Search Tag: Osteoporosis

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Sectra and Swedish Care Provider Offer Osteoporosis Assessment to All

2016 15 Sep

Sectra (STO: SECT B) and private care provider Unilabs will offer preventive bone health testing for individuals with risk factors for osteoporosis, thereby enabling measures to be taken to reduce the risk of fractures. The analysis technology to be used by Unilabs will be provided by Sectra . One in two women in Sweden will suffer from a fracture due... Read more

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Hologic Marks National Osteoporosis Month by Releasing New Consumer Survey

2016 02 May

New Data Suggests Nearly Half of Women Neglect to Take Action Against OsteoporosisWhile nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) are aware of the effects that osteoporosis can have on their health, only about half report taking any steps to prevent it,1 according to the results of a new survey has announced by Hologic (Nasdaq: HOLX). To mark the start... Read more

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Hologic’s 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Bus Takes Center Stage at Massachusetts Conference for Women

2015 07 Dec

A high-profile conference for Boston-area women will host Marlborough-based Hologic and its 40-foot 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ bus, a hands-on display of the latest innovation in breast cancer screening. Hologic’s 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ bus is a walk-through tour and information center for women to learn about a new kind of mammogram, which clinical studies have shown... Read more

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Interventional Radiology: Osteoporosis Pain Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty appear to be equally effective in substantially reducing pain and disability in osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures, according to new findings from Baylor’s interventional radiology department. Currently, nearly three in four osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures undergo kyphoplasty, a minimally-invasive... Read more

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Prescriptions for Bisphosphonates Remain Low

2014 08 Dec

According to a study published in JAMA, prescriptions for bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to strengthen bone for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and for those at high risk of subsequent fractures, remain low despite guidelines recommending their use.   ADT is widely used in men suffering from prostate cancer. Common adverse effects... Read more

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'No Dose' Bone Densitometry Technology Gets FDA Nod

2014 01 Nov

Mindways Software, Inc. (Austin, TX, USA) has obtained 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its asynchronous Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) calibration technology for CT-based bone mineral density measurement. This latest QCT software innovation makes it possible to assess bone mineral density (BMD) using... Read more

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Bone Loss Drug Passes Trial; Side Effects Linger

2014 17 Sep

Merck & Co. plans to seek US marketing approval next year for its long-delayed experimental osteoporosis drug odanacatib, Reuters reported. Although the drug proved effective in a late-stage trial, its use was associated with rare thigh-bone fractures seen with standard treatments.Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease primarily affecting postmenopausal... Read more

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New Tool to Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures

2014 25 Aug

A new cutting-edge technology, developed by scientists from the University of Manchester (UK), can locate and analyse bones - specifically spine fractures - in medical images. The tool will be useful in detecting early signs of osteoporosis, which occurs when a person has too little bone and is more prone to suffering fractures in the spine, wrists... Read more

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Early Osteoporosis Detection Improved in Finland

2014 28 Feb

Public mammography screening provider in Finland mobilises against osteoporosisThe Finnish mammography provider Suomen Radiologikeskus Oy has signed an agreement with the IT and medical technology company Sectra to provide osteoporosis assessment in conjunction with public mammography screening in all of Keskus’ nine mammography centers in Finland.... Read more

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Fat in Organs and Blood May Increase Risk of Osteoporosis 

2013 16 Jul

Excess fat around the stomach has recently been identified as a risk factor for bone loss. A new study has shown that excess liver and muscle fat also may be detrimental to bone.The study, published online in the journal Radiology, found that obese people with higher levels of fat in their liver, muscle tissue and blood also have higher amounts of fat... Read more


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