Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management.pdf

Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and Management.pdf


List of Contributors Preface 1 Epidemiology and genetics of postmenopausal osteoporosis Mark Edwards, Rebecca Moon, Nick Harvey, Cyrus Cooper 2 Osteoporosis in men Robert A. Adler 3 Mechanisms of bone remodelling Maziar Shabestari and Erik Fink Eriksen 4 Fracture risk assessment Ronald C. Hamdy 5 Secondary causes of osteoporosis -- bone diseases Peter R. Ebeling 6 Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis Stuart Silverman and Swamy Venuturapali 7 Secondary causes of osteoporosis -- other medications Diane M. Biskobing 8 Hormone therapy for osteoporosis Pilar Valenzuela Mazo and James A. Simon 9 Bisphosphonates Paul D. Miller and Nelson B. Watts 10 Denosumab Michael A. Bolognese 11 Parathyroid hormone: anabolic treatment of osteoporosis Erik Fink Eriksen 12 Optimum calcium and vitamin D for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis Michael F. Holick 13 The use of combination therapy in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis Juliet Compston 14 Emerging therapies Michael R. McClung and Cristiano A.F. Zerbini 15 Monitoring therapy for osteoporosis E. Michael Lewiecki 16 Persistence and compliance with medications to prevent fractures: epidemiology, etiology, and management issues John T. Schousboe 17 Appendix : A clinician's approach to the patient Robert Lindsay

Osteoporosis is a growing major public health problem that impacts many women and men. In the US alone, it is estimated that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 34 million have low bone mass. Both of these conditions put patients at increased risk for fracture. This book takes a "generalist" approach to the challenge of osteoporosis. It is aimed at those specialists, in particular gynecologists, who have regular clinical contact with particularly prone populations, such as menopausal and post menopausal women, who do not have the need for in-depth knowledge of the subject.


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