Effects of Dairy Products Consumption on Health: Benefits and Beliefs-A Commentary from the Belgian Bone Club and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
; ; Bruyère, Olivier et al
in Calcified Tissue International (2016), 98(1), 1-17
Dairy products provide a package of essential nutrients that is difficult to obtain in low-dairy or dairy-free diets, and for many people it is not possible to achieve recommended daily calcium intakes ... [more ▼]
Dairy products provide a package of essential nutrients that is difficult to obtain in low-dairy or dairy-free diets, and for many people it is not possible to achieve recommended daily calcium intakes with a dairy-free diet. Despite the established benefits for bone health, some people avoid dairy in their diet due to beliefs that dairy may be detrimental to health, especially in those with weight management issues, lactose intolerance, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or trying to avoid cardiovascular disease. This review provides information for health professionals to enable them to help their patients make informed decisions about consuming dairy products as part of a balanced diet. There may be a weak association between dairy consumption and a possible small weight reduction, with decreases in fat mass and waist circumference and increases in lean body mass. Lactose intolerant individuals may not need to completely eliminate dairy products from their diet, as both yogurt and hard cheese are well tolerated. Among people with arthritis, there is no evidence for a benefit to avoid dairy consumption. Dairy products do not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly if low fat. Intake of up to three servings of dairy products per day appears to be safe and may confer a favourable benefit with regard to bone health. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 26 (15 ULg)
Comments on the discordant recommendations for the use of symptomatic slow-acting drugs in knee osteoarthritis.
Reginster, Jean-Yves ; ; et al
in Current medical research and opinion (2015), 31(5), 1041-1045
Abstract Despite the near concurrent publication by influential scientific organizations, there are important differences in interpretation of the evidence base and the conclusions derived from the recent ... [more ▼]
Abstract Despite the near concurrent publication by influential scientific organizations, there are important differences in interpretation of the evidence base and the conclusions derived from the recent Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (concerning also hip and hand osteoarthritis) and the algorithm recommendations by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO). This is particularly evident for the drug class of Symptomatic Slow-Acting Drugs in OsteoArthritis. In this paper, we highlight these differences and try to understand where they derive from, proposing an evidence-based interpretation. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 30 (18 ULg)
Can we identify patients with high risk of osteoarthritis progression who will respond to treatment? A focus on biomarkers ans frailty
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in Drugs & Aging (2015), 32
Osteoarthritis (OA), a disease affecting different patient phenotypes, appears as an optimal candidate for personalized healthcare. The aim of the discussions of the European Society for Clinical and ... [more ▼]
Osteoarthritis (OA), a disease affecting different patient phenotypes, appears as an optimal candidate for personalized healthcare. The aim of the discussions of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) working group was to explore the value of markers of different sources in defining different phenotypes of patients with OA. The ESCEO organized a series of meetings to explore the possibility of identifying patients who would most benefit from treatment for OA, on the basis of recent data and expert opinion. In the first meeting, patient phenotypes were identified according to the number of affected joints, biomechanical factors, and the presence of lesions in the subchondral bone. In the second meeting, summarized in the present article, the working group explored other markers involved in OA. Profiles of patients may be defined according to their level of pain, functional limitation, and presence of coexistent chronic conditions including frailty status. A considerable amount of data suggests that magnetic resonance imaging may also assist in delineating different phenotypes of patients with OA. Among multiple biochemical biomarkers identified, none is sufficiently validated and recognized to identify patients who should be treated. Considerable efforts are also being made to identify genetic and epigenetic factors involved in OA, but results are still limited. The many potential biomarkers that could be used as potential stratifiers are promising, but more research is needed to characterize and qualify the existing biomarkers and to identify new candidates. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 31 (5 ULg)
Effect on bone turnover markers of once-yearly intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid versus daily oral risedronate in patients treated with glucocorticoids.
