects of osteoporosis -- a disorder that causes bones to break easily. "The fact that Reclast is ... with Reclast are fever; pain in the muscles, bones or joints; flu-like symptoms; and headache. ...

IlluminOss Medical Announces First Human Case Utilizing a Unique, New, Minimally Invasive Technology for Fracture Repair is Performed at Medical Hospital del Trabajadar in Santiago, Chile

... old man with a fracture of the 5th metacarpal. The metacarpals are the bones that extend from the base of the wrist to the base of each finger at the ... developing the IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System for small bones such as fractures of the hands, wrists, clavicle and arms. It is ...

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

... complications for advanced cancer patients. Regardless of the type of underlying cancer, the process by which cancers invade and destroy bones is fundamentally the same. At the center of this destructive process is a protein RANK Ligand that is stimulated by the presence of cancer in the ...

R788 in TASKi3 Clinical Trial Does Not Meet Efficacy Endpoints in RA Patients Who Had Previously Failed Biologic Therapies - Results Incongruent

... blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors or diuretics. "For this patient population, patients who failed biologic therapies, their bones and joints appear to respond to R788, but the objective and subjective components of the ACR and DAS28 scores are incongruent, mainly because the ...

Large, Long-Term Study Shows Avandia Has No Increased Overall Cardiovascular Risk Compared to Other Commonly Used Diabetes Medicines

... U.S. Prescribing Information for Avandia, including bone fractures, which were higher in the group randomized to Avandia and were seen mostly in the bones of the arm, hands, lower leg and feet, and predominantly in women. Among patients randomized to Avandia, the results for the following ...

Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery

... a soft tissue sarcoma i.e. a cancer of a supportive or connective tissue in the body such as fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves, bones and cartilage.(8) GISTs develop primarily along the gastrointestinal tract (digestive system) and often spread within the abdomen.(9) Although ...

The Injured Obese Child: Let's Give Him Some Ankle Support

... it is not well studied, we suspect that increased force due to increased weight puts undue strain on the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones of these particular children. Repetitive forces with increased weight likely results in more damage to their bodies and lengthy recovery times," she ...

Newly Published Phase III Study Shows Arzoxifene Significantly Increased Bone Mineral Density

... and treat osteoporosis, a disease which negatively impacts more than 200 million people worldwide."(2) Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. Primary osteoporosis, which is deterioration of bone mass that is unassociated with other chronic illness, ...

Interleukin Genetics Presents Research Linking Vertebral Fractures to Gene Variations in Asian Women With Osteoporosis

... for vertebral fracture treatment." About Osteoporosis According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. Chronic hyper-inflammation is thought to be an underlying causative factor in osteoporosis. If not prevented ...

Phase III Trial Showed Investigational Compound Arzoxifene Was Superior to Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl) in Increasing BMD in Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

... options to patients suffering from this devastating disease, which affects one in three women over 50." (2) Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. Primary osteoporosis, which is deterioration of bone mass that is unassociated with other chronic illness, ...

Oh, My Aching Back: Give Me a Shot of Ozone

... disk volume; this is why it provides pain relief," said Murphy, whose second study explored the mechanism of why oxygen/ozone treatment works. The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in the back are cushioned by small, spongy disks. When these disks are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the ...

Treating Knee Ligament Injuries

... part of a more complex injury involving the anterior cruciate ligament ( ACL ), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) or meniscus (cartilage between the bones in the knee joint). Knowing whether other structures in the knee are involved is vital to treating these injuries. "In most cases, MCL injuries ...

Children and Orthopaedic Surgical Emergencies

... of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ( http://www.aaos.org/ ). "We see a lot more children with infections of the joints, bones and particularly the soft tissue around the bone, that are caused by bacteria which is resistant to many antibiotics," explains Dr. Martin Herman, ...

Healthy Bones Program Reduces Hip Fractures by 37 Percent, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... factors for osteoporosis and/or hip fractures. The implementation of a number of initiatives in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Healthy bones Program reduced the hip fracture rates beyond the goal rate of 25 percent. "One-half of all women and one-third of all men will sustain a fragility ...

Photos: NIH Launches New Web Site for Parents on Medical Research Studies for Children

... syndrome, a hereditary condition that weakens connective tissue, often leading to dangerous problems in the heart and blood vessels, as well as bones and joints, eyes, and lungs. In the video, she suggests that other parents "get the information [about the study] so you can make an honest decision ...

Emisphere Announces Recruitment of Novartis Phase III Study for Oral Osteoporosis Treatment

... is a disease associated with a gradual thinning and weakening of the bones, occurring most frequently in women after menopause. Thinner and weaker bones are increasingly susceptible to fractures. Untreated postmenopausal osteoporosis can lead to chronic back pain, disabling fractures, and lost ...

Emisphere Technologies Announces the Launch of a Human Clinical Trial For Oral Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

... is a disease associated with a gradual thinning and weakening of the bones, occurring most frequently in women after menopause. Thinner and weaker bones are increasingly susceptible to fractures. Untreated postmenopausal osteoporosis can lead to chronic back pain, disabling fractures, and lost ...

Lilly and TransPharma Medical Announce Licensing and Development Agreement

... in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.(i) Osteoporosis, which means "porous bone," is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As the bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs "silently" and progressively and no symptoms are ...

