• Assessing Bone Health in Pediatrics: Rationale & Pitfalls

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    Thinking Beyond the Fracture in Your Patients Over 50

    Course Overview

    Sponsored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the indications for bone densitometry in pediatrics
    2. Recognize challenges in interpreting densitometry results
    3. Explain the criteria for diagnosing osteoporosis in younger patients
    4. Propose additional components of a comprehensive skeletal assessment

    Presenter Information

    Laura Bachrach, M.D.

    Dr. Bachrach is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is active in clinical practice, clinical research and medical education. Her longstanding research focus has been on osteoporosis prevention and treatment in pediatrics. She has studied bone growth and mineral acquisition in healthy youth and risk factors for early bone fragility in those with genetic and acquired disorders. She has worked on protocols to evaluate and treat osteoporosis children and adolescents.


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