Osteoporosis Pathophysiology and Clinical Management


Author : Robert A. Adler

Published in : Humana Press

ISBN No.  : 978-1-59745-459-9

File Type : pdf

File Size : 36 mb

Language : English


The first edition of Osteoporosis: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management was edited by Eric Orwoll and Michael Bliziotes. It was a successful compilation in which one could learn the science behind clinical care by reading a chapter on the basic aspects followed by a chapter on clinical aspects. In this second edition, I have tried to keep to this same strategy for most topics in the ever-growing literature of osteoporosis. Some new chapters have been added.With her colleagues, Dr. Sharmila Majumdar has provided information on new bone imaging methods that hold great promise. Dr. Margaret Gourlay has tackled the important topic of screening for osteoporosis. We will be hearing more about screening as performance measures for osteoporosis are instituted. My colleagues, Drs. Valentina Petkov and Melissa Williams provided a new chapter on adherence to therapy, a major problem in the care of patients with osteoporosis. Finally, I took the editor’s prerogative in adding my own chapter on osteoporosis in men, despite the presence of chapters on basic and clinical aspects of androgens in bone. While clearly less at risk for fracture than women, men are living long enough to fracture; and we finally have some data upon which management can be based.
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