Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p83 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Could digital X-ray radiogrammetry be an alternative for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry

Leijten Alex , Hampsink Brieke , Janssen Marcel , Klein Willemijn , Draaisma Jos

Objectives: Bone mineral density (BMD) in children is generally measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry (DXR) is a promising alternative technique, that uses BoneXpert software to measure cortical BMD on hand radiographs, expressed as bone health index (BHI). DXR is a cheap method, is easy to apply in every hospital and involves less ionizing radiation compared to DXA. We aim to compare DXR and DXA measurements for determining bone de...

ba0007p166 | (1) | ICCBH2019

The ketogenic diet and bone density: a retrospective longitudinal cohort study

Draaisma Jos , Hampsink Brieke , Willemsen Michel , Linders Miel , van Houdt Nicole

Background: The Ketogenic Diet Treatment (KDT) is a well-established intervention for intractable childhood epilepsy and the first choice treatment for Gluccose-1-transporter-deficiency-syndrome and Pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex deficiency. During long-term follow up of children treated with KDT an increased incidence of bone fractures has been found. However, the exact contribution of KDT to a decreased BMD remains unclear. Prophylactic supplementation with calcium and vitam...