Navigation Links
Childhood fractures may indicate bone-density problems
Date:1/7/2014

fall from a relatively low height, such as from a bicycle. The children were aged 8 to 15, and included 108 control participants and 115 boys and girls treated for distal forearm fracture at Mayo within the previous 12 months.

Study participants underwent a sophisticated version of CT known as high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HRpQCT) to assess bone strength and quality. Trauma levels were assigned based on clinical notes, radiology reports and interviews with clinicians, parents and patients.

Compared with sex-matched controls, boys and girls with a mild-trauma distal forearm fracture had weaker bones. Their bones were able to tolerate less stress before fracturing, and they had thinner cortical bone the outer layer of bone tissue that carries out most of the functions of bone. The Mayo researchers' methodology differed from that used in previous research that found no difference in bone density in children with mild- and moderate-trauma fractures. That previous work relied on dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), a 2-dimensional technique that measures bone mass but not bone-tissue density.

"DXA can't measure the structural components of the bone, which are very important contributors to the overall strength of bone," Dr. Farr says.

The previous research also used mailed questionnaires to assess trauma level. "We had very detailed information from the data sources that Mayo allows us to have, so we are confident of our ability to classify the traumas," Dr. Farr says.

The study highlights Mayo's increased emphasis on pediatric research, which led to the recent establishment of the Children's Research Center at Mayo in Minnesota. Funding for the pediatric bone-density study was provided by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and by Mayo's Clinical and Translational Science Award.

