Osteoporosis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Osteoporosis. There are a total of 430 clinical trials for Osteoporosis in 29 countries with 26 trials currently in the United States. 65 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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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: Department of Veterans Affairs
Study type: Interventional
March 2014 - June 2015
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by skeletal fragility due to decreased bone mass and deterioration of bone microarchitecture , leading to increased fracture risk for low trauma, such as spinal fractures or femoral neck . It is estimated that 3 million people are living in France , particularly women , with an incidence that increases with age . This disease is a major public health issue in terms of morbidity and mortality , costs and risk of recurrence (after a first fracture episode) , including risk factors are identified. However, although bone densitometry is a reliable diagnostic tool and preventive treatments are at our disposal, screening for osteoporosis is still insufficient . The objective of our study is to improve the detection of osteoporosis in Hospital Departmental Vendee , using a simple questionnaire seeking risk factors followed by bone densitometry or if risk factors are found. Based on the results , the patient will be sent in rheumatology consultation for implementation of treatment if necessary . Therefore included women hospitalized in medical services , gynecology and orthopedics Hospital Departmental Vendee , aged 50 to 80 years. Will not be included women who could answer a simple questionnaire and those previously treated for osteoporosis or have already received a bone density there is less than 3 years old .
Sponsor: Centre Hospitalier Departemental Vendee
Study type: Observational
February 2014 - December 2015
Osteoporosis (severe bone loss) is a bone disease with bone fragility and an increased chance for bone fractures. Women are 4 times more likely to have osteoporosis than men because there is no estrogen protection after menopause and women in general have lighter and thinner bones. Recent studies have indicated tocotrienols (one kind of vitamin E) supplement may be good for the bone health in postmenopausal women. However, no study has ever been done the role of tocotrienols in bone health in postmenopausal women. Our long-term goal is to develop a new strategy featuring a dietary supplement (i.e., tocotrienols) for slowing down bone loss in postmenopausal women. The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of 12-week tocotrienols on bone measurements in postmenopausal women. Investigators plan to recruit postmenopausal women using flyers, non-solicited e-mail system, campus announcement, local radio, newspapers, and TV scripts. We plan to enroll approximately 200 women to obtain 78 qualified women at the start of the study. After screening, qualified participants will be matched by body weight and age, and then randomly assigned to no tocotrienols, low tocotrienols, or high tocotrienols group. The outcome measures will be assessed at baseline, after 6, and after 12 weeks. Bone-related measurements will be recorded using blood and urine samples. Investigators will monitor safety of subjects after 6 and after 12 weeks. Food intake, physical activity, and quality of life will be assessed at baseline and 12 weeks. All data will be analyzed statistically.
Sponsor: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Study type: Interventional
January 2014 - January 2019
Osteoporosis is an important health problem, costing the Canadian health care system over $2 billion per year. Loss of bone mineral and bone fragility is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women. Of all osteoporotic fractures, hip fractures are the most traumatic. Creatine monohydrate is a nutritional supplement that is often combined with strength training to increase strength and muscle mass. The investigators recently completed a pilot study in a small number of postmenopausal women (n=33) that showed that creatine monohydrate significantly improved hip bone mineral density during a 1-year resistance training program. In our current proposal the investigators want to determine whether creatine combined with strength training can have an even larger effect on bone mineral density at the hip if given over 2 years in a large group of postmenopausal women (n=240). The investigators also want to determine whether this leads to reduced fractures in these women for up to a year after completing the creatine and strength training program.
Sponsor: University of Saskatchewan
Study type: Interventional
December 2013 -
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of eldecalcitol monotherapy compared with alfacalcidol monotherapy in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, using a randomized, open-label, parallel-group, comparative design.