FDA Broadens US Indication for Once-Yearly Reclast(R) as Only Osteoporosis Treatment Approved for Prevention of Fractures After a Hip Fracture

... of its kind, these data support an efficacious therapeutic option for patients after a hip fracture." Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break more easily(4). Around 10 million people in the US are affected by osteoporosis, which caused an estimated 297,000 hip ...

Results of Phase 3 Study Show Tapentadol IR Relieves Acute Pain and Offers Favorable Gastrointestinal Tolerability Profile

... to pain-related problems. End-stage joint disease is a painful condition often caused when protective joint ligaments are worn away and over time, bones are left to rub against one another. The use of tapentadol IR for the treatment of moderate to severe pain is under review by the United States ...

NPS Reports Successful GATTEX(TM) Extension Study

... of the condition may include an increased risk of systemic infections due to the presence of an intravenous feeding line, degenerative changes in the bones and nerves due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and liver failure. Potential benefits derived from reduced dependence on intravenous feeding may ...

Knee Pain? An Exclusive Study Engineers Cartilage to Match Patient's Own Tissue

... part of an innovative study at TRIA Orthopaedic Center, in Bloomington, MN. Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint such as the knee; symptoms of knee cartilage defects include pain, swelling and catching. In the United States alone, knee pain ranks ...

Arthritis Foundation Announces Amgen and Wyeth to Be Presenting Sponsor of the 2008 Arthritis Walk (R)

... ease joint pain and improve mobility. For people with arthritis, experts believe that light exercise such as walking may decrease fatigue, strengthen bones and muscles, and enhance flexibility and stamina. To sign up for an Arthritis Walk event, visit http://www.arthritis.org . While often referred ...

Clinical Benefits Demonstrated with Low-Dose GATTEX(TM) in Phase 3 Short Bowel Syndrome Study

... of the condition may include an increased risk of systemic infections due to the presence of an intravenous feeding line, degenerative changes in the bones and nerves due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and liver failure. Potential benefits derived from reduced dependence on intravenous feeding may ...

Anesiva Defines Regulatory Pathway for Adlea with FDA

... studies to date, Adlea has been shown to be well tolerated. About Bunionectomy Surgeries A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure to align the bones of the big toe joint thereby excising the bunion. A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe caused by the misalignment of ...

New Data Show Ceftobiprole as Effective as Combination Therapy in Treating Patients with Diabetic Foot Infections

... American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 21 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Diabetic foot infections can develop in the skin, muscle, or bones of the foot as a result of nerve damage and poor circulation associated with diabetes. A recent ADA study approximates that as many as 9% of ...

Studies Suggest Key Correlation Between Lung Cancer Subtype and Treatment Outcomes

... NSCLC can spread through the lymphatic system, penetrating the chest lining, ribs, and the nerves and blood vessels that lead to the arm. The liver, bones and brain are potential targets if the cancerous cells enter the blood stream. About Lilly Oncology, a Division of Eli Lilly and Company For more ...

Lilly Files for European Approval of ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) for First-Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... NSCLC can spread through the lymphatic system, penetrating the chest lining, ribs and the nerves and blood vessels that lead to the arm. The liver, bones and brain are potential targets if the cancerous cells enter the blood stream. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Report, ...

New Study Shows Once-Monthly Boniva(R) is as Clinically Effective as Once-Weekly Fosamax(R) at Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis

... adverse events, less than 1% per group were considered treatment related. About Osteoporosis Osteoporosis (porous bones) is a disease in which bones become brittle and more likely to break. In the U.S. today, 10 million people -- eight million of them women -- are estimated to already have ...

First Osteoporosis Study in Hip Fracture Patients Finds Once-Yearly Reclast(R) Prevents Additional Fractures and Improves Survival

... in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance The most common side effects associated with Reclast are fever; pain in the muscles, bones or joints; flu-like symptoms; and headache. These symptoms usually occur within the first three days following Reclast administration and usually ...

Critical Therapeutics Announces the Publication of New Preclincial HMGB1 Data in Nature Immunology

... children in the United States alone. All of these conditions affect the musculoskeletal system and specifically the joints - where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related joint problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage and surrounding structures. Rheumatoid ...

VioQuest Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Presentation for Its Akt Inhibitor VQD-002, at American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

... most common malignancies in humans and the second leading cause of male cancer death in America. Prostate cancer mortality results from metastases to bones and lymph nodes and progression from androgen-dependent to androgen-independent disease. Therapeutics for these aggressive forms of cancers are ...

Once-yearly Reclast Significantly Reduced Bone Fractures in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

... renal impairment (creatinine clearance <35mL/min). The most common side effects associated with Reclast are fever and chills; pain in the muscles, bones or joints; nausea; fatigue; and headache. Symptoms usually occur within the first three days following Reclast administration and resolve within four ...

Lilly Studies Try to Shed Light on Impact of Race on Lung Cancer Treatment

... NSCLC can spread through the lymphatic system, penetrating the chest lining, ribs, and the nerves and blood vessels that lead to the arm. The liver, bones and brain are potential targets if the cancerous cells enter the blood stream. ALIMTA Indications ALIMTA in combination with cisplatin is ...

Interim Data From RECORD Study Show No Significant Difference Between Avandia and Standard Therapy in Risk of Cardiovascular Hospitalization or Death

... you could become pregnant or if you are pregnant. If you are nursing, you should not take Avandia. Talk to your doctor for advice on how to keep your bones healthy. More fractures, usually in the upper arm, hand, or foot, have been seen in women taking Avandia. Your doctor should check your ...
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