Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 226 pages
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This handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. The book covers all aspects of osteoporosis, from pathophysiology to diagnostic tests and therapies, and includes actual case studies with teaching points.

Separate chapters focus on vitamin D deficiency and workup and recognition of secondary causes of bone loss. Coverage of treatment includes tailoring therapy to individual patients, determining the success of therapy, what to do when therapy fails, and future therapeutic options. The authors review the latest evidence and provide annotated references so readers can examine the methodology, results, and conclusions of the studies.


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Using Dualenergy Xray
Biochemical Evaluation
Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis
Acquired Vitamin D Deficiency
Tailoring Therapy to Individual Patients
Determining Success of Therapy and What to
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About the author (2007)

Paul D. Miller is Assistant Professor of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University. He served in the US Army early in the Afghan campaign and then from 2003 to 2007 worked at CIA as a political analyst in the Office of South Asia Analysis. From September 2007 to September 2009 he was director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the staff of the National Security Council. He remains an intelligence officer in the US Army Reserve.

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