hrp0089p1-p035 | Bone, Growth Plate & Mineral Metabolism P1 | ESPE2018

Long-term Outcomes of Osteogenesis Imperfecta in the Bisphosphonate Era

Feehan Andrew , Zacharin Margaret , Lim Angelina , Simm Peter

Background: Bisphosphonates have been used for treatment of bone fragility disorders for over 25 years to increase bone mineral density (BMD). Anecdotally, bisphosphonate-treated Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) has a different trajectory to the natural history of untreated OI, with minimal published evidence to support this clinical observation.Aims: To describe functional outcomes of a cohort of adults with OI, stratified according to severity and treated ...

hrp0082p2-d2-298 | Bone (1) | ESPE2014

Zoledronic Acid for Management of Osteopenia of Prematurity and Associated Ventilator Dependency

White Mary , Pellicano Anastasia , Zacharin Margaret , Simm Peter

Background: The effect of bisphosphonates in patients with severe osteopenia of prematurity is unknown in terms of either fracture prevention or long-term safety. A 6-month-old male infant born at 24+2 weeks gestation was referred for consideration of bisphosphonate therapy in the management of severe osteopenia of prematurity. The neonatal course included chronic lung disease requiring four courses of corticosteroids. Despite optimal calcium, phosphate and vitamin D supplemen...

hrp0089p2-p054 | Bone, Growth Plate & Mineral Metabolism P2 | ESPE2018

Effect of Pubertal Inductionn Bone Mass Accrual, in Adolescent Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Zacharin Margaret , Lee Samantha , Taylor Miller Tashunka , Simm Peter , Munns Craig

Background: DMD is an X-linked recessive disorder, due to mutations of the DMD gene on Xp21, encoding dystrophin, characterized by high cytokines and progressive muscle degeneration, with loss of ambulation, increasing immobility and complicated by late cardio-respiratory failure. Use of high dose corticosteroid aims to prolong mobility, delay/reduce complications and to increase lifespan but adverse effects on bone health include bone loss and increased vertebral and long bon...