Therapeutic Uses of Trace Elements

  • Jean Nève
  • Philippe Chappuis
  • Michel Lamand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Essential Role, forms, and Conditions of Administration of Trace Elements

    1. V. Ducros, P. Faure, M. Ferry, F. Couzy, I. Biajoux, A. Favier
      Pages 33-36
    2. I. Martínez, M. Santaella, G. Ros, M. J. Periago
      Pages 47-52
    3. Josefina Ortuño, Gaspar Ros, María Jesús Periago, Carmen Martínez, Ginés López
      Pages 53-57
    4. I. Navarro Blasco, I. Villa Elízaga, A. Martín Pérez
      Pages 59-62
    5. Charles Coudray, Jean Claude Tressol, Elyette Gueux, Enny Sominar, Jacques Bellanger, Denise Pepin et al.
      Pages 63-68
  3. Trace Element Supplementation at Different Periods of Age

  4. Trace Elements in Relation with Inflammatory Conditions and Infections and in Digestive Diseases

    1. Roberto Milanino, Giampaolo Velo, Mauro Marrella
      Pages 115-126
    2. D. Vitoux, X. Forceville, R. Gauzit, P. Lahilaire, A. Combes, P. Chappuis
      Pages 127-131

About this book


Organized by the French Speaking Society for Study and Research on Essential Trace Elements (SFERETE), the Fifth International Congress on Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology "Therapeutic Uses of Trace Elements" was held February 4-7. 1996, in Meribel (Savoy, France). This resort is situated in the heart of the Three Valleys domain, at the gate­ way of the beautiful Vanoise National Park. More than 250 participants covering six conti­ nents attended the meeting. This volume contains the text of plenary lectures and of several oral and poster communications. Trace element deficiencies are not only encountered in developing countries or during malnutrition. Subclinical features are also observed in developed societies where they consti­ tute a background for an impressive number of pathological states. Preventive and curative treatments with commercial products are often prescribed without reliable studies about their clinical interest or potential efficiency. By contrast empirical approaches such as the catalytic therapy, nutritional and pharmacological aspects of trace elements were emphasized on a sci­ entific basis to favor their rational therapeutic use.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Nève
    • 1
  • Philippe Chappuis
    • 2
  • Michel Lamand
    • 3
  1. 1.Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Lariboisière HospitalParisFrance
  3. 3.National Institute for Agronomic ResearchTheixFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0169-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0167-5
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