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Pediatric Bone

Biology & Diseases

The second edition of this classic reference deals exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone that are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children.

Endocrinologists, bone biologists and biochemists, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons and radiologists

Hardbound, 868 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-382040-2


  • "Pediatric osteology, a medical specialty that has come of age, has contributed to the understanding of adult bone diseases as well. This second edition reference updates the 2003 edition with more emphasis on management as well as new and revised contributions. Thirty chapters present basic information regarding bone development, tools and techniques for evaluation (including a new chapter on radiographic imaging), and the specifics of various diseases. The three editors are affiliated as follows: Francis H. Glorieux (McGill U., Canada), John M. Pettifor (Chir Hani Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa), and Harald Juppner (Harvard Medical School, US). Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier."--Reference and Research Book News, October 2012


  • 1 Bone Cell Biology: Osteoblasts, Osteocytes, Osteoclasts

    2 Bone Matrix and Mineralization

    3 Prenatal Bone Development

    4 Postnatal Bone Growth

    5 Dental Development & Maturation

    6 Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium Homeostasis

    7 Phosphate Homeostasis Regulatory Mechanisms

    8 Vitamin D Biology

    9 Peak Bone Mass and Its Regulation

    10 Pregnancy and Lactation

    11 Fetal Mineral Homeostasis

    12 Radiology

    13 Noninvasisve Techniques for Bone Mass Measurement

    14 Assessment of Skeletal Maturity

    15 Biochemical Markers of Bone Metabolism

    16 Pediatric Bone Histomorphometry

    17 A Diagnostic Approach to Skeletal Dysplasias

    18 The Spectrum of Pediatric Osteoporosis

    19 Osteogenesis Imperfecta

    20 Sclerosing Bone Dysplasias

    21 Parathyroid Disorders

    22 Fibrous Dysplasia

    23 Nutritional Rickets

    24 Metabolic Bone Disease in the Neonatal Period and its Later Sequelae

    25 Hereditary Abnormalities of Vitamin D Synthesis or Action

    26 Familial Hypophosphatemia and Related Disorders

    27 Rickets Due to Tubular Abnormalities

    28 Hypophosphatasia

    29 Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral and Bone Disorder

    30 Extraskeletal Bone Formation


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