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Edited by Steven R. Cummings, MD, Felicia Cosman, MD, and Sophie A. Jamal, MD

Osteoporosis -  An Evidence-Based Guide to Prevention and ManagementUntil recently considered an inevitable part of aging, osteoporosis is typically diagnosed only after a serious complication such as a fracture. It is now possible, however, to diagnose high-risk patients beforehand. Easily performed noninvasive tests estimate bone mass, and patients at risk can be treated with new drugs whose efficacy for fracture reduction has been proven in clinical trials.

Osteoporosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Prevention and Management, the newest volume in the acclaimed ACP Women's Health series, addresses every important facet of this common disease. The latest scientific evidence and the extensive clinical experience of the authors provide essential information on the origins and progress of osteoporosis. Treatment options are thoroughly reviewed.

The busy primary care physician will appreciate an entire selection of clinical cases. Commonly seen presentations are analyzed in depth with regard to risk, management, and therapy.

Osteoporosis has been endorsed by the American Geriatrics Society and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

  • 290 pages, 2002, softcover
  • Product #330302200
  • ISBN 10: 0-943126-95-9
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-943126-95-1

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Table of Contents


1. Bone Biology, Epidemiology, and General Principles
Steven R. Cummings

Laboratory and Clinical Assessment of Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk

2. Bone Densitometry and Spine Films
Dennis Black, Michael Nevitt, and Steven R. Cummings

3. Markers of Bone Turnover and the Laboratory Evaluation of Secondary Osteoporosis
Jackie A. Clowes and Richard Eastell

Prevention and Treatment

4. Nutrition
Jeri Nieves

5. Physical Activity as a Strategy to Conserve and Improve Bone Mass
Robert Marcus, Sophie A. Jamal, and Felicia Cosman

6. Estrogens
Gail A. Greendale and Jane Cauley

7. Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulators
Felicia Cosman

8. Phytoestrogens and DHEA
Sundeep Khosla

9. Biphosphonates
Marc C. Hochberg

10. Calcitonin
Stuart L. Silverman

11. Anabolic Agents
Robert Lindsay

12. Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
Ian R. Reid and Fiona Wu

Clinical Cases

13. Clinical Cases
Sophie A. Jamal

Selection of Medications and Guidelines for Fracture Prevention

14. Selection of Medications and Guidelines for Fracture Prevention
Felicia Cosman, Sophie A. Jamal, and Steven R. Cummings

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