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No benefit of vitamin D supplementation for musculoskeletal health

Vitamin D pills

The use of vitamin D supplements for maintaining or improving musculoskeletal health is not warranted, suggest the findings of an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Zoledronate benefits postmenopausal women with osteopenia

Syringe

Treatment with zoledronate once every 18 months significantly reduces the risk for nonvertebral or vertebral fragility fractures, compared with placebo, in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, study findings indicate.

Journal article

Proton pump inhibitors’ use and risk of hip fracture: A systematic review and meta-analysis

X-ray of hip fracture (used with permission)

This systematic review and meta-analysis were performed with the aim to quantify the risk of hip fracture associated with proton pump inhibitor use [read more].
Hussain S et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4142-x

Journal article

Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis

Whole-body CT (pelvis region) showing destruction and sclerosis of the left hip bones

The authors present a rare case of sporadic chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis in which the patient eventually developed cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated renal vasculitis and hyperparathyroidism [read more].
Snipaitiene A et al. Pediatr Rheumatol 2018; 16: 49. doi: 10.1186/s12969-018-0267-4

Journal article

Medication persistence and risk of fracture among female Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with osteoporosis

X-ray of hip fracture (used with permission)

This study aimed to examine the relationship between medication persistence and fracture risk among female Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with osteoporosis [read more].
Liu J et al. Osteoporos Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4630-6

31-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | View from the clinic | Article

Monitoring bone health with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in pediatric patients

Advisory board member and consultant endocrinologist Malachi McKenna summarizes the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in monitoring bone health and diagnosing low bone mineral mass in children.

31-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | View from the clinic | Article

Managing osteoporosis in pediatric patients

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses the causes of low bone mineral density and osteoporosis in pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases, and suggests strategies for risk prevention and treatment of this disease.

08-11-2017 | Osteoporosis | ACR/ARHP 2017 | Video

Expert commentary: Bisphosphonate drug holidays and fracture risk

Linda Russell gives an independent comment on a study showing that suspending bisphosphonate treatment for more than 2 years is associated with increased fracture risk.

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Journal articles and book chapters

30-07-2018 | Osteoporosis | Review | Article

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: Update on management

Jagpal A, Saag KG. Curr Treat Options in Rheum 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40674-018-0105-3

28-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

The impact of sarcopenic obesity on knee and hip osteoarthritis: A scoping review

Godziuk K et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 271. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2175-7

23-07-2018 | Osteoporosis | Article

Incidence, risk factors, and fracture healing of atypical femoral fractures: A multicenter case-control study

Lim SJ et al. Osteoporos Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4640-4

Guidelines

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