Marcus and Feldman s Osteoporosis

Marcus and Feldman s Osteoporosis
Author: David W. Dempster,Jane A. Cauley,Mary L. Bouxsein,Felicia Cosman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1946
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128130741
ISBN 13: 9780128130742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marcus and Feldman s Osteoporosis Book Review:

Marcus and Feldman's Osteoporosis, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on this disease. Led by a new editorial team, this fifth edition offers critical information on reproductive and hormonal risk factors, new therapeutics, ethnicity, nutrition, therapeutics, management and economics, comprising a tremendous wealth of knowledge in a single source not found elsewhere. Written by renowned experts in the field, this two-volume reference is a must-have for biomedical researchers, research clinicians, fellows, academic and medical libraries, and any company involved in osteoporosis drug research and development. Summarizes the latest research in bone biology and translational applications in a range of new therapeutic agents, including essential updates on therapeutic uses of calcium, vitamin D, SERMS, bisphosphonates, parathyroid hormone, and new therapeutic agents Recognizes the critical importance of new signaling pathways for bone health, including Wnt, OPG and RANK, of interest to both researchers who study bone biology and clinicians who treat osteoporosis Offers new insights into osteoporosis associated with menopause, pre-menopause, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, HIV and other immune disorders

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
Author: Robert Marcus,David Feldman,Dorothy Nelson,Clifford Rosen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2016
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN 10: 9780080553474
ISBN 13: 0080553478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteoporosis Book Review:

Now in its third edition, Osteoporosis, is the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on this disease. Written by renowned experts in the field, this two-volume reference is a must-have for academic and medical libraries, physicians, researchers, and any company involved in osteoporosis research and development. Worldwide, 200 million women between 60-80 suffer from osteoporosis and have a lifetime risk of fracture between 30 and 40 percent continuing to make osteoporosis a hot topic in medicine. This newest edition covers everything from basic anatomy and physiology to diagnosis, management and treatment in a field where direct care costs for osteoporitic fractures in the U.S. reach up to $18 billion each year. NEW TO THIS EDITION: *Recognizes the critical importance of the Wnt signaling pathway for bone health *Incorporates new chapters on osteocytes, phosphatonins, mouse genetics, and CNS and bone *Examines essential updates on estrogen prevention and treatment and the recent results from the WHI *Discusses the controversial topics of screening and clinical trial design for drug registration *Includes essential updates on therapeutic uses of calcium, vitamin D, SERMS, bisphosphonates, and parathyroid hormone * Offers critical reviews of reproductive and hormonal risk factors, ethnicity, nutrition, therapeutics, management, and economics comprising a tremendous wealth of knowledge in a single source not found elsewhere

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
Author: Robert Marcus,David Feldman,David W. Dempster,Marjorie Luckey,Jane A. Cauley
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2116
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 0123982529
ISBN 13: 9780123982520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteoporosis Book Review:

Now in its fourth edition, Osteoporosis is a classic reference on this disease, comprising a tremendous wealth of knowledge in a single source not found elsewhere. Written by renowned experts in the field, this two-volume work is a must-have for academic and medical libraries, physicians, researchers, and any company involved in osteoporosis research and development. This newest edition covers everything from basic anatomy and physiology to diagnosis, management and treatment in which direct care costs for osteoporotic fractures in the United States reach up to $18 billion each year. Worldwide, 200 million women ages 60 to 80 suffer from osteoporosis and have a lifetime risk of fracture between 30% and 40%, continuing to make osteoporosis a critical challenge in medicine. Recognizes the critical importance of the Wnt signaling pathway for bone health Incorporates new chapters on osteocytes, phosphatonins, mouse genetics, and CNS and bone Examines essential updates on estrogen prevention and treatment and the recent results from the WHO Discusses the controversial topics of screening and clinical trial design for drug registration Includes essential updates on therapeutic uses of calcium, vitamin D, SERMS, bisphosphonates, and parathyroid hormone Offers critical reviews of reproductive and hormonal risk factors, ethnicity, nutrition, therapeutics, management, and economics

Fundamentals of Osteoporosis

Fundamentals of Osteoporosis
Author: Robert Marcus,David Feldman,Dorothy Nelson,Clifford Rosen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2009-09-24
ISBN 10: 9780123751089
ISBN 13: 012375108X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Osteoporosis Book Review:

