Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002p66 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Effect of resistance training on peripheral bone mineral density and muscle strength in adolescents with motor difficulties

Hands Beth , McIntyre Fleur , Bervenotti Francisco , Siafarikas Aris

Objectives: Adolescents with motor difficulties may have a higher fracture risk due to limited participation in high impact physical activities that improve bone mineral density (BMD). Equipment constrained resistance training (RT) interventions may be an effective way to improve both muscle strength and BMD in this population. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of a GYM-based RT intervention on peripheral BMD, and to determine the extent of the relationship...

ba0006p143 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Gender differences in bone health in a cohort of adolescents with developmental coordination disorder

Chivers Paola , Rantalainen Timo , McIntyre Fleur , Hands Beth , Weeks Benjamin , Beck Belinda , Hart Nicolas , Siafarikas Aris

Objective: Individuals with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have difficulty coordinating movements and are often unable to perform common, age-appropriate tasks. Approximately 5–6% of school-aged children are affected by DCD and the condition may persist throughout adolescence and into adulthood. Australian adolescents with DCD have poor bone health compared to European normative data. It can be hypothesized that this is due to a lack of loading resulting from d...

ba0007p177 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Feasibility of a 13-week targeted exercise intervention on tibial bone mineral density in adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Tan Jocelyn , Siafarikas Aris , Hands Beth , McIntyre Fleur , Hart Nicolas , Rantalainen Timo , Chivers Paola

Objectives: Adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have significantly lower bone mineral density (BMD) compared to their non-affected peers. Their difficulty in performing weight bearing movement skills is hypothesised to explain poorer bone characteristics. This feasibility study examined the impact of a 13-week exercise intervention on tibial bone parameters in adolescents with DCD.Methods: Twenty-eight adolescents with DCD particip...

ba0007oc8 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bisphosphonate improves hip range of motion and pain but not femoral head sphericity: A multicentre, randomized clinical trial of children with Perthes disease

Jamil Kamal , Zacharin Margaret , Foster Bruce , Donald Geoffrey , Hassall Timothy , Siafarikas Aris , Johnson Michael , Tham Elanie , Whitehead Colin , Gebski Val , Barnes Liz , Cowell Chris , Little David , Munns Craig

Introduction: Perthes disease (PD), idiopathic femoral head avascular necrosis, often results in deformity. The underlying cause is unclear and long-term function is directly related to the roundness of femoral head. Current treatment include mechanical treatments and various surgical procedures, which are therapeutic but can’t prevent collapse. A multicentre, prospective, randomised controlled trial of 12 months zoledronic acid (ZA) in children with PD was conducted. We ...

ba0007p86 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Disease-specific pathological traits of youth at risk of secondary osteoporosis as determined through peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography

Chivers Paola , Jenkins Mark , Hart Nicolas , Rantalainen Timo , McIntyre Fleur , Hands Beth , Nimphius Sophia , Rothacker Karen , Beck Belinda , Weeks Benjamin , Beeson Brendan , Siafarikas Aris

Objectives: This cross-sectional observational study examined peripheral long bone material and structural differences in youth at risk of secondary osteoporosis across disease-specific profiles using peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT).Methods: Scans of the upper (radius; ulna) and lower (tibia; fibula) limbs of children at 4% distal and 66% mid-shaft sites were undertaken using pQCT. Specific groups were those with (1) increased risk of ...