Pediatric Bone

Pediatric Bone : Biology and Diseases

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The second edition of this classic reference deals exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone that are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 868 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 44.45mm | 2,510g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 012810340X
  • 9780128103401

Table of contents

1 Bone Cell Biology: Osteoblasts, Osteocytes, Osteoclasts

2 Bone Matrix and Mineralization

3 Prenatal Bone Development

4 Postnatal Bone Growth

5 Dental Development & Maturation

6 Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium Homeostasis

7 Phosphate Homeostasis Regulatory Mechanisms

8 Vitamin D Biology

9 Peak Bone Mass and Its Regulation

10 Pregnancy and Lactation

11 Fetal Mineral Homeostasis

12 Radiology

13 Noninvasisve Techniques for Bone Mass Measurement

14 Assessment of Skeletal Maturity

15 Biochemical Markers of Bone Metabolism

16 Pediatric Bone Histomorphometry

17 A Diagnostic Approach to Skeletal Dysplasias

18 The Spectrum of Pediatric Osteoporosis

19 Osteogenesis Imperfecta

20 Sclerosing Bone Dysplasias

21 Parathyroid Disorders

22 Fibrous Dysplasia

23 Nutritional Rickets

24 Metabolic Bone Disease in the Neonatal Period and its Later Sequelae

25 Hereditary Abnormalities of Vitamin D Synthesis or Action

26 Familial Hypophosphatemia and Related Disorders

27 Rickets Due to Tubular Abnormalities

28 Hypophosphatasia

29 Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral and Bone Disorder

30 Extraskeletal Bone Formation
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Review quote

"Pediatric osteology, a medical specialty that has come of age, has contributed to the understanding of adult bone diseases as well. This second edition reference updates the 2003 edition with more emphasis on management as well as new and revised contributions. Thirty chapters present basic information regarding bone development, tools and techniques for evaluation (including a new chapter on radiographic imaging), and the specifics of various diseases. The three editors are affiliated as follows: Francis H. Glorieux (McGill U., Canada), John M. Pettifor (Chir Hani Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa), and Harald Juppner (Harvard Medical School, US). Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier." --Reference and Research Book News, October 2012
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