Cross-sectional reference data for phalangeal quantitative ultrasound from early childhood to young-adulthood according to gender, age, skeletal growth, and pubertal development

Giampiero I. Baroncelli, Giovanni Federico, Marina Vignolo, Giuliana Valerio, Antonio del Puente, Mohamad Maghnie, Mariangiola Baserga, Giovanni Farello, Giuseppe Saggese

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Abstract

Bone mineral status by phalangeal quantitative ultrasound (QUS, DBM Sonic, IGEA, Carpi, Modena, Italy) was examined in 3044 (1513 males and 1531 females) healthy subjects, aged 2-21 years. The aim of the study was to provide a reference database for phalangeal QUS parameters, amplitude-dependent speed of sound (AD-SoS) and bone transmission time (BTT), both expressed as centiles and Z score, according to gender, age, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and pubertal stage to be used for estimating bone mineral status in patients with disorders of growth or of bone and mineral metabolism. In both sexes, AD-SoS and BTT increased significantly (P 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-173
Number of pages15
JournalBone
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Bone mineral status
  • Children
  • Phalangeal quantitative ultrasound
  • Reference database

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Hematology

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