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CME Posttest: The role of HPV testing; Osteonecrosis of the jaws  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Journal of the American Academy of Physician AssistantsAAPA members should complete and submit posttests on the AAPA Web site by going to www.aapa.org and searching for keyword JAAPA post-tests. ...

Osteoporosis drugs pose extraction risk  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Reading EagleThe condition is called osteonecrosis of the jaws. Normally when dead bone is surgically removed the area heals. With patients on bisphosphonates surgical ...

In androgen-deprived prostate CA, zoledronic acid helps BMD even if started late  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
news StoriesThere were no cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw. BMD is a surrogate indicator of fracture risk, so the investigators are planning to follow this cohort ...

Arthritic Knee Patient Makes Great Strides after Stem Cell Therapy  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)In 1998 Mr. Ferentouros, who suffers from arthritis, edema and osteonecrosis of his left knee, noticed the first signs that something was wrong. ...

Managing the adverse effects of bisphosphonate therapy on the jaw  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Journal of the American Academy of Physician AssistantsThis phenomenon is referred to as bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ). Osteonecrosis is bone death resulting from poor blood supply to ...

Arthrodiatasis for the Treatment of Perthes' Disease  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Ortho SuperSiteIt is hypothesized that the interruption of the blood supply is an important factor causing femoral head osteonecrosis in the early stages of ...

Health Alliance Announces Promising Nine-Month Results from First Ever Outcome ...  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
ReutersOsteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), which can occur spontaneously, is generally associated with tooth extraction and/or local infection with delayed healing, ...

Aastrom Biosciences Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
GuruFocus.comTRCs have received Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA for use in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head and the treatment of dilated ...

Spine surgeons debate the value of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Ortho SuperSite...aggressive hemangioma), malignancy (eg, multiple myeloma or metastatic lesion), or cystic osteonecrosis; inadequate pain control with medical therapy or ...

Fracture risk gauges time on medicine  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Herald & ReviewOne is osteonecrosis of the jaw, death of a section of the jawbone, a consequence that's difficule to treat. It happens only to a few, usually those taking ...

Dental professionals head back to class  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Beaver Dam Daily CitizenWoo talked about two subject matters during her presentation: Diagnosis and management of red and white lesions and bisphosponates and osteonecrosis of the ...

A Comprehensive Program for the Osteoporotic Patient  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Dynamic ChiropracticApproximately 800 cases have been brought into a mass lawsuit that alleges the drug causes osteonecrosis of the jaw. 2 As the risk of drug side effects ...

A Concise Follow-up, at a Minimum of Thirty-five Years, of Previous Reports *  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (subscription)...six osteotomies, fifteen fracture-fixation procedures, one Phemister bone-grafting procedure for the treatment of osteonecrosis, one irrigation and ...

Business Briefs  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
Colts Neck News TranscriptThe HemiCap resurfacing procedure, designed for those with arthritic lesions and osteonecrosis, or death of the bone, is much less invasive than shoulder ...

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Greller of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports ...  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
PR.com (press release)It is designed for those with arthritic lesions and osteonecrosis or death of the bone. This procedure can also be used to repair the defects and damage ...

Buy ALENDRONATE: Amazing prices!Great quality!Bonus pills added! Alendronate.  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Newstalk ZBFor patients with Nontraumatic osteonecrosis. Randomized group received alendronate in renal phosphate reabsorption. This study. ...

Realizarán seminario “Seguridad en el buceo y sus responsabilidades?  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Mundo Acuícola...médico de Medicina del Trabajo de la Mutual de Seguridad, quien dará a conocer las “Secuelas tardías del buceo, osteonecrosis disbárica?. ...

Fosamax Trial Underway in New York  -  ‎Aug 11, 2009‎
AboutLawsuits.comMerck & Co. faces claims that they failed to adequately warn that a side effect of Fosamax increases the risk of jawbone decay, known as osteonecrosis of

FDA Questions Denosumab Safety in Advisory Meeting Documents  -  ‎Aug 11, 2009‎
MedPage Today..."This raises a concern that with long term use, suppression of bone remodeling may lead to complications such as delayed fracture healing, osteonecrosis of

Free Vascularized Fibular Transfer for Femoral Head Osteonecrosis ...  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (subscription)This report describes both the donor and the graft site morbidity associated with use of vascularized fibular transfer to treat osteonecrosis of the femoral

Fosamax Jaw Damage Trial Will Not Result in Punitive Damages  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
AboutLawsuits.comThe Fosamax jaw damage lawsuits allege that Merck failed to adequately warn about the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw and made false and misleading

The Return of the ... Dreaded 'Phossy Jaw'  -  ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
RDH...(See Table 1)3 Most of the researchers who reported cases of bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (BIONJ) found that these patients were treated

Amgen's Positive Bone Drug Data Missed Some High Expectations  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Wall Street JournalThe latest study showed serious side effects were consistent with previous studies of the two drugs, but osteonecrosis of the jaw, a serious problem that

Fosamax Lawsuit Set to Begin August 11 in Federal MDL  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
AboutLawsuits.comOver 600 lawsuits have been filed against Merck by former users of the drug who allege that Fosamax side effects increase the risk of osteonecrosis of the

Why Don't Whales Get “The Bends? ?  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
EcoWorldlyEven with this precaution, many divers experience pain and even bone damage (known as osteonecrosis) from repeated diving over many years.

