A study presented today at the European Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis currently taking place in Valencia, Spain has found that the initial quality of life loss following an osteoporotic fracture is substantial, especially with regard to hip and vertebral fractures. The study found differences in quality of life loss between countries after correcting for other explanatory variables. Read more
In seniors, hip fractures and resulting immobility result in high morbidity, and mortality of up to 30% in the first year. As yet, there is no therapy available to address the problem of impaired regeneration and mobility, and the consequences (including high mortality) after hip fracture surgery. Hipgen is a multicenter phase III trial which aims to bring allogenic placental cell therapy with... Read more
Advances in the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer have led to substantial improvements in survival, with a 5-year survival rate of childhood cancer close to 80%. Read more
The Meeting, organized by the HIPGEN project’s coordinator Dr Tobias Winkler (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) in collaboration with host organization ALTA, brought together more than 30 participants representing a network of ten organizations located in eight countries. It was an important opportunity for all the key stakeholders to update each other on progress and discuss current... Read more
osteoporosis international, scientific peer-reviewed journal
Economic evaluations that compare interventions in terms of costs and outcomes are increasingly used by decision makers, with economic evaluations now playing an increasing role in pricing and reimbursement decisions. Read more
Nutrition research provides the scientific rationale for consumers to include prunes as a nutritious food as part of a healthy dietary pattern and lifestyle. The California Dried Plum/Prune Board invites non-binding letters of interest to be submitted by January 4, 2019 to investigate the role of prunes in bone health. Read more
La investigación nutricional proporciona la razón científica para que los consumidores incluyan las ciruelas secas como alimento nutritivo dentro de una dieta y estilo de vida saludable. El California Dried Plum/Prune Board invita a enviar cartas de interés no vinculantes, hasta el 4 de enero de 2019, para investigar el papel de las ciruelas secas en la salud ósea. Se dará preferencia a los... Read more
Scientists from the Botnar Research Centre (University of Oxford) and the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU, University of Southampton) examined the health and social care costs for individuals with and without muscle weakness who participated in the Hertfordshire Cohort Study (442 men and women, aged 71-80 years). Read more
algorithm management of fracture risk in osteoporosis
El trasplante de células madre hematopoyéticas (TCMH) es el tratamiento de elección para muchos pacientes con enfermedades hematológicas malignas y no malignas, como la leucemia y el mieloma múltiple. El éxito de los avances recientes en tales técnicas de trasplante y medidas de atención, ha llevado a un mayor número de sobrevivientes de TCMH a largo plazo. Read more
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. The success of recent advances in such transplantation techniques and supportive care measures, has led to greater numbers of long-term HSCT survivors. Read more


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