Accurate and reliable measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) are important to ensure validity of results, and clinicians should adhere to available standards to achieve this, said Dr John Carey, President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) during the AFOS 2017 Annual Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The canal-to-diaphysis ratio (CDR) appears to be a reliable indicator of hip fracture risk in the elderly, with a CDR of 0.60 associated with an increased risk, according to a study presented at the 5th Scientific Meeting of the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS 2017) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), advanced glycation end products play a role in bone fragility, according to a new study presented at the recently concluded 5th Scientific Meeting of the Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS 2017).
The noninvasive approach appears to be more favourable than surgery for the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), according to an expert who presented at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists World Congress 2018 held in Singapore.
The addition of ibandronate to adjuvant hormonal therapy provides no benefit to postmenopausal women with HR-positive breast cancer, according to early results from the phase III TEAM IIB trial (BOOG 2006-4)*.