Vitamin D: Two-Volume Set

Vitamin D: Two-Volume Set

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by David Feldman
     
 

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Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has mainly been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. The current therapeutic practices expand into such markets as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This 3e includes over 100 chapters covering everything from chemistry and metabolism to mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management

Overview

Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has mainly been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. The current therapeutic practices expand into such markets as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This 3e includes over 100 chapters covering everything from chemistry and metabolism to mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management, new analogs, and emerging therapies. This complete reference works is a must-have resource for anyone working in endocrinology, osteology, bone biology, or cancer research.

*Most comprehensive, up-to-date two-volume set on Vitamin D
*Initial chapters cover the chemistry and metabolism of vitamin D, role in mineralization, other target organs, and general physiological effects
*Second volume is more clinically oriented addressing deficiency problems (including diagnosis, interactions in the endocrine system, and involvement in malignancies)
*Further sections on emerging uses for treatments of auto-immune diseases and diabetes
*New chapters on squamous cell cancer, brain cancer, thyroid cancer and many more
*Over 600 illustrations and figures available on CD

Editorial Reviews

4 Stars! from Doody
Clarke
This is an excellent monograph summarizing the field of vitamin D research. The book covers both basic research into the mechanisms of action and physiology of vitamin D and clinical applications of this information to human disease. The book attempts to provide a definitive, up-to-date, comprehensive resource on vitamin D that would be of use to researchers in different disciplines. This is certainly a worthy objective, since there is a large volume of new basic and clinical information in this field. The book meets the editors' main objective very well. The intended audience is basic and clinical researchers in the endocrinology or biochemistry of vitamin D. However, students, postdoctoral fellows, young investigators, established scientists, and clinicians in the field of bone biology in general will benefit from this textbook. The editors are international experts in this field and most of the contributors are very credible authorities in their areas. The book is clearly and appropriately illustrated with black-and-white drawings and photographs and several color plates describing bone histomorphometry. References are current and pertinent. The table of contents is logically organized, and the index provides sufficient detail to help the reader find almost any topic covered in the book. This monograph will be useful to both new and accomplished students of vitamin D biology, and to some degree, to the practicing clinician with an interest in metabolic bone disease. It fills a major void not currently filled by other textbooks in the field, and is likely to become the standard against which future textbooks in vitamin D biology will be compared. The book will likely bepurchased by medical libraries, medical bookstores, and scientists and clinicians interested in vitamin D.
Booknews
Presents established concepts of vitamin D action, as well as a whole new spectrum of vitamin D activities that include important effects on cellular proliferation, differentiation, and the immune system. Sections cover the enzymes involved in vitamin D metabolism; the effects of vitamin D and its metabolites on the various elements that constitute bone and the expanded understanding of vitamin D actions in multiple target organs; the role of vitamin D in the physiology and regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism; the role of vitamin D in the etiology and treatment of rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis and the pathophysiological basis, diagnosis, and management of numerous clinical disorders involving vitamin D. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"...half an hour's study of its pages will bring the reader closer to the facts than will hours of Web surfing."
- Martijn B. Katan, Ph.D, Wageningen University, The Netherlands for THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (2(2005)

"...This book is invaluable to anyone who has an interst in vitamin D and should be on their bookshelf as a first-line reference."
- Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrisft (2006)

"Doody's 4-star review: An encyclopedia and thorough work — a virtual must for most medical libraries."
- Doody's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123819796
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/12/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
2144
File size:
40 MB
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Meet the Author

David Feldman, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Active) at Stanford University School of Medicine where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He has been a full professor since 1984 and was chief of the Endocrinology Division for 10 years. His laboratory studies the role of steroid hormone receptors, particularly the vitamin D receptor, and its mechanism of action. His current major research focus is hormone-dependent cancer including breast cancer and prostate cancer and the pathways by which vitamin D inhibits cancer growth. Professor Feldman is actively involved in both basic science approaches to the anti-cancer actions of vitamin D as well as to clinical trials studying the use of vitamin D in breast and prostate cancer. Professor Feldman was recently honored with an award for a Career of Outstanding Contributions to Vitamin D Research. He has authored over 290 medical research articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. In addition to being a co-editor of all four editions of OSTEOPOROSIS, he is the editor-in-chief of Vitamin D, just published in its third edition.

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