Bone Drug Cuts Deaths, Breaks in Elderly
Sep 17, 2007 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press
“There's no question that we had a death benefit. We can't tell you why we had a death benefit”
For the first time, an osteoporosis drug has reduced deaths and prevented new fractures in elderly patients with broken hips, according to new research. Some experts called the drop in deaths 'striking' but said other drugs could have a similar effect.
In the study, there were 28 percent fewer deaths and 35 percent fewer fractures in the group that got a once-a-year infusion of the bone drug Reclast compared to those who got a dummy treatment.
No other osteoporosis drug study published in at least 15 years has shown such a pronounced reduction in deaths, said Dr. Kenneth Lyles of Duke University Medical Center, the lead author. Read more
Its true! Elderly who break a hip have a very high risk of passing away within 6 months of the injury. However, bone health should be implemented many years before the need for Reclast. Weight-bearing exercise and calcium/Vitamin D supplementation can prevent bone loss from occurring later in life.
Dr Jennifer Amato
This is great news. Its a real breakthrough in medicine. However, i hope people will not depend that there is such kind of drug to treat bone problems. People should keep their bones healthy by observing the proper diet, adhering to a regular exercise regimen and taking bone vitamins.
It has been well established that bone drugs may substantially reduce the risk of fractures, which in turn helps lower the rate of mortality in most elderly adults. However, it has also been identified that osteoporosis drugs such as Fosamax may have a possible link to adverse events like spontaneous fractures at the thighbones, a different type of fracture, but a fracture nonetheless. Information of high ground at http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com may be of great assistance to those concerned and interested.
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