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Multidisciplinary Approach to Osteoporosis

From Assessment to Treatment

  • Andrea Lenzi
  • Silvia Migliaccio


  • Explains all aspects of the multidisciplinary management required for clinical care of patients with osteoporosis

  • Provides a translational approach, “from the bench to the bedside”

  • Written by experts in nutrition, endocrinology, andrology, orthopedics, and exercise and sports medicine


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Giacomina Brunetti, Graziana Colaianni, Silvia Colucci, Maria Grano
    Pages 1-23
  3. Francesca Marini, Laura Masi, Gemma Marcucci, Luisella Cianferotti, Maria Luisa Brandi
    Pages 25-44
  4. Claudio Marcocci, Federica Saponaro
    Pages 45-57
  5. Giovanni Iolascon, Alessandro de Sire, Marco Paoletta, Antimo Moretti, Francesca Gimigliano
    Pages 59-71
  6. Endocrinologicic and Metabolic Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Elisabetta Romagnoli, Vincenzo Carnevale
      Pages 75-82
    3. Stefano Frara, Filippo Maffezzoni, Mauro Doga, Anna Maria Formenti, Gherardo Mazziotti, Andrea Giustina
      Pages 83-106
    4. Iacopo Chiodini, Claudia Battista, Elisa Cairoli, Cristina Eller-Vainicher, Valentina Morelli, Serena Palmieri et al.
      Pages 107-128
    5. Annamaria Colao, Carolina Di Somma, Volha V. Zhukouskaya
      Pages 129-142
    6. Emanuela A. Greco, Rachele Fornari, Andrea Lenzi, Silvia Migliaccio
      Pages 143-152
    7. Andrea Palermo, Anda Mihaela Naciu, Gaia Tabacco, Luca D’Onofrio, Nicola Napoli
      Pages 153-182
    8. Sandro Mazzaferro, Silverio Rotondi, Lida Tartaglione, Natalia De Martino, Cristiana Leonangeli, Marzia Pasquali
      Pages 183-209
    9. Giancarlo Isaia, Lorenzo Marchese, Margherita Marchetti, Mario Bo
      Pages 211-221
    10. Elena Nebot Valenzuela, Peter Pietschmann
      Pages 223-235
    11. Ombretta Di Munno, Nazzarena Malavolta, Giovanni Minisola
      Pages 237-255
  7. Prevention and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Chiara Marocco, Rachele Fornari, Andrea Lenzi, Emanuela A. Greco
      Pages 259-276
    3. Gian Pietro Emerenziani, Emanuela A. Greco, Laura Guidetti, Carlo Baldari
      Pages 277-284
    4. Silvia Migliaccio, Andrea Lenzi, Emanuela A. Greco
      Pages 285-295

About this book


This book describes in detail the multidisciplinary management of osteoporosis, providing readers with a thorough understanding of the rationale for a multidisciplinary approach and with the tools required to implement it effectively. The emphasis is on a translational approach, starting from basic concepts and fundamental mechanisms of the pathology and clinical morbidity. Experts in the field discuss the full range of relevant topics, including the significance of physical activity, nutritional strategies, and pharmacological treatment. Put another way, the book covers all aspects from the bench to the bedside. Physicians, scientists, and postgraduate students will all find it to be invaluable in understanding the causes and optimal management of osteoporosis, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly as populations age.


Metabolism Nutrition Physical exercise Diagnosis Treatment Prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Lenzi
    • 1
  • Silvia Migliaccio
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Experimental MedicineSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Movement, Human and Health SciencesForo Italico University of RomeRomeItaly

About the editors

Andrea Lenzi is Full Professor of Endocrinology in the Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy. He is Director of the Unit of Andrology, Reproductive Physiopathology, and Endocrine Diagnosis and Coordinator of Laboratories of Endocrinology at the Policlinico Umberto I University Hospital, Rome, Italy. Dr. Lenzi is President of the Italian National University Council and Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre for Experimental Andrology (CASPER). He has served as Secretary General of the International Society for Immunology of Reproduction (1999-2004), the Alps-Adria Society for Immunology of Reproduction (1998-2001), and the Executive Council of the European Academy of Andrology (2002-2010). Dr. Lenzi has also been President of the Italian Society of Andrology and Medical Sexology (2008-2010). He is a member of the editorial boards of several international scientific journals and has published more than 220 original papers in the main international journals in the field.

Silvia Migliaccio is Researcher in the Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy. He is Coordinator of the Unit of Osteoporosis and Bone Metaboli Diseases t the Policlinico Umberto I University Hospital, Rome Italy. Dr. Migliaccio’s many previous positions have included Visiting Asoociate at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, North Carolina, USA. She has served as Member of the Executive Council of the Italian Society of Osteoporosis and Skeletal Diseases (SIOMMMS) and she is member of the Executive Council of the Italian Society of Nutrition (S.I.S.A.). She has published more than 100 original papers in the main international and national journals in the field of skeletal metabolism, nutrition and metabolic disorders.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multidisciplinary Approach to Osteoporosis
  • Book Subtitle From Assessment to Treatment
  • Editors Andrea Lenzi
    Silvia Migliaccio
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-75108-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75110-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 330
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Metabolic Diseases
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