Silver Book Fact

Ibandronate, a bisphosphonate, taken daily has been shown to reduce the risk of new vertebral fractures by around 62%.

Chestnut C, Skag A, Christiansen C, et al. Effects of Oral Ibandronate Administered Daily or Intermittently on Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res. 2004; 19(8): 1241-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15231010

Reference

Title
Effects of Oral Ibandronate Administered Daily or Intermittently on Fracture Risk in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Publication
J Bone Miner Res
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Chestnut C, Skag A, Christiansen C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 19, Issue 8
Pages
1241-9
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Hip fracture prevention in at-risk, postmenopausal women saves $333 million annually.  
  • A systematic review of osteoporosis therapies found good evidence that many are effective in preventing fractures, but concluded that the data are insufficient to determine if any one therapy is…  
  • Treatment with bisphosphonates are highly cost-effective in women over the age of 70 with osteoporosis and a previous fracture.  
  • A meta-analysis of clinical trials found that calcium supplements reduced the risk of vertebral fractures by around 23%.  
  • Researchers are looking at the use of micro-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to better understand the relationship between bone structure and fracture risk. Other tools are being evaluated for…