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Osteoporosis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Osteoporosis. There are a total of 457 clinical trials for Osteoporosis in 26 countries with 20 trials currently in the United States. 58 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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Interventional trials
Determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments.
Observational trials
Address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
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March 2015 - November 2018
There are over 10 million individuals with asthma using inhaled glucocorticoids (IGCs) in the United States. While oral GCs are recognized to have destructive skeletal effects, far less is known about the effects of IGCs. This gap in our knowledge is of critical importance, not only because of the prevalence, chronic nature and long duration of IGC use, but also because several studies have found that patients using IGCs are at increased risk of fracture. Fracture risk is greatest in postmenopausal (PM) women, in whom IGCs may augment negative effects of estrogen loss and aging. The investigators hypothesize that initiation of IGCs in IGC naïve PM women will lead to decreased bone formation and uncoupling of bone turnover, a potential mechanism for the effect of IGCs on the skeleton. To test our hypothesis, the investigators will perform a randomized, controlled 4 week study of the acute effects of commonly used doses of budesonide (360 or 720 mcg) on bone turnover and circulating osteoblast precursors in 60 treatment naïve, non-asthmatic, PM women. These studies are of high clinical significance because there are currently no guidelines regarding screening, prevention or treatment for osteoporosis in patients using IGCs, nor is IGC use taken into account when calculating fracture risk in PM women, the group at highest risk of fracture. High quality evidence for low volumetric bone mineral density (BMD) and abnormal bone quality in PM women using IGCs has the potential to change clinical practice by supporting specific interventions to prevent bone loss and fractures.
Sponsor: Columbia University
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - December 2018
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the role of Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in assessment of bone density. The study population contains men and women above the age of 60 years, eligible for Bone Density Testing in accordance with their health insurance, who underwent a Dental CBCT recommended by their Dental Practitioner. Any patient (eligible for bone density screening by age criteria) undergoing CBCT of either one of the jaws (or both) due to dental reasons, will be sent to a bone mineral density DEXA Scan, and for blood testing for PTH, Phosphor, Calcium ,Vitamin D and Creatinine levels. Density measurements will be done in specific sites on the CBCT's of the jaws. These measurements will be correlated with the blood tests and DEXA scan results.
Sponsor: Soroka University Medical Center
Study type: Observational
February 2015 - February 2016
This pilot study evaluates the effect of theory menu-based mini-videos on vitamin D adherence in older adult with osteoporosis. Half of participants will watch the videos while the other half will receive usual care (treating physician advice).
Sponsor: McMaster University
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - July 2017
This is a dose escalation study to determine the maximum tolerable dose of Parathyroid Hormone-related Protein, PTHrP, or Parathyroid Hormone, PTH, that can be given safely over one week in healthy African-American volunteers. The investigators plan to infuse low doses of intravenous PTHrP or PTH to determine if it leads to a sustained and progressive suppression of bone formation as occurs in humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) or an increase in bone formation as occurs in hyperparathyroidism (HPT). Additionally, the investigators will assess the direct influence of PTHrP and PTH on vitamin D metabolism, markers of bone turnover, and fractional excretion of calcium. These results will be compared to previous studies of Caucasian volunteers.
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - June 2016
Osteoporosis is a large public health disease, characterized by low bone mass and micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue, resulting in enhanced bone fragility and consequent increase in fracture risk. Osteoporosis is present when bone mineral density (BMD) or content (BMC), measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), is more than 2.5 SDs below the mean value of the young adult. BMD measured by DXA is a surrogate measure of bone strength and is the primary determinant of fracture risk in both men and women. However, the majority of fragility fractures occur in women and in individuals who do not have osteoporosis according to these standards, indicating that BMD is just one among several indicators of bone health and that assessment of fracture risk should also rely on other bone properties. Newer imaging methods, such as quantitative computerized tomography (QCT), can complement information from DXA-measurements due to its ability to assess volumetric BMD and bone geometry and to differentiate between cortical and trabecular bone compartments. Bones are composite materials made predominantly of living cells, extracellular matrix, water and lipids. This composite nature of the bone material enables it to absorb stresses by elastic deformation and to endure high loads before fracturing. A new in vivo measurements of bone material strength can be used to evaluate bone mechanical properties and thereby the fracture risk. It is well established that the skeleton benefits, in terms of increased density, from regular physical activity. However, changes in BMD are still the main surrogate for assessing improvements in exercise-induced bone health despite the experimental findings as well as findings in humans showing that improvements in mechanical bone properties are independent of changes in BMD. These improvements in mechanical bone properties may be due to changes in bone shape or matrix composition. It could then be argued that a decrease in BMD is only one of the possible manifestations of osteoporosis and that bone strength or fragility is multifactorial. The objective for this study is to investigate the role of mechanical loading on bone material strength and bone microarchitecture in middle-aged women. The overall hypothesis is that mechanical loading is a regulator of bone material strength and microarchitecture in middle-aged women. This is an intervention study where the participants will act as their own controls. The investigators intend to include 40 postmenopausal and healthy women 50-60 years of age in the study. Advertisements in local papers and at the hospital will be used to come into contact with suitable study subjects. The women will be asked to perform an intervention program, including jumping on one leg every day during a 3-month period according to a protocol with a gradually increasing load/number of jumps. The women have to choose one of their legs as intervention-leg and stick to the chosen leg throughout the study. The leg without intervention will be used as a control. Both bone material strength (BMS) and bone microarchitecture will be measured before and after intervention in both legs (tibia). The operators measuring BMS (OsteoProbe®) and bone microarchitecture (high resolution pQCT) will be blinded concerning each participant's choice of leg for intervention. In addition, subjects will be asked to register daily physical activity in a structured diary. The primary outcome measure will be changes in bone material strength (BMS) in the lower leg (tibia) with intervention compared to the leg (tibia) without intervention. Participants will attend two clinic visits, at baseline and after 3 months when the intervention period is completed. The secondary outcome measures will be changes in total volumetric density, cortical volumetric density, cortical cross sectional area and trabecular bone volume fraction in the lower leg (tibia) with intervention compared to the leg (tibia) without intervention.
