Title

Bone Mineral Content in Children with Short Bowel Syndrome After Discontinuation of Parental Nutrition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-1998

Keywords

25-Hydroxyvitamin D 2, Bone Density, Calcitriol, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Male, Parenteral Nutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Abstract

To determine whether children with short bowel syndrome had evidence of metabolic bone disease, total body bone mineral content was measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in 18 patients and 36 age-, sex-, and race-matched control subjects. Children with short bowel syndrome had decreased bone mineral content compared with control subjects; however, it was not significant when adjusted for differences in weight and height. Whether these children will have normal bone accretion throughout puberty is not known.

Publication Title

The Journal of Pediatrics

Volume

132

Issue

3 Pt. 1

First Page

516

Last Page

519

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/S0022-3476(98)70031-9

PMID

9544912

Publisher

Mosby

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