Intervention Protocol

Interventions to prevent steroid-induced osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  1. Jennifer M Bell1,*,
  2. Bronagh Blackwood1,
  3. Michael D Shields1,
  4. Janet Watters2,
  5. Alistair Hamilton3,
  6. Timothy Beringer4,
  7. Mark Elliott5,
  8. Rosaline Quinlivan6,
  9. Sandya Tirupathi7

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group

Published Online: 19 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010899

How to Cite

Bell JM, Blackwood B, Shields MD, Watters J, Hamilton A, Beringer T, Elliott M, Quinlivan R, Tirupathi S. Interventions to prevent steroid-induced osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010899. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010899.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen's University Belfast, Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, GP Out of Hours Service, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  3. 3

    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Withers Orthopaedic Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 4

    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Department of Care for the Eldery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  5. 5

    Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK

  6. 6

    UCL Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Great Ormond Street, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, London, UK

  7. 7

    Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Paediatric Neurology, Belfast, UK

*Jennifer M Bell, Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Room 02.041, 2nd Floor, Mulhouse, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 6BJ, UK. j.m.bell@qub.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 19 MAR 2014

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Primary objective

To assess the effects of interventions to delay or treat osteoporosis in DMD patients treated with glucocorticoid steroids.

Secondary objectives

To assess the effects of interventions to delay or treat osteoporosis in DMD on the frequency of vertebral fragility fractures and long bone fractures in DMD patients treated with glucocorticoid steroids.