Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004p177 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Fractures in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their relationship to age

Joseph Shuko , Dunne Jennifer , Di Marco Marina , Shepherd Sheila , Horrocks Iain , SF Ahmed , SC Wong

Objective: A retrospective review of bone morbidity in a contemporary cohort of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) currently managed in a Scottish tertiary neuromuscular centre.Method: Clinical details and results of bone surveillance were obtained in 47 boys, aged 9 years (2–16). DXA bone mineral content (BMC) at total body (TB) and lumbar spine (LS) were adjusted for bone area. Fractures were classified based on radiological confirmation....

ba0007p162 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone monitoring and morbidity in adults with duchenne muscular dystrophy: Challenges in implementation of standards of care

Harris Anne-Marie , Di Marco Marina , Raeside David , Davidson Scott , Gallacher Stephen , Farrugia Maria , Wong Sze Choong

Background: Osteoporosis is common in subjects with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Studies in paediatric DMD identified a high frequency of fragility fractures but there are no studies in the adult population. Recent updated international standards of care (2018) for children and adults with DMD recommend the following for bone monitoring:- Lateral thoracolumbar spine x-rays to screen for vertebral fracture (1–2 yearly if on glucocorticoid; 2&#1...