Gerontology & Geriatrics

Predicting the likelihood of bone fractures in older men

Fractures in the vertebrae of the spine and calcification in a blood vessel called the abdominal aorta can both be visualized through the same spinal imaging test. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vertebral fractures marker of poorer prognosis in COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Vertebral fractures (VFs) are a clinical marker of fragility and poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea linked with higher spine fracture risk among women

Emerging evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may negatively affect bone health. Results from a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research now indicate that women with history of OSA may ...

Medications

Vertebral fractures up with long-term delay of denosumab

(HealthDay)—Compared with on-time dosing, delay of denosumab by more than 16 weeks is associated with an increased risk for vertebral fractures, according to a study published online July 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New attention to women with painful vertebral compression fractures

Older women who suffer vertebral fractures rarely attract the attention of health care providers. A dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, throws new light on a group of individuals with chronic pain as a constant companion.

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