Special report on the 2007 pediatric position development conference of the international society for clinical densitometry

Catherine M. Gordon, Sanford Baim, Maria Luisa Bianchi, Nicholas J. Bishop, Didier B. Hans, Heidi Kalkwarf, Craig Langman, Mary B. Leonard, Horacio Plotkin, Frank Rauch, Babette S. Zemel

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Abstract

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry periodically holds Position Development Conferences (PDCs) for the purpose of establishing standards and guidelines for the assessment of skeletal health, including nomenclature, indications, acquisition, analysis, quality control, interpretation, and reporting of bone density tests. Topics are selected for consideration according to criteria that include clinical relevancy, uncertainty in the application of medical evidence to clinical practice, and the likelihood of the expert panel to reach a consensus agreement. The first Pediatric PDC was June 20 to 21, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Topics included fracture prediction and definition of osteoporosis in children; dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) assessment in children with chronic disease that may affect the skeleton; DXA interpretation and reporting in children and adolescents; and the use of peripheral quantitative computed tomography in children and adolescents. This report describes the methodology and presents the results of this recent PDC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-743
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume101
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • DXA
  • Guidelines
  • ISCD
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Gordon, C. M., Baim, S., Bianchi, M. L., Bishop, N. J., Hans, D. B., Kalkwarf, H., Langman, C., Leonard, M. B., Plotkin, H., Rauch, F., & Zemel, B. S. (2008). Special report on the 2007 pediatric position development conference of the international society for clinical densitometry. Southern medical journal, 101(7), 740-743. https://doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31817a8b55