Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism


Published Online: 23 DEC 2009

Print ISBN: 9780977888214

Online ISBN: 9780470623992

DOI: 10.1002/9780470623992

About this Book

Clifford J. Rosen
, M.D., Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, Maine

Juliet E. Compston
, M.D., FRCP, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jane B. Lian, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

This comprehensive yet concise handbook is an indispensable reference for the many clinicians who see patients with disorders of bone formation, metabolic bone diseases, or disorders of stone formation. It is also a crucial tool for researchers, students, and all other professionals working in the bone field. In a format designed for quick reference, it provides complete information on the symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of all common and rare bone and mineral disorders. New in this edition: detailed coverage of osteonecrosis of the jaw, more in-depth coverage of cancer and bone including new approaches to pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment; new approaches to anabolic therapy of osteoporosis; the latest research on Vitamin D; expanded coverage of international topics; more on the genetics of bone mass; and newer imaging techniques for the skeleton. In addition, this edition features a free, online-only appendix of medicines used to treat bone disorders and their availability around the world.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Molecular Cellular and Genetic Determinants of Bone Structure and Formation

  2. Part 2: Skeletal Physiology

  3. Part 3: Mineral Homeostasis

    1. Chapter 24

      Chapter 24. Gonadal Steroids (pages 117–123)

      Katrien Venken, Steven Boonen, Roger Bouillon and Dirk Vanderschueren

  4. Part 4: Investigation of Metabolic Bone Diseases

  5. Part 5: Osteoporosis

  6. Part 6: Disorders of Mineral Homeostasis

  7. Part 7: Cancer and Bone

  8. Part 8: Sclerosing and Dysplastic Bone Diseases

  9. Part 9: Approach to Nephrolithiasis

  10. Part 10: Oral and Maxillofacial Biology and Pathology

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