TITLE

1 year of alendronate after 1 year of parathyroid hormone (1-84) treatment increased bone mineral density in osteoporosis: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Jamal, Sophie A.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article comments on a study conducted to examine the efficacies of alendronate and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in increasing bone mineral density (BMD) in osteoporosis. In the study, researchers reported that the increases in BMD observed after 1 year of PTH were lost if therapy was stopped but could be maintained if treatment with PTH was followed by the introduction of alendronate. Researchers also addressed whether combination therapy followed by alendronate for 1 year was superior to other regimens. With the caveat that the study did not include a group treated with PTH alone for 2 years, there was no apparent advantage to combination therapy.
ACCESSION #
19515992

 

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