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A prospective study of lifestyle factors and bone health in breast cancer patients who received aromatase inhibitors in an integrated healthcare setting

Fracture and osteoporosis are known side effects of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for postmenopausal hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer (BC) patients. How modifiable lifestyle factors impact fracture risk in these patients is relatively unknown. We conducted a prospective cohort study…

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Denosumab Global Safety Methodology and Background Rate Assessment and Global Safety Assessment Among Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Using Multiple Observational Databases

This long term surveillance study has three primary goals: 1) to establish algorithms and identify women with postmenopausal osteoporosis; 2) to establish algorithms and identify the occurrence of adverse events of special interest, including osteonecrosis of the jaw, atypical fracture,…

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Atypical Femur Fractures Among Breast Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Patients Receiving Intravenous Bisphosphonate Therapy: A Case Series

PURPOSE: Atypical femur fractures represent a potential complication of chronic oral bisphosphonate therapy in women with osteoporosis, but the risk of atypical femur fractures among cancer patients receiving intravenous bisphosphonates at higher cumulative doses remains unclear. We examined femur fractures…

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Bone and the perimenopause

Loss of ovarian function has a profound impact on female skeletal health. Bone mineral density findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation demonstrate an accelerated rate of bone loss during the menopausal transition. The greatest reduction occurs…

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Reduction of vertebral fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with raloxifene: results from a 3-year randomized clinical trial. Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation (MORE) Investigators

CONTEXT: Raloxifene hydrochloride, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, prevents bone loss in postmenopausal women, but whether it reduces fracture risk in these women is not known. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of raloxifene therapy on risk of vertebral and nonvertebral…

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