Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p67 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone health outcomes in children and adolescents with neuromuscular disease

Biggin Andrew , Chua Verene , Wall Christie , Pacey Verity , Gray Kelly , McGee Richard , Poon Myra , Munns Craig

Objectives: To compare and contrast the natural history of osteoporosis and response to zoledronate in children and adolescents with Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) or other congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD).Methods: A retrospective medical record review of fracture history, treatment and bone mineral densitometry of children managed at a tertiary centre in Sydney over the last 6 years.Results: A...

ba0007p146 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Does prior bisphosphonate therapy in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy alter surgical outcomes?

Fiscaletti Melissa , Loucos Robert , Jamil Kamal Abdul , Biggins Andrew , Munns Craig , Pacey Verity

Background: Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) experience musculoskeletal complications including spinal deformities, hip dysplasia and disuse osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates can improve bone mineral density, prevent fragility fractures. It is unclear if prior bisphosphonate use modifies post-operative complication in children with CP. Our aim was to compare surgical complications in children with CP with and without previous bisphosphonate treatment.<p class=...

ba0007p199 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Diversity of outcomes in randomised trials of interventions for children with osteogenesis imperfecta

McGee Richard , Wall Christie-Lee , Biggin Andrew , Pacey Verity , Poon Myra , Munns Craig

Objective: The potential for clinical trials to impact patient care may be limited if the outcomes reported vary by trial and lack direct relevance to patients. We aimed to systematically assess the scope and consistency of outcomes reported in randomised trials of interventions for children with osteogenesis imperfecta.Methods: We systematically searched for all published and unpublished randomised trials of interventions for children with osteogenesis ...

ba0007p200 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Whole body vibration training for children and adolescents with congenital myopathy

Hutchence Meghan , Pacey Verity , North Kathryn , Clarke Nigel , Rose Kristy , Biggin Andrew , Briody Julie , Munns Craig

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of 24 weeks of weight bearing vibration therapy (WBVT) on muscle strength, motor function and bone health in children with congenital myopathies.Methods: A prospective pilot study incorporating a six month observational period followed by 6 months home-based WBVT (Galileo® Pro) was undertaken. Ambulant children with congenital myopathies aged 4–16 years were eligible for inclusion. Participants were assessed a...

ba0007p141 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Hypercalcaemia and osteonecrosis of the jaw in association with denosumab use in the paediatric population

Wall Christie-Lee , Pacey Verity , Gray Kelly , McGee Richard , Fiscaletti Melissa , Poon Myra , Biggin Andrew , Munns Craig

Background: Denosumab (DMAB) is used in adults for the treatment of osteoporosis, giant cell tumour of bone, and cancer metastases. There are little data on paediatric use with clinical decision making reliant on adult data and clinical experience.Presenting problem: We have treated 33 children with DMAB: Perthes disease (n=9), avascular necrosis (n=17), osteoporosis (n=1), aneurysmal bone cyst (n=4) and giant cell tum...

ba0007p181 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Walking quality of children with healed Perthes disease

Jamil Kamal , Fuller Joel , Li Jamie , Bucknell Michael , McKay Marney , Baldwin Jennifer , Burns Joshua , Munns Craig , Pacey Verity

Objectives: Children with Perthes disease may present with altered walking patterns even at the healed stage of the disease. The aim of the study was to assess the walking endurance, fatiguability and gait changes of children with healed Perthes disease, and to determine if walking endurance is associated with hip function and quality of life.Methods: Fifty-one children (38 males) aged 8–16 years with >3 years post-diagnosis of Perthes disease c...