Journal article

Maternal and infant outcome after pamidronate treatment of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and osteogenesis imperfecta before conception: A report of four cases

Brendan Chan, Margaret Zacharin

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pamidronate is used extensively for treatment of osteoporotic and high bone turnover conditions. Because it has a long retention time in the human skeleton, concerns have been raised as to safety profile in women of child-bearing age. METHODS: Four infant outcomes of pregnancies of three women, two with polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and one with osteogenesis imperfecta, all of whom were treated with iv pamidronate before conception, are reported, with biochemical, radiological, and bone density data. RESULTS: Each pregnancy was uncomplicated, and the four offspring are healthy, with no evidence of biochemical or skeletal abnormality. CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence for adverse ..

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