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Edited by Yannis Dionyssiotis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Osteoporosis is a public health issue worldwide. During the last few years, progress has been made concerning the knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanism of the disease. Sophisticated technologies have added important information in bone mineral density measurements and, additionally, geometrical and mechanical properties of bone. New bone indices have been developed from biochemical and hormonal measurements in order to investigate bone metabolism. Although it is clear that drugs are an essential element of the therapy, beyond medication there are other interventions in the management of the disease. Prevention of osteoporosis starts in young ages and continues during aging in order to prevent fractures associated with impaired quality of life, physical decline, mortality, and high cost for the health system. A number of different specialties are holding the scientific knowledge in osteoporosis. For this reason, we have collected papers from scientific departments all over the world for this book. The book includes up-to-date information about basics of bones, epidemiological data, diagnosis and assessment of osteoporosis, secondary osteoporosis, pediatric issues, prevention and treatment strategies, and research papers from osteoporotic fields.

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OsteoporosisEdited by Yannis Dionyssiotis

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1265

ISBN: 978-953-51-0026-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6806-5

Copyright year: 2012

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105956 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

47 Web of Science Citations

65 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bone Mineral Quality

By Delphine Farlay and Georges Boivin


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2. Genetics and Osteoporosis

By Margarita Valdés-Flores, Leonora Casas-Avila, Valeria Ponce de León-Suárez and Edith Falcón-Ramírez


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3. Biomechanics of Osteoporosis: The Importance of Bone Resorption and Remodeling Processes

By Gholamreza Rouhi


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4. Self-Reported Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Australia

By Tiffany K. Gill, Anne W. Taylor, Julie Black and Catherine L. Hill


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5. Prevalence of Back Pain in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis and Associations with Multiple Spinal Factors

By Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo and Yoichi Shimada


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6. The Diagnosis and Workup of Patients for Osteoporosis or Osteopenia (Low Bone Mass)

By Frank Bonura


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7. Evolutionary Pathways of Diagnosis in Osteoporosis

By Antonio Bazarra-Fernández


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8. Approach to the Screening and Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

By Choi H.J.


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9. Early Detection Techniques for Osteoporosis

By Kanika Singh and Kyung Chun Kim


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10. Sophisticated Imaging Technology in the Assessment of Osteoporosis Risk

By Huayue Chen, Tatsuro Hayashi, Xiangrong Zhou, Hiroshi Fujita, Minoru Onozuka and Kin-ya Kubo


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11. What We Learn from Bone Complications in Congenital Diseases? Thalassemia, an Example

By Zohreh Hamidi


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12. What's BMD and What We Do in a BMD Centre?

By Zohreh Hamidi


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13. Patchy Osteoporosis in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

By Geun-Young Park, Sun Im and Seong Hoon Lim


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14. Osteoporosis in Microgravity Environments

By Bradley K. Weiner, Scott E. Parazynski and Ennio Tasciotti


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15. Neurological Osteoporosis in Disabilities

By Yannis Dionyssiotis


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16. Post-Transplantation Bone Disease

By Federico G. Hawkins, Sonsoles Guadalix, Raquel Sanchez and Guillermo Martínez


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17. The Skeleton Abnormalities in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Important Consequences of Abnormal Gene Function

By Marek W. Karwacki and Wojciech Wozniak


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18. Studies of Osteoporosis in Cancer Patients in Slovakia – Experience from Single Institute

By Beata Spanikova and Stanislav Spanik


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19. Osteoporosis in Pediatric Patients and Its Clinical Management

By Emilio González Jiménez


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20. Physical Activity Interactions with Bone Accrual in Children and Adolescents

By Izabella A. Ludwa and Panagiota Klentrou


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21. Osteoporosis, Nutrition and Adolescence

By Isabel Seiquer, Marta Mesías and M. Pilar Navarro


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22. Rehabilitation in Osteoporosis

By Yannis Dionyssiotis


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23. Physical Exercise for Prevention of Falls and Fractures

By Lucas Teixeira, Joelma Magalhães, Stella Peccin, Rebeca Teixeira, Kelson Silva, Tiago Teixeira, Jander Souza and Virgínia Trevisani


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24. The Effect of Exercise on Bone Mineral Density, Bone Markers and Postural Stability in Subjects with Osteoporosis

By M. Janura, Z. Krhutová, Z. Svoboda and P. Novosad


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25. Impaired Ability to Perform the Sit-to-Stand Task in Osteoporotic Women

By Deborah Colucci Trevisan, Francisco José Albuquerque de Paula, Júlia Guimarães Reis, Gustavo de Carvalho da Costa and Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu


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26. Osteoporosis and Arterial Stiffness: Effects of Exercise Training

By Takanobu Okamoto


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27. Osteoporotic Pain

By Sumihisa Orita, Seiji Ohtori, Gen Inoue and Kazuhisa Takahashi


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28. Pharmacological Treatment of Osteoporosis

By Jorge Malouf-Sierra and Roberto Güerri-Fernández


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29. The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Tibolone in the Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

By Marta Lamarca


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30. Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Involving Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis

By Maria Panaś, Małgorzata Zaleska and Tomasz Kaczmarzyk


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31. Balloon Kyphoplasty for Osteoporosis: Technical Notes

By Antoine Nachanakian, Antonios El Helou, Sami Salem and Moussa Alaywan


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32. Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Body Fractures

By Pasquale De Negri and Tiziana Tirri


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33. Osteoporosis: A Look at the Future

By Iliyan Kolev, Lyudmila Ivanova, Leni Markova, Anelia Dimitrova, Cyril Popov and Margarita D. Apostolova


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34. Simulating Bone Atrophy and Its Effects on the Structure and Stability of the Trabecular Bone

By Christoph Räth, Irina Sidorenko, Roberto Monetti, Jan Bauer, Thomas Baum, Maiko Matsuura, Philippe Zysset and Felix Eckstein


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35. Role of Phytoestrogen Ferutinin in Preventing/Recovering Bone Loss: Results from Experimental Ovariectomized Rat Models

By Carla Palumbo, Francesco Cavani, Laura Bertoni and Marzia Ferretti


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36. The Phytoestrogens, Calcitonin and Thyroid Hormones: Effects on Bone Tissue

By Branko Filipović and Branka Šošić-Jurjević


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37. Nutrition for Enhancing Bone Volume in Mice

By Junji Ohtani, Fujita Tadashi, R.A. Marquez Hernandez, Toshitsugu Kawata, Masato Kaku, Masahide Motokawa and Kazuo Tanne


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38. Osteoporosis and Bone Regeneration

By Shinji Kuroda, Kanako Noritake and Shohei Kasugai


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39. Lactoferrin – A Potential Anabolic Intervention in Osteoporosis

By Dorit Naot, Kate Palmano and Jillian Cornish


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40. How Dentistry Can Help Fight Osteoporosis

By Plauto Christopher Aranha Watanabe, Marlivia Gonçalves de Carvalho Watanabe and Rodrigo Tiossi


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41. Effect of Bisphosphonates on Root Growth and on Chlorophyll Formation in Arabidopsis thaliana Seedlings

By Ana I. Manzano, F. Javier Medina, Francisco J. Pérez-Zuñiga, Maria A. Günther Sillero and Antonio Sillero


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