Auditing bone densitometry and fractures in children with chronic disease

Wong, S.C. , Khanna, S., Rashid, R. and Ahmed, S.F. (2008) Auditing bone densitometry and fractures in children with chronic disease. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93(8), pp. 705-707. (doi: 10.1136/adc.2007.118265)

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n a retrospective analysis of bone densitometry scans performed in an audit of 576 children with chronic disease, lean-mass-adjusted bone mineral content (BMC) for the total body and the lumbar spine was marginally lower in children with fractures. However, the predictive ability of different bone mineral densities (BM) and BMC cut-offs to identify fracture risk in children with chronic disease needs to be tested for specific disease conditions in larger prospective studies.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wong, Dr Jarod and Ahmed, Professor Syed Faisal
Authors: Wong, S.C., Khanna, S., Rashid, R., and Ahmed, S.F.
Subjects:R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Archives of Disease in Childhood
Journal Abbr.:Arch. Dis. Child.
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN (Online):1468-2044
Published Online:19 February 2008

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