This is a research study looking into an investigational treatment for osteoporosis that involves women between the ages of 50 and 90. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones weaken as you age, making them thinner, fragile, and prone to breaking. It commonly causes fractures in the hip, forearms, or spine but any bones can be affected. Approximately 200 million people suffer from osteoporosis, and this is becoming a problem with the increasingly aging population. Menopausal women tend to be greatly affected by this because a reduction in hormone levels results in increased bone loss.
Current therapies can be costly and only limited to a small proportion of patients, this new investigational treatment has been developed to reduce these disadvantages.
The study would require you to come to the clinic 7 times over a 12-month period. Visits will range between 30 minutes to 2 hours each time you come in. Over the course of the study, we will check your medical history, take your bloods, conduct an ECG, conduct a bone mineral density scan, and administer the treatment. You will also need to complete a diary over the course of the study.
You will be reimbursed for your time and expenses related to the research study.
- Women aged between 50 and 90 years with osteoporosis
- Is not currently receiving treatment for osteoporosis
- Relatively healthy
- Has one of the following:
- Previous history of fracture
- Family history of hip fracture
- Current smoker
- Low weight (BMI less than 19)