Boning Up on Osteoporosis News May Help You Live Longer Says Expert  -  ‎Aug 14, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)In 2003, reports first surfaced linking intravenous bisphosphonate treatments with jaw osteonecrosis, meaning death of jawbone tissue that can include

The Utility of Corticosteroid Injections in Postmeniscectomy ...  -  ‎Aug 6, 2009‎
MedscapeMajor complication following minor outpatient procedure: osteonecrosis of the knee after intraarticular injection of cortisone for treatment of knee

Amgen 2Q Profits Rise 40%; Boosts 2009 View >AMGN  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Wall Street JournalIn a conference call Monday, the company gave some additional details on cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw in the study. The side effect, a serious problem

Denosumab Effective in Patients with Bone Metastases  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsOsteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)—an uncommon but serious condition involving death of bone in the jaw—occurred with similar frequency in the two study groups.

Compassionate Use Patients in Spain Treated With Adult Stem Cell ...  -  ‎Aug 10, 2009‎
GlobeNewsWire (press release)...as follows: * The first patient was treated for severe mandibular osteoradionecrosis, or osteonecrosis of the jaw caused by radiation, and presented

Down to the bone  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
The AgeThe medical term is "osteonecrosis of the jaw", and the problem usually occurs after tooth extraction. People find their gums don't heal after dental work,

Amgen, Inc. Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
BNETWith respect to the osteonecrosis of the jaw, they really are quite heterogeneous, and there are a number of predisposing factors including prior oral

Denosumab Linked to Lower Fracture Rate in Postmenopausal Women ...  -  ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
MedscapeNo patients in either group developed jaw osteonecrosis. There were no adverse reactions to denosumab injections. However, eczema occurred more often with

Outcome of Nonoperative Treatment of Symptomatic Rotator Cuff ...  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (subscription)...five had previous surgery on the affected shoulder, three had a history of major joint trauma, and one each had osteonecrosis, bone malignancy,

Partial Humeral Head Resurfacing and Latarjet Coracoid Transfer ...  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Ortho SuperSiteCommonly, partial humeral head resurfacing indicators include focal osteonecrosis or chondral injuries to the humeral head. The HemiCap prosthesis is

Biomodels Expands Efforts in Cancer Supportive Care, Pulmonary ...  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)...predisposed to mucositis, osteonecrosis, cancer treatment-related thrombosis, gastrointestinal toxicity, pulmonary fibrosis, and salivary gland changes.

Good News For Breast Cancer Patients, May Not Translate Well For ...  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
dBusinessNews New York (press release)Reports have associated certain bisphosphonates with osteonecrosis (ie, “bone death?) of the jaw, severe bone/joint pain, sudden fractures that do not heal,

Los pacientes con osteoporosis tienen más riesgo de tener fracturas  -  ‎Jul 24, 2009‎
Las ProvinciasSe etiquetó con el nombre de osteonecrosis mandibular. Posteriormente, se demostró su relación con el tratamiento con bifosfonatos, publicándose hasta unos

Fixing dead jaw bones  -  Feb 4, 2009
7Online.com,That pain may be from osteonecrosis, which is dead bone in the jaw. It's been reported rarely in people taking drugs for weakened bones, drugs such as

Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head with Cementless ...  -  Jan 30, 2009
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (subscription)Background: Osteonecrosis of the humeral head is a disabling condition that can lead to joint destruction with persistent pain and dysfunction.

Novel Laser Technique to Treat Osteonecrosis of the Jaw New ...  -  Jan 21, 2009
Modern Medicine,21 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw may be effectively treated by a laser bone ablation technique, according to research

Guidelines for bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw  -  Jan 12, 2009
Nature.com (subscription),J Rheumatol 2008; 35:1391–1397 This guideline aimed to provide recommendations for the diagnosis of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw in

Star Shots | Paris snow, jaw disease  -  Feb 2, 2009
Kansas City Star,...oral surgeon at Truman Medical Center, for treatment of osteonecrosis, a deterioration of jaw at the Diagnostic and Treatment Center on Wednesday,

Oral Bisphosphonate Use is Associated with Osteonecrosis of the Jaw  -  Jan 15, 2009
MediNEWS.Direct!,Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), secondary to high dose intravenous nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, is a known adverse effect of this class of drugs;

