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Osteoporosis in Older Persons

  • Gustavo Duque
  • Douglas P. Kiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Paul C. Schiller, Gianluca D'Ippolito, Guy A. Howard
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jeffrey M. Gimble, Z. Elizabeth Floyd, Moustapha Kassem, Mark E. Nuttall
    Pages 19-33
  4. E. Paul Cherniack, Bruce R. Troen
    Pages 34-46
  5. Jane A. Cauley
    Pages 47-58
  6. Ken Watanabe
    Pages 59-70
  7. Rujuta H. Patel, Kenneth W. Lyles
    Pages 71-81
  8. David Karasik, Douglas P. Kiel
    Pages 82-96
  9. Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari
    Pages 97-109
  10. Stephen R. Lord, Jacqueline C. T. Close, Catherine Sherrington
    Pages 126-136
  11. Gustavo Duque, Louise Mallet
    Pages 153-162
  12. Christopher M. Bono, Timothy Bhattacharyya
    Pages 163-180
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book

Introduction

Osteoporosis in Older Persons - Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach has the most up-to-date information about the pathophysiology and new therapeutic alternatives.

Until recently most effort concerning osteoporosis research was directed mainly at the mechanisms of a type of osteoporosis known as post-menopausal osteoporosis. It was only just recently that a new syndrome, osteoporosis in older persons, was recognized as a new entity with its own pathophysiology and potential treatments.
 
Highlights of this book include:-
 
- Many illustrations showing the basic biological pathways involved in bone aging, as well as the potential links between aging and the changes in bone biology
- Figures showing the potential therapeutic targets in bone to prevent and treat osteoporosis, complemented by a complete review on the current treatments
- Descriptions of the epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures and their impact on health care costs
- Coverage of fractures and their relationship with falls, including new invasive and non-invasive therapeutic approach for osteoporotic fractures
- A complete review of future treatments is included explaining their biological basis as well as their potential indications
 
Written by leading clinicians and practitioners in the field this book will be of use to those involved with aging bone research, geriatricians, gerontologists, and bone biologists, as well as offering medical trainees an understanding of the mechanisms of osteoporosis in the older person, with a practical approach to diagnosis and treatment in mind.

Keywords

Fractures Osteoporosis aging geriatrics sex steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Gustavo Duque
    • 1
  • Douglas P. Kiel
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Geriatric Medicine-Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Institute for Medical ResearchMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLifeHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-697-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-515-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-697-1
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