04May 2015
MPubmed

Prescribed medicines and potentially inappropriate medicines (PIM) and potentially prescribing omissions (PPO) prevalence were high among patients 85 years and over. Benzodiazepine use in those who are prone to falls and omission of calcium and vitamin D in those with osteoporosis were the most frequent PIM and PPO, respectively. Factors associated with PIM and PPO differed with polypharmacy being the most important factor associated with PIM.

04Abr 2015
MPubmed

Sequential antiresorptive therapy is recommended to maintain drug increases in bone mass and support secondary mineralization of the newly formed bone. Combination therapies of antiresorptives and anabolic agents have shown a significant increase in bone mineral density compared to monotherapies. However, none of the combinations have been studied for the prevention of fractures. Combination therapy may not be recommended because of the possible increase in cost.

04Abr 2015
MPubmed

The tissue-selective estrogen complex (TSEC) combines bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens and is designed not only to improve menopausal symptoms and vulvovaginal atrophy but also to prevent bone loss. Therefore, it maintains the benefits of estrogen therapy while antagonizing the stimulation effects on the endometrium and mammary gland without the effects associated with progestins.