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Effects of a Short‐Term Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation on Body Sway and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Elderly Women
Long‐term vitamin D and calcium supplementation is effective in reducing nonvertebral fractures in elderly people. Increased bone fragility caused by secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) and impairedExpand
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Effects of a long-term vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls and parameters of muscle function in community-dwelling older individuals
SummaryIn 242 community-dwelling seniors, supplementation with either 1000 mg of calcium or 1000 mg of calcium plus vitamin D resulted in a decrease in the number of subjects with first falls of 27%Expand
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Effect of oral alendronate on bone mineral density and the incidence of fractures in postmenopausal osteoporosis. The Alendronate Phase III Osteoporosis Treatment Study Group.
BACKGROUND Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a serious health problem, and additional treatments are needed. METHODS We studied the effects of oral alendronate, an aminobisphosphonate, on bone mineralExpand
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Effects of a short-term vitamin D(3) and calcium supplementation on blood pressure and parathyroid hormone levels in elderly women.
Calcium supplementation is effective in reducing blood pressure in various states of hypertension, including pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. In addition, calcitropic hormones areExpand
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Vitamin D and Muscle Function
The aim of this review is to summarize current knowledge on the relation between vitamin D and muscle function. Molecular mechanisms of vitamin D action on muscle tissue have been known for manyExpand
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A newly developed spine deformity index (SDI) to quantitate vertebral crush fractures in patients with osteoporosis.
The available methods to quantitate vertebral deformity in osteoporotics are not satisfactory in comparing follow-up measurements in patients. This paper describes a newly developed 'spine deformityExpand
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Reduced Pulmonary Function in Patients with Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures
Abstract: Vertebral deformation in spinal osteoporosis results in spinal and thoracic deformation, causing pain, disability and an overall decrease in quality of life. We sought to determine whetherExpand
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Effects of a New Spinal Orthosis on Posture, Trunk Strength, and Quality of Life in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Randomized Trial
Pfeifer M, Begerow B, Minne HW: Effects of a new spinal orthosis on posture, trunk strength, and quality of life in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis: A randomized trial. Am J Phys Med RehabilExpand
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Effects of Two Newly Developed Spinal Orthoses on Trunk Muscle Strength, Posture, and Quality-of-Life in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Randomized Trial
Objectives:We conducted a prospective randomized study to evaluate the efficacy of two newly developed spinal orthoses in patients with vertebral fractures. Design:We conducted a prospective,Expand
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Clinical Grading of Spinal Osteoporosis: Quality of Life Components and Spinal Deformity in Women with Chronic Low Back Pain and Women with Vertebral Osteoporosis
Clinical consequences of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, such as back pain, functional limitations, and impairment of mood, are often cited as justification for prevention and therapy. But theseExpand
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