hrp0095p2-28 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism | ESPE2022

Longitudinal assessment of bone health index (BHI) as a measure of bone health in short-statured children before and during treatment with recombinant growth hormone

Holzapfel Lukas , Bettendorf Markus , Rabe Michael , Mittnacht Janna , Choukair Daniela , Schenk Jens-Peter

Introduction: Bone Health Index (BHI) determined by measurement of cortical thickness of metacarpalia II-IV in x-rays of the left hand represents a method to estimate bone health in children. Aim of this study was to investigate changes of BHI SDS in the course of growth hormone (GH) treatment.Method: 256 consecutive children with short stature (isolated GH deficiency (IGHD) n = 121, multiple pituitary hormone deficiency...

hrp0086p1-p99 | Bone & Mineral Metabolism P1 | ESPE2016

Automated Greulich-Pyle Bone Age Determinations in Children with Chronic Endocrine Diseases

Choukair Daniela , Huckmann Annette , Mittnacht Janna , Inta Ioana , Klose Daniela , Schenk Jens Peter , Bettendorf Markus , Thodberg Hans Henrik

Background: Prediction of adult height is a standard procedure in pediatric endocrinology, but it is associated with considerable interrater variability.Objective and hypotheses: To compare the new adult height prediction (PAH) method by automated bone age determination (BoneXpert™) with the conventional PAH method by Bayley Pinneau (BP) based on bone age determination according to Greulich & Pyle. Furthermore, to assess measures of bone health ...