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Volume 36, Issue 12
Publication date: June 1, 2016
Expiration date: June 1, 2019

Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc (Moderator)
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Linda A. DiMeglio, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetology, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Identify groups of children and adolescents who are at risk for bone loss or inadequate bone accretion.
2. Describe the appropriate work-up (including blood and urine testing) and imaging to evaluate low bone density in a child or adolescent.
3. List the treatment strategies that are available to minimize skeletal losses in a pediatric patient with a known low bone density.
4. Recognize and appropriately manage the female athlete with amenorrhea in the setting of intensive exercise and/or a nutritional deficiency.
5. Identify pediatric patients who are at risk for vitamin D deficiency and outline a plan regarding both supplementation and treatment.
6. Describe when skeletal agents are appropriate for use in a child or adolescent and their associated side effects.


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