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Prevention of nonvertebral fractures by alendronate: a meta-analysis Prevention of nonvertebral fractures by alendronate: a meta-analysis Prevention of nonvertebral fractures by alendronate: a meta-analysis Karpf D B, Shapiro D R, Seeman E, Ensrud K E, Johnston C C, Adami S, Harris S T, Santora A C, Hirsch L J, Oppenheimer L, Thompson D Authors' objectives To evaluate the effect of treatment with alendronatesodium, an aminobisphosphonate, on the incidence of nonvertebral fractures in post (...) -menopausal women with osteoporosis. Searching Studies were sought from published data and data on file at Merck Research Laboratories. No search details were provided. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review The studies evaluated were all randomised, prospective double-blind placebo controlled trials of at least two years duration that evaluated the efficacy of treatment with daily oral alendronate. Specific interventions included in the review Daily treatment with various
[Use of alendronate in osteoporosis: is it cost-effective?] Bruk av alendronat ved osteoporose: er det kostnadseffektivt? [Use of alendronate in osteoporosis: is it cost-effective?] Bruk av alendronat ved osteoporose: er det kostnadseffektivt? [Use of alendronate in osteoporosis: is it cost-effective?] Kristiansen I S, Falch J A, Andersen L, Aursnes I Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains (...) a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of alendronate in the treatment of osteoporosis. Type of intervention Treatment, primary prevention and secondary prevention. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis. Study population Women with a bone mass density (BMD) less than 2.5 standard deviations below maximum BMD (the WHO
Randomised trial of effect of alendronate on risk of fracture in women with existing vertebral fractures. Fracture Intervention Trial Research Group. Previous studies have shown that alendronate can increase bone mineral density (BMD) and prevent radiographically defined (morphometric) vertebral fractures. The Fracture Intervention Trial aimed to investigate the effect of alendronate on the risk of morphometric as well as clinically evident fractures in postmenopausal women with low bone (...) mass.Women aged 55-81 with low femoral-neck BMD were enrolled in two study groups based on presence or absence of an existing vertebral fracture. Results for women with at least one vertebral fracture at baseline are reported here. 2027 women were randomly assigned placebo (1005) or alendronate (1022) and followed up for 36 months. The dose of alendronate (initially 5 mg daily) was increased (to 10 mg daily) at 24 months, with maintenance of the double blind. Lateral spine radiography was done
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Effect of oral alendronate on bone mineral density and the incidence of fractures in postmenopausal osteoporosis. The Alendronate Phase III Osteoporosis Treatment Study Group. Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a serious health problem, and additional treatments are needed.We studied the effects of oral alendronate, an aminobisphosphonate, on bone mineral density and the incidence of fractures and height loss in 994 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. The women were treated with placebo (...) or alendronate (5 or 10 mg daily for three years, or 20 mg for two years followed by 5 mg for one year); all the women received 500 mg of calcium daily. Bone mineral density was measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. The occurrence of new vertebral fractures and the progression of vertebral deformities were determined by an analysis of digitized radiographs, and loss of height was determined by sequential height measurements.The women receiving alendronate had significant, progressive increases