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in Rheumatology (Oxford, England) (2013), 52(6), 1058-69
Objective. Long-term glucocorticoid use is accompanied by rapid bone loss; however, early treatment with bisphosphonates prevents bone loss and reduces fracture risk. The aim of this study was to examine ... [more ▼]
Objective. Long-term glucocorticoid use is accompanied by rapid bone loss; however, early treatment with bisphosphonates prevents bone loss and reduces fracture risk. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of two bisphosphonates, i.v. zoledronic acid (ZOL) versus oral risedronate (RIS), on bone turnover markers (BTMs) in subjects with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO).Methods. Patients were randomly stratified according to the duration of pre-study glucocorticoid therapy [prevention subpopulation (ZOL, n = 144; RIS, n = 144) </=3 months, treatment subpopulation (ZOL, n = 272; RIS, n = 273) >3 months]. Changes in beta-C-terminal telopeptides of type 1 collagen (beta-CTx), N-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (NTx), procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1NP) and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BSAP) from baseline were measured on day 10 and months 3, 6 and 12.Results. At most time points, there were significantly greater reductions (P < 0.05) in the concentrations of serum beta-CTx, P1NP and BSAP and urine NTx in subjects on ZOL compared with RIS in both males and females of the treatment and prevention subpopulations. In pre- and post-menopausal women, there were significantly greater reductions in the concentrations of BTMs with ZOL compared with RIS. At 12 months, ZOL had significantly greater reductions compared with RIS (P < 0.05) for beta-CTx, P1NP, BSAP and NTx levels, independent of glucocorticoid dose.Conclusions. Once-yearly i.v. infusion of ZOL 5 mg was well tolerated in different subgroups of GIO patients. ZOL was non-inferior to RIS and even superior to RIS in the response of BTMs in GIO patients.Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov, http://clinicaltrials.gov, NCT00100620. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 24 (7 ULg)
Health Technology Assessment in Osteoporosis.
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ; ; et al
in Calcified Tissue International (2013), 93(1), 1-14
We review the various aspects of health technology assessment in osteoporosis, including epidemiology and burden of disease, and assessment of the cost-effectiveness of recent advances in the treatment of ... [more ▼]
We review the various aspects of health technology assessment in osteoporosis, including epidemiology and burden of disease, and assessment of the cost-effectiveness of recent advances in the treatment of osteoporosis and the prevention of fracture, in the context of the allocation of health-care resources by decision makers in osteoporosis. This article was prepared on the basis of a symposium held by the Belgian Bone Club and the discussions surrounding that meeting and is based on a review and critical appraisal of the literature. Epidemiological studies confirm the immense burden of osteoporotic fractures for patients and society, with lifetime risks of any fracture of the hip, spine, and forearm of around 40 % for women and 13 % for men. The economic impact is also large; for example, Europe's six largest countries spent <euro>31 billion on osteoporotic fractures in 2010. Moreover, the burden is expected to increase in the future with demographic changes and increasing life expectancy. Recent advances in the management of osteoporosis include novel treatments, better fracture-risk assessment notably via fracture risk algorithms, and improved adherence to medication. Economic evaluation can inform decision makers in health care on the cost-effectiveness of the various interventions. Cost-effectiveness analyses suggest that the recent advances in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis may constitute an efficient basis for the allocation of scarce health-care resources. In summary, health technology assessment is increasingly used in the field of osteoporosis and could be very useful to help decision makers efficiently allocate health-care resources. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 30 (11 ULg)
Nécessité de nouveaux critères de remboursement pour traiter l'ostéoporose en Belgique
Bruyère, Olivier ; ; et al
in Ortho-Rhumato (2012), 10(5), 3Detailed reference viewed: 29 (4 ULg)
Long-term efficacy and safety of strontium ranelate in postmenopausal osteoporotic women: results over 10 years
Reginster, Jean-Yves ; ; et al
in Osteoporosis International (2011, March), 22(Suppl.1), 110-111Detailed reference viewed: 40 (6 ULg)
Non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis: a consensus of the Belgian Bone Club
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in Osteoporosis International (2011), 22(11), 2769-88
This consensus article reviews the various aspects of the non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis, including the effects of nutriments, physical exercise, lifestyle, fall prevention, and hip ... [more ▼]