Sponsor: e-GLORIA trial Protocol Review Committee
Study type: Interventional
November 2013 - August 2014
Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to impaired skeletal strength and increased fracture risk. Among 200 million osteoporotic patients (Tarantino, Cannata et al. 2007) most are diagnosed only after several fractures. Furthermore, the progressively aging population will increase the prevalence of osteoporosis. It is estimated that over 75% of osteoporotic patients are not diagnosed and does not receive treatment for their condition. In this study we aim to investigate the strength of Density Index (DI) for prediction of proximal femur and lumbar spine BMD as well as determining the diagnostic thresholds for DI for osteoporosis diagnostics by using the International Society for Clinical Densitometry guidelines. In addition we aim to investigate how many additional women would be identified for osteoporosis diagnosis/ treatment based on adding FRAX to Bindex versus adding FRAX to DXA. The investigators will start and organize a multicenter study in 5 osteoporosis clinics in Suomen Terveystalo Healthcare Service Company in Finland. A total of 1100 postmenopausal women (age 50 -79 years) will be measured with both axial DXA and Bindex. In addition, the FRAX questioinnaire will be asked from everybody attending the study. Clinical hypotheses: 1. Cortical bone thickness is decreased in osteoporosis. 2. Patient age, weight and height are related to BMD status and therefore are needed in BMD estimation (Density Index). 3. Ultrasound is a safe method in osteoporosis screening and diagnostics for osteoporosis. 4. Fracture risk factors (FRAX) and point-of-care bone density measurement together have significantly higher sensitivity and specificity for osteoporosis/treatment decisions than one method alone.
Sponsor: Bone Index Finland Ltd
Study type: Observational [P
October 2013 - October 2016
This survey is conducted for preparing application material for re examination under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Laws and its Enforcement Regulation, and assessing the safety and efficacy profiles of VIVIANT in usual practice according to the Re-examination Regulation for New Drugs
Sponsor: Pfizer
Study type: Observational
October 2013 - October 2014
This study is designed for clinical validation of the novel ultrasound device (Bindex®, Bone Index Finland Ltd.). In a preliminary study technique has been validated in Finnish elderly woman population with 285 healthy and 56 osteoporotic subjects (n = 341 in total). Significant and good correlation was observed between Density Index (DI) determined with Bindex and femoral bone mineral density determined with DXA (r = 0.65 - 0.70). In addition, with determination of 90% sensitivity and specificity thresholds, significant number (65-75%) of patients could be diagnosed without additional verification with DXA. First, the thresholds for DI will be determined by measuring 70 osteoporotic and 70 healthy patients (n = 140) with Bindex and DXA within four decades of age; age 50 to 59 years, age 60 to 69 years, age 70 to 79 years, and age 80 to 89 years. The feasibility of DI for diagnostics of osteoporosis and evaluation of bone mineral density (BMD) will be assessed. The thresholds for the BMD estimate obtained with DI will be determined for osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic patients. For fracture risk assessment, DI measurements are used to predict the outcome of currently available fracture risk assessment tools. 1. To investigate optimal configuration of ultrasound parameters and patient characteristics for prediction of proximal femur and lumbar spine BMD for women in each four decades of age; 50 to 59 years, 60 to 69 years, 70 to 79 years, and 80-89 years. 2. To develop national diagnostic thresholds for DI in prediction of osteoporosis status with a reference female population (American-Caucasian) in each four decades of age; 50 to 59 years, 60 to 69 years, 70 to 79 years, and 80-89 years.
Sponsor: Bone Index Finland Ltd
Study type: Observational [P
September 2013 -
The purpose of the study is to provide information about the rate of response and persistence to drug therapies for osteoporosis. Another issue examined in this study refers to the preferences and concerns about future treatments in patients during "drug holiday".
Sponsor: Meir Medical Center
Study type: Observational [P
September 2013 - August 2014
Osteoporosis is a reduction in bone density that increases the risk of fractures; particularly of the spine, hip and wrist. Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide - approximately one tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90. Treating osteoporosis and the associated fractures costs the NHS more than two billion pounds per annum. Teriparatide is a drug currently prescribed for some osteoporosis patients by their doctor to be taken by injection. It is currently the only drug available which promotes the deposition of new bone as opposed to preventing resorption. This is the drug treatment we will be studying in this clinical trial. The drug is of a type that cannot normally be taken as a swallowed pill. This type of drugs tends to be delivered by injection, as is currently the case for teriparatide. Injections have numerous limitations and are disliked by patients. This trial will assess how well the nasal spray devices work, how long the drug stays in the nose and also how well the drug enters the bloodstream.
Sponsor: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Study type: Interventional
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