Key Features

*Brings together up-to-date bone and mineral metabolism methods in one easily, accessible volume *Provides a quick reference for bone and mineral disorders *Addresses problems likely to be seen at all ages, from the pre-term infant to the centenarian *Ideal for practicing physicians, residents, medical students, and researchers


Bone biologists, osteologists, and cell biologists.

Table of Contents

1. Indications for Bone Mass Measurement 2. A Practical Guide to Bone Densitometry 3. Laboratory Analyses Useful in the Diagnosis of Bone and Calcium Metabolic Disorders 4. Biochemical Markers of Bone Remodeling 5. Skeletal Imaging: Radiographs, CT, MRI 6. Scintigraphy 7. Hypocalcemia and Hypercalcemia in Neonates 8. Preterm Infants with Fractures 9. Rickets 10. Osteogenesis Imperfecta 11. Juvenile Osteoporosis 12. Fibrous Dysplasia 13. Optimizing Peak Bone Mass 14. Bone Disorders Associated with Primary or Secondary Amenorrhea 15. Nephrolithiasis 16. Acute Spinal Cord Injury and Tramatic Brain Injury 17. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 18. Evaluation of the Patient with Low Bone Density 19. Calcium and Vitamin D 20. Pharmacologic Therapy 21. Nonpharmacalgic Prevention and Management of Falls and Fractures 22. Osteoporosis in Men 23. Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis 24. Organ Transplantation 25. Paget’s Disease 26. Renal Bone Diseases 27. Metastatic Bone Disease 28. Osteomalacia 29. High Bone Mass 30. Hypercalcemia 31. Primary Hyperparathyroidism 32. Hypocalcemia 33. Phosporous and Magnesium 34. Principles of Patient and Family Education and Support 35. Resources for Education and Support


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