Osteoporosis and the Osteoporosis of Rheumatic Diseases: A Companion to Rheumatology 3e

Osteoporosis and the Osteoporosis of Rheumatic Diseases: A Companion to Rheumatology 3e

by Nancy E. Lane, Philip Sambrook
     
 

Get new insights into the causes, detection and therapy of osteoporosis and the osteoporosis of rheumatic diseases. In this state-of-the-art resource, you'll find coverage of all the latest scientific and clinical developments, new concepts in epidemiology, cutting-edge information on genetics and pathogenic mechanisms, current developments in diagnostic interventions… See more details below

Overview

Get new insights into the causes, detection and therapy of osteoporosis and the osteoporosis of rheumatic diseases. In this state-of-the-art resource, you'll find coverage of all the latest scientific and clinical developments, new concepts in epidemiology, cutting-edge information on genetics and pathogenic mechanisms, current developments in diagnostic interventions and prevention, and the very latest techniques in treatment. This is a must-have reference for comprehensive, one-stop coverage of Osteoporosis.

  • Allows planning of early interventions, as appropriate, to augment peak adult bone mass.
  • Highlights the necessary tools for early diagnosis, and monitoring of disease progression.
  • Discusses the very latest in pharmacologic interventions, including biophosphonates, SERMS, and osteoanabolic agents.
  • Provides access to the latest information on disease modifying or disease controlling biologic agents.
  • Incorporates the latest on glucocorticoid and transplantation- induced osteoporosis, as well as osteoporosis in the rheumatic diseases.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Title: Osteoporosis and the osteoporosis of the rheumatic diseases. A companion to Rheumatology.
Editor: Nancy E. Lane and Philip N. Sambrook

This excellent book is part of a series of new titles intended as a companion to the 3rd edition of Rheumatology (Mosby). It aims to provide the reader with a state of the art and comprehensive text on osteoporosis. The editors most certainly have fulfilled this mission. Both the editors and most of the authors from the different chapters are recognized as experts in the field. The book covers most if not all areas of osteoporosis and in addition focuses specifically on bone disorders in rheumatic diseases. Importantly, a strong basic science background is provided for most of the issues covered. Nevertheless, the different chapters are pleasant to read and indicate clinically relevant areas conveying essential information that can be used in clinical practice. In this way, many chapters link bench to bedside in a very comprehensive way.
The different sections of this book deal with epidemiology, pathogenetic mechanisms, clinical aspects and treatment. A separate section specifically deals with secondary osteoporosis and osteoporosis in the rheumatic diseases. In the first part, the chapters on epidemiology of fractures and on genetics of osteoporosis provide the reader with an up to date state of the art that is rarely found elsewhere. Interesting new points of view and recent developments are brought forward in specific chapters on the principles of bone mechanics and the use of MRI for imaging bone structure and osteoporosis. The treatment section contains exciting chapters in particular on anabolic factors and combination treatments. Finally, a few interesting topics such as transplantation and inflammatory bone loss get a lot of attention in chapters building on both scientifically and clinically relevant data. In general, this book can be an important tool for the rheumatologist to get an up to date review of osteoporosis with ample basic science and clinically relevant information.

Rik Lories, MD PhD
Laboratory for Skeletal Development and Joint Disorders
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323034371
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/26/2006
Series:
Companion to Rheumatology Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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