Current Clinical Practice

Osteoporosis

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Principles

Editors: Rosen, Clifford J. (Ed.)

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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, prevenĀ­ 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.

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...give[s] readers a complete 'briefing' on osteoporosis. The last section provides a unique perspective on clinical management in the form of case presentations.-Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • The Cellular and Biochemical Aspects of Bone Remodeling

    Glowacki, Julie

    Pages 3-15

  • The Role of Calcium, Phosphorus, and Macronutrients in the Maintenance of Skeletal health

    Anderson, John J. B.

    Pages 17-27

  • Vitamin D in Health and Prevention of Metabolic Bone Disease

    Holick, Michael F.

    Pages 29-43

  • The Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis

    Kessenich, Cathy R. (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • The Epidemiology of Osteoporosis

    Kleerekoper, Michael

    Pages 65-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Osteoporosis
Book Subtitle
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Principles
Editors
  • Clifford J. Rosen
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0221-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0221-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-374-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6668-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 299
Topics