This consensus article reviews the various aspects of the non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis, including the effects of nutriments, physical exercise, lifestyle, fall prevention, and hip protectors. Vertebroplasty is also briefly reviewed. Non-pharmacological management of osteoporosis is a broad concept. It must be viewed as an essential part of the prevention of fractures from childhood through adulthood and the old age. The topic also includes surgical procedures for the treatment of peripheral and vertebral fractures and the post-fracture rehabilitation. The present document is the result of a consensus, based on a systematic review and a critical appraisal of the literature. Diets deficient in calcium, proteins or vitamin D impair skeletal integrity. The effect of other nutriments is less clear, although an excessive consumption of sodium, caffeine, or fibres exerts negative effects on calcium balance. The deleterious effects of tobacco, excessive alcohol consumption and a low BMI are well accepted. Physical activity is of primary importance to reach optimal peak bone mass but, if numerous studies have shown the beneficial effects of various types of exercise on bone mass, fracture data as an endpoint are scanty. Fall prevention strategies are especially efficient in the community setting, but less evidence is available about their effectiveness in preventing fall-related injuries and fractures. The efficacy of hip protectors remains controversial. This is also true for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Several randomized controlled studies had reported a short-term advantage of vertebroplasty over medical treatment for pain relief, but these findings have been questioned by recent sham-controlled randomized clinical studies. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 122 (42 ULg)
Rationalisation du remboursement des médicaments de l'ostéoporose : de la mesure isolée de la densité osseuse à l’intégration des facteurs cliniques de risque fracturaire. Validation de l’algorithme FRAX®
Neuprez, Audrey ; ; et al
in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(12), 612-619
RESUME : Cette étude a pour but d’adapter à la population belge l’algorithme FRAX® récemment publié par l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et permettant de calculer, dans les deux sexes, le risque ... [more ▼]
RESUME : Cette étude a pour but d’adapter à la population belge l’algorithme FRAX® récemment publié par l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et permettant de calculer, dans les deux sexes, le risque absolu de fractures ostéoporotiques, à 10 ans. Nous nous sommes attachés à quantifier le risque fracturaire correspondant aux critères actuellement appliqués, en Belgique, pour le remboursement des médicaments de l’ostéoporose et à identifier les situations cliniques correspondant à une probabilité équivalente de fracture. Les probabilités fracturaires ont été calculées, à partir des incidences de fractures et de décès publiées, pour la population belge. Ces probabilités prennent en considération l’âge, le sexe, l’existence de facteurs cliniques de risque (FCR) et la densité minérale osseuse (DMO), mesurée au niveau de la zone propre du col fémoral. L’algorithme FRAX® permet d’identifier différents scénarios d’intervention, en Belgique, correspondant à un risque fracturaire identique ou supérieur à celui servant de base aux critères actuels de remboursement des médicaments. Il est donc possible de recommander une modification des attitudes actuelles, délaissant une stratégie basée sur une évaluation dichotomique de la DMO, au profit d’une intégration progressive des FCR qui permettra, in fine, une meilleure identification des patients à risque accru de fracture. Cette approche devra être substantiée par des analyses pharmaco-économiques appropriées. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 187 (20 ULg)
Effect of single annual infusion of zoledronic acid on bone turnover markers versus daily oral risedronate in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
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in Osteoporosis International (2009, April), 20(Suppl.1), 128-129Detailed reference viewed: 15 (4 ULg)
FRAX(r) and the assessment of fracture probability in men and women from Belgium.
Reginster, Jean-Yves ; ; Hiligsmann, Mickaël et al
in Osteoporosis International (2009, March), 20(Suppl.1), 38-39Detailed reference viewed: 14 (1 ULg)
Effect on single annual infusion of zoledronic acid (5mg) on lumbar spine bone mineral density versus daily oral risedronate (5mg) in subgroups of patients receiving glucocorticoid therapy.
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in Osteoporosis International (2009, March), 20(Suppl.1), 7-8Detailed reference viewed: 11 (1 ULg)
Evidence-based guidelines for the use of biochemical markers of bone turnover in the selection and monitoring of bisphosphonate treatment in osteoporosis: a consensus document of the Belgian Bone Club.
