Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002op11 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Artistic gymnasts display micro-architectural advantages over trampolining and tumbling gymnasts: a high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography study

Burt Lauren A , Stanger Scott P , Schipilow John D , Boyd Steven K

Participation in high impact sports during growth increases bone quality. Gymnasts have previously displayed increased bone mass and strength at both the upper and lower limbs compared with controls. However, it is not yet understood how bone microarchitecture is affected by gymnastics participation, and if this differs based on gymnastics discipline. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the influence of gymnastics discipline on bone microarchitecture in a...

ba0002p196 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Bigger but not stronger? GH treatment in Turner syndrome may confer no benefit to HR-pQCT determined bone micro-architecture

Nour Munier , Boyd Steven K , Perry Rebecca J , Stephure David K , Hanley David A

Turner syndrome (TS) is known to be associated with increased risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Childhood treatment with GH has been considered standard of care for treatment of growth failure in TS, while the influence of GH on bone health has been poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of GH on bone microarchitecture on a cohort of TS subjects.TS subjects aged 16–45 were included. Bone mineral density (BMD) was as...