Maria Christina Backström

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AIMS To elucidate the development of primary and permanent teeth and to interpret the effect of different calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D supplementation in the neonatal period on dental maturation in preterm children. METHODS Preterm infants were randomised to four groups to receive a vitamin D dose of 500 or 1000 IU/day and calcium and phosphorus(More)
Metabolic bone disease is recognized with increasing frequency in very-low-birth-weight infants. Radiological changes characteristic of rickets have been found in 55% of infants with a birth weight of less than 1000 g and in 23% of infants weighing less than 1500 g at birth. Twenty-four per cent of infants with a birth weight of less than 1500 g have(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of enamel defects in both primary and permanent dentitions of the same preterm children, and to elucidate the role of early dietary mineral and vitamin D intake in the etiology of the enamel defects. The status of the primary and permanent teeth was evaluated in 32 preterm children and in 64(More)
UNLABELLED We wanted to improve detection of low bone mineral density in preterm infants by combining serum measurements of total alkaline phosphatase, its bone-type isoenzyme and serum inorganic phosphate in a prospective design. The subjects were 43 preterm infants. Total and bone isoenzyme activity of alkaline phosphatase was determined at 3 wk(More)
AIMS To test the hypothesis that a vitamin D dose of 200 IU/kg, maximum 400 IU/day, given to preterm infants will maintain normal vitamin D status and will result in as high a bone mineral density as that attained with the recommended dose of 960 IU/day. METHODS Thirty nine infants of fewer than 33 weeks of gestational age were randomly allocated to(More)
Prematurity is known to be associated with reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in childhood, but whether this condition has long-term detrimental consequences on adult bone structure is not known. In this study, we measured with peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) the total bone cross-sectional area, cortical area and wall thickness, cortical(More)
BACKGROUND Although the short-term benefits of mineral supplementation in preterm infants has been established, the long-term benefits are less clear. The purpose of the study was to evaluate effects of early-life mineral, vitamin D, and breast milk intake on bone mineral status in children 9 to 11 years of age who were born prematurely. METHODS Seventy(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in forearm measurements of preterm and newborn term infants. The accuracy and linearity of DXA in measuring low mineral content levels (ranging from 30 to 300 mg) was assessed using bone-simulating K2HPO4 phantoms. For in vivo precision, DXA was performed(More)