According to the NOF treatment guidelines, 22.6 % of the women would be considered for the treatment . Although fracture was lower in these women, they experienced 45 % of osteoporotic fractures and 53 % of hip fractures. – Only 18 % of NORA women who would have fractures had treatment candidates if the intervention threshold was set at-2.5 or less, the researchers write. That would be no intervention in 82 % of women who experienced a new fracture in fact lead measured during the first year after BMD. – The observation that more than half of the NORA women experiencing an incident[new] osteoporotic fracture within one year, a BMD T-score-1.0 to-2.5 were highlights the unmet need most likely to most likely to break and could benefit from targeted pharmacological intervention, from-2.5 to-1 write.
Investigate Ethel S. From Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, and his colleagues used data from 149,524 white postmenopausal women were included in the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment study the relationship between different treatment thresholds and fracture incidence within a year of bone mineral density testing. Women received a bone density assessment at baseline and were for new fractures for 12 months. Continue reading