Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p022 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Bone densitometric parameters and body composition in preterm and term infants at the age of forty weeks of gestational age

Di Iorgi Natascia , Diana Paola

Backgound: Limited data are available on body composition of preterm compared to born at term infants. The aim of our study was to compare bone mass, fat mass-FM and free fat mass-FFM in preterm and term infants at 40th weeks of gestational age (GA).Methods: Thirty-four preterm infants (14M, 20F) born at 31.0±2.2 weeks of GA (range 26–36+3 weeks) and n=8 term neonates (4M, 4F) born at 39.7±1.0 weeks of GA underwent a to...

ba0007p18 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone mass and fracture prevalence in childhood brain cancer survivors (CBCS) 2 or 5 years after off therapy

Di Iorgi Natascia , Gallizia Annalisa , Mauro Vera , Crocco Marco , Garre Maria Luisa , Maghnie Mohamad

Background and aim: Multifaceted risk factors impair bone mass in childhood cancer survivors. Aims of the study were to evaluate bone mass and it’s determinant and fracture prevalence in CBCS 2 (G+2) or 5 (G+5) years after off therapy (OT).Methods: Seventy-three (G+2) and 87 (G+5) CBCS were evaluated at 12.9±4.2 and 14.9±4.4 yrs, respectively. Diagnoses were: astrocytic (G+2:n=25, G+5:n=24), embryonal (G+2:n=28, ...

ba0007lb10 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Foramen magnum stenosis (FMS): neuroradiological aspects before and after cervical decompression in paediatric patients with achondroplasia (ACH)

Allegri Anna Elsa Maria , Di Iorgi Natascia , Severino Mariasavina , Patti Giuseppa , Siri Giulia , Piatelli Gianluca , Fava Daniela , Napoli Flavia , Michelis Beatrice , Maghnie Mohamad

The identification of markers indicative of pathological FMS plays a pivotal role in the prevention of ACH complications.Objective: Identify key cranio-cervical junction neuroradiological features for the surgical choice and for the decompression outcome.Methods: Out of 191 ACH patients, we selected 24 patients before 4 years of age, who performed a first brain MRI and/or CT. Patients were divided into 2 groups: surgically treated ...