Laura K. Bachrach

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  • Osteoporosis and measurement of bone mass in children and adolescents ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Bachrach, L. K. 2005; 34 (3): 521-?


    Osteoporosis increasingly is recognized as a pediatric concern. Fragility fractures occur in children and adolescents with genetic disorders and those with a variety of chronic diseases. Others may not fracture in childhood but reach adulthood with a reduced peak bone mass and increased lifelong risk of osteoporosis. This article reviews the indications for pediatric bone density testing, the strengths and limitations of densitometry methods, and the challenges of interpreting the results. The goals are to demystify the densitometry report and to clarify the role of bone density tests in assessing and managing skeletal health in children.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ecl.2005.04.001

    View details for Web of Science ID 000231677400003

    View details for PubMedID 16085157

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