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Prevention of Bone Loss after Acute SCI by Zoledronic Acid: Durability, Effect on Bone Strength, and Use of Biomarkers to Guide Therapy

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Sep 2019

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Northwestern University Evanston United States

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Rapid bone loss is a universal accompaniment of acute spinal cord injury SCI and leads to severe loss of bone mass and bone strength with a marked increased risk of fracture. This 24 month double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluates in 60 participants the efficacybone mass and bone strengthand safety of zoledronic acid administered early after acute SCI to prevent bone loss, the duration of its effects and the value of using biomarkers to guide therapy. Data collection bone imaging and biomarkers occurs at baseline and after 3, 6 and 12 months during the first year participants are re-randomized after 12 months with subsequent data collection at 18 and 24 months. Currently, all regulatory requirements for the study have been completed. All sixty 60 participants have been randomized and treated. No unexpected safety events have occurred. Data collection is on-going.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology

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