Postnatal Changes in Humerus Cortical Bone Thickness Reflect the Development of Metabolic Bone Disease in Preterm Infants.

@article{Tokuriki2016PostnatalCI,
  title={Postnatal Changes in Humerus Cortical Bone Thickness Reflect the Development of Metabolic Bone Disease in Preterm Infants.},
  author={Shuko Tokuriki and Aiko Igarashi and Takashi Okuno and Genrei Ohta and Takuya Kosaka and Yusei Ohshima},
  journal={Disease markers},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016},
  pages={2176594}
}
Objective. To use cortical bone thickness (CBT) of the humerus to identify risk factors for the development of metabolic bone disease in preterm infants. Methods. Twenty-seven infants born at <32 weeks of gestational age, with a birth weight of <1,500 g, were enrolled. Humeral CBT was measured from chest radiographs at birth and at 27-28, 31-32, and 36-44 weeks of postmenstrual age (PMA). The risk factors for the development of osteomalacia were statistically analyzed. Results. The humeral CBT… CONTINUE READING