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Best Practice & Research Compendium


This prestigious text offers the most up-to-date advice on the identification and management of osteoporosis. Derived from the highly acclaimed journals Best Practice and Research - Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and Best Practice and Research - Rheumatology this fully updated volume provides a logical progression through definition, diagnosis, epidemiology, as well as the latest advice on disease prevention, treatment and screening. Fully illustrated throughout, the book draws upon the expertise of some of the world's leading experts in the field, providing a publication that gives a truly international perspective to the management of osteoporosis.

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Key Features

    • Full reference to the latest clinical research
    • New chapters on risk assessment and the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
    • Cochrane Reviews, when relevant
    • The provision of boxed and bulleted Research Agenda and Practice Points
    • Reference to national and international guidelines

Published Reviews

    Osteoporosis: Best Practice & Research Compendium - Edited by Cyrus Cooper & Anthony Woolf

    Osteoporosis is increasingly being recognised as a major public health issue because of the associated morbidity, mortality, and economic cost. With the ageing of the population, the incidence of osteoporosis will continue to increase dramatically in the years to come. In this regard, attempts to improve the understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this disorder among physicians are welcome. This volume brings together updated reviews addressing several of these issues, including: innovations in risk assessment; the use of bone densitometry and biochemical markers; osteoporosis in men and among patients on glucocorticoids; advances in pharmacotherapy such as PTH analogues and strontium ranelate; non-pharmacologic interventions to reduce fracture risk; the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. These reviews have been written by internationally recognised experts in the field and provide an excellent state-of-the-art which will be of great value to clinicians, policy makers and scientists alike. Highly recommended.
    Vriendelijke groeten,
    Reviewed by Steven for Clinical Rheumatology Journal

Author Information

    By Cyrus Cooper, MA, DM, FRCP, FMedSci, Director and Professor of Rheumatology, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK; and Anthony D. Woolf, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK

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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 200 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 15/16 in
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044685-1
  • Copyright: 2006