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Solís-Cabrera BH, Ramírez-Benítez MC, Cocotle-Ronzón Y, Moreno-Todd M, Soto-Cid AH
Osteoporosis Treatment Evaluation with Desoxypiridinoline Urine Detection in Postmenopause Patients
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2009; 47 (1)

Language: Español
References: 19
Page: 25-28
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Objective: to evaluate urinary desoxypiridinoline (Dpd) levels in postmenopause patients, with osteoporosis or osteopenia after treatment with sodium alendronate.
Methods: a quasiexperimental study was carried out in 118 patients, aged from 41 to 69 years. According to the densitometry results and treatment received, we formed five groups: group I, patients with osteoporosis, treated with 10 mg/day of alendronate; group IIA, patients with osteopenia treated with alendronate 5 mg/day; group IIB, patients with osteopenia treated with hormonal therapy replacement (HTR); group IIIA, patients with normal densitometry treated with change of life style habits; and group IIIB, patients with normal densitometry treated with HTR. Dpd urinary levels were measured in all patients at the beginning and 60 days after. The statistical analysis was t Student paired.
Results: the group I diminished 7.8 nmol Dpd/mmol Cr with a p = 0.001. In the other groups the reduction of the urinary Dpd level was not significant.
Conclusions: in osteoporosis the urinary Dpd excretion diminishes after 60 days of treatment with 10 mg/day of sodium alendronate.

Key words: osteoporosis, postmenopausal, bone diseases, metabolic, postmenopause.


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