Osteoporosis. A Guide for Health–care Professionals

  • ID: 2223446
  • Book
  • 132 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Osteoporosis is a disorder characterized by compromised bone strength that predisposes to an increased risk of fracture. It has been estimated that one in three women and one in twelve men in the UK will experience an osteoporotic related fracture during their lifetime.

Through a series of chapters this book offers a comprehensive overview of pathogenesis and management of osteoporosis. Each chapter is evidence based and factual and serves to provide a strong theoretical background to the subject matter. In addition, some chapters include clinical scenarios that demonstrate the pragmatic clinical approach to the care of the individual.  Where appropriate, existing guidelines are included and summarized for the reader.

This book will serve as an introduction to osteoporosis, and will help to develop existing knowledge. It will also be of value to those nurses who may seek answers to specific queries on certain aspects of osteoporosis.

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Preface.

Chapter 1: Pathogenesis of osteoporosis.

Chapter 2: Secondary osteoporosis.

Chapter 3: Osteoporosis and fractures.

Chapter 4: Lifestyle factors and osteoporosis.

Chapter 5: Diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Chapter 6: Treatment of osteoporosis.

Chapter 7: Service provision.

Index.

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Anne Sutcliffe, Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse, UK
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