Jason C Gallagher

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Morphometric measurements of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae were carried out on spinal radiographs of 150 normal women. A normal range was established for each individual vertebra. There was no change in the anterior height of the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae with age but there was a small significant decrease in the posterior height of the lumbar(More)
Tibolone, a novel compound with tissue-specific effects, has been found to have antiresorptive properties in bone. To confirm the efficacy of tibolone and determine its minimum effective dose for prevention of bone loss in early postmenopausal women, two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding studies were performed. Seven hundred seventy(More)
BACKGROUND Daptomycin is a rapidly bactericidal agent with broad coverage against Gram-positive organisms, including Staphylococcus aureus, the most frequent cause of osteomyelitis. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical outcome of patients with non-hardware associated osteomyelitis, and the safety profile of daptomycin in the treatment of(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) is dependent on multiple influences including genetics, mechanical forces, hormonal changes and nutritional mechanisms. The mechanical forces are, in part, influenced by muscle strength. This study examined the relationships between BMD of the spine and femur with muscle strength. Eighty-one healthy, non-athletic women aged 20-30(More)
OBJECTIVE The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) established a goal to review the published medical data and develop an evidence-based consensus opinion regarding the role of calcium in peri- and postmenopausal women. DESIGN In building this consensus opinion, NAMS followed the general principles established for evidence-based guidelines. As part of(More)
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