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A number of recent findings seem to indicate that fat and bone metabolism are strictly connected. We investigated the relationship between lipid profile and bone mineral density (BMD) in 236 either pre- or postmenopausal women, aged 35–81 years, attending our osteoporosis center (“clinic group”). In order to verify the consistency of the results, 265 men(More)
Poor adherence to prescribed treatments is widespread in clinical practice and this can lead to potentially life-threatening events. This problem is apparently very common for osteoporosis treatment but the causes of discontinuation and low compliance are complex and poorly defined. Global adherence to osteoporosis treatment was specifically addressed in a(More)
Knowledge of the effects of exercise on bone mass in postmenopausal women is limited and controversial. Animal studies have shown that the response of bone to bending strain is an alteration of bone geometry. We studied 250 postmenopausal women, aged 52-72 years, willing to participate in a 6-month exercise program. The first 125 started the program(More)
UNLABELLED In a randomized controlled study, we investigated the effect of treatment with intravenous neridronate in prepubertal children with OI. Our study suggests that quarterly intravenous infusions of the bisphosphonate significantly raise the rate of increase in BMD at both the spine and hip, the projected area of the lumbar vertebrae, and height.(More)
Bone densitometry has become a major tool for osteoporosis risk assessment. The traditional dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) methods are able to evaluate the bone mineral content (BMC; mg/cm) and the areal density (BMD; mg/cm2), but only quantitative computed tomography (QCT) has the potential to measure the true volumetric bone density in the sense(More)
Families affected by Paget’s disease of bone frequently harbor mutations in the SQSTM1/p62 gene. In this multicentric study we collected 345 sporadic and 12 familial PDB cases throughout Italy, identifying 12 different mutations, 5 of which are newly reported and 3, D335E, A381V, and Y383X, external to the UBA domain. Subjects with truncating mutations,(More)
The bone mass benefits of antiresorbers in postmenopausal osteoporosis are limited by the rapid coupling of decreasing bone resorption with bone formation. Wnt signaling is involved in this coupling process during treatment with bisphosphonates, whereas its role during treatment with the anti-receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) antibody denosumab is(More)
Bone involvement is frequent in patients with systemic mastocytosis. Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone manifestation, but diffuse osteosclerosis or focal osteolytic or osteosclerotic lesions are not infrequent. The risk of osteoporotic fractures is high, especially at the spine and in men. Routine measurements of bone mineral density and vertebral(More)
Bone involvement, mainly osteoporosis but also osteosclerosis, is frequent in patients with indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM). The recent characterization of the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway in the regulation of bone remodeling provided important insights for our understanding of the pathophysiology of a number of conditions. The regulation of Wnt(More)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterologous group of rare inherited bone disorders resulting from defect in collagen synthesis or function. In previous studies, bone turnover has been found either increased or low-normal. These contradictory results might result from the study population made of children with prior recent fractures. We measured serum(More)