hrp0082p1-d1-64 | Diabetes | ESPE2014

Biomarkers of Subclinical Inflammation in an Infant–Juvenile Population with Type 1 Diabetes

Bazan Maria , Casella Sofia , Lopez Santiago , Carrizo Teresita , Velarde Maria , Diaz Elba , Abregu Adela

Background: Diabetes is associated with increased risk of vascular disease. In children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D), clinical manifestations of vascular complications are infrequent; however, a pro-inflammatory state and endothelial disturbance could appear early. A subclinical inflammation state result in increased plasma levels of adhesion molecules, inflammatory cytokines as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), and acute phase proteins as C-reactive prote...

hrp0086rfc13.8 | Management of Obesity | ESPE2016

Measuring Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Using Ultrasound in Children

Chirita-Emandi Adela , Puiu Maria

Background: The method for assessing adipose tissue thickness using ultrasound has been used extensively in sport medicine. However, the reliability of this method in children was not evaluated. We aim to determine the inter-observer reliability in measuring uncompressed subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness (USAT) using ultrasound, in children.Methods: About 40 healthy children (20 male, 20 female), median age 11.8 years (5.3 to 18.1) were evaluated. Me...

hrp0084p3-659 | Bone | ESPE2015

Vitamin D Status in Romanian Children 0–18 Years – Should we be More Careful Regarding Supplementation?

Chirita-Emandi Adela , Puiu Maria

Background: In Romania (latitude 48°15’N to 43°40’N), vitamin D supplementation is a common practice mostly in 0–2 year old infants. No published information is available regarding vitamin D status in Romanian children.Objective and hypotheses: We aimed to evaluate the seasonal and age variation of vitamin D status in a large Romanian pediatric patient population.Method: 1 395 individuals, 0–18years, f...

hrp0082p3-d3-692 | Bone (2) | ESPE2014

Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Dobrescu Andreea , Chirita-Emandi Adela , Papa Maria , Puiu Maria

Background: Vitamin D deficiency has a high prevalence in children. It is produced by the skin from exposure to sunlight but its synthesis is influenced by many external and internal factors.Objective and hypotheses: The study aims to evaluate vitamin D in children with different pathology and highlights the influencing factors of it.Method: We evaluate 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in 84 patients, sex ratio 1.15:1, aged between 3 mon...

hrp0082p1-d2-45 | Bone | ESPE2014

Longitudinal Changes of Bone Mineral Content in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Chirita-Emandi Adela , Khanna Sheila , Kyriakou Andreas , McNeilly Jane , Devenny Anne , Ahmed Faisal

Background: A quarter of young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) may have osteoporosis. However, children with CF do not seem to have an increased risk of fractures.Objective: We aimed to examine the factors that may determine longitudinal changes in bone mineralisation in children with CF.Method: 101 children (51 females) had DXA performed and the data were expressed as expected bone mineral content for bone area SDS (BMCSDS). Of t...