Osteoporosis

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Principles

  • Clifford J. Rosen

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Skeletal Physiology and its Relevance to Osteoporosis

  3. The Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Cathy R. Kessenich, Clifford J. Rosen
      Pages 47-63
    3. Michael Kleerekoper
      Pages 65-68
    4. Betsy Love McClung, Judith H. Overdorf
      Pages 69-75
  4. The Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Richard Wasnich
      Pages 79-88
    3. Sydney Lou Bonnick
      Pages 89-111
    4. Daniel T. Baran
      Pages 121-128
    5. Clifford J. Rosen
      Pages 129-141
  5. The Treatment of Osteoporosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. John L. Stock
      Pages 173-187

About this book

Introduction

LA WRENCE G. RAISZ, MD Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Connecticut Health Center. Farmington. CT The rapid transfer of new knowledge concerning the pathogenesis, diagnosis, preven­ tion, and treatment of disease into clinical practice has always been a major challenge in medicine. This challenge is particularly difficult to meet in osteoporosis, not only because has been so much new knowledge generated in recent years, but also because this there disorder has not caught the attention of many practicing physicians. The goal of this volume is to help primary care physicians develop a better understanding of osteoporosis and a more effective approach to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. As primary care physicians become more and more responsible for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease, osteoporosis must become one of their important concerns. The magnitude of the problem of osteoporosis has been widely publicized. Within the next 30 years, the cost of hip fractures alone is expected to exceed $40 billion a year in the United States and will be a major cause ofincreased mortality. In addition, vertebral crush fractures will cripple more and more of our elderly population, both men and women. This enormous toll is not inevitable. Current methods of identifying individuals at risk and applying preventive programs could reduce the incidence offractures by 50% or more. This should be the minimum goal of clinicians.

Keywords

Vitamin D bone fracture glucocorticoid osteoporosis pathophysiology physiology prevention primary care

Editors and affiliations

  • Clifford J. Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Maine Center for Osteoporosis Research and EducationSt. Joseph HospitalBangorUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0221-9
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 1996
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6668-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0221-9
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