Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002p69 | (1) | ICCBH2013

sRANKL/OPG in children with idiopathic hypercalciuria

Pavlou Maria , Siomou Ekaterini , Cholevas Vasileios , Siamopoulou Antigone , Challa Anna

Objectives: To determine any relationship of serum concentrations of osteoprotegerin (OPG), sRANKL and sRANKL:OPG ratio with idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) in children, as there is some evidence of increased bone resorption in these patients.Methods: In a prospective study, twenty four children of median age 6.5 years (range 2.3–16.4) with IH (five had urolithiasis and two nephrocalcinosis) were examined at the time of diagnosis and after 3 months o...

ba0004p134 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with major components of metabolic syndrome in children

Challa Anna , Evagelidou Eleni , Siomou Ekaterini , Tzallas Alexandros , Giapros Vasileios

Objective: To study any possible relations of vitamin D status and metabolic syndrome (MetS) components in children, since there is evidence for extraskeletal functions of vitamin D, and its deficiency may contribute to the pathogenesis of several major diseases. In addition to explore any possible role of birth weight (BW).Methods: Clinically healthy children aged 3–9 years (n=152) were included in the study. Forty-six were born large for ...