Osteoporosis in Men: The Effects of Gender on Skeletal Health

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Osteoporosis in men is an important clinical problem that has received little attention, both in the medical arena and from the general public. Although the condition affects a higher percentage of women, it is estimated that two million men in the U.S. have osteoporosis, and three million more are at risk. The lack of awareness by doctors and their patients puts men at a higher risk that the condition may go undiagnosed and untreated.
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Overview

Osteoporosis in men is an important clinical problem that has received little attention, both in the medical arena and from the general public. Although the condition affects a higher percentage of women, it is estimated that two million men in the U.S. have osteoporosis, and three million more are at risk. The lack of awareness by doctors and their patients puts men at a higher risk that the condition may go undiagnosed and untreated.
Osteoporosis in Men is the first book to explore this issue in depth. This groundbreaking text brings together eminent investigators and clinicians who interpret developments in this emerging field, and describe state-of-the-art research as well as practical approaches to diagnosis, prevention and therapy. It is an essential reference for researchers, students, and clinicians in bone-related disciplines.

Key Features
• Provides the first complete description of osteoporosis in men—epidemiology, clinical character, basic aspects, and research directions
• Discusses appropriate diagnostic, prevention, and treatment options
• Covers a wide range of topics, including the economic impact of fractures on health care expenses
• Includes a description of the roles of androgen and estrogen in men
• Discusses bone mass measurements and their clinical utility
• Explores the essential role of gender in the manifestations of osteoporosis. How is this disorder different in men, and how can we learn from these differences?

Audience: Researchers, clinicians, and students in osteoporosis and bone-related disciplines, as well as pharmaceutical companies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The editors of Osteoporosis in Men, Second Edition have produced a comprehensive compendium about osteoporosis as it relates to men. An established group of experts has contributed to the second edition of this excellent book. The topics range from the basics of osteoporosis to sections on growth of the skeleton, aging, importance of nutrition, sex hormones, and the development of the disorder. Key sections of clinical relevance including diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in men are covered in depth. This book will serve as an excellent resource for established clinicians and investigators as well as for students and fellows."

—Richard Eastell, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Professor of Bone Metabolism, Director of the NIHR Bone Biomedical Research Unit, Centre for Biomedical Research, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

"The 10 sections and total of 57 informative chapters in the second edition of the text Osteoporosis in Men constitute an impressive body of up-to-date information by leading experts on this important topic. The text is particularly useful because of its breadth extending from basic bone biology and environmental factors affecting skeletal development in men to clinical chapters on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy. The editors have provided a comprehensive yet practical approach to the topic which makes the text useful to a broad potential audience ranging from trainees to established leaders in the field."

— John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Director of Research and Physician-in-Chief emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital, Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

"This thorough and comprehensive book integrates new, accessible, and informative material in the field. It will help investigators, as well as practitioners and students, to improve their understanding of male skeletal health and male skeletal loss. The additional knowledge, assembled in such a readable manner, should help us achieve one of our ultimate goals, namely better care of men with osteoporosis."

—Gerolamo Bianchi, MD, Department of Locomotor System, Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Sanitaria Genovese, Genova, Italy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125286404
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/24/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 582
  • Product dimensions: 1.50 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Medicine and Director, Clinical Research Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

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Table of Contents

E. Orwoll, Introduction.
J. Melton, Epidemiology of Fractures.
A. Tosteson, Economic Impact of Fractures.
C. Cooper and F. Anderson, Hip and Vertebral Fractures.
D. Gold, Outcomes and the Personal Impact of Osteoporosis.
V. Gilsanz, Accumulation of Bone Mass During Childhood and Adolescence.
E. Seeman, Skeletal Structure.
R. Marcus and B. Beck, Exercise, Muscle Strength, and Bone.
C. Rosen, Growth Factors and Skeletal Health.
B. Dawson-Hughes, Calcium and Vitamin D Nutrition.
E. Orwoll and K. Wiren, Androgens and Bone Health.
E. Orwoll, Androgens and Bone: Clinical Aspects.
S. Khosla, L. Riggs, T. Spelsberg, and R. Turner, Estrogens and Bone Health.
E. Eriksen, Age-related Changes in Bone Remodeling.
L. Mosekilde, Trabecular Microarchitecture and Aging.
B. Martin, Aging and Changes in Cortical Mass and Structure.
B. Halloran and D. Bikle, Age-related Changes in Mineral Metabolism.
J. Eisman, Risk Factors for Low Bone Mass.
J. Cauley, Factors Associated with Fractures.
J. Bilezikian, Idiopathic Osteoporosis.
I. Reid, Glucocorticoids and Osteoporosis.
B. Klein, Alcohol.
J. Zerwekh and C. Pak, Hypercalciuria and Bone Disease.
P. Ebeling, Other Causes of Osteoporosis.
P. Ross, The Assessment of Bone Mass in Men.
E. Orwoll, Evaluation and Therapy.

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