Bones and groans
- Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for osteoporosis. Mudoo, Aroona Devi; Le-hua, Y. U. // Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p226
Osteoporosis is becoming a great social and medical problem due to the elderly population. Various forms of prevention and treatment are needed to deal this problem. It has been found that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy is safe and effective in treating osteoporosis. This review thus...
- Screening for osteoporosis gets easier. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jun98, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p1
Presents information on a bone-scanning device called the Sahara to detect osteoporosis. How the disease is detected; Who approved the device; Functions of the device; Expected cost for the Sahara test; Comments from Bess Dawson-Hughes, chief of the Calcium and Bone Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts.
- Continuous vs. Cyclical Clodronate for Osteoporosis. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;11/15/1996, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p2294
Defines Clodronate as a second-generation bisphosphonate that has shown the ability to induce substantial gains in bone mineral density when administered in a cyclical regimen in patients with osteoporosis. Comparison made by Gianini and colleagues on the effectiveness of cyclical and...
- Does calcium build bone mass in postmenopausal women? // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Dec93, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p8
Renders the results of a study on calcium supplements intake to combat bone tissue loss leading to osteoporosis. Increased calcium intake as not improving bone density; Little effect of extra vitamin D intake and doing weight-bearing exercises; Estrogen replacement therapy for bone maintenance;...
- Osteoporosis drugs: How effective? // HealthFacts;Feb96, Vol. 21 Issue 201, p3
Reports that the drugs Fosamax and Miacalcin have been approved for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, which is a bone-thinning disease that leads to fractures. Information on the drugs; Other drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis; Statistics from studies compared Miacalcin with...
- The two new options for osteoporosis. // Modern Medicine;Jan96, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p24
Discusses the options for treating osteoporosis. Effectiveness of using the non-hormonal alendronate; Use of the intranasal calcitonin-salmon; Recommended dosage; Side effects.
- New cautions for osteoporosis drug. // Modern Medicine;Jun96, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p41
Reports that the labeling for alendronate sodium has been revised as a precaution for patients taking it for osteoporosis. Warning against patients with abnormalities of the esophagus.
- Simple brace improves back strength in women with osteoporosis. // Modern Medicine;Jun96, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p46
Presents the abstract of the study entitled `Effect of Back Supports on Back Strength in Patients with Osteoporosis: A Pilot Study,' by Kaplan, Sinaki et al published in the March 1996 issue of the `Mayo Clin Proc' periodical concerning the treatment of osteoporosis.
- An alternative to replacing estrogen. // USA Today Magazine;Oct95, Vol. 124 Issue 2605, p14
Reports on testing of the drug raloxifene at the Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis which could prevent bone loss and offer an alternative to estrogen replacement for post-menopausal women. Negative effects of estrogen replacement; Drug's role in lowering the risk of heart disease.