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The overall design is to determine and compare the effect of teriparatide and of zoledronic acid on trabecular architecture by magnetic resonance microimaging of the midshaft tibia. Fifty-six postmenopausal women, aged 60 or older with osteoporosis and/or at increased risk of fracture, will be randomized to receive either teriparatide or zoledronic acid. Both groups will be followed for 24 months. Trabecular microarchitecture, cortical structural parameters, biomechanical parameters and bone mineral density will be examined at 0, 12, and 24 months.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Virtual Bone Biopsy by Magnetic Resonance Imaging
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:35-0400
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