Atypical Femur #Fracture Risk versus Fragility Fracture Prevention with #Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates are effective in reducing hip and osteoporotic fractures. However, concerns about atypical femur fractures have contributed to substantially decreased bisphosphonate use, and the incidence of hip fractures may be increasing. Important uncertainties remain regarding the association between atypical femur fractures and bisphosphonates and other risk factors.. ..Among 196,129 women, 277 atypical femur fractures occurred. After multivariable adjustment, the risk of atypical fracture increased with … Continue reading Atypical Femur #Fracture Risk versus Fragility Fracture Prevention with #Bisphosphonates

#Aspirin and #fracture risk: a systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis of observational studies

This review provides insights into the potential for aspirin to preserve bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk, building knowledge of the risk-benefit profile of aspirin. ..Aspirin use was associated with a 17% lower odds for any fracture (OR 0.83, 95% CI 0.70 to 0.99; I2=71%; six studies; n=511 390). Aspirin was associated with a higher total hip BMD for women (SMD 0.03, 95% CI −0.02 to … Continue reading #Aspirin and #fracture risk: a systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis of observational studies

Association of #bisphosphonate therapy with incident lower extremity #fractures in persons with spinal cord injuries/disorders

To investigate the association between prescriptions for bisphosphonates, calcium/Vitamin D supplements, and receipt of DXA screening, and incident fracture risk in men and women with a spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D).. There was no significant association between prescriptions for bisphosphonates and incident lower extremity fractures in men (OR 1.04, 95% CI: 0.62-1.77) or women (OR 1.02, 95% CI 0.28-3.75). In men, similar null associations were seen … Continue reading Association of #bisphosphonate therapy with incident lower extremity #fractures in persons with spinal cord injuries/disorders

#Atopic eczema and #fracture risk in adults: A population-based cohort study

..Those with eczema had increased risk of hip (HR, 1.10; 99% CI, 1.06-1.14), pelvic (HR, 1.10; 99% CI, 1.02-1.19), spinal (HR, 1.18; 99% CI, 1.10-1.27), and wrist (HR, 1.07; 99% CI, 1.03,-1.11) fractures. We found no evidence of increased proximal humeral (HR, 1.06; 99% CI, 0.97-1.15) fracture risk. Fracture risk increased with increasing eczema severity, with the strongest associations in people with severe eczema (compared … Continue reading #Atopic eczema and #fracture risk in adults: A population-based cohort study

Comparison of #fracture risk using different supplemental doses of #vitamin D, #calcium or their combination: a network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Inconsistent findings in regard to association between different concentrations of vitamin D, calcium or their combination and the risk of fracture have been reported during the past decade in community-dwelling older people A total of 25 randomised controlled trials involving 43 510 participants fulfilled the inclusion criteria. There was no evidence that the risk of total fracture was reduced using different concentrations of vitamin D, … Continue reading Comparison of #fracture risk using different supplemental doses of #vitamin D, #calcium or their combination: a network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials