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Evaluate both fracture, mortality risks to inform osteoporosis treatment for older men

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Fracture and mortality risks for men aged 80 years or older have different profiles, and an assessment of both could help to inform osteoporosis drug treatment decisions, according to a speaker.
In an analysis of data from more than 3,000 older men, low bone mineral density and previous falls and fractures were associated with a higher predicted fracture risk, whereas men who were older and had comorbidities had a higher predicted mortality risk.
“We found that mortality risk could inform treatment decisions, since the balance of fracture and mortality risk varied quite substantially,”
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Proposed FRAX multipliers overestimate fracture risk for women with recent fracture

Proposed FRAX multipliers overestimate fracture risk for women with recent fracture

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Variables added to adjust the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool for recent fractures overestimated risk in a cohort of older women from Canada, according to a speaker.
The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool , used to estimate risk for major osteoporotic fractures, predicted 10-year fracture risks similar to what was observed in a cohort of women from the Manitoba Bone Mineral Density Program registry. However, the FRAX tool overestimated risk when a set of multipliers were applied to account for recent fractures.
“FRAX risk multipliers for recent fracture - in the last 2 years
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