hrp0095lb19 | Late Breaking | ESPE2022

Early adrenal activation in boys with Cystic Fibrosis may explain impaired final height

Tamer Gizem , GM Arets Hubertus , K van der Ent Cornelis , M van Santen Hanneke , J van der Kamp Hetty

Background: Rapid BMI increase in early childhood was found to be a contributing factor for impaired final height in boys with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). This may be explained by early adrenarche triggering an accelerated bone maturation resulting in a compromised growth spurt during puberty, comparable to children with SGA. In healthy Dutch boys, adrenarche starts from the age of 9 years with DHEAS ≥ 1 µmol/L. In Dutch girls, the onset of adrenarche is fr...

hrp0097p1-18 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism | ESPE2023

Bone mineral density in children and adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis: a follow-up study.

Tamer Gizem , G.M. Arets Hubertus , K. van der Ent Cornelis , M. van Santen Hanneke , J. van der Kamp Hetty

Background: Adults with CF show a higher rate of osteoporosis compared to healthy adults. Achieving proper bone mass is a process starting in childhood. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of decreased bone mineral density (BMD), changes during puberty and risk factors for low BMD in children and adolescences with CF in a large Dutch cohort.Patients and methods: A retrospective observational cohort study was performed in...