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Osteoporosis and trauma

Efe Levent Aras, Cody Bunger, Ebbe Stender Hansen, Rikke Søgaard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is a lack of evidence on the broad health-care costs of treating spine trauma patients without neurological deficits conservatively. The aim of the present study was to estimate the primary and secondary health-care sector costs associated with conservative treatment of spine fractures as well as their determinants. METHODS: Patients were identified between 1999 and 2008 in the hospital's administrative system based on relevant diagnostic codes...
October 21, 2016: European Spine Journal
Chien-Chang Chen, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Pao-Jen Kuo, Yi-Chun Chen, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: A cross-sectional study to investigate the association of Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA) score with clinical presentation and expenditure of hospitalized adult trauma patients with femoral fractures. Methods: According to the data retrieved from the Trauma Registry System between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2015, a total of 2086 patients aged ≥40 years and hospitalized for treatment of traumatic femoral bone fracture were categorized as high-risk patients (OSTA < -4, n = 814), medium-risk patients (-1 ≥ OSTA ≥ -4, n = 634), and low-risk patients (OSTA > -1, n = 638)...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Agnieszka Świat, Agata Wasilewska, Izabela Bachniak, Krzysztof Fyderek
In this review issues concerning bone metabolism are presented. The diagnostic criteria of decreased mineral bone density is discussed with the significance of densitometry. The necessity of presence of low-trauma fracture to diagnosed the osteoporosis in children is signified. The paper reviews most common chronic gastrointestinal tract condition associated with the altered bone metabolism. The diagnostic and early treatment of decreased mineral bone density in children, who are before obtaining peak bone mass is crucial to prevent the risk of osteoporosis in adulthood...
July 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Laura K Bachrach, Catherine M Gordon
Concerns about bone health and potential fragility in children and adolescents have led to a high interest in bone densitometry. Pediatric patients with genetic and acquired chronic diseases, immobility, and inadequate nutrition may fail to achieve expected gains in bone size, mass, and strength, leaving them vulnerable to fracture. In older adults, bone densitometry has been shown to predict fracture risk and reflect response to therapy. The role of densitometry in the management of children at risk of bone fragility is less clear...
September 26, 2016: Pediatrics
C Josten, C-E Heyde, U J Spiegl
Treating vertebral body fractures is challenging when there is relevant pre-existing spinal degeneration. Both vertebral body fractures and spinal degeneration are related to the physiological aging process. The increases in both are linked to increases in life expectancy. Several factors promote spinal degeneration and increase fracture risk, such as disc degeneration, spinal imbalance and osteoporosis. The main diagnostic and therapeutic challenge is to identify the sources of pain and to start appropriate therapy...
October 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
R Balogh, J Wood, K Dobranowski, E Lin, A Wilton, S B Jaglal, M Gemmill, Y Lunsky
: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at risk for low-trauma fractures. We investigated the rate of low-trauma fractures and the odds of BMD testing in adults with/without IDD. Adults with IDD were more likely to have a low-trauma fracture, but there was no difference in bone mineral density (BMD) testing rates. INTRODUCTION: Individuals with IDD are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis which contributes to high rates of low-trauma fracture...
September 9, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Yusuf Erdem, Zafer Atbasi, Tuluhan Yunus Emre, Gülis Kavadar, Bahtiyar Demiralp
Osteoporosis is a common musculoskeletal disease of the elderly population characterized by decreased bone mineral density and subsequent fractures. Bisphosphonates are a widely accepted drug therapy which act through inhibition of bone resorption and prevent fractures. However, in long-term use, atypical bisphosphonate induced fractures may occur, particularly involving the lower weight bearing extremity. Atypical ulna fracture associated with long-term bisphosphonate use is rarely reported in current literature...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
L Pereira, D Bliuc, P Stanford, J A Eisman, J R Center
: Few studies have examined the relationship between more-than-minimal-trauma fractures and bone density. This study demonstrated that more-than-minimal-trauma fractures are associated with lower bone density similar to that seen in minimal trauma fractures. Men and women over 50 years with a more-than-minimal-trauma fracture should be investigated to exclude low bone density. INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and predictors of low bone density in men and women with more-than-minimal-trauma fractures...
September 1, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Yann Philippe Charles, Axel Walter, Sébastien Schuller, Jean-Paul Steib
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical trial in thoracolumbar trauma with 5-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical and radiographic outcomes of minimal invasive surgery, and the rational of circumferential fracture treatment with regard to age, degenerative changes, bone mineral density and global sagittal balance. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Non-neurologic fractures with anterior column defect can be treated by posterior percutaneous instrumentation and selective anterior fusion...
August 31, 2016: Spine
Toshihiro Hosokawa, Ryo Oda, Shogo Toyama, Daigo Taniguchi, Daisaku Tokunaga, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous flexor tendon rupture is usually caused by trauma, systemic diseases, or carpal bone and joint disorders. Here we report a case of spontaneous flexor tendon rupture occurring in a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patient following nonunion of the hamate hook after an insufficiency fracture, and which was also associated with tendon degeneration caused by SLE. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old woman was diagnosed with SLE 22 years ago and being treated with oral prednisolone...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Osama Farouk, Dalia G Mahran, Hatem G Said, Mohamed M Alaa, Amr Atef Eisa, Galal Z Said, Heba Rashed, Azza Ez-Eldeen
INTRODUCTION: Despite abundant sunshine, hypovitaminosis D is common in the Middle East. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and related correlates among patients with hip fracture in Assiut University Hospitals in Upper Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 133 patients with hip fracture, aged 50 years and older, admitted to Trauma Unit of Assiut University Hospitals, from January through December 2014...
