Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0002p173 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Vitamin D prescription: a review of British National Formulary for children recommendations, and a proposal

Kouklinos Andreas , Lim Julian , Jacobs Benjamin

Aims: To review changes in the advice regarding vitamin D deficiency in the UK and compare these with other national guidance.Methods: All Vitamin D guidance in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2003 guide (Medicines for Children) and in the eight editions since the British National Formulary for Children (BNFc) was first published in 2005 was reviewed.Results: Dosage and indications of prevalence are shown in the T...

ba0002p171 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Vitamin D levels and signs of metabolic bone disease in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis

Adodra Annika , Kouklinos Andreas , Julies Priscilla , Shaw Mathew , Jacobs Benjamin

Objective: Biochemical assessment of teenage patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).Methods: Blood sampling from 120 patients with AIS aged 12–17 years. The patients all had significant scoliosis and blood samples were taken a few days or weeks before they underwent scoliosis surgery. Serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OHD), calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone (PTH) were measured. Patients with a 25-OHD level be...