Fundamentals of Osteoporosis offers a concise yet comprehensive source of all the latest basic research related to osteoporosis in one reference work. Experts from all areas of osteoporosis research expose readers to genomic and proteomic analysis, and histopathology and imaging, as well cellular and molecular mechanisms relevant to assay development and drug discovery. Presents a concise yet comprehensive source of all the latest basic research related to osteoporosis in one reference work Experts from all areas of osteoporosis research expose readers to genomic and proteomic analysis, histopathology and imaging, as well cellular and molecular mechanisms relevant to assay development and drug discovery Clear, concise presentations by bone biologists of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying osteoporosis

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Author: United States Public Health Service,Ge Surgeon General of the United States
Publsiher: International Law & Taxation Pub
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781410219275
ISBN 13: 1410219275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Health and Osteoporosis Book Review:

This first-ever Surgeon General's Report on bone health and osteoporosis illustrates the large burden that bone disease places on our Nation and its citizens. Like other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the elderly, the prevalence of bone disease and fractures is projected to increase markedly as the population ages. If these predictions come true, bone disease and fractures will have a tremendous negative impact on the future well-being of Americans. But as this report makes clear, they need not come true: by working together we can change the picture of aging in America. Osteoporosis, fractures, and other chronic diseases no longer should be thought of as an inevitable part of growing old. By focusing on prevention and lifestyle changes, including physical activity and nutrition, as well as early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, Americans can avoid much of the damaging impact of bone disease and other chronic diseases. This Surgeon General's Report brings together for the first time the scientific evidence related to the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bone disease. More importantly, it provides a framework for moving forward. The report will be another effective tool in educating Americans about how they can promote bone health throughout their lives. This first-ever Surgeon General's Report on bone health and osteoporosis provides much needed information on bone health, an often overlooked aspect of physical health. This report follows in the tradition of previous Surgeon Generals' reports by identifying the relevant scientific data, rigorously evaluating and summarizing the evidence, and determining conclusions.

The Duration and Safety of Osteoporosis Treatment

The Duration and Safety of Osteoporosis Treatment
Author: Stuart Silverman,Bo Abrahamsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-12-29
ISBN 10: 3319236393
ISBN 13: 9783319236391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duration and Safety of Osteoporosis Treatment Book Review:

Providing a comprehensive review of short-and long-term adverse events of both antiresorptive and anabolic drugs, this practical guide updates the clinician on the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and the principles behind our present and future pharmaceuticals. Leading practitioners in the field examine all current literature and data regarding the duration and safety of these therapies, with recommendations for clinicians on decision-making and best practices for osteoporosis patients. An overview of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of osteoporosis and discussion of both anabolic and antiresorptive drugs is followed by fracture risk assessment and an examination of treatment failures. Next, a number of chapters are dedicated to the diagnosis, presentation and management of atypical femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), each of which are significant patient concerns when using these osteoporosis treatments. The introduction and utilization of drug holidays is also discussed, as well as the long-term outlook for management of osteoporotic patients. Written and edited by experts in the field, The Duration and Safety of Osteoporosis Treatment is a balanced resource for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers alike for clinical decision-making and patient care.

Orthogeriatrics

Orthogeriatrics
Author: Paolo Falaschi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030481263
ISBN 13: 9783030481261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthogeriatrics Book Review:

This new open access edition supported by the Fragility Fracture Network aims at giving the widest possible dissemination on fragility fracture (especially hip fracture) management and notably in countries where this expertise is sorely needed. It has been extensively revised and updated by the experts of this network to provide a unique and reliable content in one single volume. Throughout the book, attention is given to the difficult question of how to provide best practice in countries where the discipline of geriatric medicine is not well established and resources for secondary prevention are scarce. The revised and updated chapters on the epidemiology of hip fractures, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, surgery, anaesthesia, medical management of frailty, peri-operative complications, rehabilitation and nursing are supplemented by six new chapters. These include an overview of the multidisciplinary approach to fragility fractures and new contributions on pre-hospital care, treatment in the emergency room, falls prevention, nutrition and systems for audit. The reader will have an exhaustive overview and will gain essential, practical knowledge on how best to manage fractures in elderly patients and how to develop clinical systems that do so reliably.

