Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p146 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Does prior bisphosphonate therapy in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy alter surgical outcomes?

Fiscaletti Melissa , Loucos Robert , Jamil Kamal Abdul , Biggins Andrew , Munns Craig , Pacey Verity

Background: Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) experience musculoskeletal complications including spinal deformities, hip dysplasia and disuse osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates can improve bone mineral density, prevent fragility fractures. It is unclear if prior bisphosphonate use modifies post-operative complication in children with CP. Our aim was to compare surgical complications in children with CP with and without previous bisphosphonate treatment.<p class=...

ba0007p140 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Safety and effectiveness of stoss therapy in children

Fiscaletti Melissa , Tannous Paul , Wood Nicholas , Gunasekera Hasantha , Zurynski Yvonne , Biggins Andrew , Kilo Tatjana , Hayes Evan , Munns Craig

Objectives: Pediatric vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D - 25OHD) deficiency can lead to nutritional rickets and extra-skeletal complications. Compliance with daily therapy can be difficult, making high dose, short-term vitamin D (stoss) therapy attractive to correct vitamin D deficiency. We compared the effectiveness and safety of standard versus stoss therapy in treating childhood 25OHD deficiency.Study design: Children aged 2–16 years with 25OHD &#60...