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Five-year follow-up of a woman with pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis and vertebral fractures

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, April 2012
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Five-year follow-up of a woman with pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis and vertebral fractures
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Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, April 2012
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s30668
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Iwamoto, Yoshihiro Sato, Mitsuyoshi Uzawa, Matsumoto

Abstract

We report the 5-year follow-up of a young woman who developed vertebral fractures after pregnancy and lactation and was treated with active vitamin D hormone. A 32-year-old Japanese woman consulted us because of acute lower back pain caused by L2 and L5 vertebral fractures after pregnancy and lactation. Following cessation of breast-feeding, analgesia, bed rest, and wearing of a hard brace, her lower back pain disappeared within 2 months. After 5 years of treatment with alfacalcidol 1 μg daily, the lumbar spine (L1, L3, L4) bone mineral density increased by 21.4% following vigorous reductions in bone turnover markers. No osteoporotic fractures occurred, and the vertebral fractures healed. The patient experienced no side effects, including hypercalcemia. Thus, the present case report shows long-term changes in bone turnover markers and lumbar spine bone mineral density, as well as long-term safety of alfacalcidol treatment in a young woman with pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis and vertebral fractures.

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Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 18%
Student > Master 4 14%
Other 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Computer Science 2 7%
Decision Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 6 21%

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