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options for treating patients with osteoporosis included an assortment of estrogen preparations and calcitonins. Beginning in the mid-1990s, the introduction of a potent aminobisphosphonate, alendronate (Fosamax, Merck), and a selective oup unless otherwise noted.
estradiol receptor modifier (SERM), raloxifene (Evista, Eli Lilly), began a decade-long era of dominance over the osteoporosis market by these 2 agents.
The past decade has witnessed field, with consideration of important ber of approved drugs for the has accumulated. Finally, I will not dis- excavated by resorbing cells, called remodeling event is slightly ineffi- treatment of osteoporosis, giving cuss the hygienic measures, supple- osteoclasts, which arise in the bone ohibited.
concerns regarding drugs currently the concomitant adequate intake of osteoclastic resorption is initiated, fol- ment of osteoporosis in the United tion under which the clinical trials that established efficacy of all approved stroma called preosteoblasts migrate into the resorption cavity, acquire that any increase in the overall rate process of breakdown and renewal Physiology: Bone Remodeling
ing osteoblasts, and begin to replace eton. The literature on osteoporosis iarity with remodeling to understand therapeutics is now enormous, and the mechanisms of action of osteopo- between 6 and 8 weeks, and the subsequent bone formation response, resulting hole, or lacuna, achieves antiresorptive therapy, regardless of Hence, where possible I will refer tion—the antiresorptive drugs—and a depth of about 60 microns. The which agent is considered, ultimately the reader to pivotal studies of indi- However, even in normal adults, siderable understanding about the June 2013
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Prevention and treatment; administered every 6 mo the dynamics of osteoclast produc-tion. OPG is considered a “decoy” OPG restricts access to RANK, and oduction in whole or in part without permission is pr
thereby puts a brake on osteoclast development. The great majority of Treatment of patients with osteoporosis and GIOP Teriparatide (hPTH[1-34]) (Forteo, Eli Lilly) at high risk for fracture; administered as once-daily agent, teriparatide (Forteo, Eli Lilly) is approved in the United States, GIOP, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis; SERMs, selective estrogen receptor modulators
although others are undergoing clin-ical trials.
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Evidence from the Women’s Health clinical trials over the past 15 years, later, the optimal time for using ralox- Prevention and Treatment of
on nonvertebral fracture,2,3 but in that agency policy, osteoporosis drugs ease4 and breast cancer5 tempered able toxicity in other organ systems, therapy. For women with an intact 60 mg daily, raloxifene is consid- istration of a progestin to prevent tive agent. Treatment leads rapidly hyperplasia. Some women respond endometrial hyperplasia. In the WHI, tant contributor to the mentioned (BMD) of the lumbar spine, although Various estrogen preparations side effects. Following release of the ohibited.
osteoporosis in postmenopausal gen use in the United States quickly plummeted and has not recovered. ture, but generally has not shown it does offer skeletal protection to dominant form used in the United Estrogen remains the most effective approach for managing hot flashes, sites.6 Large randomized clinical tri- and current recommendations state als with nonvertebral fracture as an trial hyperplasia and is associated erally based on anecdotal reports as short a time as is required. Such porosis do indicate a beneficial effect among women in the most severe Bisphosphonates sively more common even shortly pound, pyrophosphate, but have a SERMs have undergone late-phase consideration until at least 2 decades June 2013
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an oral form of the medications. bone formation and are thus entirely able) when the drug is consumed, used as a surrogate marker for drug and remaining upright for 30 minutes oduction in whole or in part without permission is pr
Figure 1. The drawing represents a region of
trabecular bone.
the initiation of therapy refill but are All remodeling events occur on the bone surface. (a) 90% of bone surface is generally covered by a thin layer of dormant lining cells. (b) Coalescence of osteoclast precursors at a site on the bone surface with creation of mul- tinucleated osteoclasts. (c) Osteoclasts remove a divot of bone, reach- All approved bisphosphonates rate, each trabecula has a longer ing 60 microns in depth by 6 to 8 weeks. (d) Soluble factors released by achieve a substantial reduction in period to acquire mineral until a sub- osteoclastic resorption recruit a new wave of cell proliferation (preosteo- vertebral compression fractures, sequent remodeling event affects it. blasts) into the base of the resorption cavity. (e) Preosteoblasts acquire oup unless otherwise noted.
