Medications

Review of impact of drug holidays on bone health

The impact of interruption of anti-osteoporosis treatment in patients on therapy with bisphosphonates or denosumab is reviewed in a new International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) working group paper 'Fracture risk following ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many postmenopausal women do not receive treatment for osteoporosis

The benefits of treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The Society introduced the guideline during a news ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study sheds light on atypical periprosthetic femoral fractures

Following surgery, some patients experience a broken bone around the implants of a total hip replacement—called a periprosthetic femoral fracture. In a study of such patients published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Finding the right osteoporosis medication

Dear Mayo Clinic: The bisphosphonate drugs I take for osteoporosis aren't working in my case. My doctor has suggested a few alternatives. Any thoughts on what might be best?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Confusion about long-term treatment of osteoporosis clarified

Osteoporosis is a common disorder among postmenopausal women which results in an increased risk of fractures. While several therapies improve bone strength and reduce the risk of spine and hip fracture, there is no cure for ...

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