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Calcium Disorders, Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Treatments

Gonzalo Díaz-Soto

University of Valladolid


Calcium Metabolism Pleiotropic Effects Osteoporosis Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Calcium Vitamin D Normocalcemic Surgery New Treatments

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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."

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 16th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 5th 2020

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Review results due: March 25th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 24th 2020

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About the editor

Gonzalo Díaz-Soto

University of Valladolid

Dr. Gonzalo Díaz-Soto is Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Nutrition in Medical School of Valladolid University and researcher at the Endocrinology and Nutrition Institute (IEN) at the same University. He received his MD and Master in Bioscience in experimental Endocrinology and Calcium Sensing Receptor from the Medical School of Valladolid. He finished his specialisation on Endocrinology and Nutrition Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. He currently works at the Clinical University Hospital of Valladolid in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Department.

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