Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004is24 | (1) (1) | ICCBH2015

The new histology

Misof Barbara M

Additionally to the standard histomorphometric and pathohistologic evaluation, the transiliac bone biopsy sample from a patient can be further analyzed for additional information on structural and material characteristics. Under the term ‘new histology’, several non-destructive techniques and combinations thereof providing high spatial resolution have been introduced. In contrast to conventional histology, these techniques allow the characterization of structural, co...

ba0004is24biog | (1) (1) | ICCBH2015

The new histology

Misof Barbara M

Biographical DetailsBarbara M Misof is Staff Scientist at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Osteology, Vienna, Austria. She completed her PhD in Physics and Postgraduate Education in Medical Physics at the University of Vienna in 2000. In 2002, she received the Herbert-Czitober-Research Award of the Austrian Society of Bone and Mineral Research. Her areas of interest are bone material pro...

ba0003pp407 | Paediatric bone disease | ECTS2014

Glucocorticoid-treated boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy DMD and osteoporosis have higher bone matrix mineralization before and after i.v. bisphosphonate therapy

Roschger Paul , Misof Barbara M. , Klaushofer Klaus , Rauch Frank , Ward Leanne M

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of ambulation. While glucocorticoid (GC) therapy improves motor function, many boys sustain fractures due to osteoporosis. Recently, i.v. bisphosphonate (i.v.BP) therapy has shown promise in the treatment of DMD-related osteoporosis. At the same time, bone histomorphometry revealed lowered bone volume and significant reductions in bone formation pre-i.v.BP treatment, and a further drop after 2 years&...

ba0006p070 | (1) | ICCBH2017

The abnormally high and heterogeneous bone matrix mineralization after childhood solid organ transplantation is not further increased by bisphosphonate treatment

Fratzl-Zelman Nadja , Valta Helena , Pereira Renata C , Misof Barbara M , Roschger Paul , Jalanko Hannu , Wesseling-Perry Kathrine , Klaushofer Klaus , Makitie Outi

Background: Chronic renal, liver and heart failure in children associate with multiple skeletal complications. Increased fracture incidence often persists after transplantation and might be related to alterations in bone material properties. Moreover, it is not clear whether bisphosphonate therapy (BP) alters bone matrix mineralization in these patients.Methods: In the present study we evaluated bone mineralization density distribution (BMDD) by quantita...