Osteoporosis in Older Persons

Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach

Editors: Duque, Gustavo, Kiel, Douglas P. (Eds.)

  • Describes the epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures and their impact on health care costs
  • Integrates the subject of falls with the one on fractures, which has been widely neglected by most books on osteoporosis
  • Offers a complete review on the prevention as well as current and future treatments of osteoporosis
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About this book

Osteoporosis in Older Persons - Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach has the most up-to-date information about the pathophysiology and new therapeutic alternatives.

Until recently most effort concerning osteoporosis research was directed mainly at the mechanisms of a type of osteoporosis known as post-menopausal osteoporosis. It was only just recently that a new syndrome, osteoporosis in older persons, was recognized as a new entity with its own pathophysiology and potential treatments.
 
Highlights of this book include:-
 
- Many illustrations showing the basic biological pathways involved in bone aging, as well as the potential links between aging and the changes in bone biology
- Figures showing the potential therapeutic targets in bone to prevent and treat osteoporosis, complemented by a complete review on the current treatments
- Descriptions of the epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures and their impact on health care costs
- Coverage of fractures and their relationship with falls, including new invasive and non-invasive therapeutic approach for osteoporotic fractures
- A complete review of future treatments is included explaining their biological basis as well as their potential indications
 
Written by leading clinicians and practitioners in the field this book will be of use to those involved with aging bone research, geriatricians, gerontologists, and bone biologists, as well as offering medical trainees an understanding of the mechanisms of osteoporosis in the older person, with a practical approach to diagnosis and treatment in mind.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The authors of this multiauthored book bring together new information on the molecular biology of bone physiology in this examination of osteoporosis in older persons. … The intended audience includes all health practitioners who treat older patients with osteoporosis. Research scientists in the area will find this book useful as well. … This book’s demonstration of the complex relationship of bone health to adipose tissue and several powerful hormones will stimulate new thinking in the area of osteoporosis." (David O. Staats, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2008)

"This is a simply outstanding compilation that provides a clear and concise review of the effect age has on the skeleton at the molecular/genetic level, in animal models as well as humans. … It provides clinicians with an overview of cellular mechanisms leading to bone loss and researchers with insight into the clinical consequences of age-related skeletal change in older adults. That such a text has not previously been written and become a reference standard among clinicians, geriatricians, and researchers … ." (Neil Binkley, JAMA, Vol. 300 (11), September, 2008)


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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 166,35 €
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Softcover 41,55 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-84882-924-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Osteoporosis in Older Persons
Book Subtitle
Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach
Editors
  • Gustavo Duque
  • Douglas P. Kiel
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-697-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-697-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-515-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84882-924-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
125 illustrations in colour
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