Bone protective agents in children

Wood, C. L. and Ahmed, S. F. (2018) Bone protective agents in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(5), pp. 503-508. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311820) (PMID:29066521)

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Abstract

Evaluation of bone health in childhood is important to identify children who have inadequate bone mineralisation and who may benefit from interventions to decrease their risk of osteoporosis and subsequent fracture. There are no bone protective agents that are licensed specifically for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in children. In this review, we discuss the mechanism of action and use of bisphosphonates and other new and established bone protective agents in children.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Bone disease, therapeutics.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal
Authors: Wood, C. L., and Ahmed, S. F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Archives of Disease in Childhood
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0003-9888
ISSN (Online):1468-2044
Published Online:24 October 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Archives of Disease in Childhood 103(5)):503-508
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
676381Secondary Osteoporosis & Its Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - ScOT-DMDSyed Faisal AhmedChief Scientist office (CSO)CAF/DMD/14/01SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY & NURSING