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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of denosumab to ibandronate in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD) previously treated with a bisphosphonate. METHODS In a randomized, open-label study, postmenopausal women received 60 mg denosumab subcutaneously every 6 months (n=417) or 150 mg ibandronate orally every month (n=416) for 12(More)
Denosumab reduces the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures. Previous trials suggest that the efficacy of antiresorptives on fractures might differ by patients' characteristics, such as age, bone mineral density (BMD), and fracture history. In the FREEDOM study, 7808 women aged 60 to 90 years with osteoporosis were randomly assigned to receive(More)
The Trabecular Bone Score is a rather new index obtained at the lumbar spine at the same time as a real bone mineral density. It was developed to reflect bone microarchitecture. It was proposed to be easily used in everyday practice as a surrogate of bone strength. Our aim was to review 1. technical points such as correlations between Trabecular Bone Score(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteocalcin is a bone-specific protein secreted by osteoblasts and often used as a bone formation biomarker. Rodent studies have reported a hormonal role of osteocalcin on glucose metabolism, increasing insulin secretion and sensitivity and increasing energy expenditure. However, it is unknown whether osteocalcin fulfils the same function in(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the influence of obesity on bone status in prepubertal children. This study included 20 obese prepubertal children (10.7 +/- 1.2 years old) and 23 maturation-matched controls (10.9 +/- 1.1 years old). Bone mineral area, bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD), and calculation of bone mineral apparent(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the relative importance of lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM) on bone mineral density (BMD) in a group of adolescent girls and boys. A total of 65 adolescent boys and 35 adolescent girls participated in this study. Whole body (WB) and lumbar spine (L1-L4) BMD were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Body(More)
The relationship between muscle strength and bone mineral density illustrates the positive effect of mechanical loading on bone. But local and systemic factors may affect both muscle and bone tissues. This study investigated the effects of long-term tennis playing on the relationship between lean tissue mass and bone mineral content in the forearms, taking(More)
INTRODUCTION Longevity has resulted in a greater proportion of the population entering a time of life when increasing bone fragility and falls predispose to fractures, particularly nonvertebral fractures. Women over 80 years of age constitute 10% of the population but contribute 30% of all fractures and 60% of all nonvertebral fractures. Despite this, few(More)
Osteoporosis constitutes a major worldwide public health burden characterized by enhanced skeletal fragility. Bone metabolism is the combination of bone resorption by osteoclasts and bone formation by osteoblasts. Whereas increase in bone resorption is considered as the main contributor of bone loss that may lead to osteoporosis, this loss is accompanied by(More)
BACKGROUND In a multicenter clinical trial in North America and Europe that tested the cathepsin K (catK) inhibitor balicatib for the treatment of osteoporosis, several patients developed hardening of the skin. OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize these observed adverse events. METHODS Patients with skin hardening were examined by a local dermatologist.(More)