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Denosumab discontinue treatment

D Burkard, T Beckett, E Kourtjian, C Messingschlager, R Sipahi, M Padley, J Stubbart
Teriparatide is an anabolic therapy used to treat patients with osteoporosis and is only approved for 2 years of treatment. This is the first study to look at two common osteoporosis drugs in maintaining its beneficial effects: denosumab and zoledronic acid. Denosumab treatment was associated with the greatest increase in bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck and lumbar spine, an amount that was statistically greater than no treatment and zoledronic acid treatment. INTRODUCTION: Teriparatide, a hallmark treatment for osteoporosis, has been shown to increase BMD and bone turnover...
March 14, 2018: Osteoporosis International
N Binkley, D Krueger, A E de Papp
INTRODUCTION: Case reports of women sustaining multiple vertebral fractures (VF) soon afterdenosumab discontinuation are accumulating. METHODS: We report a woman with five new vertebral fractures in ~8 months following discontinuation of long-term odanacatib (ODN), an experimental cathepsin K inhibitor. RESULTS: DXA examination demonstrated an ~12% decline in bone mineral density (BMD) and ~9% decline in trabecular bone score (TBS) since ODN discontinuation...
February 18, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Emma D Deeks
Denosumab (Prolia®; Pralia®) is a human monoclonal antibody targeting the key bone resorption mediator RANKL. The drug is administered via subcutaneous injection once every 6 months and is approved for various indications, including the treatment of postmenopausal (PM) women with osteoporosis at increased/high risk of fracture or failure/intolerance of other osteoporosis therapies (indications featured in this review). Denosumab showed benefit in several phase 3 or 4 studies in PM women with osteoporosis or low bone mineral density (BMD), including the pivotal 3-year double-blind FREEDOM trial and its 7-year open-label extension...
February 12, 2018: Drugs & Aging
Liana Tripto-Shkolnik, Vanessa Rouach, Yonit Marcus, Pnina Rotman-Pikielny, Carlos Benbassat, Iris Vered
Denosumab (DMAB) efficacy for treatment of osteoporosis was demonstrated in a pivotal trial with a reduction in vertebral and hip fractures during 3 years, and fracture risk reduction was sustained up to 10 years in an extension study. DMAB causes potent yet reversible inhibition of bone resorption. Bone density declines rapidly upon discontinuation and bone turnover markers increase above baseline in a rebound fashion. Spontaneous multiple vertebral fractures after DMAB discontinuation were recently reported...
February 2, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
Albrecht Werner Popp, Nadshathra Varathan, Helene Buffat, Christoph Senn, Romain Perrelet, Kurt Lippuner
The aim of the present study was to document the changes in bone mineral density (BMD) 1 year after denosumab loss-of-effect following long-term treatment with subcutaneous denosumab 60 mg Q6M during 7 or 10 years and in the absence of any treatment with a bone active substance. All postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who participated to the randomized placebo-controlled FREEDOM core trial and its open-label extension at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, and who accepted to undergo off-treatment follow-up during 1 year after discontinuation, were included (N = 12)...
January 29, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
Benjamin Leder
Over the past two decades, osteoporosis treatment options have expanded greatly and physicians and patients are now able to choose among several classes of medications and numerous specific drugs. As these options have grown, however, the choice of which medication to prescribe and how to balance the risks and benefits in specific populations and individual patients has become increasingly complex. This complexity, in turn, combined with the proliferation of well-publicized reports of rare but serious side effects, is exacerbating the recent trend of declining rates of osteoporosis treatment...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
R Niimi, T Kono, A Nishihara, M Hasegawa, T Kono, A Sudo
We reported a 69-year-old female who discontinued denosumab due to dental treatment and subsequently suffered rebound-associated vertebral fractures 10 months after the last injection. This case raised an alarm regarding the discontinuation of denosumab for dental treatment. Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody administered by subcutaneous injection, to the best of our knowledge, is the only fully investigated inhibitor of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand. Discontinuation of denosumab leads to bone turnover rebound and rapid bone mineral density loss...