The patient studies, which involved fasting blood tests and bioche
'/>"/>

Contact: Colette Gallagher
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows symptoms linked to poor quality of life in long-term childhood
2. Gene Sequencing Project Finds Family of Drugs With Promise for Treating Childhood Tumor
3. Gene sequencing project finds family of drugs with promise for treating childhood tumor
4. Penicillin equally effective as big gun antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia
5. Former First Lady Laura Bush Speaks at Educational First Steps Inaugural “One Childhood, One Chance” Luncheon
6. Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Becoming Frail at an Early Age
7. Adult survivors of childhood cancer at risk of becoming frail at an early age
8. SmartPractice Working with Phoenix Children's Hospital Art Project to Fund Childhood Cancer Research
9. Childhood cancer treatment takes toll on hearts of survivors
10. Grandma’s Tips for Child Safety Revealed in New Book "Great Grandma’s Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents"
11. New research on innovative ways to prevent, treat childhood obesity presented at AAP conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Castle Dermatology Institute now ... Dr. Pedram Ghasri is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. He ... studies at the University of California, Irvine Medical School. As a nationally recognized Regents ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... In preparation for ... Research, maker of the BEAN™ personal sound amplifier, is offering caregivers “7 Reasons to ... as a way of coping with a variety of home healthcare challenges, specifically as ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... For 12 years, since ... acknowledged September 26th as Mesothelioma Awareness Day . On this day, and in ... several ways of becoming involved and helping the cause. , “One of the ways ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... MeYou Health ®, a ... mobile walking app, Walkadoo , by including an in-app step tracker. , ... to each person’s walking habits. Rather than broadly assign every Walkadoo member 10,000 steps ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... It’s a lot like coming home. Life-long Fox Valley resident ... his first days on the job, he’s run into residents of the retirement community ... knowing that they’re living in such a wonderful place,” he said. GreenFields, which is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Castle Dermatology Institute Now Welcomes Dr. Pedram Ghasri to the Practice 2Health News:Etymotic Offers Caregivers “7 Reasons to Care about Hearing Health” 2Health News:Etymotic Offers Caregivers “7 Reasons to Care about Hearing Health” 3Health News:Cancer Research Organization Paints the World in Mesothelioma Awareness 2Health News:Cancer Research Organization Paints the World in Mesothelioma Awareness 3Health News:Walkadoo™ Walking Program Now Includes In-app Step Tracker 2Health News:Friendship Senior Options Welcomes New Executive Director for GreenFields of Geneva 2
... Benefits and Flavor of Fruit in a Zero-Calorie Fortified Water ... of Fruit2O(R), the original fruit flavored water, comes a new ... nutrients found in two servings of fruit with zero calories ... shown that 80 percent of Americans do not drink the ...
... ... Adoption of Healthcare Information Technology , ... Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 4, 2009 -- IVANS, Inc. , ... survey that showed healthcare providers believe in the importance of reform, but are concerned ...
... Continued Market Leadership in Parenteral and Solutions/Nutritionals , ... Inc. (B. Braun) today announced that it had received ... highest year-over-year market share growth for distributed products in the ... , , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081022/NYW008LOGO ...
... overburdened if an outbreak were more severe , THURSDAY, June ... H1N1 swine flu outbreak that surfaced unexpectedly in April has ... , And those shortcomings could take on added urgency if ... fall, a new report found. , "It,s clear that ...
... , , HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4 Pennsylvania ... Estoydecidido.com , a resource tool to help Latino residents ... -- which translates to "I am determined" -- is ... site. , , "Latinos have become an emerging ...
... and the Alzheimer Research Forum announce the release of the ALS ... ), a web-based resource for researchers interested in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... The site is modeled on the Alzheimer Research Forum,s popular ... efforts to build a similar set of tools for ALS researchers. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fruit2O(R) Introduces New 'Essentials' Line 2Health News:Fruit2O(R) Introduces New 'Essentials' Line 3Health News:Providers Believe Healthcare Reform Will Increase Their Costs, According to IVANS Survey 2Health News:Providers Believe Healthcare Reform Will Increase Their Costs, According to IVANS Survey 3Health News:B. Braun Medical Wins Two GHX 2009 Best in Class Awards 2Health News:B. Braun Medical Wins Two GHX 2009 Best in Class Awards 3Health News:Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response 2Health News:Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response 3Health News:Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response 4Health News:Pennsylvania Department of Health Launches Spanish-Language Smoking Cessation Resource Web Site 2Health News:Prize4Life and the Alzheimer Research Forum Announce Launch of New Web-Portal for ALS Research 2Health News:Prize4Life and the Alzheimer Research Forum Announce Launch of New Web-Portal for ALS Research 3
(Date:8/31/2015)... ADELAIDE, Australia , Aug. 31, 2015 ... the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the ... and cancer, today announced that its BNC101 IND submission ... Administration (FDA). Bionomics plans to initiate a Phase 1 ... in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer prior to 31 ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... 30, 2015 La solución ... l cuidado al paciente a ... Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: ... IntelliSpace Cardiovascular , un sistema web de gestión de ... analizar y compartir imágenes cardiovasculares e información en cualquier ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Calif. , Aug. 28, 2015  CytomX Therapeutics, ... treatment of cancer, today announced the filing of a ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial ... shares to be offered and the price range for ... to list its common stock under the symbol "CTMX" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Successful BNC101 IND Submission Paves Way for Development of Promising Cancer Stem Cell Drug Candidate 2Successful BNC101 IND Submission Paves Way for Development of Promising Cancer Stem Cell Drug Candidate 3Successful BNC101 IND Submission Paves Way for Development of Promising Cancer Stem Cell Drug Candidate 4Philips presenta IntelliSpace Cardiovascular en el Congreso ESC 2015 2Philips presenta IntelliSpace Cardiovascular en el Congreso ESC 2015 3CytomX Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2
... The Mini-PROTEAN 3 Dodeca cell runs ... conditions in just 35 minutes. Handcast gels ... with the new Model 485 gradient former ... of variation and improving reproducibility. Alternatively, Ready ...
... E-Gel® 96 and E-Gel® 48 gels ... bases, which combine the base and power ... device connects to the mother E-Base™ and ... simultaneous electrophoresis of two or more E-Gel® ...
... E-Page™ High-Throughput (HTP) Protein ... only integrated pre-cast gel ... high-throughput protein analysis. It ... gels, E-Base™ integrated power ...
... design allows "Four gels in one tank" electrophoresis. ... run 200 samples or more in one compact ... gels. To ensure even migration, the electrode height ... being run. Ideal for high throughput procedures, an ...
Medicine Products: