The Osteoporotic Syndrome: Detection, Prevention, Treatment

The Osteoporotic Syndrome: Detection, Prevention, Treatment

by Louis V. Avioli

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The Osteoporotic Syndrome: Detection, Prevention, Treatment by Louis V. Avioli

Metabolic bone degeneration (osteoporosis) affects millions of people—primarily postmenopausal women—and is directly responsible for debilitating hip, vertebral, and limb fractures in the elderly. Incorporating advances made within just the past five years, The Osteoporotic Syndrome: Detection, Prevention, and Treatment serves as an up-to-date, practical guide to the major clinical aspects of osteoporosis. The text is liberally illustrated with detailed figures. As a resource for the clinician dealing with metabolic bone degeneration, this book represents an excellent source of information on the diagnosis and day-to-day management of osteoporosis.

Key Features:

  • Therapy with Vitamin D metabolites, sodium fluoride, thiazides, and isoflavones
  • Biochemical markers of bone turnover
  • Calcium, Vitamin D, and bone metabolism
  • Estrogens and tissue selective estrogens for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
  • The effects of osteoporosis on orthopaedic surgery
  • The therapy of glucocorticoid bone disease
  • Effects of aging on bone structure and metabolism
  • Management of osteoporotic patients in our health care delivery system
  • The genetics of osteoporosis
  • Bisphosphonate therapy for osteoporosis
  • Calcitonin
  • Bone mass measurement techniques in clinical practice
  • Osteoporosis and the bone biopsy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471588375
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 213
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Effects of Aging on Bone Structure and Metabolism
Epidemiology of Age-Related Fractures
Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover
Diagnostic Potential of the Bone Biopsy
Noninvasive Methods for Bone Mass Measurement
Prevention of Osteoporotic Fracture in Women
Calcium and Bone: Myths, Facts, and Controversies
Estrogens in Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Calcitonin Therapy in Osteoporosis
Therapy with Bisphosphonates, Sodium Fluoride, Thiazides, and Vitamin D Metabolites
Exercise in Prevention and Therapy of Osteoporosis
The Emotional Effects of the Osteoporotic Syndrome
Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis in Our Healthcare Delivery System

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