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TitleOsteoporosis in Clinical Practice [electronic resource] : A Practical Guide for Diagnosis and Treatment / edited by Piet Geusens
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1998
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Descript XVII, 188 p. online resource


Osteoporosis in Clinical Practice provides a concise review of the current knowledge of osteoporosis. It is aimed at the busy pratitioner who is increasingly involved in the management of osteoporosis and who wants accurate and practical answers to questions that arise in daily clinical practice. All the major aspects are covered including diagnosis, fractures, prevention and treatment. The chapters are written to be concise and each has been written by a recognised expert in the area to provide the reader with the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge on each of the topics discussed. This will make the book an invaluable source of reference for those general practitioners who are increasingly having to deal with patients with osteoporosis in their daily clinical practice


1. Bone Structure and Function -- 2. Physiology of Calcium Homeostasis and Bone Remodeling -- 3. Biomechanics of Bone and Fracture -- 4. Epidemiology of Osteoporosis Richard -- 5. Pathophysiology of Fractures -- 6. Short and Long-Term Outcome of Osteoporotic Fractures -- 7. Genes and Osteoporosis -- 8. Bone Densitometry, X-Ray and Quantitative Ultrasound -- 9. Biochemical Indices and Bone Turnover -- 10. Extraskeletal Risk and Protective Factors for Fractures -- 11. Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry in Daily Clinical Practice -- 12. Differential Diagnosis: Back Pain and Osteoporosis -- 13. Differential Diagnosis: Bone Pain and Fracture -- 14. Differential Diagnosis: Low Bone Mass -- 15. Differential Diagnosis: Falls -- 16. Prevention During Growth and Young Adulthood -- 17 Prevention Early After Menopause: Hormonal -- 18. Prevention Early After Menopause: Non-hormonal Intervention -- 19 Prevention in Old Age: Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Strategies to Prevent Hip Fracture -- 20. Treatment of Osteoporosis -- 21. Surgical Therapy of Fractures -- 22. Osteoporosis in Men -- 23. Corticosteroid-induced Osteoporosis -- 24. Tumor-induced Osteolysis -- 25. Osteoporosis During Young Adulthood -- 26. Immobilization, Exercise and Osteoporosis -- 27. Nutrition and Osteoporosis -- 28. The Menopause: A Womanโ{128}{153}s View -- 29. Future Developments: Risk Assessment -- 30. Future Therapies -- 31. How to Interpret New Data -- 32. Socio-economic Impact

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