September 2016: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Paul D Miller, Gary Hattersley, Bente Juel Riis, Gregory C Williams, Edith Lau, Luis Augusto Russo, Peter Alexandersen, Cristiano A F Zerbini, Ming-yi Hu, Alan G Harris, Lorraine A Fitzpatrick, Felicia Cosman, Claus Christiansen
IMPORTANCE: Additional therapies are needed for prevention of osteoporotic fractures. Abaloparatide is a selective activator of the parathyroid hormone type 1 receptor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of abaloparatide, 80 μg, vs placebo for prevention of new vertebral fracture in postmenopausal women at risk of osteoporotic fracture. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The Abaloparatide Comparator Trial In Vertebral Endpoints (ACTIVE) was a phase 3, double-blind, RCT (March 2011-October 2014) at 28 sites in 10 countries...
August 16, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Mohsen Imenshahidi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid present in several plants, including Coptis sp. and Berberis sp. Berberine is a customary component in Chinese medicine, and is characterized by a diversity of pharmacological effects. An extensive search in electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, Ovid, Wiley, ProQuest, ISI, and Science Direct) were used to identify the pharmacological and clinical studies on Berberis vulgaris and berberine, during 2008 to 2015, using 'berberine' and 'Berberis vulgaris' as search words. We found more than 1200 new article studying the properties and clinical uses of berberine and B...
August 16, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Frances Milat, Peter R Ebeling
Osteoporosis affects 1.2 million Australians and, in 2012, fractures due to osteoporosis and osteopenia in Australians aged over 50 years cost $2.75 billion. Even minor minimal trauma fractures are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Despite increasing therapeutic options for managing osteoporosis, fewer than 20% of patients with a minimal trauma fracture are treated or investigated for osteoporosis, so under-treatment is extremely common. Fracture risk assessment is important for selecting patients who require specific anti-osteoporosis therapy...
August 15, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
Paula K Friedman, Ira B Lamster
Many factors contribute to human tooth loss, including oral hygiene practices, trauma, smoking, health status, socio-economic status and individual preferences. Loss of teeth impairs quality-of-life measures, including the eating of most foods that require full masticatory function. A recent study of centenarians found that at age 65-74 years, those who lived to be 100 had a lower rate of edentulism than did younger members of their birth cohort at ages 65-74 years. Oral health was consistent with compression of morbidity toward the end of life...
October 2016: Periodontology 2000
R Gunathilake, E Epstein, S McNeill, B Walsh
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate factors that were associated with receiving anti-osteoporosis treatment (AOT) among patients with minimal trauma hip fracture admitted to an Australian tertiary trauma centre under the Acute Orthogeriatric Service (AOS) over a 6 month period. DESIGN: Observational study using prospectively collected data. METHODS: Demographic and clinical characteristics of 211 patients were extracted from the local hip fracture registry and electronic medical records...
October 2016: Injury
Leandro Chambrone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes recent evidence on the impact of osteoporosis on periodontonlogy and implant dentistry, prevalence of diseases, pathophysiology and treatment outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with osteoporosis should be advised about the importance of returning for periodical periodontal maintenance as inadequate oral care may lead to a faster development of periodontitis. There is no definitive information on the development of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with dental implant therapy...
August 4, 2016: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
Denise M van de Laarschot, M Carola Zillikens
Long-term use of bisphosphonates has raised concerns about the association with Atypical Femur Fractures (AFFs) that have been reported mainly in postmenopausal women. We report a case of an 18-year-old patient with juvenile osteoporosis based on X-linked osteoporosis due to a PLS3 mutation who developed a low trauma femoral fracture after seven years of intravenous and two years of oral bisphosphonate use, fulfilling the revised ASBMR diagnostic criteria of an AFF. The occurrence of AFFs has not been described previously in children or adolescents...
October 2016: Bone
Mehtap Evran, Murat Sert, Tamer Tetiker, Gamze Akkuş, Ömer Sunkar Biçer
Spontaneous calcaneal fractures in diabetic patients without obvious trauma may occur, sometimes accompanying diabetic foot ulcers. In the current study we report four cases who were hospitalized for diabetic foot ulcer with concomitant calcaneal fractures. There were four diabetic patients (one type 1 and three type 2) who registered with diabetic foot ulcers with coexisting calcaneal fractures, all of which were classified as Type A according to Essex Lopresti Calcaneal Fracture Classification. Two of the patients with renal failure were in a routine dialysis program, as well as vascular compromise and osteomyelitis in all of the patients...
July 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Rahel Bornemann, Yorck Rommelspacher, Tom R Jansen, Kirsten Sander, Dieter C Wirtz, Robert Pflugmacher
BACKGROUND: Painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF) caused by osteoporosis are a common health problem in the elderly population. If conservative treatments are unsuccessful, surgical treatments like vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty are recommended. But the use of Polymethylmethacrylat (PMMA) bone cement for augmentation surgery is associated with risks. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of a newly developed silicon polymer (VK100) that can be used instead of PMMA bone cement for kyphoplasty treatments...
July 2016: Pain Physician
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