Current Clinical Practice

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice

Application and Interpretation

Authors: Bonnick, Sydney Lou

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Drawing on the proven qualities of her highly regarded first edition of Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation, Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, has thoroughly updated and dramatically expanded this new edition so that family physicians and specialists-radiologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, internists, gynecologists, orthopedists, or nephrologists-will fully understand not only what must be done about osteoporosis, but also why. New to this edition-over half the book-are discussions of the clinical guidelines for selecting patients for densitometry measurements, various questionnaires and indices that have been developed to help patients identify themselves as candidates for bone mass measurements, and specific densitometry applications for diagnosis, fracture risk prediction, and monitoring changes in bone density. Thirteen new appendices conveniently locate guidelines, formulas, and reference data needed in daily practice. Updated material includes an expanded review of the effects of diseases and drugs on bone density, new standardization formulas for the hip subregions and forearm, statistical devices necessary to "test the test," and guidance on how to do a short-term precision study and apply the results in clinical practice. A concise but expanded presentation of the statistical concepts that are so important to making the best clinical decisions is included, along with an accompanying CD-ROM containing a Precision Calculator, a Statistical Confidence Calculator for Measured Change in BMD, OST Nomograms, a Patient Risk Factor Questionnaire, and a CME review, which, if successfully completed, makes the user eligible for up to 30 hours of CME Category 1 continuing education credit.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation, Second Edition offers both primary care physicians and specialists the best means to take part in the growing clinical use of bone densitometry to diagnose and manage osteoporosis.

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"Compared with the first edition, this edition expands upon the data about the technical aspects of bone densitometry, the skeletal anatomy involved, and the statistical concepts of precision and accuracy as it relates to densitometry. In this edition, Dr. Bonnick also explores and evaluates clinical guidelines for selecting patients on whom to do bone density testing. The book discusses fracture risk assessment, disease states which can affect bone mass, and specifics regarding therapeutic interventions. Each chapter is an excellent review. The author is able to explain the necessary statistics involved in a way in which they make sense to the reader. The appendixes are an essential resource for anyone working with bone densitometry. This is an invaluable resource for each and every physician and technologist involved with bone densitometry, specialists and primary care providers alike. It is an invaluable resource and stands alone as the premier textbook of bone densitometry principles and application. The updates in the second edition make it an even more comprehensive source of easily accessible information for the reader."-Score: 100. Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"The second edition. . .is an expansion of her highly regarded 1st edition, which has provided the bone densitometry community with simply the best, most accurate, and most precisely written resource in our field. Once again Dr. Bonnick has applied her very careful and exact scientific approaches to expanding and improving on her widely regarded initial text. . .should be read by all physicians who are involved in the application of bone densitometry. . .The management of osteoporosis is truly moving into primary care. Hence, primary care physicians who either order or perform bone densitometry should read this text. The subspecialists who will manage the more complex osteoporotic cases should read it as well.:-Foreword by Paul D. Miller, MD, FACP, Colorado Center for Bone Research, Lakewood, CO

"a MUST HAVE book...a 410 page resource that you will call on often" - Norland News


Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice
Book Subtitle
Application and Interpretation
Authors
Series Title
Current Clinical Practice
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-659-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-659-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVI, 411
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations
Topics