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Fractures related to skeleton fragility (i.e. osteoporotic fractures) represent a growing health problem, as the life expectancy and thus the number of frail elderly subjects is increasing. These fractures are associated with individual and societal consequences. The fractures are responsible for increased disability, chronic pain, and loss of independency. The annual cost of either prevalent or incident osteoporotic-related fractures exceeds the same ratio calculation for many other serious chronic diseases. Mortality risk is increased following osteoporotic fractures. Several classes of osteoporosis therapies are proven to reduce fracture risk, based on placebo controlled trials of 3-5 years duration, including in elderly patients. These data are the rationale for screening of patients at risk of fracture, recognizing that the optimal approach is to identify subjects at risk for major fractures . Bone fragility is related to the decrease of both the quality and the quantity of bone. Bone mineral density (BMD) is a surrogate of bone fragility, with the advantage of being non-invasively measurable, at relevant sites, such as vertebrae and upper extremity of the femur. A low BMD, age, and prevalent fractures are the 3 main determinants of the risk of sustaining a fracture. A low BMD has also been reported as a determinant of all cause mortality risk in the general population. So far, screening of low BMD by QCT has not been recommended because of low availability of the devices, irradiation, and cost. However, a huge number of QCT are performed daily for various medical indications. These thoracic and abdominal QCT carry potential information about vertebral BMD. These data are already available, with no additional cost, patient time, nor radiation exposure. They can be retrospectively (in our study) or prospectively (in the future context of care) analyzed, and are the basis of an opportunistic screening for osteoporosis: this denotes the use of diagnostic QCT scans made for other medical indication to screen for patients at high fracture risk. There is no study of this QCT based measurement as an opportunistic screening for patients at short-term risk for fracture. Opportunistic screening of osteoporosis, by diagnosis of low BMD on abdominal QCT performed for various medical indications, is able to detect subjects at short-term (i.e. over 3 years) risk of fracture (necessitating an hospitalization).
Osteoporosis is a common senile disease with a high incidence. The Chinese medicine differentiation treatment has small side effects and can be taken for a long time, which has certain advantages. This project adopts the experience of the person in charge of the project-Xulin Jiangu Granules and clinically collects patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis (kidney deficiency and blood stasis syndrome).
Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mineral density and alterations in bone microarchitecture, leading to bone fragility and high risk of fractures. In the peri-menopausal period and during menopause, estrogen deficiency is responsible for an acceleration of bone remodeling. It is therefore important to sensitize women to this pathology at the beginning of menopause. Osteoporosis is a public health issue with more than 3 million women in France suffering from almost ¼ of the population over 50 years old. Paradoxically, the number of bone densitometry and prescribed osteoporosis drugs are decreasing. There is an under-screening and a disinterest of the pathology on the part of the medical world and the patients. The investigators hypothesize that women lack knowledge about osteoporosis. This study will identify these gaps, and put in place appropriate strategies to improve this knowledge. For this purpose, a descriptive cross-sectional observational study will carry out, through the fulfillment of self-administered questionnaire for women over 30 years old. The main objective is to assess the knowledge of women, about osteoporosis and its consequences. The judgment criterion is based on a percentage of correct answers per question. The interests of the study are to identify gaps in knowledge, to optimize the investigator's therapeutic education, to fight patient wait-and-see and false beliefs, and finally to improve adherence and longer-term adherence.
The goal of this translational study is to establish a newly emerging CT-based tool for the characterization of changes in bone micro-architecture and assessment of their implications for fracture-risk in a population of COPD patients at risk for osteoporosis. The tool will be suitable and generalizable across emerging CT scanners from different vendors, and it will provide a more structurally-based assessment of osteoporosis and bone loss than is provided by simple bone density measures. The study will characterize the impact of different COPD-related factors on bone structure, and their implications for fracture-risk, leading to the development of a COPD-specific model for assessment of fracture-risk that will utilize patient-specific demographic, clinical and radiographic data, and CT BMD at the spine, as well as bone structural measures at the wrist and/or ankle.
This study evaluates the efficacy of the probiotic food supplement Vivomixx in the prevention of bone loss occurring in post menopausal women with breast cancer treated with an aromatase inhibitor. Half of the participants will receive Vivomixx while the other half will receive a placebo. The primary endpoint is to assess changes of bone turnover markers during the period of 6 months.
To demonstrate the predictive ability of the different screening scores (i.e. OST, ORAI, ABONE, body weight criterion, age alone or others) and their potential use in the primary care setting.
Large amounts of experimental and animal evidence have confirmed that iron accumulation is associated with bone loss. However, it is still lack of the clinical studies relating iron accumulation to bone loss, especially in the pathological conditions during our Chinese. In this study, the investigators aim to assess the association between the levels of serum ferritin and bone mineral density in Chinese healthy postmenopausal women.
A 12 month study to measure the efficacy and safety of abaloparatide in men with osteoporosis.
This project aims to ascertain that novel imaging and metabolic markers can be used to identify as well as to validate and improve the detection of Singapore-Chinese women at increased risk of diabetes.
The St JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL set up a fracture liaison service for osteopotic fracture. A specific nurse screens eligible patient admitted in emergency yard and call them to propose a bone densitometry and a medical coverage.. The aim of the study is to evaluate this new organisation