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Optimal nutrition for bone health in people with a learning disability

25 January 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

People with learning disabilities are at increased risk of low bone mineral density, osteopenia, osteoporosis and fractures, compared to the general population,...

How smoking can hinder fracture healing

02 July 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Patients commonly present to the emergency department (ED) with fractures. Since it is known that smoking is a contributory factor to delayed bone union, emergency...

Treatment-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: presentation and management

11 June 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article aims to increase nurses’ understanding of resorption inhibitor-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw, a common bone metastasis that can develop following...

The role of vitamin D in infants, children and young people

11 February 2015

Nursing Children and Young People


In recent years there has been a growing interest in vitamin D, the role it plays in the body and the effects of its deficiency. This article provides an overview of...

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia

30 June 2014

Nursing Older People


Osteomalacia is a musculoskeletal condition that results in soft bones due to ineffective mineralisation. Nurses have a unique opportunity to improve awareness of...

Dietary approaches to promote bone health in adults

13 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue, affecting around three million people in the UK. Several lifestyle factors play a role in the development of the...

Bone health and people with a learning disability who are prescribed epilepsy medication

26 September 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

People with epilepsy have a higher risk of bone fractures than those without the condition, and contributing factors include increased risk of falls, combined with...

Promoting quality of life for patients with myeloma

01 October 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article aims to provide nurses with an update of best practice in caring for patients living with a diagnosis of myeloma. Targeted treatments for myeloma have...

Vitamin D deficiency: identifying gaps in the evidence base

17 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. Vitamin D has attracted attention since evidence emerged that it may have functions beyond the control of serum...

Should men on long-term androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer be screened and monitored for osteoporosis?

08 August 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Androgen-deprivation therapy is the main long-term treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer. A side effect of this therapy is secondary osteoporosis with...