Bone ultrasonography at phalanxes in patients with Rett syndrome: a 3-year longitudinal study.

@article{Gonnelli2008BoneUA,
  title={Bone ultrasonography at phalanxes in patients with Rett syndrome: a 3-year longitudinal study.},
  author={S. Gonnelli and Carla Caffarelli and Joussef Hayek and Andrea Montagnani and Alice Cadirni and Beatrice Franci and Benedetta Lucani and Stefania Rossi and Ranuccio Nuti},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={737-42}
}
Osteopenia is a frequent and early complication of Rett syndrome. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of Quantitative Ultrasonography (QUS) at phalanxes in the assessment and monitoring of bone status in Rett patients. We studied 109 girls (10.1+/-6.1 years; range 3-25 years) and 101 age-matched controls. Serum calcium (Ca), bone alkaline phosphatase (B-ALP), parathyroid hormone (PTH), 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and QUS parameters at phalanxes by Bone Profiler-IGEA (amplitude dependent… CONTINUE READING

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