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CONTEXT Persistence with osteoporosis treatment is poor but is important for maximum benefit. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the impact of physician reinforcement using bone turnover markers (BTMs) on persistence with risedronate treatment. DESIGN AND SETTING This was a 1-yr multinational prospective, open-label, blinded study in 171(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D insufficiency has deleterious consequences on health outcomes. In elderly or postmenopausal women, it may exacerbate osteoporosis. SCOPE There is currently no clear consensus on definitions of vitamin D insufficiency or minimal targets for vitamin D concentrations and proposed targets vary with the population. In view of the potential(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the changes on bone mineral density, and the effects on persistence and adverse events in patients treated for postmenopausal osteoporosis with generic alendronate or with branded alendronate (Fosamax®) or branded risedronate (Actonel®) once weekly. In this retrospective patient chart analysis, we reviewed the(More)
Men with osteoporosis have been neglected in the past, and only a few therapeutic trials have been performed in men. The bisphosphonate, alendronate, has been widely used for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. This prospective, open label, active controlled, randomized clinical study compared the effects of oral alendronate (10 mg daily) and(More)
There are no general accepted strategies for combined drug treatments in osteoporosis, while in other important chronic diseases combinations of different medications are used as a rule to improve therapeutic results and reduce the risk of adverse events. It is suggested that the success of combined treatments is related to the different modes of action of(More)
Alendronate has been approved as a first antiresorptive drug for treatment of osteoporosis in men. Except for fluoride, in some countries so far there has been no approved anabolic substance for the treatment of male osteoporosis. From small studies in men and male patients included in studies on postmenopausal osteoporosis there is sufficient evidence that(More)
Almost 50 % of osteoporosis (OP) patients discontinue bisphosphonate (BP) therapy within 1-2 years after the start of their treatment. Denosumab's longer dosing interval with its administration every 6 months (Q6M) as a subcutaneous (sc) injection might result in a better real-life treatment adherence and persistence than weekly or monthly oral BP treatment(More)
Osteoporosis is prevalent in men with an estimated one in eight men older than 50 years suffering from osteoporotic fracture, and a higher mortality rate after fracture among men compared with women. There are few approved therapies for osteoporosis in men. This observational study assesses the efficacy and safety of risedronate in the treatment of men with(More)
Surrogate markers of fracture risk--bone turnover markers (BTMs) and bone mineral density (BMD)--can be used to monitor treatment response. We assessed whether changes in these markers greater than the least significant change (LSC) were associated with fracture risk reduction and greater adherence. This secondary analysis of the Improving Measurements of(More)
UNLABELLED Changes of the bone formation marker PINP correlated positively with improvements in vertebral strength in men with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) who received 18-month treatment with teriparatide, but not with risedronate. These results support the use of PINP as a surrogate marker of bone strength in GIO patients treated with(More)