Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p39 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone health outcomes in children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Chua Verene , Munns Craig , Biggin Andrew

Objectives: Deteriorating bone mineral density and fragility fractures are common complications of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). This study aims to evaluate the effects of bisphosphonate therapy and testosterone supplementation (for pubertal induction) on the bone health of children with DMD.Methods: This retrospective cohort study examined the clinical records of children with DMD managed at the Neurogenetics and Endocrine clinics at The Children&#...

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...