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The OPG/RANKL system in primary cultures of human osteoblasts has been studied by different authors. However, very few studies have been performed on gene expression of RANKL and OPG at different stages of maturation on human osteoblast cultures. The effect of 17- beta-estradiol and 1,25dihydroxyvitamin D3 on the OPG/RANKL system is not known during the(More)
The osteoprotegerin/RANKL system modulates bone remodelling. Alendronate and raloxifene are anti-resorptive drugs effective in osteoporotic disease. They reduce fracture risk, the activity of bone remodelling and increase bone mineral density. It is not known if they can exert a direct effect in osteoblasts via the osteoprotegerin/RANKL system. Our(More)
The OPG/RANKL/RANK system is important in the balance between bone formation and resorption. We used primary human osteoblasts (hOBs) cells to examine the impact of 17-beta-estradiol (E2) or/and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D) in OPG/RANKL system in 28 post-menopausal (PM) women; (a) with hip fracture (OP) or (b) with osteoarthritis (OA). The hOB from OP(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is a metabolic disorder characterized by a reduction in bone mass and deterioration in the microarchitectural structure of the bone, leading to a higher risk for spontaneous and fragility fractures.The main aim was to study the differences between human bone from osteoporotic and osteoarthritic patients about gene expression(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective study was performed to compare the prevalence of morphometric vertebral fractures (MVF) between patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and healthy subjects and to identify predictive factors of fracture. METHODS A total of 107 patients with IBD (53 with Crohn's disease and 54 with ulcerative colitis) and 51 healthy(More)
Our objective was to identify anthropometric, bone age, and bone mineral density (BMD) changes after a family-based treatment program for obese children. We conducted a longitudinal prospective study of 50 obese children (body mass index percentage [BMI%] > or =120%) aged 9.12 +/- 1.72 years (range 6-13) at baseline. A family-based treatment program, based(More)
A deficit of immunoreactive calcitonin (iCT) has been found in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PM-OP), however, recent studies assessing the monomeric fraction of calcitonin (exCT) do not seem to confirm these findings. We have measured serum levels of iCT by radioimmunoassay (RIA) and exCT (chromatography and RIA) at 0, 5, 10, and 20 minutes after(More)
Osteoporosis (OP) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly but the relationship between them is unclear. The purposes of this study are to analyze the bone turnover markers (BTM), bone mineral density (BMD) and the structural and mechanical properties of trabecular bone in patients with OP and OA, and to(More)
Radiotherapy, an essential component of cancer treatment, is not without risk to bone, particularly to the immature or growing skeleton. Known side effects range from post-radiation osteitis to osteoradionecrosis. We report the case of a 14-year-old male patient undergoing denosumab treatment, a new antiresorptive agent, for osteoradionecrosis. The patient(More)
Estrogens retard bone loss after menopause and constitute the most logical therapy for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Estrogens are contraindicated in some circumstances and some postmenopausal women are unwilling to accept them. We have used ADFR therapy as an alternative in the prevention of postmenopausal bone loss. One hundred women in(More)