Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel methodology to predict spinal fractures in patients

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs) are a prevalent skeletal condition in the elderly, occurring due to a net loss in bone density with the inevitable onset of aging. Unfortunately, they are largely under-diagnosed until ...

Surgery

Is a brace necessary for spinal fracture healing?

Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women. A new study appearing in the December 3rd issue of ...

Medical research

Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures

New research in animals triggered by a combination of serendipity and counterintuitive thinking could point the way to treating fractures caused by rapid bone loss in people, including patients with metastatic cancers.

Neuroscience

Epilepsy drugs increase risk of fractures and falls

(Medical Xpress) -- New research has shed light on the high risk of fractures, falls, and osteoporosis among epilepsy patients using antiepileptic drugs with most patients unaware of the risks associated with taking the drugs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Therapy reduces the risk of fragility fractaures by 40 percent

Osteoporosis, a disease of progressive bone loss, affects 70 percent of the U.S. population older than age 50: one in two women—and one in five men. These individuals are at risk for fragility fractures, a break that results ...

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