Title

The State of Pediatric Bone: Summary of the ASBMR Pediatric Bone Initiative

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2005

Keywords

Absorptiometry, Photon, Bone Density, Bone Development, Bone Diseases, Child, Child, Preschool, Clinical Trials as Topic, Health Education, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Motor Activity, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Abstract

At the September 2003 meeting of the ASBMR in Minneapolis, MN, an evening symposium was held to discuss the state of pediatric bone over a broad range of topics. A précis of that evening's presentation follows, with the attributions of the individual work group members at the end of the synopses. The central theme to emerge was that there are insufficient data in the literature to discuss pediatric bone through a comprehensive, evidence‐based approach for assessment of bone mass, an understanding of bone quality, and a rational study design with outcomes‐based hypotheses, caused in part by the absence of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)‐approved therapeutic agents. The participants came to a consensus around the need for increased federal‐ and industry‐sponsored funding of such studies, but the contents of the proposals from the individual work groups simply represent the product of the deliberations of each group rather than a consensus statement of the entire pediatric membership of ASBMR.

Publication Title

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Volume

20

Issue

12

First Page

2075

Last Page

2081

DOI of Published Version

10.1359/JBMR.050901

PMID

16294260

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