Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease (BOK)

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta is the first translational reference professionals can turn to for a source of comprehensive information on this disorder. Although several reviews of the field have been published in various journals, there is no other single source for a compendium of current information. Separate chapters discuss each of the several clinical features of OI. Ethical issues related to OI are discussed, as is the importance of nutrition in managing the OI child and the OI adult. The role of physical medicine and rehabilitation for OI patients is also presented, along with the current status of OI medical treatment and the prospects for genetic engineering in the future. The text also provides the orthopedic surgeon with an advanced discussion of surgical techniques applicable to OI. It incorporates chapters and information on the ethical issues related to osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) as will the importance of nutrition in managing the OI child and the OI adult. It offers new insights into the underlying mechanisms of collagen biochemistry as related to OI as well as a presentation of intracellular collagen processing and the expanded role of protein chaperones in OI. It discusses the role of physical medicine and rehabilitation for OI patients and the current status of OI medical treatment as well as prospects for genetic engineering in the future. It provides a unique overview for the orthopedic surgeon with an advanced discussion of surgical techniques applicable to OI.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ACADEMIC PRESS
ISBN 9780123971654 Antall sider 578
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Francis H. Glorieux, Jay R. Shapiro, Paul Sponsellor, Peter H. Byers
Emner og form Musculoskeletal medicine