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Bone mineral density in Australian children, adolescents and adults with cystic fibrosis: a controlled cross sectional study

Buntain, H M; Greer, Ristan M; Schluter, P.; Wong, Joseph C; Batch, J.; Potter, Julia; Lewindon, Peter J; Powell, E; Wainwright, C. E.; Bell, S


BACKGROUND: Low bone mineral density (BMD) is recognised in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) although the pathogenesis remains unclear. The aims of this study were to compare BMD over a broad continuum of Australian individuals with CF with healthy controls and to examine the relationship between BMD and clinical parameters including physical activity, nutrition, and vitamin D levels. METHODS: BMD of the lumbar spine (LS), total body (TB), femoral neck (FN), cortical wrist (R33%), and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Thorax
DOI: 10.1136/thorax.2003.006726


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