The Osteoporotic Syndrome

Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

Edited by

  • Louis Avioli, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Metabolic bone degeneration (osteoporosis) affects millions of people--primarily postmenopausal women--and is directly responsible for debilitating hip, vertebral, and limb fractures in the elderly. Incorporating advances made within just the past five years, The Osteoporotic Syndrome: Detection, Prevention, and Treatment serves as an up-to-date, practical guide to the major clinical aspects of osteoporosis. The text is liberally illustrated with detailed figures.As a resource for the clinician dealing with metabolic bone degeneration, this book represents an excellent source of information on the diagnosis and day-to-day management of osteoporosis.
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Professionals and academic clinicians in endocrinology, bone and mineral metabolism, and osteoporosis.


Book information

  • Published: March 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-068705-3

Table of Contents




1. The Necessity of a Managed Care Approach for Osteoporosis

2. Effects of Aging on Bone Structure and Metabolism

3. The Genetics of Osteoporosis

4. Bone Mass Measurement Techniques in Clinical Practice

5. Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover

6. Calcium, Vitamin D, and Bone Metabolism

7. Estrogens and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

8. Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis

9. Calcitonin Treatment in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

10. Therapy with Vitamin D Metabolites, Sodium Fluoride, Thiazides, and Isoflavones

11. Orthopedics and the Osteoporotic Syndrome

12. Glucocorticoid-Related Osteoporosis

13. Osteoporosis and the Bone Biopsy