The Osteoporotic Syndrome

The Osteoporotic Syndrome

Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

4th Edition - March 31, 2000

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  • Editor: Louis Avioli
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780120687053
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542577

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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.

Key Features

  • Topics covered include:
    • Therapy with Vitamin D metabolites, sodium fluoride, thiazides, and isoflavones
    • Biochemical markers of bone turnover
    • Calcium, Vitamin D, and bone metabolism
    • Estrogens and tissue selective estrogens for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
    • The effects of osteoporosis on orthopaedic surgery
    • The therapy of glucocorticoid bone disease
    • Effects of aging on bone structure and metabolism
    • Management of osteoporotic patients in our health care delivery system
    • The genetics of osteoporosis
    • Bisphosphonate therapy for osteoporosis
    • Calcitonin
    • Bone mass measurement techniques in clinical practice
    • Osteoporosis and the bone biopsy


Professionals and academic clinicians in endocrinology, bone and mineral metabolism, and osteoporosis

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 205
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: March 31, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780120687053
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542577

About the Editor

Louis Avioli

Dr. Louis V. Avioli, M.D. is widely regarded as the leading authority on osteoporosis and calcium metabolism. His distinguished career as a clinician, academician, and practicing endocrinologist covers more than 30 years of service. He is the founder and past president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and the founder and current president of the Association of Osteobiology. He is currently the Shoenberg Professor of Medicine, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Division on Bones and Mineral Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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