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in International Journal of Clinical Practice (2009), 63(1), 19-26
OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical value of bone turnover markers (BTM), to initiate and/or monitor anti-resorptive treatment for osteoporosis compared with bone mineral density (BMD) and to evaluate ... [more ▼]
OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical value of bone turnover markers (BTM), to initiate and/or monitor anti-resorptive treatment for osteoporosis compared with bone mineral density (BMD) and to evaluate suitable BTM and changes in BTM levels for significance of treatment efficiency. METHODOLOGY: Consensus meeting generating guidelines for clinical practice after review and discussion of the randomised controlled trials or meta-analyses on the management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. RESULTS: Although the correlation between BMD and BTM is statistically significant, BTM cannot be used as predictive markers of BMD in an individual patient. Both are independent predictors of fracture risk, but BTM can only be used as an additional risk factor in the decision to treat. Current data do not support the use of BTM to select the optimal treatment. However, they can be used to monitor treatment efficiency before BMD changes can be evaluated. Early changes in BTM can be used to measure the clinical efficacy of an anti-resorptive treatment and to reinforce patient compliance. DISCUSSION: Determining a threshold of BTM reflecting an optimal long-term effect is not obvious. The objective should be the return to the premenopausal range and/or a decrease at least equal to the least significant change (30%). Preanalytical and analytical variability of BTM is an important limitation to their use. Serum C-terminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX), procollagen 1 N terminal extension peptide and bone specific alkaline phosphatase (BSALP) appear to be the most suitable. Conclusion: Consensus regarding the use of BTM resulted in guidelines for clinical practice. BMD determines the indication to treat osteoporosis. BTM reflect treatment efficiency and can be used to motivate patients to persist with their medication. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 84 (8 ULg)
Rationalisation du remboursement des médicaments de l'ostéoporose : de la mesure isolée de la densité osseuse à l'intégration des facteurs cliniques de risque fracturaire. Validation de l'algorithme FRAX(r)
Neuprez, Audrey ; ; et al
in Revue du Rhumatisme (2009), 76Detailed reference viewed: 17 (5 ULg)
Management of osteoporosis in the elderly.
; Bruyère, Olivier ; et al
in Current Medical Research & Opinion (2009), 25(10), 2373-2387
ABSTRACT Background: Osteoporosis is predominantly a condition of the elderly, and the median age for hip fracture in women is approximately 83 years. Osteoporotic fracture risk is multifactorial, and ... [more ▼]
ABSTRACT Background: Osteoporosis is predominantly a condition of the elderly, and the median age for hip fracture in women is approximately 83 years. Osteoporotic fracture risk is multifactorial, and often involves the balance between bone strength and propensity for falling. Objective: To present an overview of the available evidence, located primarily by Medline searches up to April, 2009, for the different management strategies aimed at reducing the risk of falls and osteoporotic fractures in the elderly. Results: Frailty is an independent predictor of falls, hip fractures, hospitalisation, disability and death in the elderly that is receiving increasing attention. Non-pharmacological strategies to reduce fall risk can prevent osteoporotic fractures. Exercise programmes, especially those involving high doses of exercise and incorporating balance training, have been shown to be effective. Many older people, especially the very elderly and those living in care institutions, have vitamin D inadequacy. In appropriate patients and given in sufficient doses, vitamin D and calcium supplementation is effective in reducing both falls and osteoporotic fractures, including hip fractures. Specific anti-osteoporosis drugs are underused, even in those most at risk of osteoporotic fracture. The evidence base for the efficacy of most such drugs in the elderly is incomplete, particularly with regard to nonvertebral and hip fractures. The evidence base is perhaps most complete for the relatively recently introduced drug, strontium ranelate. Non-adherence to treatment is a substantial problem, and may be exacerbated by the requirements for safe oral administration of bisphosphonates. Conclusion: Evidence-based strategies are available for reducing osteoporotic fracture risk in the elderly, and include exercise training, vitamin D and calcium supplementation, and use of evidence-based anti-osteoporotic drugs. A positive and determined approach to optimising the use of such strategies could reduce the burden of osteoporotic fractures in this high-risk group. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 85 (6 ULg)
Long-term treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with strontium ranelate: Results at 8 years.
