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20 Possible Causes for Vertebral Fractures, Weakness after Climbing Stairs

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    We describe the case of a 20-year-old boy with DMD suffering from back pain due to multiple vertebral fractures who was treated with teriparatide.[] […] symptoms are noticed, such as weakness, clumsiness, a Gowers’ sign, difficulty with stair climbing, or toe walking.[] […] compression fractures.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    […] on the role of PKP in the treatment of nonunion of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.[] Numerous factors can cause stenosis, such as thickened ligaments, expanding infection, abscess, a congenital or developmental anomaly, degenerative changes, vertebral fractures[] Spondylolisthesis : degenerative lumbar vertebral subluxation. Lumbar spine trauma or vertebral fracture. Epidural abscess. Inflammatory arachnoiditis.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Vertebral Fractures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients Managed With Deflazacort. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Jul. 38 (6):320-324. [Medline].[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    A retrospective, observational, population-based study found no difference in rates of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or hip, vertebral or Colles fractures in PMR[] B 30 – 32 Alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) have been shown to increase bone mineral density and decrease vertebral fractures in patients on long-term glucocorticoid[] High prevalence of asymptomatic vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women receiving chronic glucocorticoid therapy: a cross-sectional outpatient study.[]

  • Myelitis

    fractures Epidural or subdural hematoma Epidural and/or paraspinal abscess Tumour Medical Management Treatments are intended to reduce spinal cord inflammation and alleviate[] Cervical Spine 1307 Injuries of the Lower Cervical Spine 1333 Thoracic and Lumbar Spinal Injuries 1363 Late Decompression of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury 1390 Sacral Fractures[] Parainfectious myelitis NMO (Devic's disease) Myelitis related to systemic disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosis Compression of spinal cord caused by trauma eg. vertebral[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    fractures: High frequency; Up to 100% by 9 years Short stature 27 ?[] As time goes by, there may be muscle weakness which causes difficulty with running, climbing stairs or walking long distances.[] fractures. [17] Other bone mass—enhancing drugs may be worthy of further investigation, but research is lacking in this area.[]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    To avoid misunderstandings, inform patients and their families about vertebral compression fracture and other potential complications of steroid therapy that can occur even[] […] body compression fracture (26%) Symptomatic steroid myopathy (11%) Steroid psychosis (3%) Mortality/morbidity An observational cohort study using a United Kingdom primary[] […] visceral organ ischemia (eg, small-bowel infarction). [46, 47, 17] Complications of long-term steroid treatment that may occur in patients with GCA include the following: Vertebral[]

  • Polymyositis

    Interestingly, vertebral fractures were less common in patients treated with lower doses of corticosteroids.[] & have to be careful on stairs & ladders (don't tell the Professors who are looking after me that I climb ladders) They know.I am very positive & determined not to let it[] Furthermore, in long‐term studies, disability was associated with corticosteroid side‐effects, especially osteonecrosis and osteoporotic vertebral fractures [ 32 ].[]

  • Cushing's Disease

    In this report, we present a case of a 37-year-old man referred to our department due to osteoporosis complicated with vertebral and rib fractures and loss of six centimeters[] In patients with any form of CS, men had a significantly higher prevalence of vertebral and rib fractures than women (34) .[] Both overt and subtle endogenous hypercortisolism affect bone, leading to vertebral fractures in up to 70% of patients (16) .[]

  • Iatrogenic Cushing's Disease

    […] column Vertebral fractures Vesicoureteral reflux Vestibular neuritis Virtual histology slide box Virtual histopathology slide box Vitamin B12 deficiency Vitamin K deficiency[] Ann Clin Biochem 39:148–150 View Article Google Scholar Leitman D, Ross K et al (2009) Vertebral compression fractures in an HIV-positive patient with steroid-induced Cushing[] […] artery Disseminated intravascular coagulation Dissociative disorders Distal radius fractures Diuretics Diverticular disease DNA replication and repair Down syndrome Duodenal[]

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