Contemporary Endocrinology
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Osteoporosis

Pathophysiology and Clinical Management

Editors: Leder, Benjamin Z., Wein, Marc N. (Eds.)

  • Completely revised and updated third edition, utilizing the most current evidence and practice guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis
  • Discusses the basic aspects of bone metabolism, the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, current diagnostic techniques and medical treatment strategies
  • An excellent resource for endocrinologists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, primary and family care physicians and all specialties caring for patients with osteoporosis
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About this book

Completely revised and updated, and utilizing the most current evidence and practice guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis, this comprehensive third edition discusses the basic aspects of bone metabolism, the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, current diagnostic techniques and medical treatment strategies. Osteoporosis is a common disorder that is prevalent in over 20 million Americans over the age of 60. One and a half million osteoporotic fractures occur in the United States every year, including 300,000 hip fractures. Mortality rates after hip fracture approach 25%, with another 50% of patients experiencing a major decrease in their prior level of independence and quality of life. Despite the wide prevalence and severe consequences of osteoporosis, it remains a disorder that is severely under-diagnosed and treated. In this context, specialists and primary care physicians alike are having increasing difficulty keeping up with the rapid changes to the field and incorporating these advances to clinical care.

In the years since the last edition of this book was published, the osteoporosis field has changed drastically. In addition to revising and updating existing chapters and removing a few that are no longer as relevant, new chapters discuss an advanced understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the disorder, the introduction of new diagnostic imaging techniques, a more nuanced appreciation of the risks and benefits of osteoporosis therapies, and the introduction of two new classes of osteoporosis medications. Following the format of the second edition, and including helpful key points at the opening of each chapter, this text will present a comprehensive overview of both the basic and clinical concepts relating to each topic, when appropriate. Chapter authors were chosen based on their high level of expertise and leadership in the field. Taken together, this text should thus be of great interest to physicians of multiple specialties, allied health professionals, as well as basic and clinical researchers.

About the authors

Benjamin Z. Leder, MD, Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Marc N. Wein, MD, PhD, Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Buy this book

eBook 129,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 21 février 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69287-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 168,79 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 21 février 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69286-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Osteoporosis
Book Subtitle
Pathophysiology and Clinical Management
Editors
  • Benjamin Z. Leder
  • Marc N. Wein
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69287-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69287-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69286-9
Series ISSN
2523-3785
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 565
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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