Glucocorticoid induced Osteoporosis

Glucocorticoid induced Osteoporosis
Author: Andrea Giustina,Alberto Angeli,Ernesto Canalis
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 3805572964
ISBN 13: 9783805572965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glucocorticoid induced Osteoporosis Book Review:

Osteoporosis is one of the most clinically relevant disabling chronic disease encountered in clinical practice. A common cause of osteoporosis is glucocorticoid excess, as glucocorticoids may increase bone resorption, inhibit bone formation, have indirect actions on bone by decreasing intestinal calcium absorption and induce hypercalciuria. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the effects of glucocorticoids on bone metabolism and structure and on the diagnosis and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. It aims at providing updated information on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this often dramatic complication of glucocorticoid excess. Being one of the few publications completely devoted to glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis it will heighten the awareness of specialists who prescribe glucocorticoids of the clinical relevance of this treatment complication. 'Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis' is addressed to clinical experts as well as to general practitioners who will both benefit from the comprehensive and integrative view of the management of patients exposed to glucocorticoids.

Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis

Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis
Author: WHO Scientific Group on Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis,World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003-12-31
ISBN 10: 9241209216
ISBN 13: 9789241209212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis Book Review:

Bone is hard tissue that is in a constant state of flux being built up by bone-forming cells called osteoblasts while also being broken down or resorbed by cells known as osteoclasts. During childhood and adolescence bone formation is dominant; bone length and girth increase with age ending at early adulthood when peak bone mass is attained. Males generally exhibit a longer growth period resulting in bones of greater size and overall strength. In males after the age of 20 bone resorbtion becomes predominant and bone mineral content declines about 4% per decade. Females tend to maintain peak mineral content until menopause at which time it declines about 15% per decade. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures especially of the hip spine and wrist. Osteoporosis occurs primarily as a result of normal ageing but can arise as a result of impaired development of peak bone mass (e.g. due to delayed puberty or undernutrition) or excessive bone loss during adulthood (e.g. due to estrogen deficiency in women undernutrition or corticosteriod use). Osteoporosis-induced fractures cause a great burden to society. Hip fractures are the most serious as they nearly always result in hospitalization are fatal about 20% of the time and produce permanent disability about half the time. Fracture rates increase rapidly with age and the lifetime risk of fracture in 50 year-old women is about 40% similar to that for coronary heart disease. In 1990 there were 1.7 million hip fractures alone worldwide; with changes in population demographics this figure is expected to rise to 6 million by 2050. To help describe the nature and consequences of osteoporosis as well as strategies for its prevention and management a WHO Scientific Group meeting of international experts was held in Geneva which resulted in this technical report. This monograph describes in detail normal bone development and the causes and risk factors for developing osteoporosis. The burden of osteoporosis is characterized in terms of mortality morbidity and economic costs. Methods for its prevention and treatment are discussed in detail for both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. For each approach the strength of the scientific evidence is listed. The report also provides cost-analysis information for potential interventions and discusses important aspects of developing national policies to deal with osteoporosis. Recommendations are made to the general population care providers health administrators and researchers. Lastly national organizations and support groups are listed by country.

Osteoporosis in Clinical Practice

Osteoporosis in Clinical Practice
Author: Piet Geusens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 144713382X
ISBN 13: 9781447133827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteoporosis in Clinical Practice Book Review:

A concise review of the current knowledge of osteoporosis, aimed at the busy pratitioner who is increasingly involved in the management of osteoporosis and who wants accurate and practical answers to questions that arise in daily clinical practice. All the major aspects are covered including diagnosis, fractures, prevention and treatment. Each chapter has been written by a recognised expert in the field to provide readers with the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge on each of the topics discussed, making this an invaluable source of reference.

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients
Author: Aenor Sawyer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2007-11-06
ISBN 10: 1597452114
ISBN 13: 9781597452113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients Book Review:

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice, edited by Drs. Sawyer, Bachrach, and Fung, is a milestone book for all health prof- sionals concerned with bone health in growing patients. The book introduces and emphasizes the importance of attending to issues of bone health and development in childhood and adolescence as a way of maintaining such health and decreasing the epidemic of osteoporosis that we are now seeing in older adults. In doing so, the book offers a much-needed first set of standards of bone densitometry in growing patients. Given the numerous reports of serious interpretation errors in densitometry results in children, the development of this body of work is truly important. It is in this context that Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice presents the current evidence, including an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the data on assessing bone density in childhood and adolescence. In short, the editors and authors have done an outstanding job of or- nizing not only the key topics in this broad clinical discussion, but also, and most importantly, the evidence within these areas.

