Written by a world-recognised expert in the field of osteoporosis, who has published extensively, and is recognized as a key opinion leader.
Aimed at primary care physicians, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians, endocrinologists, and nurse specialists who wish to keep up to date in the prevention and management of osteoporosis
High quality clinical photos and figures to enhance descriptions and aid diagnosis
Written by a well-known author
During the menopause, both the quantity and quality of bone decline rapidly, leading to a dramatic increase in the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women. Although many factors are known to be associated with osteoporotic fractures, measures to identify and treat women at risk are underused in clinical practice. Consequently, osteoporosis is frequently not detected until a fracture occurs. Identification of postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture therefore is a priority.
The Handbook of Osteoporosis reviews the risk factors, and lifestyle changes that can help prevent osteoporosis and evaluates the pharmacological treatments currently available.Klappentext:
Handbook of Osteoporosis provides a concise but highly illustrated and essential resource for clinicians in the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Opening with overviews of epidemiology, clinical features and pathophysiology, the book then discusses approaches to screening and prevention. Chapters on the assessment of both osteoporosis and risk factors for osteoporotic fracture are followed by discussion of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to the management of osteoporosis. The book concludes with a discussion of the long-term management issues of pain management and optimising compliance. The concise handbook format and ample illustration make Handbook of Osteoporosis an invaluable reference for primary care physicians, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians, endocrinologists, and nurse specialists who wish to keep up to date in the prevention and management of osteoporosis.
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