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Incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with bone metastases treated sequentially with bisphosphonates and denosumab

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Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a serious adverse event of bone resorption inhibitors (BRIs), such as bisphosphonates and denosumab. Bisphosphonates and denosumab inhibit osteoclast function through different pharmacological effects and bisphosphonates are retained in bone for several months to years. Sequential treatment with bisphosphonates and denosumab might lead to an overlapping treatment effect, due to the addition of the effect of denosumab on the residual bisphosphonate effect. Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate if switching from denosumab to bisphosphonates is associated with a higher incidence of ONJ.
Tijdschrift: Acta Clinica Belgica
ISSN: 1784-3286
Issue: 2
Volume: 73
Pagina's: 100 - 109
Jaar van publicatie:2018