Public Health Research Methods

Public Health Research Methods
Author: Greg Guest,Emily E. Namey
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 785
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN 10: 1452241333
ISBN 13: 9781452241333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Research Methods Book Review:

Public Health Research Methods, edited by Greg Guest and Emily Namey, provides a comprehensive foundation for planning, executing, and monitoring public health research of all types. The book goes beyond traditional epidemiologic research designs to cover state-of-the-art, technology-based approaches emerging in the new public health landscape. Written by experts in the field, each chapter includes a description of the research method covered, examples of its application in public health, clear instructions on how to execute the method, and a discussion of emerging issues and future directions. In addition, each chapter addresses the topic in the context of global health and health disparities. Such breadth provides readers with practical tools they can use in the field, as well as a current understanding of conceptual discussions. Illustrated with engaging case studies that enhance understanding of the concepts presented, Public Health Research Methods is a comprehensive, must-have reference ideal for researchers in all sectors—government, academia, and non-profit.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Osteoporosis

Multidisciplinary Approach to Osteoporosis
Author: Andrea Lenzi,Silvia Migliaccio
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 3319751107
ISBN 13: 9783319751108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Approach to Osteoporosis Book Review:

This book describes in detail the multidisciplinary management of osteoporosis, providing readers with a thorough understanding of the rationale for a multidisciplinary approach and with the tools required to implement it effectively. The emphasis is on a translational approach, starting from basic concepts and fundamental mechanisms of the pathology and clinical morbidity. Experts in the field discuss the full range of relevant topics, including the significance of physical activity, nutritional strategies, and pharmacological treatment. Put another way, the book covers all aspects from the bench to the bedside. Physicians, scientists, and postgraduate students will all find it to be invaluable in understanding the causes and optimal management of osteoporosis, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly as populations age.

Atlas of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Atlas of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Author: Rene Rizzoli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 1907673288
ISBN 13: 9781907673283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Book Review:

René Rizzoli Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when reproductive capacity ends. Ovaries decrease their activity and the production of sex hormones ceases. This period may be associated with a large variety of symptoms affecting the cardiovascular and urogenital systems, as well as skin, hair and bone. Bone capital is accumulated by the end of the second decade and remains more or less constant up to the time of menopause. Sex hormone deficiency leads to accelerated bone turnover, a negative balance and microarchitectural deterioration, which compromises bone strength, thereby increasing bone fragility and, thus, fracture risk. By the age of 80, it is estimated that 50% of trab- ular bone will have been lost. Natural menopause occurs between the ages of 45 and 54 years all over the world. This age does not appear to have changed significantly over the centuries. In contrast, since the middle of the 19th century, life expectancy, particularly in women, has increased considerably, with most women living to the age of 80 years or more in many regions of the world. This means that at the age of 50 years, a woman will live for more than 30 years without bone protection by sex hormones. This r- resents more than one-third of a woman’s life. At the age of 50 years, the lifetime risk to experience a fracture is about 50% (ie, one out of two women will have a fracture during this period).

Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine

Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine
Author: A. Giustina,J.P. Bilezikian
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 3318063398
ISBN 13: 9783318063394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine Book Review:

Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent today not only among the elderly but pervasively throughout all ages of life.This is due, in part, to systemic diseases that affect vitamin D metabolism, to changes in lifestyle, such as insufficient exposure to sunlight, and to increased use of sunscreen. Apart from the obvious effects of vitamin D deficiency on skeletal metabolism, the problem is assuming even greater significance because observational and interventional studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. This book addresses a variety of important issues that have emerged from this fast-moving area of clinical medicine. The topics include assays of vitamin D and its binding protein, effects on aging and associated complications, primary and secondary states of altered parathyroid hormone secretion, vitamin D in the growing years of children and adolescents, nutritional requirements, and vitamin D as it relates to systemic disorders such as diabetes mellitus. Vitamin D in Clinical Medicine aims to offer new insights, in an evidence-based way, on important issues related to vitamin D. It is written for general practitioners and internists, as well as for endocrinologists, nutritionists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, and oncologists.

Male Osteoporosis

Male Osteoporosis
Author: Alberto Ferlin,Silvia Migliaccio
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-07
ISBN 10: 3319963767
ISBN 13: 9783319963761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Male Osteoporosis Book Review:

This book represents a comprehensive, clinically oriented text covering all aspects of male osteoporosis, from the basic concepts of bone physiology and regulation of bone remodeling in men, the causes and pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the most frequent causes of osteoporosis, to diagnostic and screening protocols, as well as prevention and treatment approaches. It offers a broad overview of male osteoporosis by specialists involved in research and clinical practice and discusses the practical issues encountered. Filling a gap in the literature, this volume is a valuable resource for general practitioners, clinical endocrinologists, geriatricians and experts in osteoporosis.

