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A while back I learned I have osteoporosis.
It’s not entirely unexpected — years of prednisone, weeks at a time of being ill in bed, an inability to exercise regularly and a strong genetic predisposition converged to make this more a slap I saw coming than a sucker punch. 1,165 more words
In December 1996, a group of investigators reported the results of the Fracture Intervention Trial, a randomized controlled trial that compared the effect of alendronate plus calcium or calcium supplementation alone on the risk of fractures in women who already had evidence of vertebral fractures. 806 more words
Physicians worldwide frequently prescribe bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and ibandronate (Boniva) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fragility fractures. Unfortunately, long-term bisphosphonate use has been linked to an increased risk of atypical femoral fractures. 233 more words
Bisphosphonates could potentially be repurposed for the prevention and adjunctive therapy of cancer driven by human epidermal growth factor receptors, according to research published in the… 396 more words
Treatment approaches to reduce the risk of bone complications (metastasis) associated with breast cancer may be one step closer to becoming a reality.
According to a study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), findings show that medication used to treat bone deterioration in post-menopausal women may also slow skeletal metastasis caused from breast cancer. 435 more words
A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that approximately one out of 200 Taiwanese who used oral alendronate long term for osteoporosis developed osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). 123 more words