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Benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health: An expert consensus paper endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteopororosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases and by the International Osteoporosis Foundation

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Rizzoli R et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4534-5

Trial results back denosumab as a treatment option for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

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Patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab have greater improvements in bone mineral density than those treated with risedronate, phase III trial results suggest.

Multiple vertebral fractures associated with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis treated with teriparatide followed by kyphosis correction fusion: A case report

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The authors report the case of a 24-year-old woman diagnosed with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis who experienced multiple vertebral fractures despite multiple preventative treatments.

Uei H et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4425-9

Gout as a risk factor for osteoporosis: Epidemiologic evidence from a population-based longitudinal study involving 108,060 individuals

Male patient with gout

Kok VC et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4375-2

Case report: Fast reversal of severe osteoporosis after correction of excessive levothyroxine treatment and long-term follow-up


This case report describes a 38-year-old woman, who presented with bilateral femoral stress fractures and osteoporosis after years of excessive levothyroxine treatment. How would you respond when presented with such a patient?

Laine CM, K. Landin-Wilhelmsen K. Osteoporos Int 2017; 28: 2247–2250. doi:10.1007/s00198-017-3981-8

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

04-06-2018 | Osteoporosis | Review | Article

Review of the guideline of the American College of Physicians on the treatment of osteoporosis

Kanis, JA et al. Osteoporos Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4504-y

22-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | Article

A population-based study of the risk of osteoporosis and fracture with dutasteride and finasteride

Antoniou T et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 160. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2076-9

17-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | Article

Anti-osteoporosis drug use: Too little, too much, or just right? The HUNT study, Norway

Hoff M et al. Osteoporos Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4560-3

14-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | Article

Prevalence and comorbidity of osteoporosis: A cross-sectional analysis on 10,660 adults aged 50 years and older in Germany

Puth MT et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 144. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2060-4


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