Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug may help prevent bone fractures in patients on dialysis

A drug that mimics calcium and lowers parathyroid levels may help prevent bone fractures in patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Testing technique could lengthen lifespan of dialysis patients

A new testing method can better detect potentially fatal hormone imbalances in patients with end-stage kidney disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impact of osteoporosis tx on spinal fusion unclear

(HealthDay)—The effect of osteoporosis therapies (bisphosphonate drugs and intermittent parathyroid hormone [PTH]) on spinal fusion is unclear, according to a review published in the February issue of The Spine Journal.

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