Vitamin D Analogs in Cancer Prevention and Therapy

Vitamin D Analogs in Cancer Prevention and Therapy
Author: J. Reichrath,M. Friedrich,W. Tilgen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 3642555802
ISBN 13: 9783642555800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vitamin D Analogs in Cancer Prevention and Therapy Book Review:

A comprehensive, highly readable overview of the topics discussed at the First International Symposium on "Vitamin D Analogs in Cancer Prevention and Therapy" held in Homburg/Saar, Germany in May 2002. Leading researchers discuss our present knowledge of the vitamin D system in cancer. Topics range from the newest findings in molecular biology, epidemiology, synthesis and metabolism of vitamin D to new concepts for the use of vitamin D analogs in cancer prophylaxis and treatment. The book provides essential up-to-date information for every researcher or clinician interested in the biology of vitamin D or cancer.

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
Author: Ann M. Coulston,Carol J. Boushey,Mario Ferruzzi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN 10: 0123918855
ISBN 13: 9780123918857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease Book Review:

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease has been proving itself in the classroom for nearly 10 years and is praised as being accessible, applicable and a valuable textbook. It focuses specifically on the relationship between disease and nutrition, an area of ever increasing interest and concern as health care costs and availability continue to be an issue worldwide. Now reaching beyond just the individual healthcare concern, the potential for nutritional interventions to improve health status is also of heightened interest to public health professionals who are faced with an aging, obese, at-risk-of-diabetes population who may or may not have access to insurance. This textbook is the foundation of understanding how nutrition can be used to improve health status. New to this edition: 100% overall new material. 26 new authors or co-authors and all chapters have been completed updated 4 completely new chapters: Surgery for Severe Obesity Snacking and Energy Balance in Humans Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Its Related Cancers Bioavailability and Metabolism of Bioactive Compounds from Foods New section on Dietary Bioactive Compounds for Health explores bioactive components present in edible plants of particular interest for the prevention of disease New to the obesity section is a chapter on the management of patients who have undergone surgical treatment for obesity Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Integration of food issues with nutrition provides a unique perspective to disease prevention/control Material in the book is up-to-date with current research Individual sections of the book can be used for mini-courses or in-depth study Diversity of material makes this text useful for nutritional scientists and also for upper division nutrition course work

Bisphosphonates in Bone Disease

Bisphosphonates in Bone Disease
Author: Herbert Fleisch
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2000-06-12
ISBN 10: 0080573908
ISBN 13: 9780080573908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bisphosphonates in Bone Disease Book Review:

This book is an essential handbook on bisphosphonates, the most widely used new class of drugs for osteoporosis therapy. It reviews basic physiology in addition to the indications and adverse reactions of these drugs. Bisphosphonates in Bone Disease, Fourth Edition, discusses the compounds' chemistry, mechanisms of action, and animal toxicology before presenting a clinical picture of the diseases treated by bisphosphonates. The book provides a table listing the trade names of the commercially available bisphosphonates, registered indications, and the available forms for various countries. The revised Fourth Edition contains approximately 50% new material, including information on all of the latest drugs. The revised fourth edition contains approximately 50% new material Includes information on all the latest drugs

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice
Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2009-10-03
ISBN 10: 1603274995
ISBN 13: 9781603274999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice Book Review:

Bone densitometry (BD) is an extraordinary clinical tool. It provides a safe, non-invasive window to the skeleton. Through that window, a physician can obtain vital clinical information that enhances diagnosis and improves patient management. Further, much has changed in the last decade to make bone densitometry the especially fascinating field of medicine it is today, incorporating imaging, physics, quantitative analysis, statistics, and computer technology -- all applied in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. No text details the state-of-the-art and value of densitometry better than Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Applications and Interpretation, Third Edition. Written by renowned expert Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, this edition improves remarkably on her highly regarded previous volumes, with a significant update and expansion of material. New chapters reflect densitometry’s growing applications as well as the evolving needs of the densitometrist. New material on radiation safety and assessment for secondary causes of bone fragility is included, and the text also incorporates material from the recent ISCD Position Development Conferences (PDC’s), both the 4th adult and the 1st pediatric. Moreover, an entire appendix devoted to the PDCs has been added, providing solutions to many unanswered questions concerning bone densitometry applications. Comprehensive and invaluable, Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation, Third Edition offers all primary care physicians and specialists the ideal reference for practicing state-of-the-art bone densitometry and caring for patients with, or at risk for, osteoporosis.