Osteoporosis /

Now in its third edition, Osteoporosis, is the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on this disease. Written by renowned experts in the field, this two-volume reference is a must-have for academic and medical libraries, physicians, researchers, and any company involved in osteoporosis researc...

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Edition:3rd ed.
Imprint:Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2008.
Description:1 online resource (2 volumes (xxv, 1941 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Ostéoporose
Osteoporosis.
MEDICAL -- Orthopedics.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Musculoskeletal.
MEDICAL -- Rheumatology.
Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis -- pathology.
Fractures, Bone -- pathology.
Osteoporosis -- therapy.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11164699
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Other authors / contributors:Marcus, Robert, 1940-
ISBN:9780123705440
0123705444
9780080553474
0080553478
1281763748
9781281763747
9786611763749
6611763740
9780123705457 (v. 1)
9780123705464 (v. 2)
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
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Summary:Now in its third edition, Osteoporosis, is the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on this disease. Written by renowned experts in the field, this two-volume reference is a must-have for academic and medical libraries, physicians, researchers, and any company involved in osteoporosis research and development. Worldwide, 200 million women between 60-80 suffer from osteoporosis and have a lifetime risk of fracture between 30 and 40 percent continuing to make osteoporosis a hot topic in medicine. This newest edition covers everything from basic anatomy and physiology to diagnosis, management and treatment in a field where direct care costs for osteoporitic fractures in the U.S. reach up to $18 billion each year. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Recognizes the critical importance of the Wnt signaling pathway for bone health. Incorporates new chapters on osteocytes, phosphatonins, mouse genetics, and CNS and bone. Examines essential updates on estrogen prevention and treatment and the recent results from the WHI. Discusses the controversial topics of screening and clinical trial design for drug registration. Includes essential updates on therapeutic uses of calcium, vitamin D, SERMS, bisphosphonates, and parathyroid hormone. Offers critical reviews of reproductive and hormonal risk factors, ethnicity, nutrition, therapeutics, management, and economics comprising a tremendous wealth of knowledge in a single source not found elsewhere.
Other form:Print version: Osteoporosis. 3rd ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2008 9780123705440 0123705444