Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis

A Case-Based Approach

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Author: Ronald Hamdy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995504

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis: A Case-Based Approach is a practical guide useful to a wide range of practicing and in-training clinicians including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. With its clinical case, and scenario-based approach readers can quickly decide which clinical problem to address such as the management of osteoporosis of a particular clinical problem (Atypical femoral shaft fractures, Glucocorticoids and bone health, etc.). Each chapter is self-contained and has a list of objectives at the beginning of each chapter with a presentation of clinical cases allowing self-learning to non-specialized clinical staff. This book is easily accessible to non-specialists, allowing any healthcare provider to learn how to diagnose and manage osteoporosis in the context of their practice.

Key Features

  • Key points at the end of each chapter provide a succinct summary of the clinical issue
  • Multiple-choice questions provide an easy, interesting way of testing one’s knowledge on the particular issue discussed in the chapter
  • Tables and diagrams elucidate the knowledge outlined in the chapter
  • A section of the book is devoted to therapeutics and an analysis of the results of pivotal and key studies listed in a comparable visual format


Clinicians, Internists, Family physicians, Physician assistants, Nurse practitioners; Physicians in training: residents and fellows, Endocrinologists, Gynaecologists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Rheumatologists, Medical and nursing students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Screening for osteoporosis
    2. Clinical diagnosis – fragility fractures of long bones
    3. Clinical diagnosis – acute vertebral compression fractures
    4. Opportunistic diagnosis – morphometric vertebral compression fractures 
    5. Fracture risk assessment
    6. Osteoporosis in men
    7.  Hyperparathyroidism
    8. Low bone mass in premenopausal women
    9. Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)
    10. Atypical femoral shaft fractures
    11. Vitamin D
    12. Bisphosphonates
    13. Non-response to bisphosphonates
    14. Denosumab
    15. Romosozumab
    16. Teriparatide/Abaloparatide
    17. Estrogen and raloxifene
    18. Long term therapy and "drug holidays"
    19. Combining anti-resorptive and osteo-anabolic medication
    20. Glucocorticoids and bone health

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995504

About the Author

Ronald Hamdy

Ronald C. Hamdy, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. is professor of Medicine, holder of the Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and director of the Osteoporosis Center at East Tennessee State University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Densitometry, the official Journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. Prior to this editorial appointment, he served for 10 years from 2000 to 2010, as the Editor-in-Chief of the Southern Medical Journal. Dr. Hamdy has published 5 medical textbooks: Osteoporosis (2013, Oxford University Press), Alzheimer’s disease (3 editions: 1998, 1994 and 1990, CV Mosby Publications), Geriatric Medicine: a problem orientated approach (1984, Bailliere Tindall Publications), Paget’s disease of bone (1981, Paeger Scientific Publications), and Diuretic therapy in the older patients (1978, published under the auspices of Smith Klein Laboratories and translated into French and Dutch). He also published over 200 original and review manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

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