Medical research

New research could extend life of arthritic joints

A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be repurposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic ...

Health

Vitamin D supplements improve markers of bone turnover in CKD

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cholecalciferol supplementation can correct vitamin D deficiency and improve markers of bone turnover, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic PPI exposure tied to hyperparathyroidism in elderly

(HealthDay)—Chronic proton pump inhibitor (PPI) exposure is associated with mild hyperparathyroidism in elderly adults, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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 ...

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