Explore the latest in osteoporosis from The JAMA Network, including recent guidelines for and advances in screening, management, and prevention of the disorder.
This case-control study uses a large health care claims database to investigate whether there is an association between hypovitaminosis D and an increased risk of uveitis in adults who received a diagnosis of noninfectious uveitis.
This 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force guideline concludes that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of vitamin D and calcium supplementation, alone or combined, for primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling, asymptomatic men and premenopausal women (I statement) and recommends against daily supplementation for primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling, postmenopausal women (D recommendation).
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 American College of Physicians’ guideline on treatment of osteoporosis.
This study examines the frequency of steroid use for acute respiratory tract infections in Louisiana and nationally, and factors associated with this clinical practice.
This study evaluates the relationship between bone mineral density and intracranial aneurysm.
This meta-analysis summarizes the effects of calcium, vitamin D, or combined calcium and vitamin D supplements on fracture incidence among community-dwelling older adults.
This systematic review to support the 2017 update of the US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on use of hormone therapy summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of hormone therapy for primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.
This cohort study uses health administrative databases in Ontario, Canada, to investigate the optimal timing of hip fracture surgery after which patients’ risk of complications increase.
This Medical Letter review summarizes safety concerns regarding proton pump inhibitors such as increased fracture risk, hypomagnesemia and QT prolongation, and acute interstitial nephritis.
This mixed longitudinal study assesses the acquisition of whole-body and skeletal site–specific bone mineral content relative to linear growth in a healthy, diverse, longitudinal cohort of children, adolescents, and young adults and tests for differences related to sex and African American race.
This Swedish cohort study investigates whether treatment with alendronate is associated with reduced risk of hip fracture among older patients using oral glucocorticoids.
This population-based cohort study examines the association of mental disorders and psychotropic medication use with fracture risk in routine clinical practice.
This controlled clinical trial explores whether testosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone improves their bone density and strength.
This cohort study uses national electronic medical record data from Hong Kong to compare risk of osteoporotic fracture among patients prescribed dabigatran or warfarin for newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
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