Lack of effect of intravenous pamidronate on fracture incidence and bone mineral density after orthotopic liver transplantation.

@article{Ninkovic2002LackOE,
  title={Lack of effect of intravenous pamidronate on fracture incidence and bone mineral density after orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Mary Ninkovic and Shirley Love and Brian D. M. Tom and Philip W. P. Bearcroft and Graeme J Alexander and Juliet E Compston},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={93-100}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Increased rates of bone loss and fracture have been reported after liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a pre-transplant infusion of pamidronate on fracture incidence and bone loss during the first year after transplantation. METHODS Ninety-nine adults awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) were randomised to pamidronate or no treatment. Spinal X-rays were obtained at baseline and after 12 months. Bone mineral density (BMD… CONTINUE READING

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