Osteoporosis: Clinical Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

Osteoporosis: Clinical Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

NOOK Book(eBook)

$87.49 $99.99 Save 13% Current price is $87.49, Original price is $99.99. You Save 13%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details


Osteoporosis is a preventable disease. But each year some 500,000 people are hospitalized from osteoporosis fractures, and another 180,000 people are placed into nursing homes from injuries due to osteoporosis.

What can nurses, clinicians, medical researchers, physiologists, health care policy experts, and other providers do to diminish, if not eradicate, the disease from local to global scales? What are the best methods for care and treatment? Osteoporosis addresses these questions, and more. Designed as a complete reference, Osteoporosis presents vivid explanations plus illustrations of specific surgical procedures to guide in the preparation and post-operative rehabilitation of the patient for surgical repairs of fractures. Chapters also discuss leading components of a patient's recovery, from dietary requirements and exercise, to fall prevention, quality of life and independence issues.

The authors highlight disease prevention strategies and various models of community outreach that have proven effective in educating target populations about osteoporosis, encouraging proper lifestyle choices, and helping children to achieve their maximum bone potential at a young age.

Osteoporosis can be prevented. Here is the book to help you, and your health care institution, do just that.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826103437
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/19/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Sarah Hall Gueldner, DSN, is Professor of Nursing and fellow in the Institute of Primary and Preventative Health Care at Binghamton University, in Binghamton, New York, and the Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Visiting Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (2006-2007). Dr. Gueldner earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Memphis, a Master of Nursing degree from Emory University, and a Doctor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she was named Medical Center Graduate Fellow. She completed postdoctoral study in psychoneuroimmunology at Emory University. Dr. Gueldner held an appointment as Senior Research Scientist at the University of Georgia Gerontology Center from l988-l994 and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.

Dr. Gueldner's research centers on health promotion in elderly populations, with secondary work related to the development of a picture tool to measure personal sense of well-being in compromised populations. She served as the principal investigator of a federally funded study that examined the benefits of exercise in nursing home residents and community-dwelling elders and has published the findings of her five-year study profiling the prevalence of osteoporosis in rural women. She has also conducted lifestyle research testing a number of interventions, including exercise, environmental enrichment, mood, life satisfaction, and immunocompetence in elderly populations. Given that smoking places individuals at greater risk for developing osteoporosis, Dr. Gueldner is principal investigator for a randomized, double-blind clinical trial that tests a variety of interventions to support smoking cessation.

Read an Excerpt


Table of Contents

    Foreword, May L. Wykle
  1. Introduction and Overview, Sarah H. Gueldner, Eric D. Newman, Theresa N. Grabo, and David Cooper

  3. Demographic Perspectives: The Magnitude of Concern, Janice Penrod, Annabelle M. Smith, Susan Terwilliger, and Sarah H. Gueldner
  4. The Pathogenesis of Osteoporosis, Sheri A. Stucke, Bernadette M. Lombardi, Sarah H. Gueldner, and Theresa N. Grabo

  6. Diagnostic Tests and Interpretation, William T. Ayoub
  7. Pharmacological Management, Theresa N. Grabo and Daniel S. Longyhore
  8. Surgical Management of Fractures, Eric Seybold, Heather Hazlett, and David R. Cooper

  10. Diet and Bone Health, Helen Smiciklas-Wright and Catherine E. Wright
  11. Exercise Mandate: Preventative and Restorative, Renee M. Hakim and Janet Ramos Grabo
  12. Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention, Roberta A. Newton
  13. Maintaining Independence and Quality of Life, Marlene Joy Morgan

  15. Maximizing Peak Bone Mass in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: A Public Health Priority, Leann M. Lesperance
  16. A Model for Improving Access to Osteoporosis Care: The Geisinger Health System Mobile DXA Program, Eric D. Newman
  17. A Model for Community Outreach: Cooperative Extension Osteoporosis Prevention and Screening Programs, Marilyn A. Corbin, Jane Trainor, Chin-Fang Liu, and Sarah H. Gueldner
  18. Health Policy and Insurance Reimbursement, Geraldine R. Avidano Britton, Katherine Kaby Anselmi, and Laura Pascucci
  19. Emerging Approaches in the Prevention of Osteoporosis, Carolyn S. Pierce, Guruprasad Madhavan, and Kenneth J. McLeod

  20. Appendix A: Resources and Related Links
    Appendix B: Diagnoses That Support Medical Necessity for Bone Densitometry for Reimbursement

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Praise for the first edition: "This book will raise awareness and inform health professionals about this often preventable and treatable disease."--Doody Enterprises, Inc.

Customer Reviews