Special Issue "Secondary Osteoporosis in Adults"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Head, Unit for Bone Metabolism Diseases and Diabetes & Lab of Endocrine and Metabolic Research Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan Italy
Interests: adrenal diseases; parathyroid diseases; osteoporosis; metabolic bone diseases; endocrine hypertension
Interests: osteoporosis; metabolic bone diseases; parathyroid diseases; multiple endocrine neoplasia; genetic diseases of bone
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Interests: osteoporosis; metabolic bone diseases; Paget’s disease of bone; type 2 diabetes
Interests: osteoporosis; metabolic bone diseases; renal stone disease and mineral metabolism disorders, parathyroid diseases; thyroid diseases
It is known that skeletal fragility may represent the effect of several systemic diseases and drugs, leading to “secondary osteoporosis”. The typical characteristic of secondary osteoporosis is an alteration of bone quality that, in turn, increases the risk of fractures even in the presence of normal or slightly reduced bone mineral density.
Very often, fragility fractures are the manifest symptoms of these underlying diseases that otherwise could be completely asymptomatic for many years. The diagnosis of a systemic disease in a patient with an inexplicable form of osteoporosis or fragility fracture may often consent to prevent the extra-skeletal consequences of the underlying disease. Moreover, a correct diagnosis reduces the risk of inadequate treatments, and this is particularly important in secondary osteoporosis as far as, by curing the underlying disease, we have a good opportunity for reducing the fracture risk.
In this Special Issue, we will include several reviews covering the most frequent and important forms of secondary osteoporosis due to obesity and diabetes or to endocrine, gastrointestinal, haematologic, rheumatological, neuro-psychiatric, and kidney diseases, and, finally, genetic disorders and drugs. Moreover, we will welcome your contributions in the form of original research on all the aspects of secondary osteoporosis.
Dr. Iacopo Chiodini
Dr. Alberto Falchetti
Dr. Luigi Gennari
Dr. Fabio Vescini
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- Endocrine Diseases
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Haematologic Diseases
- Genetic Diseases
- Neuro-psychiatric dieseases
- Kidney Diseases
- Bone-impacting drugs