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Splints versus casts for wrist fractures in children by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Sep 2010 12:00am In children with wrist fractures, a wrist splint is as effective as a cast and provides greater comfort and easier hygiene, found a randomized controlled study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal. Distal radius fractures ... Read on »
Vitamin D Supplementation May Reduce Bone Fracture Risk by A4M Posted Fri 03 Aug 2012 10:09pm Posted on July 31, 2012, 6 a.m. in Bone and Dental Dietary Supplementation Vitamins With the cost of treating a hi ... Read on »
Fractures and vitamin D by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 26 Apr 2010 3:57pm This is a bit off topic, but it's such an interesting observation that I'd like to pass it on. Over the past several years, there have been inevitable bone fractures: People slip on ice, for instance, and fracture a wrist or elbow. Or miss a step and fracture a foot, fall off a ladder and fracture a leg. People will come to my office ... Read on »
"Significantly Higher Bone Fracture Risk" for HIV-infected Patients by Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 20 Oct 2008 3:00am The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) has published a new study which claims the HIV infection puts patients at a considerably higher risk of bone fractures. “Previous studies had indicated towards reduced bone density among HIV-infected patients but not much was known about patients being more prone to fractures", s ... Read on »
Bariatric Surgery Seems to Result In Greater Bone Fractures by Linda Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 12:00am A new study done at the Mayo clinic shows that bariatric surgery to induce weight loss puts a person at greater risk for broken bones. People who had bariatric procedures either stapling of the stomach (gastric bypass) or banding of the stomach (gastric band surgery) at the Mayo Clinic were followed for twenty years. Results showed that they h ... Read on »
Possible Increased Risk of Bone Fractures With Certain Antacid Drugs by FDA Posted Tue 25 May 2010 7:37am Printer-friendly PDF (283 KB) There is a possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine if you take certain drugs for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drugs belong to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PP ... Read on »
Acid Reflux Drugs Tied to Bone Fractures by OCnaturaldoc Health Maven Posted Fri 13 May 2011 1:45pm Published: May 13, 2011 The analysis did not find a similar increase in fracture risk among patients taking older acid reflux medications, called histamine-2 receptor antagonists.A new analysis adds to growing evidence that people using proton pump inhibitors to control symptoms of acid reflux are more likely to fracture bones than those who ... Read on »
Are you at risk of a bone fracture from osteoporosis? by OlwenAnderson Health Maven Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 8:46pm Now here's a handy tool..... a free online calculator to assess your risk of a bone fracture from osteoporosis. You can find it here  When you've put in all the data, the program will calculate the percentage probability of a fracture within the next 10 years. By the way, question 12 ... Read on »
Take soy protein to reduce risk of bone fractures by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm Eat soy protein, exercise more and increase consumption of calcium and vitamin D to retard bone loss. According to the Shanghai Women's Health Study, women who ate the most soy protein had a 37% lower risk of bone fracture as compared to women who ate the least soy, particularly among women in the early years following menopause. Soy protein was ... Read on »
FDA Statement on ASBMR report: Possible Increased Risk of Certain Types of Thigh Bone Fractures with Long-Term Bisphosphonates U by FDA Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 9:25am [9/14/2010] FDA appreciates the report from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research's (ASBMR's) expert Task Force, released today, providing important perspectives on the potential association between long term treatment with the class of osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates and a rare but serious type ... Read on »