Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p143 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Gender differences in bone health in a cohort of adolescents with developmental coordination disorder

Chivers Paola , Rantalainen Timo , McIntyre Fleur , Hands Beth , Weeks Benjamin , Beck Belinda , Hart Nicolas , Siafarikas Aris

Objective: Individuals with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have difficulty coordinating movements and are often unable to perform common, age-appropriate tasks. Approximately 5–6% of school-aged children are affected by DCD and the condition may persist throughout adolescence and into adulthood. Australian adolescents with DCD have poor bone health compared to European normative data. It can be hypothesized that this is due to a lack of loading resulting from d...

ba0006lb10 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Effects of long-term sedentary behaviour on the cortical bone mass and distribution during growth: The HAPPY bone study

Duckham Rachel L , Rantalainen Timo , Rodda Christine , Timperio Anna , Hawley Nicola , Hesketh Kylie

Introduction: Whilst it is well-established that sedentary behaviour may increase the risk of paediatric obesity, and potentially result in early onset cardio-metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, there is less consensus about the potential detrimental effects that long-term sedentary behaviour may have on bone health during childhood.Purpose: To determine if long-term sedentary behaviour affects accrual of bone mass, str...

ba0007p177 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Feasibility of a 13-week targeted exercise intervention on tibial bone mineral density in adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Tan Jocelyn , Siafarikas Aris , Hands Beth , McIntyre Fleur , Hart Nicolas , Rantalainen Timo , Chivers Paola

Objectives: Adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have significantly lower bone mineral density (BMD) compared to their non-affected peers. Their difficulty in performing weight bearing movement skills is hypothesised to explain poorer bone characteristics. This feasibility study examined the impact of a 13-week exercise intervention on tibial bone parameters in adolescents with DCD.Methods: Twenty-eight adolescents with DCD particip...

ba0007p86 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Disease-specific pathological traits of youth at risk of secondary osteoporosis as determined through peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography

Chivers Paola , Jenkins Mark , Hart Nicolas , Rantalainen Timo , McIntyre Fleur , Hands Beth , Nimphius Sophia , Rothacker Karen , Beck Belinda , Weeks Benjamin , Beeson Brendan , Siafarikas Aris

Objectives: This cross-sectional observational study examined peripheral long bone material and structural differences in youth at risk of secondary osteoporosis across disease-specific profiles using peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT).Methods: Scans of the upper (radius; ulna) and lower (tibia; fibula) limbs of children at 4% distal and 66% mid-shaft sites were undertaken using pQCT. Specific groups were those with (1) increased risk of ...