hrp0089p2-p217 | GH & IGFs P2 | ESPE2018

The BSPED National GH Audit: Trends in Prescribing from 2013–2016

Patel Leena , Shepherd Sheila , Shaw Nick , Saraff Vrinda

Introduction: Prescribing of recombinant human GH for growth failure in UK children is based on guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. In 2013, the BSPED initiated this national audit of children/adolescents newly-prescribed GH to monitor trends in NHS prescribing practice. Here we have examined these trends from 2013 to 2016.Patient population: All patients aged ≤16.0 years newly starting GH therapy in the UK.<p class="ab...

hrp0092rfc2.6 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism Session 1 | ESPE2019

Impact of Pubertal Suppression on Body Composition and Bone Mineral Density in Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria

Shepherd Sheila , Dewantoro Dickson , Gerasimidis Konstantinos , Shaikh M Guftar , Mason Avril , Choong Wong Sze , Kyriakou Andreas

Introduction: Pubertal suppression with gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue is introduced after the onset of puberty in adolescents with gender dysphoria (GD). As puberty is a critical period for bone accrual and changes in body composition, alterations in body composition and bone mass may be observed during treatment.Methods: Thirty-eight adolescents (32/38 assigned females at birth) with GD had dual energy...

hrp0082p1-d3-49 | Bone (1) | ESPE2014

Vertebral Fracture Assessment in a Paediatric Population using Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry

Kyriakou Andreas , Shepherd Sheila , Shaikh Guftar M , Ahmed Syed Faisal , Mason Avril

Background: Vertebral fractures (VF) are recognised as an important aspect of bone health in children and adolescents, yet most of them are not clinically apparent. The clinical utility of vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for vertebral morphometry has not been evaluated in the paediatric population.Method: VFA was performed independently by two non-radiologist observers in 110 patients (52M/58F) as part of ...

hrp0082p2-d3-316 | Bone (2) | ESPE2014

Bone Size and Bone Mineral Content in Adolescents and Young Adults with Eating Disorders

Mason Avril , Shepherd Sheila , Oakley Charlotte , Thrower Michelle , Kyriakou Andreas , Shaikh Guftar , Ahmed Syed Faisal

Background: There is growing concern about the impact of eating disorders on the bone heath during adolescence where peak bone mass acquisition is of paramount importance.Method: A total of 85 patients (77F/8M, 75% anorexia nervosa(AN) and 25% atypical eating disorder), median age 15.2 years (range, 10.9–19.8) and median BMI SDS −1.3 (−4.7 to 0.8) attended the bone densitometry service between Jan 2009 and Dec 2013 for total body (TB) an...

hrp0097p1-593 | Thyroid | ESPE2023

Congenital malformations in permanent and transient congenital hypothyroidism – prevalence and etiology

Ouarezki Yasmina , Shepherd Sheila , Jones Jeremy , Abubaker Alghanay A , Smith Sarah , Shaikh Guftar , Donaldson Malcolm

Background: An increased prevalence of extra-thyroidal congenital malformations in infants with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is well established. However, accurate estimation of prevalence figures requires careful distinction between permanent and transient CH. Moreover, the mechanisms resulting in congenital malformations are not well understood.Study aim: To estimate the prevalence of cardiac, extra-cardiac and/or sy...

hrp0089p1-p031 | Bone, Growth Plate &amp; Mineral Metabolism P1 | ESPE2018

Systematic Screening Using DXA Lateral Vertebral Morphometry is Associated with a High Prevalence of Vertebral Fractures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Results from ScOT-DMD Study

Joseph Shuko , Shepherd Sheila , Marco Marina Di , Dunne Jennifer , McMillan Martin , Horrocks Iain , Ahmed S Faisal , Wong Sze Choong

Background: The prevalence of vertebral fractures (VF) in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is currently unknown as systematic spine imaging is rarely performed.Objective: To determine the prevalence of VF in DMD and factors associated with VF.Method: A prospective study utilising systematic screening with DXA vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) was performed in all 47 eligible boys. 6/47 were excluded due to spinal instrumentation...

hrp0086p2-p160 | Bone &amp; Mineral Metabolism P2 | ESPE2016

Fractures in Children with Type 1 Diabetes are Associated with Poorer Bone Mineral Status and Glycaemic Control

Chen Suet Ching , Shepherd Sheila , McMillan Martin , McNeilly Jane D , Robertson Kenneth J , Wong Sze Choong , Ahmed S Faisal

Background: Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is associated with increased fracture risk.Aim: Understand the association between glycaemic control and bone health in children with T1D.Method: Children (n, 32) with T1D and a median (range) age of 13.7 years (10.4,16.4), were recruited to study bone mineral content (TB & LS) and body composition by DXA. All data were corrected for size. Vitamin D, Bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP) and...

hrp0084p1-19 | Bone | ESPE2015

Bone–Muscle Unit Assessment with pQCT in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Following Treatment with Infliximab

Altowati Mabrouka , Malik Umm-Ie-Salma , Shepherd Sheila , Mcgrogan Paraic , Russell Richard , Ahmed Faisal , Wong S C

Background: Biologic therapy may improve bone health, body composition, and muscle function in children with inflammatory bowel disease but the extent of improvement are unclear.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate bone and muscle mass in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) following infliximab (IFX) therapy.Method: Prospective longitudinal study of 19 children (12M), 17 Crohn’s disease (CD), one ulcerative colitis...

hrp0089rfc11.5 | Bone, Growth Plate &amp; Mineral Metabolism 2 | ESPE2018

The Determinants of Skeletal Fragility in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Chen Suet Ching , Shepherd Sheila , McMillan Martin , McNeilly Jane , McComb Christie , Foster John , Robertson Kenneth J , Wong Sze Choong , Ahmed S Faisal

Background: The pathophysiology of the increased fracture risk in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) remains unclear.Objectives: Perform multimodality assessment to determine the effects of T1DM on bone health and fractures.Methods: Thirty-two children with T1DM at a median (range) age of 13.7 years (10.4, 16.7), and median HbA1c 65mmol/mol (27,100) were recruited. Serum bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP) and c-terminal telopeptide type ...

hrp0089p2-p280 | Growth &amp; Syndromes P2 | ESPE2018

Skeletal Disproportion and Growth Impairment in Glucocorticoid Treated Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Kao Kung-Ting , Joseph Shuko , Brown Sarah , Capaldi Nadia , Dunne Jennifer , Horrocks Iain , DiMarco Marina , McMillan Martin , Shepherd Sheila , Ahmed Syed Faisal , Wong Sze Choong

Introduction: Although short stature is common in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), little information on body proportions and the GH/IGF-1 axis exists.Methods: Total height (Ht), sitting height (SH), leg length (LL) and bone lengths (femur, tibia, humerus) in boys with DMD (n=30) and healthy boys (n=79) were measured using DXA digital images by 1 observer. Insulin growth factor-1 (IGF1), IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and a...