Sponsor: Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 - December 2019
In the patients with osteoporosis, bisphosphonates (BPs) are a golden standard treatment. However, the bone turnover markers or the bone mineral density (BMD) are not improved in some osteoporotic patients even though they have taken BPs and alfacalcidol more than several years. In those case, the investigators better off prescribing BPs and Eldecalcitol, instead of BPs and Alfacalcitol.
Sponsor: Shinshu University
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 - April 2016
The purpose of this study is to validate a human saliva sample analyzer technique designed to screen for low bone density and osteoporosis. The analyzer technique is meant to be a simple, noninvasive, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and routine means of diagnosing bone turnover using a point-of-care device that monitors salivary markers of bone turnover in a screening patient population that is at risk for low bone density or osteoporosis.
Sponsor: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Study type: Observational
December 2014 - December 2017
Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue with consequent bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Fifty percent of women and 20% men older than 50 y.o. will have an osteoporotic fracture (fragility fracture). Fragility fracture is defined as one that results from a low-energy trauma such as a fall from body height. A previous fracture is an important predictor of a new fracture, especially in the first 5 years after initial fracture. A second fracture can be particularly devastating if it is a hip fracture. Low bone mineral density, measured by bone densitometry, as well as a previous osteoporotic fracture, are the two major risk factors for the occurrence of a new fracture. A more rational approach currently used to minimize the costs of health care in a shorter period of time uses the strategy of firstly preventing the occurrence of secondary fracture, followed by primary prevention strategies. In this context, correct identification of fragility fractures and consequent treatment of those individuals is imperative. There are currently insufficient data about the epidemiology and evolution of other fragility fractures, also known as non-vertebral non-hip fracture (NVNH). Among these, distal radius fracture and proximal humerus fractures are the most frequent. There is a type of fracture, however, that is simply ignored by the medical community: the knee insufficiency fracture.A possible explanation for this information gap could be the fact that, until a few years ago, this entity was believed to be a osteonecrosis of the knee. Only recently it is becoming clear that the cause of pain and marrow bone edema that occur subtly in older individuals is, in fact, a insufficiency fracture. The perception that this lesion is actually a fracture is relatively new. The knee insufficiency fracture usually occurs in older individuals and those with knee osteoarthritis. This study therefore aims to evaluate whether there is a relation between knee insufficiency fracture and osteoporosis. Moreover, it is expected to find out if this fracture may be defined as a fragility fracture, electing the individuals affected by it to a prophylaxis for the occurrence of new osteoporotic fracture.
Sponsor: University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Study type: Observational
November 2014 - December 2015
The investigators are intending to perform a clinical study in healthy subjects on the pharmacokinetics of different doses of Hy.D Calcifediol compared to vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in order to gain insight into the dose response relationship and to assess kinetic differences including the steady state. The metabolites 1,25(OH)2D, 24,25(OH)2D will be assessed throughout the study to assess the metabolism of vitamin D vs. 25(OH)D. Vitamin D3 will be measured throughout the study to assess compliance with the restriction of exogenous vitamin D supplementation.
Sponsor: DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Study type: Interventional
August 2014 - October 2014
The primary objective of the the study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetic properties of minodronic acid tablets following single and multiple oral administration in healthy Chinese subjects. Additionally, the effects of age and food on minodronic acid pharmacokinetics was also explored.
Sponsor: Wuhan Union Hospital, China
Study type: Interventional
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