WE 250 O85 (disponible) - Monographie
Osteoporosis in older persons : pathophysiology and therapeutic approach / ed. DUQUE, Gustavo ; ed. KIEL, Douglas P..
London, UK : Springer, 2008, xviii, 186 p.

Mots-clés principaux
Traitement (Thérapeutique)

Mots-clés secondaires : Approche non pharmacologique ; Biologie ; Chute ; Épidémiologie ; Expérimentation animale ; Facteur génétique ; Fracture ; Hormone ; Hormone surrénalienne ; Prévention ; Soins de longue durée ; Syndrome gériatrique ; Vieillissement pathologique

Résumé :

The book contains the most up-to-date information about this increasingly prevalent concern for rheumatologists.

Until recently, most osteoporosis research focused on the mechanisms of postmenopausal osteoporosis; however, researchers now recognize osteoporosis in older persons as a separate entity, with its own pathophysiology and potential treatments.

Highlights of this book include :
- Many illustrations showing the basic biological pathways involved in bone aging, as well as the potential links between aging and the changes in bone biology
- Figures showing the potential therapeutic targets to prevent and treat osteoporosis, complemented by a complete review on the current treatments
- Descriptions of the epidemiology of osteoporosis fractures and their impact on healthcare costs
- Coverage of fractures and their relationship with falls, including new invasive and noninvasive therapeutic approaches for osteoporosis fractures
- A complete review of future treatments is included, explaining their biological basis as well as their potential indications.

Written by leading clinicians and practitioners in the field, this book will be of use of those involved with aging bone research, geriatricians, gerontologists, and bone biologists. It will also offer medical trainees and understanding of the mechanisms of osteoporosis in the older person, with a practical approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Illustrations : graph. ; ill.
Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 23617 ISBN / ISSN : 9781846285158
NumRec : 2361703


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