Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p110 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Cost-effectiveness of a Vitamin D supplementation programme in pregnant women and children to prevent rickets in the UK

Floreskul Vilius , Juma Fatima , Daniel Anjali , Zamir Imran , Mughal Zulf , Padidela Raja

Introduction: Rickets is characterised by defective mineralisation of the growth plate and osteoid, caused by deficiency of vitamin-D and/or of dietary calcium. Rickets continues to be reported in the UK, especially in children from dark-skinned ethnic groups. Literature on the cost of management of rickets and cost-effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation is lacking worldwide.Methods: The analysis considers the cost-effectiveness of an intervention in...

ba0004op9 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Growth, body mass index, bone health and ambulatory status of boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy treated with daily vs intermittent oral glucocorticoid regimen

Crabtree Nicola , Padidela Raja , Shaw Nicholas , Hogler Wolfgang , Roper Helen , Hughes Imelda , Adams Judith , Daniel Anjali , Mughal Zulf

Background: Oral glucocorticoids (GC; prednisolone dose of 0.75 mg/kg per day), help to preserve muscle strength and prolong independent walking in boys with DMD. This study compared longitudinal growth, body mass index (BMI), bone mineral density (BMD), vertebral fractures (VFs) and ambulatory status in boys with DMD on daily (DAILY) or intermittent (INTER; 10 days on & 10 days off), oral GC regimens.Methods: 50 DMD boys from two UK centres were inc...