This review focuses on recent developments in the understanding of epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and the implications for clinical practice. 10 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
The authors investigated the association between frailty index (FI) or deficit accumulation and risk of falls, fractures, death and overnight hospitalization in women 55 years and older utilizing data from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) Hamilton cohort. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
Comparison Between Frailty Index of Deficit Accumulation and Phenotypic Model to Predict Risk of Falls: Data From the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) Hamilton Cohort
This publication describes an investigation of the predictive accuracy of the frailty index of deficit accumulation and the phenotypic frailty model at predicting fall and fracture risk in women 55 years and older. 14 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
Osteoporosis in Frail Patients: A Consensus Paper of the Belgian Bone Club
In this consensus paper, the Belgian Bone Club aims to provide a state of the art on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of osteoporosis in frail individuals, including patients with anorexia nervosa, patients on dialysis, cancer patients, persons with sarcopenia, and the oldest old. 20 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
Beyond Mobility Assessment: Timed up and go Test and its Relationship to Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk
The authors assessed the relationship between mobility status using TUG test, bone mineral density (BMD), and different fracture risks predicted by different tools. Poor timed up and go test results are associated with lower bone mineral density and higher estimated ten year fracture risk. 5 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
Predicting Falls and When to Intervene in Older People: A Multilevel Logistical Regression Model and Cost Analysis
The authors carried out research in the UK to develop a falls risk model, using routine primary care and hospital data to identify those at risk of falls and ways to improve savings through referrals. 13 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
Prevalence and Determinants of Osteoporosis in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes-specific parameters did not predict BMD. Fracture occurrence was similar in both diabetes groups and related to lower BMD, but seems unrelated to the threshold T-score, <−2.5 SD. These results suggest that osteoporosis, and related fractures, is a clinically significant and commonly underestimated problem in diabetes patients.13 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
Type 2 Diabetes and Risk of Hip Fractures and Non-Skeletal Fall Injuries in the Elderly: A Study From the Fractures and Fall Injuries in the Elderly Cohort (FRAILCO)
The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence of the effects of Tai-Chi Chuan on bone mineral density and its potential for prevention of osteoporosis. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.