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Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, 7th Edition

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, 7th Edition

Clifford J. Rosen (Editor-in-Chief), Juliet E. Compston (Senior Associate Editor), Jane B. Lian (Senior Associate Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-62398-5

Dec 2009

537 pages

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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.

Section I. Molecular Cellular and Genetic Determinants of Bone Structure and Formation.

Section II. Skeletal Physiology.

Section III. Mineral Homeostasis.

Section IV. Investigation of Metabolic Bone Diseases.

Section V. Osteoporosis.

Section VI. Disorders of Mineral Homeostasis.

Section VII. Cancer and Bone.

Section VIII. Sclerosing and Dysplastic Bone Diseases.

Section IX. Approach to Nephrolithiasis.

Section X. Oral and Maxillofacial Biology and Pathology.

Section XI. Appendix.