Pediatric Bone - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122865510, 9780080538556

Pediatric Bone

1st Edition

Biology & Diseases

Editor-in-Chiefs: Francis Glorieux
Editors: John Pettifor Harald Juppner
eBook ISBN: 9780080538556
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122865510
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd September 2003
Page Count: 758
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Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal 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 which are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to the 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

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Deals exclusively with bone development and diseases of children and each chapter written by an

  • Fully referenced providing an appendix of usually difficult to find information on the investigation of pediatric bone disease and reference values
  • Covers both the physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis in children and diseases in one book
  • Includes a CD-ROM of images


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

Table of Contents

Structure of Growth Plate and Bone Matrix Bone Cell Biology: Osteoblasts, Osteocytes and Osteoclasts Prenatal Bone Development: Ontogeny and Regulation Postnatal Bone Growth: Growth Plate Biology, Modeling and Remodeling Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium Homeostasis Phosphate homeostasis, Regulatory Mechanisms
Vitamin D Biology
Other Factors Controlling Bone Growth and Development- Calcitonin, CGRP, Osteostatin, Amylin and Adrenomedullin
Peak Bone Mass and its regulation Pregnancy and Lactation Fetal Mineral Homeostasis Non-invasive Techniques for Bone Mass Measurement Assessment of maturation: Bone Age and Pubertal Assessment
Biochemical Markers of Bone Metabolism
Bone Histomorphometry A Diagnostic Approach to Skeletal Dysplasias Spectrum of Osteoporosis Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Sclerosing Bony Dysplasia
Parathyroid Disorders
Fibrous Dysplasia
Nutritional Rickets
Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity
Rickets Due to Hereditary Abnormalities of Vitamin D Synthesis or Action Familial Hypophosphatemia and Related Disorders Rickets due to Renal Tubular Abnormalities Hypophosphatasia Renal Osteodystrophy: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment Bone Tumors in Children Orthopedic Problems


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About the Editor-in-Chief

Francis Glorieux

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Human Genetics, McGill University; Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, University of Montreal; Director of Research, Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, QC Canada

About the Editor

John Pettifor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of the Witwatersrand and Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA

Harald Juppner

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA U.S.A

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