About the book
"The knowledge about calcium disorders and metabolism has increased exponentially in recent years.The hypercalcemia diagnosis approach has been radically modified due to the description of new entities characterized by mild forms of hyperparathyroidism, even with normal blood calcium levels. However, the clinical implications of this new complexity (asymptomatic and normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism) are far from being clear
The new hypoparathyroidism clinical guidelines and the development of drugs specifically focus on replacing the parathormone deficit represent a new approach until now absolutely exceptional in real-world clinical settings.
On the other hand, the basic research and the results of the new clinical trials evaluating extraosseous effects of vitamin D try to shed light on the controversy on the usefulness of vitamin D beyond bone metabolism.
In summary, this book will intend to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in the complex calcium metabolism disorders, especially focus on hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, and vitamin D."