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November 2019 - Volume 26 - Issue 11

  • Isaac Schiff, MD
  • 1530-0374
  • 12 issues per year
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 12/83
  • 2.942
In this issue, we feature two studies.  The first from the Women’s Health Initiative in a paper by Kremer et al titled “Association between soft drink consumption and osteoporotic fractures among postmenopausal women: The Women´s Health Initiative”.  The investigators explored the association of soft drink consumption and osteoporosis and fractures in postmenopausal women.  Consuming more than two soft drinks per day showed potential associations with higher risk of hip fracture among the population studied.

In the second study, “Improved periodontal disease and prevention of tooth loss in osteoporosis patients receiving once-yearly zoledronic acid: A randomized clinical trial” by Taguchi et al, the authors investigated whether zoledronic acid combined with oral health maintenance could reduce periodontal disease associated with osteoporosis.  This randomized clinical trial of oral disease and zoledronic acid found that adverse events were higher in the control group than in the zoledronic acid group.  In addition, symptomatic periodontal disease was significantly higher in the control group and loss of teeth was more frequent.  Thus, zoledronic acid prevented symptomatic periodontal disease in patients with osteoporosis who maintained good oral hygiene.

Isaac Schiff, CM, MD

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