Osteopenia of prematurity - the role of exercise in prevention and treatment.

@article{Eliakim2005OsteopeniaOP,
  title={Osteopenia of prematurity - the role of exercise in prevention and treatment.},
  author={Alon F Eliakim and Dan Nemet},
  journal={Pediatric endocrinology reviews : PER},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={675-82}
}
Premature infants have an increased risk of osteopenia due to limited bone mass accretion in utero and a greater need for bone nutrients. Currently, the diagnosis of osteopenia is based on clinical and radiological signs and measurements of biochemical markers. Recent studies suggest that measurements of circulating bone turnover markers, and bone strength assessment using quantitative ultrasound measurements of bone speed of sound (SOS) may help in the evaluation of bone metabolism in preterm… CONTINUE READING