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Why We Need to Be Treating Osteoporosis for Our Compression Fracture Patients

with Dr. Douglas Beall

In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Douglas Beall about the importance of interventional radiologists stepping up to address the entire picture of osteoporosis and taking the initiative to treat the underlying cause of the disease.

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Dr. Douglas Beall discusses Why We Need to Be Treating Osteoporosis for Our Compression Fracture Patients on the BackTable 208 Podcast

Dr. Douglas Beall

Dr. Douglas Beall is the Chief of Radiology Services at Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma.

Dr. Jacob Fleming discusses Why We Need to Be Treating Osteoporosis for Our Compression Fracture Patients on the BackTable 208 Podcast

Dr. Jacob Fleming

Dr. Jacob Fleming is a diagnostic radiology resident and future MSK interventional radiologist in Dallas, Texas.

Synopsis

In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Douglas Beall about the importance of interventional radiologists stepping up to address the entire picture of osteoporosis and taking the initiative to treat the underlying cause of the disease. This is the first installment of our 4-part BackTable VI series on osteoporosis treatment.

Dr. Beall starts by stating his mission: he not only performs vertebral augmentation; he also offers DXA scans and T-score analysis, prescribes osteoanabolic agents, and follows up with patients over time. Dr. Beall cites data showing that both vertebral augmentation and osteoporosis medications can improve patients’ quality of life and significantly reduce mortality.

Even with newer osteoanabolic agents like Teriparatide, Abaloparatide, and Romosozumab being approved for treatment, osteoporosis screening rates have dropped in recent years. This is a pressing concern, since osteoporosis is a growing societal burden, given the increasing population of elderly patients. Furthermore, treatment of osteoporosis allows patients to regain mobility, which reduces comorbidities. We finish this episode by discussing how IRs have the potential to learn about osteoanabolic medications, counsel patients, and take ownership of this disease process.

Resources

Dr. Douglas Beall Twitter:
@DougBeall

BackTable VI Episode 94, Innovation in Spine Interventions with Dr. Douglas Beall:
https://www.backtable.com/shows/vi/podcasts/94/innovation-in-spine-interventions

Number Needed to Treat with Vertebral Augmentation to Save a Life:
http://www.ajnr.org/content/early/2019/12/19/ajnr.A6367
Risk of Mortality Following Clinical Fractures:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11069188/

Prospective and Multicenter Evaluation of Outcomes for Quality of Life and Activities of Daily Living for Balloon Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures: The EVOLVE Trial:
https://journals.lww.com/neurosurgery/Fulltext/2019/01000/Prospective_and_Multicenter_Evaluation_of_Outcomes.20.aspx

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