Margaret Hensler

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As adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) have enjoyed incremental increases in longevity over the last few decades, they have also been suffering from low bone density and its clinical manifestations, fractures and kyphosis. We conducted a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blinded trial of alendronate (10 mg/day orally) (n = 24) compared with placebo (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis diminishes the quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Vitamin D deficiency resulting from malabsorption may be a factor in the etiology of low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with CF. OBJECTIVE Absorption of oral ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and the consequent response of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in 10 adults with CF(More)
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