Several colleagues with birthdays this week and next–Happy Birthday!
At our ICN population management meeting (as well as at a recent nutrition colloquium), Dr. Karen Loechner provided a timely update on bone health for our group. Some of her slides are pictured below and a link to full slides follows.
Some of the points that I found interesting:
- New hologic scans are much quicker (as little as 15 secs for some images) than typical DXA scans
- While sodas have been associated with weaker bones, the main mechanism is likely displacement of milk from diet rather than direct effects
- Adjust DXA results for height age
- Think about vertebral compression fractures in children with mobility problems and painful symptoms
Full Link: Sticks and Stones Pediatric Osteoporosis