Osteoporosis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Osteoporosis. There are a total of 445 clinical trials for Osteoporosis in 31 countries with 23 trials currently in the United States. 59 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.
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Address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
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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
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
Active, not recruiting
Phase 1


China HVT Safety, PK, PD

July 2014 - February 2015
This study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of denosumab administered subcutaneously to healthy adults in China.
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Study type: Interventional
July 2014 - December 2016
BACKGROUND: One-year adherence to oral anti-osteoporosis medication (AOMs) was only about 30%. In recent years, efforts have been made to change the delivery of these medications from oral form to injection form every, 3, 6 or 12 months to increase adherence. However, both patients and providers are sometimes confused about the multiple choices. Also, patients may receive extra medications if providers did not keep tract of their previous AOM uses or patients may changes providers. There were urgent needs to provide AOM monitoring and management services to improve cares. OBJECTIVES: To establish a anti-osteoporosis medication management service at National Taiwan University Hospital and its Beihu Branch. METHODS: Participating physicians will select those eligible for services and refer to study coordinators. Study coordinators will conduct baseline assessments on osteoporosis/fracture risks, record medical conditions, AOMs, provide educations on osteoporosis, fracture, sarcopenia, fall, medications, nutrition, and exercise. They also arrange return clinic visit, telephone reminder and follow up for patients, and communicate with providers on regular bases. the investigators plan to enroll 500 patients with 12-month follow up for each.
Sponsor: National Taiwan University Hospital
Study type: Observational
June 2014 - May 2015
This is a pilot study evaluating the recruitment strategies for sites and patients, data collection instruments, follow-up procedures, administrative processes, and the proposed management strategy for the future large scale national trial. This pilot study is 6 months in length.
Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Study type: Interventional
June 2014 -
To examine the changes of bone mineral density and bone turnover markers after Bonviva treatment in osteoporotic patients
Sponsor: Shinshu University
Study type: Interventional
May 2014 - August 2018
The purpose of this protocol is to determine the risk of atypical femoral shaft (thigh bone) fractures after long term fracture prevention therapy with a class of drugs called "bisphosphonates", colloquially referred to as Alendronate, risedronate, Ibandronate, and Zoledronate. In addition, the study is designed to find out which patient is most likely to develop this potential life changing complication and why. Finally, the results of this study will help clinicians to better understand the reason and thus tailor patient specific treatments…i.e., "the right treatment for the right patient for right duration."
Sponsor: Henry Ford Health System
Study type: Observational
May 2014 -
It has not been well known about the changes of bone metabolic markers, bone mineral density and other bone-related markers after teriparatide and/or denosumab treatment in Japanese osteoporotic patients.
Sponsor: Shinshu University
Study type: Interventional
April 2014 - May 2017
Osteoporosis is a public health problem. It is a skeletal disease being treated by Bisphosphonates as the first choice medication. The effects of these drugs were investigated for periodontal disease treatment both locally and systemically. However, it is very important to know their indirect effects on alveolar bone (i.e. their effects when used for treating osteoporosis). So, in this study, alternations that involve the alveolar bone when osteoporotic women use bisphosphonates will be studied radiologically using cone-beam CT and digital panoramic radiography. The goal is to provide dentists with information about changes in the characterization of the alveolar bone among these women. This is important for both periodontology and implantology. Maxillary and mandibular bone structural characterization among osteoporotic women had not been studied before. Furthermore, in an opposite direction, dental radiographs may aid in detecting osteoporosis. Osteoporotic women, under bisphosphonates therapy or not, will be invited to participate in this study. In addition, osteopenic and normal women regarding bone fragility will be included too, for comparison purposes. Panoramic radiographs will be taken. In addition, women under bisphosphonates for 6 months or more will be scanned by Cone -beam CT as it can give an idea about bone histomorphometry with a low radiation dose.
Sponsor: Damascus University
Study type: Observational
April 2014 - May 2018
Sublesional bone loss after acute spinal cord injury (SCI) is sudden, progressive, and dramatic. After depletion of bone mass and the loss of architectural integrity, it may be difficult, if even possible, to restore skeletal mass and strength. Denosumab is a relative new, highly potent anti-resorptive agent that has proven efficacy in postmenopausal osteoporosis to improve bone mass and in solid tumor patients to prevent a skeletal-related event to a greater extent than that with bisphosphonate administration. In persons with complete motor lesions, bisphosphonates have not been effective at reducing bone loss at the knee, the site of greatest relevance because of its increased risk of fracture. Anti-RANKL therapy appears to be more potent than bisphosphonates in animal models of bone loss due to immobilization, suggesting that treatment with denosumab may prove to be an efficacious therapy for persons with acute SCI to preserve bone mass and strength.
Sponsor: James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Study type: Interventional
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