Osteoporosis Hot Topics

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Overview

This concise, user-friendly manual delivers practical and up-to-date guidance on a variety of timely issues in osteoporosis. Easily fitting into your lab coat pocket, you can consult this handy resource every day, for the latest advances in your field!

• places special emphasis on new drug therapies.

• includes "Key Points" sections summarizing important areas of diagnosis and management.
• features many tables, charts, bulleted lists, algorithms, and figures, making information accessible and easy to grasp.
• uses an attractive color format for increased readability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560536284
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/8/2004
  • Series: Elsevier Hot Topics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Endocrinology Practice, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO

Colorado Center for Bone Research, Lakewood, CO

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Table of Contents

1 Epidemiology of osteoporosis 1
2 Genetics of osteoporosis 7
3 Risk factors for osteoporosis fractures 15
4 Diagnosis of osteoporosis 25
5 Evaluation of the patient with low bone mass or fragility fracture 35
6 Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis : nonpharmacologic 45
7 Treatment of osteoporosis : pharmacologic 71
8 Monitoring osteoporosis therapy 111
9 Treatment after fragility fractures 123
10 Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis 133
11 Osteoporosis in men 143
12 Patient education materials 151
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