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TitleOsteoporosis [electronic resource] : Diagnostic and Therapeutic Principles / edited by Clifford J. Rosen
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 1996
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0221-9
Descript XI, 299 p. online resource

SUMMARY

LA WRENCE G. RAISZ, MD Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Connecticut Health Center. Farmington. CT The rapid transfer of new knowledge concerning the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevenยญ tion, and treatment of disease into clinical practice has always been a major challenge in medicine. This challenge is particularly difficult to meet in osteoporosis, not only because has been so much new knowledge generated in recent years, but also because this there disorder has not caught the attention of many practicing physicians. The goal of this volume is to help primary care physicians develop a better understanding of osteoporosis and a more effective approach to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. As primary care physicians become more and more responsible for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease, osteoporosis must become one of their important concerns. The magnitude of the problem of osteoporosis has been widely publicized. Within the next 30 years, the cost of hip fractures alone is expected to exceed $40 billion a year in the United States and will be a major cause ofincreased mortality. In addition, vertebral crush fractures will cripple more and more of our elderly population, both men and women. This enormous toll is not inevitable. Current methods of identifying individuals at risk and applying preventive programs could reduce the incidence offractures by 50% or more. This should be the minimum goal of clinicians


CONTENT

I. Skeletal Physiology and its Relevance to Osteoporosis -- 1 The Cellular and Biochemical Aspects of Bone Remodeling -- 2 The Role of Calcium, Phosphorus, and Macronutrients in the Maintenance of Skeletal Health -- 3 Vitamin D in Health and Prevention of Metabolic Bone Disease -- II. The Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis -- 4 The Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis -- 5 The Epidemiology of Osteoporosis -- 6 Psychosocial Aspects of Osteoporosis -- III. The Diagnosis of Osteoporosis -- 7 What Is an Osteoporotic Fracture? -- 8 Bone Densitometry Techniques in Modern Medicine -- 9 Clinical Interpretation and Utility of Bone Densitometry -- 10 Quantitative Ultrasound -- 11 Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover -- IV. The Treatment of Osteoporosis -- 12 An Introduction to Clinical Decision Making in Osteoporosis -- 13 Calcium as a Primary Treatment and Prevention Modality for Osteoporosis -- 14 Use of Estrogen for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis -- 15 Drug Therapy -- 16 Nonpharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis -- V. Case Presentations -- 17 Prevention of Osteoporosis -- 18 The Diagnosis and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis -- 19 The Approach to Osteoporosis in the Elderly Patient -- 20 Preventing and Treating Glucocorticoid Osteoporosis -- 21 Therapy for Osteoporosis in Men -- 22 Bone Mass in Renal Disease -- 23 Prevention of Osteoporosis: Making Sense of the Published Evidence -- Appendix 1: Glossary -- Appendix 2: Costs of Diagnostic Tests and Treatments of Osteoporosis


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