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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)
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 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)
CONTEXT Vitamin D deficiency is often treated or prevented by high intermittent doses of vitamin D to achieve a better treatment adherence, but treatment outcomes were contradictory, and even a transient increase in fracture and fall risk was reported. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to investigate the short-term effects on bone turnover markers(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common among elderly subjects and it has been associated with poor bone health, and to a number of other conditions. The ideal 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration, reflecting the size of vitamin D deposits, are generally retained those not associated with any marginal increase in serum parathyroid hormone (PTH).(More)
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a life-threatening eating disorder characterized by an inability to maintain a normal body weight and amenorrhoea, often associated with osteoporosis and increased risk of fragility fractures. Bone metabolism, including markers of bone turnover (serum total alkaline phosphatase, bone alkaline phosphatase [bone AP], osteocalcin [OC](More)
Neridronate is an aminobisphosphonate, licensed in Italy for the treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and Paget's disease of bone (PDB). A characteristic property of neridronate is that it can be administered both intravenously and intramuscularly, providing a useful system for administration in homecare. In this review, we discuss the latest clinical(More)
Bone turnover markers (BTM) progressively decrease in young adult women. This might be linked to changes in insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-I). Four serum BTMs [serum C-telopeptide of type 1 collagen (CTX), osteocalcin (OC), N-terminal propeptide of type 1 procollagen (P1NP), and bone alkaline phosphatase (bone AP)], serum calcium (sCa), phosphate(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)