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Shortened height may influence lung function tests in COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), vertebral deformities often contribute to excess height loss with aging – which in turn may lead to misinterpretation of patients’ lung function tests, say researchers from Norway. Therefore, the investigators advise, “For...

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Radiotherapy for cervical cancer increases pelvic fracture risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A substantial proportion of women with cervical cancer who receive curative-intent radiotherapy will soon develop pelvic fractures, clinicians from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have found. Therefore, “bone mineral density screening and...

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Teriparatide reduces steroid-induced fractures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The bone anabolic drug teriparatide is more effective than alendronate at increasing bone mineral density (BMD) and preventing vertebral fractures in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, new research indicates. In the November issue of Arthritis and...