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Denosumab for postmenopausal osteoporosis?
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PMID:  22241889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteoporosis is the most common clinical disorder of bone metabolism, and is characterised by low bone mass and deterioration of the microarchitecture of bone tissue that results in increased bone fragility and susceptibility to bone fracture. In the UK, it is estimated that osteoporosis affects over 3 million people and leads to 230,000 fractures per year. It occurs most commonly in postmenopausal women and prevalence increases markedly with age, from 2% in women at 50 years to more than 25% at 80 years of age. Denosumab (Prolia - Amgen) is a monoclonal antibody that decreases bone resorption. It has been licensed in the EU for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at increased risk of fractures, and also for the treatment of bone loss associated with hormone ablation in men with prostate cancer at increased risk of fractures. Here, we review the role of denosumab in the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and therapeutics bulletin     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1755-5248     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Ther Bull     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-13     Completed Date:  2012-03-13     Revised Date:  2013-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0112037     Medline TA:  Drug Ther Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alendronate / therapeutic use
Antibodies, Monoclonal / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Bone Density / drug effects
Bone Density Conservation Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal / drug therapy*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 0/Bone Density Conservation Agents; 4EQZ6YO2HI/denosumab; 66376-36-1/Alendronate

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