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Osteogenesis imperfecta; a translational approach to brittle bone disease.


Osteogenesis imperfecta; a translational approach to brittle bone disease.

Ed. by Jay R. Shapiro, Peter H. Byers, Francis H. Glorieux, and Paul D. Sponseller.

Academic Press


578 pages




Shapiro (bone and osteogenesis imperfecta, Johns Hopkins U.), Byers, Glorieux, and Sponseller compile 58 chapters by an international group of orthopedists, geneticists, bone specialists, and other physicians and researchers, who describe osteogenesis imperfecta. They address the basic science and clinical practice, as well as future research and its relevance to treatment and care, for basic scientists and clinicians. They cover the evolution of understanding its clinical and genetic heterogeneity and molecular and biochemical basis; its clinical and genetic classification and epidemiology; research on the condition; bone biology, structure, and biochemistry; its clinical and molecular genetics; key mutations; animal models; brittle bone overlap phenotypes; clinical aspects, including differential diagnosis; organ involvement; orthopedics; physical medicine and rehabilitation; pharmacologic treatment; and the genetic approach to treatment.

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Date:Dec 1, 2013
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