the osteoblast phenotype. (f) Osteoblasts secrete new bone matrix, which begins to acquire mineral after a thickness of approximately 20 microns is reduce nonvertebral fractures as eral per unit of bone matrix increases achieved. (g) New mineralized bone almost fully replaces resorbed bone by approximately 6 months. Small deficits are left, reflecting remodeling inefficiency and accounting for the process of age-related bone loss. Similarly, in a large clinical trial, rise- with osteoporosis, but a subset of fracture efficacy, and with raloxifene crystallized over the appearance of nature of atypical fractures for those older frail patients who had only this estimate is only about 11%. Other The most dramatic effects of tion in the prevalence of osteoclast tures are unusual, but appear to be incidenc ohibited. e of fracture has persistently
observed with the parenteral agent bone, as these constitute regions of fragility and increased fracture risk.
1,000 participants who already had nates incorporate tenaciously into distance between the upper end of constitute a small proportion of the experienced a hip fracture, this agent bone and remain there for years. the femur and the knee. Hence, they bisphosphonates rose with reports ical stress fractures. Atypical fractures that some patients appeared with frequently are bilateral, the contralat- complication was rare and, for the on the opposite femur. The fracture not required additional label changes.
fracture site, localized periosteal reac- Considerable pharmaceutical tine dental care if they were taking tion, or “beaking,” of the lateral cortex industry effort has been made to bisphosphonates.
More recently, concern has both cortices.11 Despite the serious in 2- and 3-year clinical trials, the June 2013
Rheumatology Practice News SPECIAL EDITION Denosumab (Prolia, Amgen) is calcitonin, which as a nasal spray is a human monoclonal antibody to indicated for the treatment of post-RANKL that blocks its binding to menopausal osteoporosis. At the RANK and thereby inhibits the pro- duction and actions of osteoclasts, nasal spray calcitonin inhibits osteo-leading to a substantial reduction in at the approved dose of 60 mg. a decrease in vertebral, but not non-The pivotal 36-month clinical trial vertebral fracture; however, this trial All rights r
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tolerated, and showed no increase increased risk for malignancies, and in serious infections or malignancy. Figure 2. Osteoclasts in resorption lacunae.
Reproduced from Lee C, Einhorn T: In Marcus R, Feldman D, Kelsey J RANK is an active participant in the (Eds.). Osteoporosis, 2nd Edition, Academic Press 2001, with permission action likely will result in limitation or oduction in whole or in part without permission is pr
A key feature of denosumab is the United States, but as of this writ- that, unlike bisphosphonates, the ing the FDA has not rendered a final little additional therapeutic effect drug does not accumulate in the skel- and even less-frequent regimens. concept, but a reasonable approach to make significant inroads on the First, it can be argued that some ceptible to ONJ and atypical frac- patients who originally had mild tures, but that has not been the end” of the molecule oup unless otherwise noted.
Alendronate was the first oral deficits in BMD (ie, BMD T scores case; the occurrence of both events porosis market, and consequently qualify for the designation of osteo- tion it still occupies. In recent years, scribed bisphosphonates to begin with denosumab has not been exten- alendronate has been available as with. In such cases, termination of sive, and the causality of this drug for a generic oral product. Although therapy after 4 to 5 years is appro- generic drugs must show identical priate. In others, a good therapeutic a lower risk for fracture, and it should gle-chain polypeptide hormones sequence and understand the struc- ohibited.
over time. However, some patients the primary secretory product of the lished that generic alendronate despite a substantial improvement cies, and in humans they are pro- duced and secreted by the C cells species. Trials of this peptide con- ing gastrointestinal symptoms, and tion, it seems inappropriate to termi- appear primarily to be involved in osteoporosis throughout the 1980s calcium homeostasis, inhibiting the and 1990s demonstrated substan- non-bisphosphonate) of drug may actions of mature osteoclasts and tial increases in BMD at the spine showing phosphaturic effects on and proximal femur. The pivotal trial the renal tubule. Demonstrating an of recombinantly produced TPTD term bisphosphonate use, many and atypical fractures have been as even individuals who have under- gone total thyroidectomy—and incidence of moderate and severe patients stop therapy after 4 to 5 resorptive therapy, although it is therefore produce no calcitonin— still too early to know the extent have normal skeletal physiology.
ies widely among animal species; tered daily subcutaneous injection at June 2013
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induced osteoporosis. The duration sorptive agent should be useful.
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