March 2018: Osteoporosis International
Violet Lagari, Tara Gavcovich, Silvina Levis
PURPOSE: The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a set of guidelines on how to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis. As the population ages, the overall risk of fractures increases, thus burdening the health care system. These guidelines review current evidence for osteoporosis management, providing an update to the previous 2008 ACP's guidelines. METHODS: The ACP put forth 6 recommendations addressing the complexities in osteoporosis management based on evidence available through October 2016 with a focus on bisphosphonates, calcium, vitamin D, and estrogen...
January 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
Kinga Szczepanek, Michal Pedziwiatr, Stanisław Klek
AIM: Low bone mineral density (BMD) is commonly reported in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Oral and intravenous calcium, vitamin D, and bisphosphonates have been used to treat BMD but with low efficiency due to their limited absorption and patient compliance. Denosumab is a new drug that helps prevent osteoclast development and activation and led to decreased bone resorption in some studies. The aim of this study was to assess its value in HPN patients. METHODS: Between November 2011 and March 2013, 49 patients receiving HPN (29 women, 20 men, mean age 55...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
D Ntalos, M Priemel, C Schlickewei, D M Thiesen, J M Rueger, A S Spiro
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABC) are benign bone tumors, which are highly vascularized. The main course of treatment is curettage followed by bone grafting or cement insertion. Still recurrence remains a main problem for patients. Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody, which acts as an inhibitor of the RANK/RANKL pathway, diminishing bone turnover. Recent case reports have shown that Denosumab can be a promising therapeutic agent for people suffering from therapy-resistant ABC. We report the case of a 35-year-old female patient presenting with a pronounced ABC of the pelvis...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Steven R Cummings, Serge Ferrari, Richard Eastell, Nigel Gilchrist, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen, Michael McClung, Christian Roux, Ove Törring, Ivo Valter, Andrea T Wang, Jacques P Brown
Denosumab reduces bone resorption and vertebral and nonvertebral fracture risk. Denosumab discontinuation increases bone turnover markers 3 months after a scheduled dose is omitted, reaching above-baseline levels by 6 months, and decreases bone mineral density (BMD) to baseline levels by 12 months. We analyzed the risk of new or worsening vertebral fractures, especially multiple vertebral fractures, in participants who discontinued denosumab during the FREEDOM study or its Extension. Participants received ≥2 doses of denosumab or placebo Q6M, discontinued treatment, and stayed in the study ≥7 months after the last dose...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Allison Keshishian, Natalie Boytsov, Russel Burge, Kelly Krohn, Louise Lombard, Xiang Zhang, Lin Xie, Onur Baser
BACKGROUND: In the United States, osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people, of whom 80% are women, and it contributes a significant clinical burden to the community. Poor adherence to osteoporosis medications adds to the overall burden of illness. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of osteoporosis medication adherence and the risk of a subsequent fracture among Medicare-enrolled women with a previous fragility fracture. METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational analysis of U...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Stergios A Polyzos, Tim Cundy, Christos S Mantzoros
Juvenile Paget disease (JPD) is a rare disorder, mainly caused by mutations in the gene TNFRSF11B that encodes osteoprotegerin (OPG). Loss of OPG action causes generalized, extremely rapid bone turnover. The clinical manifestations are both skeletal - progressive skeletal deformity that develops in childhood - and extra-skeletal, including hearing loss, retinopathy, vascular calcification and internal carotid artery aneurysm formation. The severity of the phenotype seems to be related to the severity of TNFRSF11B gene deactivation...
March 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
M B Zanchetta, J Boailchuk, F Massari, F Silveira, C Bogado, J R Zanchetta
We evaluate 38 elderly women who had received long-term denosumab treatment after stopping the drug. Taking into account the gain during treatment and the loss after stopping treatment, they lost 35.5% of the total gain in the spine, 44.6% of the total gain in the femoral neck, and 103.3% in the total hip. INTRODUCTION: Denosumab (DMAb) is a soluble inhibitor of the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and, therefore, does not incorporate into the bone matrix. Consistently, DMAb discontinuation is associated with reversal of the effects attained with treatment...
