Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004p29 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Type 1 diabetes mellitus may predispose to lower bone mineral density through lower osteoblast signaling from increased levels of Dickkopf-1

Doulgeraki Artemis , Tsentidis Charalampos , Gourgiotis Dimitrios , Kossiva Lydia , Marmarinos Antonios , Karavanaki Kyriaki

Background: Several bone metabolic pathways are disrupted in diabetes mellitus (DM), leading to reduced bone mass. Increased fracture risk and elevated Dickkopf-1, which is an inhibitor of the Wnt/b-catenin bone metabolic pathway, have been documented in adult patients with type 2 DM. No relevant data exist on childhood type 1 DM (T1DM).Objective and hypotheses: We aimed at studying plasma Dickkopf-1 concentration in children and adolescents with T1DM an...

ba0006p043 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Pseudohypoparathyroidism type IB: A cause of late hypocalcemia

Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis , Dikaiakou Eirini , Anagnostou Elli , Mackay Deborha , Tsolia Mariza , Michalacos Stefanos , Hanna Patrick , Linglart Agnes , Karavanaki Kyriaki

Background: Hypocalcemia presenting in adolescence is rare. Most common etiology is autoimmune hypoparathyroidism. Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a rare group of disorders characterized by end-organ resistance to parathyroid hormone (PTH), and other hormones, such as TSH, with or without features of AlbrightÂ’s hereditary osteodystrophy.Case presentation: A 14-year-old boy presented complaining of fatigue and spontaneous carpal spasms in associati...

ba0007p23 | (1) | ICCBH2019

What happens to the skeleton at the time of diagnosis of paediatric cancer?

Doulgeraki Artemis , Nikita Maria , Kanaka-Gantenbein Christina , Baka Margarita , Karavanaki Kyriaki , Athanasopoulou Helen , Polyzois George , Tsentidis Charalampos , Kossiva Lydia

Objectives: To evaluate the skeletal profile of paediatric patients with cancer at diagnosis.Methods: Children diagnosed with cancer in our Oncology Centre were recruited during a fifteen-month period and underwent metabolic bone profile and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at the time of diagnosis. Subsequently, they were divided in two subgroups, according to diagnosis; haematological malignancy vs solid tumour. For comparison, a group of 38 sex ...