Osteoporosis

Diagnosis, Prevention, Therapy

  • Reiner Bartl
  • Bertha Frisch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Reiner Bartl, Bertha Frisch
    Pages 1-6
  3. Reiner Bartl, Bertha Frisch
    Pages 7-28
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    Pages 29-37
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    Pages 39-44
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    Pages 45-54
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    Pages 55-62
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    Pages 63-73
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    Pages 75-82
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About this book

Introduction

Osteoporosis is a global threat because it can impact every human being as they age. In this new edition, the authors point out the enormous scale of the problem in terms of human suffering, morbidity and mortality on the one hand, and the astronomical national costs on the other. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book updates physicians on the current knowledge about bone structure, physiology and pathology, with an emphasis on the diagnosis, therapy and prevention of osteoporosis. Its purpose is to educate members of the medical profession about this widespread and potentially disabling disease, while providing information on related current evidence-based medicine. The book covers everything from basic physiology to osteoporosis diagnosis, including utility of specialized tests and current treatment recommendations, and will provide the primary care physician with sound medical knowledge in the prevention and management of osteoporosis. It is up-beat and optimistic, with a touch of humor; it is scientifically based but provides easy-to-follow guidelines for lifelong maintenance of skeletal structure and function. Osteoporosis is preventable if doctors want it to be, and every doctor can contribute. Bone is every doctor's and every body's business.

Keywords

Bisphosphonates Bone Density Fractures Osteoporosis Therapy estrogen receptor thyroid hormone

Authors and affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Bertha Frisch
    • 2
  1. 1.Bavarian Center of OsteoporosisUniversity of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Departments of Pathology and Hematology Sourasky Medical CenterUniversity of Tel-AvivTel-AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79527-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79526-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79527-8
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