Osteoporosis in Focus
Niall Ferguson - Chief Pharmacist, Milton Keynes General Hospital, UK
Osteoporosis is a major healthcare problem, affecting the lives of many individuals worldwide. In the UK alone, over 200,000 osteoporosis-related fractures occur annually - a figure that is set to increase as the population ages. Pharmacists see many patients with osteoporosis, and thus will benefit from a deeper understanding of this disease.
Osteoporosis in Focus contains a clear, concise discussion of osteoporosis and reviews the role of the pharmacist in counseling patients on their illness, lifestyle and medicines. Chapter topics include prevention, monitoring the condition, interventions, drug treatment, hormone replacement therapy, bisphosphonates, and screening.
The third book of the 'in Focus' series, Osteoporosis in Focus should be read by all pharmacists as well as by healthcare professionals with an interest in osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis the Disease
Prevention of Osteoporosis
Monitoring the Condition
Calcium and Vitamin D
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Osteoporosis the Future
Pharmaceutical Care of the Osteoporotic Patient
'This book is a useful reference source which should be of benefit to healthcare professionals with an interest in osteoporosis. The chapters are well-referenced, allowing areas of specific interest to be explored in detail.'
Elizabeth Thomas, senior pharmacist, clinical trials and rheumatology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, UK
ISBN 978 0 85369 483 0
Published Apr 2004
234 x 156mm (248pp)