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LaFleur J, Rillamas-Sun E, Colon-Emeric CS
Fracture rates and bone density among postmenopausal veteran and non-veteran women from the Women's Health Initiative.
The authors compared fracture rates and bone mineral density for veterans and non-veterans using Women's Health Initiative data. They found that veterans had higher 10-year probabilities for any major fracture and hip fracture compared with non-veterans, but that risk of fracture at other anatomic sites did not differ by veteran status. They concluded that female veterans had an increased hip fracture rate not explained by differences in well-recognized fracture risk factors.
Citation: LaFleur J, Rillamas-Sun E, Colon-Emeric CS . Fracture rates and bone density among postmenopausal veteran and non-veteran women from the Women's Health Initiative. Gerontologist 2016 Feb;56 Suppl 1:S78-90. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv677.
Keywords: Elderly, Injuries and Wounds, Osteoporosis, Women
LaFleur J, DuVall SL, Wilson T
Analysis of osteoporosis treatment patterns with bisphosphonates and outcomes among postmenopausal veterans.
This study evaluated bisphosphonate change behaviors (switching, discontinuing, or reinitiating) over time, as well as fractures and costs, among a large, national cohort of postmenopausal veterans. It found that most bisphosphonate patients discontinue treatment at some point, which did not significantly increase the risk of fracture in this majority non-high risk population. Bisphosphonate change behaviors were associated with significantly lower osteoporosis costs, but significantly higher total costs.
Citation: LaFleur J, DuVall SL, Wilson T . Analysis of osteoporosis treatment patterns with bisphosphonates and outcomes among postmenopausal veterans. Bone 2015 Sep;78:174-85. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2015.04.022..
Keywords: Osteoporosis, Medication, Elderly, Injuries and Wounds