The Osteoporotic Syndrome

The Osteoporotic Syndrome

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Metabolic bone degeneration (osteoporosis) affects millions of people--primarily postmenopausal women--and is directly responsible for debilitating hip, vertebral, and limb fractures in the elderly. Incorporating advances made within just the past five years, The Osteoporotic Syndrome: Detection, Prevention, and Treatment serves as an up-to-date, practical guide to the major clinical aspects of osteoporosis. The text is liberally illustrated with detailed figures. As a resource for the clinician dealing with metabolic bone degeneration, this book represents an excellent source of information on the diagnosis and day-to-day management of osteoporosis. Topics covered include * Therapy with Vitamin D metabolites, sodium fluoride, thiazides, and isoflavones * Biochemical markers of bone turnover * Calcium, Vitamin D, and bone metabolism * Estrogens and tissue selective estrogens for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis * The effects of osteoporosis on orthopaedic surgery * The therapy of glucocorticoid bone disease * Effects of aging on bone structure and metabolism * Management of osteoporotic patients in our health care delivery system * The genetics of osteoporosis * Bisphosphonate therapy for osteoporosis * Calcitonin * Bone mass measurement techniques in clinical practice * Osteoporosis and the bone biopsy... Medical Specialty for Measurements of Bone Mineral Density Using CPT Codes 76075, 76076, and Modifiers TC and 26, Axial and Peripheral Skeletal Sitesa€ Frequency Specialty Number % Cumulative 9% Internal medicine 351, 742 45.01 .

Title:The Osteoporotic Syndrome
Author: Louis V. Avioli
Publisher:Academic Press - 2000-04-18

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