Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p193 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Double trouble: A case of trisomy 21 and achondroplasia

Todd Stacey , Mason Avril , McDevitt Helen

Background: The co-occurrence of achondroplasia with Trisomy 21 is extremely rare, with only a handful of published case reports in the literature.Presenting Problem: A baby girl had an antenatal diagnosis of incomplete atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD), and a subsequent postnatal diagnosis of Trisomy 21. At birth she had respiratory distress and required CPAP until 5 days of life. AVSD was confirmed on postnatal ECHO. Phenotypic traits consistent wi...

ba0006p075 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Improvement of bone density in eating disorders correlates with improvements in growth

Shepherd Sheila , Mason Avril , Shaikh Guftar , Ahmed Faisal

Introduction: Children and adolescents with eating disorders are at risk of reduced bone mass and bone mineral density. Indeed, 60% higher risk of fracture has been reported in childhood/adolescent eating disorders compared to healthy controls. However, few longitudinal studies have been carried out to examine size adjusted changes in bone health over time, and the relationship with anthropometry and growth.Methods: A retrospective audit of 25 female eat...

ba0007lb4 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Impact of pubertal suppression on body composition and bone density in adolescents with gender dysphoria

Shepherd Sheila , Dewantoro Dixon , Ahmed Syed Faisal , Gerasimidis Kostas , Mason Avril , Shaikh Guftar , Wong SC , Kyriakou Andreas

Introduction: Pubertal suppression with gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue is introduced after onset of puberty in adolescents with gender dysphoria (GD). As puberty is a critical period for bone accrual and changes in body composition, alterations in body composition and bone mass may be observed during treatment.Methods: Thirty-eight adolescents (32/38 assigned females at birth) with GD had dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) prior to s...