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Volume:17 Issue:10 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
Author Verified
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12353
Ace Report Cover Tumour

Reduction in Odds of Pathological Fracture with Denosumab vs Zoledronic Acid for Bone Metastases


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Bisphosphonates Versus Denosumab for Prevention of Pathological Fracture in Advanced Cancers With Bone Metastasis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Aug; 4(8): e20.00045.

Contributing Authors: H Al Farii A Frazer L Farahdel F AlFayyadh R Turcotte

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Synopsis

Four studies including 7320 patients with bone metastases from advanced cancer were included in this meta-analysis comparing the likelihood of pathological fracture. Sub-group analyses were performed by tumour origin (endodermal cancer, mesodermal cancer). Pooled results found the likelihood of pathological fracture to be significantly lower in the denosumab group compared to the zoledronic acid g...

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