October 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
Christian Meier, Brigitte Uebelhart, Bérengère Aubry-Rozier, Martin Birkhäuser, Heike A Bischoff-Ferrari, Diana Frey, Reto W Kressig, Olivier Lamy, Kurt Lippuner, Petra Stute, Norbert Suhm, Serge Ferrari
Antiosteoporotic drugs are recommended in patients with fragility fractures and in patients considered to be at high fracture risk on the basis of clinical risk factors and/or low bone mineral density. As first-line treatment most patients are started with an antiresorptive treatment, i.e. drugs that inhibit osteoclast development and/or function (bisphosphonates, denosumab, oestrogens or selective oestrogen receptor modulators). In the balance between benefits and risks of antiresorptive treatment, uncertainties remain regarding the optimal treatment duration and the management of patients after drug discontinuation...
September 5, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
Elena Tsourdi, Bente Langdahl, Martine Cohen-Solal, Bérengere Aubry-Rozier, Erik Fink Eriksen, Nuria Guañabens, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Stuart H Ralston, Richard Eastell, M Carola Zillikens
INTRODUCTION: The optimal duration of osteoporosis treatment is controversial. As opposed to bisphosphonates, denosumab does not incorporate into bone matrix and bone turnover is not suppressed after its cessation. Recent reports imply that denosumab discontinuation may lead to an increased risk of multiple vertebral fractures. METHODS: The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) formed a working group to perform a systematic review of existing literature on the effects of stopping denosumab and provide advice on management...
August 5, 2017: Bone
Olivier Lamy, Elena Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Delphine Stoll, Bérengère Aubry-Rozier
Denosumab is a very effective treatment of osteoporosis, easy to use and very well tolerated. Due to some associated risks, a close clinical follow-up is necessary. Before the first injection, it is necessary to correct hypocalcaemia or vitamin D deficiency when present. Calcemia has to be followed in case of renal insufficiency. Injections of denosumab should be done scrupulously every 6 months (± 3 weeks). Discontinuation of denosumab is associated with a severe rebound effect characterized by increased markers of bone remodeling, a rapid decrease of bone density values, and a risk of multiple spontaneous vertebral fractures...
April 19, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
C Reyes, C Tebe, D Martinez-Laguna, M S Ali, A Soria-Castro, C Carbonell, D Prieto-Alhambra
Adherence to anti-osteoporosis medications is poor. We carried out a cohort study using a real-world population database to estimate the persistence of anti-osteoporosis drugs. Unadjusted 2-year persistence ranged from 10.3 to 45.4%. Denosumab users had a 40% lower risk of discontinuation at 2 years compared to alendronate users. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate real-world persistence amongst incident users of anti-osteoporosis medications. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort using data from anonymised records and dispensation data ( www...
July 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
Pelin Batur, Sheila Rice, Paola Barrios, Andrea Sikon
The clinical update serves as a brief review of recently published, high-impact, and potentially practice changing journal articles summarized for our readers. Topics include menopause, sexual dysfunction, breast health, contraception, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. In this clinical update, we selected recent publications relevant to osteoporosis management. We highlight articles on the safety of long-term use of denosumab and bisphosphonates, fracture risk after discontinuing menopausal hormone therapy, calcium intake and cardiovascular risk, as well as the value of repeat dual X-ray absorptiometry scanning to monitor those on osteoporosis treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Women's Health
Alison M Boyce
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Denosumab is an inhibitor of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), and has emerged as an important novel therapy for skeletal disorders. This article examines the use of denosumab in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Considerable safety and efficacy data exists for denosumab treatment of adults with osteoporosis, bone metastases, and giant cell tumors. Pediatric data is limited; however, evidence suggests denosumab may be beneficial in decreasing bone turnover, increasing bone density, and preventing growth of certain skeletal neoplasms in children...
August 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
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