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Osteoporosis, Two-Volume Set

Osteoporosis, Two-Volume Set

by Robert Marcus
     
 

Osteoporosis is the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on this disease. Some of the topics covered include basic biology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, preclinical issues, experimental medicine, management, and therapeutics. Written by renowned experts in this field, this book is a must-have for the researcher, the academic clinician, or

Overview

Osteoporosis is the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on this disease. Some of the topics covered include basic biology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, preclinical issues, experimental medicine, management, and therapeutics. Written by renowned experts in this field, this book is a must-have for the researcher, the academic clinician, or anyone in the field of bone biology.

Key Features
• The source on osteoporosis
• Written by expert investigators in their respective fields
• Each chapter provides timely, comprehensive, and scholarly discussion
• Fully illustrated in color and black & white
• Covers everything from basic anatomy and physiology to diagnosis, management and treatment

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the first edition:

"...interesting, comprehensive and up-to-date: each chapter has something new and important to say...Whichever direction one chooses to approach this monumental work I predict it will be worthwhile"
-JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY

"...a textbook focused solely on this condition and encompassing this diversity of research has been lacking. This book does a terrific job of filling the gap. It contains 70 chapters grouped in six sections...All the chapters are authoritative and include up-to-date references...Osteoporosis is quite comprehensive; indeed, topics that typically receive brief treatment elsewhere (osteoporosis in minority groups and in men) receive entire chapters here...The book also covers relevant methodologic concepts, no doubt reflecting the editors desire to make the material accessible to readers with other primary research interests."
-THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Praise for the second edition:

"...well edited and the chapters are clearly cross-referenced...a helpful reference for any scientist or clinician with an interest in the field."
-THE GERONTOLOGIST

5 Stars! from Doody
Melissa Cavaghan
This book comprehensively explores the topic of osteoporosis from basic biology underlying normal and disease states to clinical evaluation and therapeutics. "The purpose is to provide the first thorough discussion of osteoporosis with enough depth and breadth to make it useful for both the basic investigator and the clinician. They successfully synthesize a foundation of biology, mechanics, epidemiology, and biochemistry to describe a complex condition and then expand upon this to describe varied disease states and clinical approaches to management. "It is aimed at both the researcher and the practitioner who deal with osteoporosis. It is probably must useful to the endocrinologist, but it is also of pertinent interest to orthopedists, rheumatologists, and general practitioners, especially of the elderly. "The text is liberally illustrated, with a good balance of histologic reproductions (some in color) and diagrammatic illustration of biologic principles. It is fully and currently referenced. The authors' method of organization makes it extremely easy to find information very quickly. It is also extensively cross referenced, so all pertinent information is easily available. "This is a comprehensive reference text of osteoporosis. If read cover to cover, the reader would be educated first on basic skeletal biology, including embryology, mechanics, and biochemistry, then on epidemiology and pathophysiology, and finally to the clinical disease states of osteoporosis, with emphasis on the varied other medical conditions that complicate or contribute to the development of osteoporosis. The basic and clinical sections are kept distinctly separate, but each discussion is comprehensiveand stands alone. The authors give a thorough but concise historical review of the research leading up to current understanding in the field and provide direction for future research. It is so clearly written and organized that it can be used quickly and efficiently as a reference text but is also accessible to students and others with a minimal background in endocrinology.
Booknews
Once a curiosity to a few endocrinologists or rheumatologists, osteoporosis has become (during the past two decades) a major focus of investigators and clinicians in fields as diverse as mechanical engineering, pediatrics, and epidemiology. In this hefty reference, 70 contributions cover all aspects of the subject, including the effects of numerous genetic and environmental factors, structural and biomechanical underpinnings, ethnoepidemiology, cellular mechanisms, radiologic assessment, clinical descriptions, and therapeutics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124708624
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/11/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1672
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.81(h) x 4.38(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Marcus is Professor-Emeritus, Stanford University, where he served on the full-time medical faculty for almost 25 years, before joining the Emeritus faculty in 2001. At Stanford, he was located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Palo Alto California, where he served as Director of the Aging Study Unit of the Geriatrics Research, Education, & Clinical Center from 1982-2001. Dr. Marcus enjoyed a long career as a clinical investigator in the fields of bone and mineral metabolism and osteoporosis medicine. His own research interests included diagnosis and therapy of primary hyperpara-thyroidism, interactions of the parathyroid-vitamin D axis with estrogen, age-related changes in the growth hormone-IGF axis, effects of growth hormone replacement for older men and women, metabolic and musculoskeletal effects of resistance exercise in older men and women, adolescent bone acquisition, and osteoporosis therapeutics. Dr. Marcus’ laboratory was a study site for many of the pivotal clinical trials in the osteoporosis field. These include the NIH Post-menopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions Trial (PEPI), Merck’s Fracture Intervention Trial (FIT), Lilly’s Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Intervention (MORE), and Lilly’s registration trial of recombinant PTH(1-34) in the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. In 2001. Dr. Marcus joined the US Affiliate of Eli Lilly & Company to support Lilly’s program in Osteoporosis and Skeletal Medicine. From 2003 until his retirement from Lilly in 2008, Dr. Marcus was the lead physician for the Forteo team at Lilly. He has published more than 150 research papers, editorials, and reviews. Dr. Marcus served as President of the American Society for Bone & Mineral Research in 2000-2001.

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