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ba0002p35 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Six-monthly i.v. zoledronic acid in childhood osteoporosis

Biggin Andrew , Ooi Hooi Leng , Briody Julie , Cowell Chris , Munns Craig

Objectives: Childhood osteoporosis can be treated with i.v. bisphosphonates in order to improve bone mass and density. The aims of this study were to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 6-monthly zoledronic acid (ZA) in children with osteoporosis.Methods: A retrospective cohort study of 27 patients (16 males and 11 females) were treated with 6-monthly ZA (0.05 mg/kg per dose) for a minimum of 1 year. Seventeen patients were immobile, 4 had steroid-induce...