Revista de Osteoporosis y Metabolismo Mineral

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Category: Letter to the Director

Elevated prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in a population attending a health centre in Tenerife, Canary Islands

To the Editor:
The existence of hypovitaminosis D in the population is well known, both in the general population and in certain groups of patients [1,2], being most significant in older people who are institutionalised in residential homes [3].
The Canary Islands, being an archipelago with a large number of hours of sun and, therefore, with a high availability of what constitutes the natural source of vitamin D, might be expected to have a low prevalence of hypovitaminosis D expected in its population. However, various studies in our environment have confirmed that levels of vitamin D are as low as those in other areas of Spain situated further north [4-8]. Hence, highly notable is a study carried out in Canarian medical students who, being young, healthy and with sufficient knowledge of the physiology of vitamin D, and even though spending a large number of hours in the sun, still had a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D [9].

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Annual cost of the drugs used in the treatment of osteoporosis after a review of the reference prices

Sir:

In a review of the role of zoledronic acid in the treatment of osteoporosis published in a monograph of the Review of Osteoporosis and Mineral Metabolism 1 we included a table in which we presented the annual cost of the different drugs approved in Spain for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Subsequently, on the 30th December 2011, a resolution was published in the BOE due to which the reference prices of medicines were reviewed2, modifying downwards the prices of all drugs.

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Clinical case debate: therapeutic holidays, yes or no?

Dear Editor:
The wake-up call from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Association (EMA) and the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) regarding the relationship between the use of bisphosphonates (BP) and the incidence of atypical femoral fractures has caused people to start to consider the option of a break in the continuous use of BP, so-called “therapeutic holidays”.
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) quickly initiated a working group which published a position statement on the theme of atypical fractures, above all to describe the criteria by which to define them 1,2.

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Evolution of bone mineral density after a 15 year intervention based on progressive force training

Dear Editor,

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disorder in humans, affecting older people at a very high rate. It consists of an imbalance in bone formation-resorption which principally affects its strength and resistance, resulting in an increase in risk of fractures1. This situation is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality2. One of the many causes which affect this relationship is the history of the mechanical load taken by the bone3, and, according to the law proposed by Dr Wolff, the stress or mechanical load applied to the bone through the tendon and generated by the muscle. Pharmacological intervention for osteoporosis includes drugs of the biphosphonate family, the selective oestrogen receptor modulators, parathyroid hormone, the oestrogens and calcitonin2. In addition, the referent institutions and the specialists agree in including the practice of physical exercise among health-giving habits for people affected, or with possible affectation of bone mineralisation2. However, there is a need to evaluate longitudinal studies of physical exercise3, given that bone improvements happen 4-6 months after the start of intervention, but only after a year will these changes become significant3. Similarly, Beck et al.4 have found that, despite the abundant scientific evidence which relates resistance exercise with oestrogen stimulus, the changes in bone mineral density are usually modest. Therefore, it seems logical to think about the necessity of carrying out long term longitudinal studies to be able to observe changes resulting from the application of a resistance exercise programme

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Codification of hip fractures

To the Director:

The fracture of the proximal extremity of the femur, known also as a hip fracture, constitutes the most serious clinical complication of osteoporosis1, leading to an increase both in the morbidity and the mortality of the patients who suffer it2-4. Practically all hip fractures are admitted to hospital, where they are mostly dealt with by surgical intervention5. For many years, in all the hospitals in our country, a system of coding for diseases is applied, based on the international classification of diseases, or ICD • 9 •6. These codes are applied both in the clinical history and in the databases of hospital archives
It might be thought that the collection of epidemiological data on hip fractures is simple, since by practically all cases being admitted to hospitals, they would be easily identifiable7. However, we believe that in reality this is not the case, and that it is possible that we are losing information on the true prevalence both of fractures of the hip and on osteoporosis and vertebral fractures, because the current coding allows many options.

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