Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp451 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2013

Estimation of vertebral and femoral strength during the first three years of denosumab therapy using an alternative smooth non-linear finite element methodology

Zysset Philippe , Pahr Dieter , Engelke Klaus , Genant Harry , McClung Michael , Kendler David , Recknor Christopher , Kinzl Michael , Schwiedrzik Jakob , Museyko Oleg , Wang Andrea , Libanati Cesar

Denosumab subcutaneous administration every 6 months reduced the incidence of new fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis by 68% at the spine and 40% at the hip over 36 months compared with placebo in the FREEDOM study (Cummings et al., NEJM, 2009:361:756). This efficacy was supported by differential improvements from baseline in vertebral and femoral strength at 36 months (18.2 and 8.6%, respectively) estimated by an established voxel-based finit...

ba0003pp354 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2014

Denosumab treatment in women with osteoporosis reduces hip cortical porosity

Zebaze Roger M , Libanati Cesar , McClung Michael R , Zanchetta Jose R , Kendler David L , Hoiseth Arne , Wang Andrea , Ghasem-Zadeh Ali , Seeman Ego

Bone strength is influenced by cortical thickness, area, mass and porosity, all of which contribute to nonvertebral fracture risk. Cortical porosity is one parameter of structural decay associated with bone fragility. This is caused by unbalanced and accelerated remodelling of Haversian units which enlarge, coalesce and fragment the cortex. Antiresorptive therapies will limit progression of cortical porosity; reducing existing porosity would be a goal for those already at incr...

ba0005oc1.1 | Clinical trials and osteoporosis treatment | ECTS2016

Efficacy of odanacatib in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: subgroup analyses of data from the phase 3 long-term odanacatib fracture trial (LOFT)

Saag Kenneth G , Alexandersen Peter , Benhamou Claude-Laurent , Gilchrist Nigel , Halse Johan , Michael Lewiecki E. , Lippuner Kurt , McClung Michael , Shiraki Masataka , DaSilva Carolyn A , Verbruggen Nadia , Scott Boyd B , Lombardi Antonio

Odanacatib (ODN), a selective oral inhibitor of cathepsin K, is in development for the treatment of osteoporosis. In the primary efficacy analysis of the Phase 3, Long-Term ODN Fracture Trial (LOFT; NCT00529373), ODN significantly reduced fracture risk compared with placebo in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Pre-specified subgroup analyses evaluated the efficacy of ODN in patient subgroups.Women aged ≥65 years, without baseline radiographic...