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dc.contributor.author Gallo, Sina
dc.contributor.author Vanstone, Catherine A.
dc.contributor.author Weiler, Hope A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-14T16:31:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-14T16:31:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-2
dc.identifier.citation Sina Gallo, Catherine A. Vanstone, and Hope A. Weiler, “Normative Data for Bone Mass in Healthy Term Infants from Birth to 1 Year of Age,” Journal of Osteoporosis, vol. 2012, Article ID 672403, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/672403
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/672403
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30497
dc.description.abstract For over 2 decades, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has been the gold standard for estimating bone mineral density (BMD) and facture risk in adults. More recently DXA has been used to evaluate BMD in pediatrics. However, BMD is usually assessed against reference data for which none currently exists in infancy. A prospective study was conducted to assess bone mass of term infants (37 to 42 weeks of gestation), weight appropriate for gestational age, and born to healthy mothers. The group consisted of 33 boys and 26 girls recruited from the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center (Manitoba, Canada). Whole body (WB) as well as regional sites of the lumbar spine (LS 1–4) and femur was measured using DXA (QDR 4500A, Hologic Inc.) providing bone mineral content (BMC) for all sites and BMD for spine. During the year, WB BMC increased by 200% ( versus  g), spine BMC by 130% ( versus  g), and femur BMC by 190% ( versus  g). Spine BMD increased by 14% ( versus  g/cm2) during the year. This data, representing the accretion of bone mass during the first year of life, is based on a representative sample of infants and will aid in the interpretation of diagnostic DXA scans by researchers and health professionals.
dc.title Normative Data for Bone Mass in Healthy Term Infants from Birth to 1 Year of Age
dc.type Journal Article
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2012 Sina Gallo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.date.updated 2015-03-29T13:32:08Z


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