Drugs used to fight cancer and osteoporosis can create ‘dental ...  -  Feb 3, 2009
Kansas City Star,The deterioration — a condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw — is a side effect of medication that the 85-year-old Carrollton, Mo., woman takes to

To Avoid Osteoporosis, Start Early  -  Jan 28, 2009
U.S. News & World Report,They've been associated with rare side effects, including jaw pain and osteonecrosis of the jaw, in which areas of jawbone die. Almost all osteonecrosis

HEALTH MATTERS: Clownin’ around and a great ‘Scam’  -  Jan 28, 2009
Terre Haute Tribune Star,While the Journal study says osteonecrosis affects about 0.7 cases per 100000 people, the contradicting study found that 4 percent of patients taking oral

Will Fosamax Be the New Vioxx?  -  Jan 26, 2009
MedHeadlines,And while most people knew Fosamax could cause osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ or jaw bone death) - dentists reported it in 2003 7 and the FDA in 2004 8 but

National and Oregon health and wellness information and medical news  -  Jan 27, 2009
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com,A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association (January 2009) suggests that jawbone death (osteonecrosis of the jaw) may be triggered by

Advances in the Treatment of Early-stage Breast Cancer: A Report ...  -  Feb 3, 2009
Cancer Consultants,One patient in the immediate treatment group developed osteonecrosis of the jaw; otherwise, side effects were similar between the two groups of patients.

AAOMS Updates BRONJ Position Paper  -  Jan 22, 2009
PR Newswire (press release),While osteonecrosis of the jaw has been recognized by dental and medical practitioners for many years, the identification of bisphosphonates as a

Arthritis Patients Should Be Aware of Complication Tied to ...  -  Jan 10, 2009
About - News & Issues,Reports have suggested that osteonecrosis of the jaw can develop after using bisphosphonates. Drugmakers said, however, that bisphosphonate-related

Serious Injuries Linked to Fosamax  -  Jan 18, 2009
InjuryBoard.com,Fosamax, the osteoporosis drug, has been linked with some rare, but serious, side effects, esophageal cancer and osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Choosing a drug to treat osteoporosis  -  Feb 3, 2009
Newsday,A rare complication is osteonecrosis of the jaw. With this condition, the bone in the jaw dies, causing pain and poor wound healing after dental procedures.

Will Fosamax Be Merck’s New Vioxx?  -  Jan 22, 2009
The Epoch Times,And while most people knew Fosamax could cause osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ or jawbone death)—dentists and the FDA reported it in 2004 though Merck didn’t

Ask the Expert  -  Jan 12, 2009
Edmonton Journal,They basically end up with something called osteonecrosis, which is dead bone exposed, and we have no way of fixing these people up.

Gerald Friedl, MD 1 , Roman Radl, MD 1 , Christoph Stihsen, MD 1 ...  -  Jan 30, 2009
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (subscription)...to evaluate whether a single infusion of 4 mg of zoledronic acid prevented early implant migration in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

People's Pharmacy: Medicines pay for medical breakthroughs  -  Jan 18, 2009
Houston Chronicle,Q: Can you please give me more information on the connection between Boniva and osteonecrosis of the jaw? I heard about this on the radio.

Seek Better Options Says Expert After Cancer Risks Raise Doubts ...  -  Jan 15, 2009
Business Wire (press release),The ever-expanding list of side effects linked to bisphosphonates includes osteonecrosis, severe bone and joint pain, sudden low energy leg fractures,

Fractures of the Capitellum and Trochlea  -  Jan 30, 2009
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (subscription)Despite the limited soft-tissue attachments of the fracture fragments, osteonecrosis has rarely been observed in prior studies 6,8,10,11 .

Las píldoras para fortalecer los huesos deterioran la mandíbula  -  Jan 13, 2009
Buena Salud...quirúrgico informado para advertirles a los pacientes bajo tratamiento con bisfosfonatos que tendrían riesgo de desarrollar osteonecrosis en la mandíbula.

هشاشة العظام لدى الرجال.. الوقاية والعلاج  -  Jan 10, 2009
الشرق الاوسط,إن غالبية الأشخاص الذين ظهر لديهم موت أنسجة العظام osteonecrosis كانوا من المصابين بالسرطان، وتناولوا حقنا ?ي الوريد من «البيس?وس?انات»، وظهرت لدى 60 ?ي

Cultura y Ocio  -  Jan 23, 2009
Diario del Henares (Comunicado de prensa),...y en el tracto gastrointestinal), diverticulitis, perforación gastrointestinal, hemorragia/necrosis tumoral, osteonecrosis de cadera/necrosis avascular.

経?骨粗鬆(?ょ?)症治療薬?よる顎骨壊死?予想以上?多?  -  Jan 14, 2009
?康美容EXPO,...経?骨粗鬆(?ょ?)症治療薬???処方?れる???多?ビスホスフォ?ート製剤?よる顎骨壊死(osteonecrosis of the jaw)発症率???れ??考?られ???よりも

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