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World Congress on OP, OA & MSK Disorders

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Bone and musculoskeletal disease researchers and physicians from around the world will meet today in London, UK for the opening of the largest scientific event in the field, the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and

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>25% of elderly fall each yr; falls are leading cause of injury-related death in > 65 yrs. PT & Functional exercises to improve leg strength and balance are recommended for fall prevention in @risk populations & show 20-30% less risk overall https://t.co/IPQoS4dUpS https://t.co/qUEwLX0KEq
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Mixed Long-term Effects of Calcium and Vitamin D in Postmenopausal Women

A follow-up analysis of a randomized clinical trial found that the use of calcium and vitamin D supplements among postmenopausal women was associated with decreased risk for cancer mortality, but increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. The analysis is published in 

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Depression and RA (3.8.2024)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal reports and regulatory approvals from the past week.

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Australian study shows self-reported difficulties w/ ambulation (limited<=1 km) had a higher risk of hip and spinal fractures (32% to 219% more)/ Included 239 000 adults >45 yrs https://t.co/IWvKmPc2t8 https://t.co/CDYDzhMUoa
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Could Weight-Loss Drug Improve Hip Replacement Outcomes? The antidiabetic/weight-loss drug semaglutide either does or does not help patients undergoing THA avoid complications and other poor outcomes, according to 2 retrospective studies presented here. https://t.co/bB2E4T2aiI https://t.co/EWVcQ01GuL
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Acute CPPD at significantly higher risk of fractures. 1148 acute CPPD pts matched to 3730 comparators(mean 73 yrs old); Steroids and OP more in CPPD pts. Fx risk was twice as high in the acute CPPD pts (HR 1.8;1.3, 2.3). Fx risk highest forwrist (HR, 3.6) https://t.co/RkuzGKzoPv https://t.co/IHZBIfEmms
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2023 EULAR Non-pharmacological Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: 2023 update

EULAR has published the 2023 updated recommendations for the optimal non-pharmacological management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA).



Non-pharmacological treatments for OA are as important and impactful at improving pain, function and quality of life in OA. These EULAR

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RheumNow Podcast – Bill of Rights (12.15.2023)

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Two major reports on fatigue and fibromyalgia misfired, and "ankylosing spondylitis" is sent to the Rheumatology dead word cemetery. 

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Danish study compared 106K adults w/ major osteoporotic fracture (hip, vertebrae, wrist, humerus) vs 1+ mill controls & found Mortality highest 30d following 1st index hip Fx (HR 10.98 women; & HR 16.40 men). Pneumonia most common cause of mortality https://t.co/0D7ynN4f5L https://t.co/qX61cgq1SL
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Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Review and Recommendations A recent New England Journal review of post-menopausal osteoporosis (OP) provided updated information, strategies and a review of guidelines and clinical recommendations. https://t.co/TkJjsX98Ww https://t.co/2Hi72GjEHM
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Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis Review and Recommendations

A recent New England Journal review of post-menopausal osteoporosis (OP) provided updated information, strategies and a review of guidelines and clinical recommendations. Here are the salient highlights.

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TM61 at #ACR23 23 yo M p/w ~3mo of sternal swelling - US probable abscess, drained + multiple abx w/ no improvement - XR R shoulder + L elbow nl but MRI abn - MRI L elbow: possible osteomyelitis (OM) - MRI R shoulder; clavicular osteolysis - Bone Bx clavicle + L Ulna: Chronic… https://t.co/7s9PIwByTs https://t.co/wKaKfnncP5
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ROMO vs DEN. Romosozumab was superior to denosumab (ROMO +7.3±4.5%; p< 0.001) and (DEN +2.3±3.1%; p< 0.001) in raising the spine BMD but not in hip at month 12 in chronic GC users with high fracture risk Mok C Abst#242 #ACR23 @RheumNow https://t.co/q2OKD6C2Me

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Mok et al. Romosozumab superior to denosumab in high risk GIO. Superior in improving spine BMD. Not fracture. Fracture is what matters. Abstr#2429 #ACR23 @RheumNow https://t.co/5ModHOGsED

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TM83 #ACR23 @RheumNow 45yo M b/l sacroiliitis, Rx MTX -> ADA -> MTX + Tofa. No improv Low Ca, & Phos, ALP 239. Nml Vit D, High PTH. DEXA: Osteoporosis FGF23 high PET/CT showed soft tissue density in nasal septum, few cortical breaks Dx: oncogenic osteomalacia 2/2 malignancy https://t.co/EOcYNtovBy
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@gurdeep_dulay I ask the same question always, why would you stop denosumab? Nothing comes close to fully ameliorating the negative consequences of doing so. Denosumab is for life, until we figure out how to safely get off it. Don't start it unless that is acceptable #ACR23

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#Denosumab and what to do IF you stop it #ACR23 #osteoporosis #Bisphosphonate #CTX https://t.co/qwdQQjJJlb
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Year in Review: Dr. P Seo ⭐️Low dose colchicine assoc w/ ⬇️ incidence of hip/knee replacement ➡️ 5522 pts w/ stable CAD: colchicine 0.5 mg vs PBO for median of 28.6 months ➡️ Hip/knee: 2.5% vs 3.5% ➡️HR 0.69 Similar finding in 2020 CANTOS trial using Ilaris #ACR23 @RheumNow https://t.co/PD26zoolDB
Meral K. El Ramahi, MD @MeralElRamahiMD( View Tweet )
Orthopedic cohort study of 274,403 pts (180K females, 94K males; mean age=55). The risk of future TKA was signif greater in pts w/ combination of Depression+Obesity group (11.9%); compared to Controls (8.3%), obese (10.2%) or Depression (7.8%) https://t.co/dltVS0Y6PY https://t.co/REgO5tjEUv
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ACR 2022 Guideline on Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis The ACR has published its updated recommendations for prevention and treatment of GIOP for patients receiving >3 months treatment with glucocorticoids (GCs) ≥2.5 mg daily. https://t.co/uTDBmRvCV5 https://t.co/Qx6fZSTeS5
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ACR 2022 Guideline on Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

The ACR has published its updated recommendations for prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) for patients receiving >3 months treatment with glucocorticoids (GCs) ≥2.5 mg daily.



Despite increasing treatment options to prevent and treat GIOP, many GC-

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12.3 million Americans over 50 have osteoporosis; 47 million have osteopenia. W/ OP Fx the risk of repeat Fx is highest in 1st 6 mos, yet 8% of Medicare pts w/ Fx have a diagnostic bone density scan (less in African Americans 5%) https://t.co/xBHr7WffYf https://t.co/S27Vs8yyjY https://t.co/eWcOB8fjWH
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Methotrexate in OA (10.20.2023)

Dr. Jack Cush discusses the news, journal articles and regulatory actions. This week we discuss JAKne, DLE and SLE and more.

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Hip Replacement Surgery After Age 90

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Potentially modifiable comorbid conditions and complications have a major impact on the risks of total hip arthroplasty (THA) for people in their nineties, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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