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43rd Annual European Calcified Tissue Society Congress

Rome, Italy
14 May 2016 - 17 May 2016

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Allied Health Professionals Session

Abstract Presentations

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Age-dependent changes in the bone marrow microenvironment

Kusumbe Anjali , Ramasamy Saravana , Itkin Tomer , Lapidot Tsvee , Adams Ralf

Blood vessels define the properties of local microenvironments in the skeletal system, play crucial roles in osteogenesis and provide niches for haematopoietic stem cells. The properties of niche-forming vessels and their changes in the ageing organism remain incompletely understood. We have previously identified a new capillary subtype in the murine skeletal system with distinct morphological, molecular and functional properties. These vessels are CD31hi/Emcnh...

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To measure or not to measure? Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone in patients with clinical risk factors for osteoporosis

Bock Oliver , Pyttel Susanne , Dostmann Ute

Background: Despite the large amount of studies published on the association of vitamin D deficiency with higher incidence of falls and fractures, the threshold for a sufficient serum 25(OH)D concentration remains subject to a considerable debate. There has also been no clear consensus on the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.Objective: To examine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and/or insufficiency and its impact on calcium/phospha...

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Treat-to-target in osteoporosis. Mith or reality? Results of a spanish Delphi study

Munoz-Torres Manuel , Casado Enrique , Jodar Esteban , Nogues Xavier , Nolla Joan Miquel , Quesada-Gomez Jose Manuel , Canals Laura , Balcells Monica , Lizan Luis

Objective: To define, by expert consensus, the criteria for the application of a Treat-to-Target (T2T) strategy in osteoporosis, in Spain, and to assess the adequacy of current treatments for it.Material and methods: Six Spanish experts in osteoporosis formed the Scientific Committee that led the project and designed the questionnaire used in two Delphi rounds. The 24 items included in the questionnaire assessed the expertsÂ’ wish (W) and prognosis (...