Clinical Endocrinology 2: Calcium Disorders presents an extensive examination of the treatment of postmenopausal and senile osteoporosis. It discusses the acquired disorders of vitamin D metabolism. It addresses the prevention of osteoporosis.
Some of the topics covered in the book are the classification of rickets; mechanisms of homeostasis; transepithelial transport of phosphate anion; definition of mendelian rickets; treatment of; classification of androgens and synthetic anabolic agents; and assessment of parathyroid function. The measurement of parathyroid hormone is fully covered. An in-depth account of the indirect assessment of parathyroid activity is provided. The acquired disorders of Vitamin D metabolism are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the aetiological views of rickets and osteomalacia. Another section focuses on the treatment and prevention of rickets and osteomalacia. The analysis of renal osteodystrophy, hypercalcemia, and familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia are briefly covered.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, endocrinologists, students, and researchers.
1 Hereditary Rickets 2 The Prevention of Osteoporosis 3 The Treatment of Postmenopausal and Senile Osteoporosis 4 Assessment of Parathyroid Function 5 Bisphosphonates 6 Acquired Disorders of Vitamin D Metabolism 7 Renal Osteodystrophy 8 Asymptomatic Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism 9 Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia 10 Hypercalcaemia of Malignancy 11 Hypocalcemia and Other Abnormalities of Mineral Homeostasis during the Neonatal Period Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
- 28th May 1982
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