Tobias Johannes de Villiers

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Bone is commonly affected in cancer. Cancer-induced bone disease results from the primary disease, or from therapies against the primary condition, causing bone fragility. Bone-modifying agents, such as bisphosphonates and denosumab, are efficacious in preventing and delaying cancer-related bone disease. With evidence-based care pathways, guidelines assist(More)
Findings from this 5-year phase 3 study of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis showed that bazedoxifene was associated with an overall favorable safety and tolerability profile, with no evidence of endometrial or breast stimulation. Overall, the results at 5 years were consistent with those seen at 3 years. We report safety and tolerability findings from(More)
Patients treated with intravenous zoledronic acid 5 mg for osteoporosis may experience post-dose influenza-like symptoms. Oral acetaminophen/paracetamol or ibuprofen administered 4 h post-infusion reduced the proportion of patients with increased oral temperature and worsening post-infusion symptom scores vs. placebo, thus providing an effective strategy(More)
The ideal selective estrogen receptor modulator will protect against fractures, prevent estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, suppress vasomotor symptoms, offer cardiovascular protection, maintain vaginal and bladder health and prevent endometrial stimulation, with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile. Raloxifene is available in most countries(More)
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