Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002p105 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Bisphosphonate treatment in non-ambulatory patients with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders: effectiveness of pamidronate vs zoledronic acid

Bowden Sasigarn , Jessup Ashley , Wang Wei , Mahan John

Objectives: To examine the bone mineral density (BMD) response to i.v. pamidronate (Group 1) vs i.v. zoledronic acid (Group 2) in non-ambulatory children and young adults with severe cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders.Methods: A total of 50 non-ambulatory children and young adults, (mean age 11.3 years, range 2.1–32) with low BMD and/or history of fractures were retrospectively studied. Thirty-nine patients (30 spastic quadriplegic cere...