Use of weekly alendronate to treat osteoporosis in boys with muscular dystrophy.

@article{Apkon2008UseOW,
  title={Use of weekly alendronate to treat osteoporosis in boys with muscular dystrophy.},
  author={Susan D. Apkon and Joseph Coll},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={139-43}
}
Three boys with muscular dystrophy with known osteoporosis were each treated for 1 yr with weekly alendronate and daily calcium and vitamin D. Measurements of lumbar spine and proximal femur using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry were obtained at the initiation of the alendronate, at 6 mos, and at 1 yr. All three boys demonstrated increases in bone mineral density, with z scores improving from baseline to 1-yr follow-up. Improvements were observed at the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and greater… CONTINUE READING

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