Reginster, Jean-Yves ; Bruyère, Olivier ; et al
in BONE (2009), 45
OBJECTIVES: Strontium ranelate 2 g/day has proven efficacy against vertebral and nonvertebral fracture over 5 years in postmenopausal osteoporosis, though many women require longer-term treatment. This ... [more ▼]
OBJECTIVES: Strontium ranelate 2 g/day has proven efficacy against vertebral and nonvertebral fracture over 5 years in postmenopausal osteoporosis, though many women require longer-term treatment. This article describes the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of this agent over 8 years. METHODS: Postmenopausal osteoporotic women having participated in the 5-year efficacy trials SOTI and TROPOS were invited to enter a 3-year open-label extension study. The results presented here focus on patients who received strontium ranelate for 8 years. RESULTS: At the extension baseline, the population treated for 8 years (n=879; 79.1+/-5.6 years) had femoral neck T-score of -2.61+/-0.71. The cumulative incidences of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures (13.7% and 12.0%, respectively) over years 6 to 8 were non-statistically different from the cumulative incidences in the first 3 years of the original studies (11.5% and 9.6%). Lumbar spine, femoral neck, and total hip bone mineral density (BMD) increased throughout the 8-year period. Annual relative change in BMD was significant at every visit, except the 8-year visit for femoral neck and total hip BMD. Strontium ranelate was safe and well tolerated over 8 years. CONCLUSIONS: Long-term treatment with strontium ranelate 2 g/day in postmenopausal osteoporotic women leads to continued increases in BMD at all sites. The data also provide some evidence for a sustained antifracture efficacy. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 97 (31 ULg)
Zoledronic acid and risedronate in the prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (HORIZON): a multicentre, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial.
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in Lancet (2009), 373(9671), 1253-63
BACKGROUND: Persistent use of glucocorticoid drugs is associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Concurrent oral bisphosphonates increase bone mineral density and reduce frequency of vertebral ... [more ▼]
BACKGROUND: Persistent use of glucocorticoid drugs is associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Concurrent oral bisphosphonates increase bone mineral density and reduce frequency of vertebral fractures, but are associated with poor compliance and adherence. We aimed to assess whether one intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid was non-inferior to daily oral risedronate for prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. METHODS: This 1-year randomised, double-blind, double-dummy, non-inferiority study of 54 centres in 12 European countries, Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, and the USA, tested the effectiveness of 5 mg intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid versus 5 mg oral risedronate for prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. 833 patients were randomised 1:1 to receive zoledronic acid (n=416) or risedronate (n=417). Patients were stratified by sex, and allocated to prevention or treatment subgroups dependent on duration of glucocorticoid use immediately preceding the study. The treatment subgroup consisted of those treated for more than 3 months (272 patients on zoledronic acid and 273 on risedronate), and the prevention subgroup of those treated for less than 3 months (144 patients on each drug). 62 patients did not complete the study because of adverse events, withdrawal of consent, loss to follow-up, death, misrandomisation, or protocol deviation. The primary endpoint was percentage change from baseline in lumbar spine bone mineral density. Drug efficacy was assessed on a modified intention-to-treat basis and safety was assessed on an intention-to-treat basis. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00100620. FINDINGS: Zoledronic acid was non-inferior and superior to risedronate for increase of lumbar spine bone mineral density in both the treatment (least-squares mean 4.06% [SE 0.28] vs 2.71% [SE 0.28], mean difference 1.36% [95% CI 0.67-2.05], p=0.0001) and prevention (2.60% [0.45] vs 0.64% [0.46], 1.96% [1.04-2.88], p<0.0001) subgroups at 12 months. Adverse events were more frequent in patients given zoledronic acid than in those on risedronate, largely as a result of transient symptoms during the first 3 days after infusion. Serious adverse events were worsening rheumatoid arthritis for the treatment subgroup and pyrexia for the prevention subgroup. INTERPRETATION: A single 5 mg intravenous infusion of zoledronic acid is non-inferior, possibly more effective, and more acceptable to patients than is 5 mg of oral risedronate daily for prevention and treatment of bone loss that is associated with glucocorticoid use. [less ▲]Detailed reference viewed: 317 (2 ULg)
Effects of a single 5 mg infusion of zoledronic acid and oral risedronate (5 mg/day) on bone remodeling over one year in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
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in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2008, June), 67(Suppl.II), 542Detailed reference viewed: 16 (2 ULg)
A single infusion of zoledronic acid 5 mg is significantly more effective than daily oral risedronate 5 mg in increasing bone mineral density of the lumbar spine, hip, femoral neck and trochanter in patients with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
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in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (2008, June), 67(Suppl.II), 56Detailed reference viewed: 16 (2 ULg)
Utility audit of Belgian DXA centers
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in Osteoporosis International (2008, April), 19(Suppl.1), 205Detailed reference viewed: 8 (1 ULg)