1. Clinical Presentation of Derangements of Mineral Metabolism.- 2. Nutritional Needs of Mineral Metabolism.- 3. Calcium Homeostasis.- A Intestinal Absorption of Calcium.- B Renal Handling of Calcium.- C Hypercalcemia and Primary Hyperparathyroidism.- D Hypocalcemia.- 4. Phosphate Homeostasis.- A Intestinal Absorption of Phosphate.- B Renal Handling of Phosphate.- C Hyper- and Hypophosphatemia.- 5. Magnesium Homeostasis.- A Intestinal Absorption of Magnesium.- B Renal Handling of Magnesium.- C Hyper- and Hypomagnesemia.- 6. The Parathyroid Gland.- 7. Parathyroid Hormone Toxicity in Chronic Renal Failure.- 8. Vitamin D Normal Physiology and Vitamin D Therapeutics in Normal Nutrition and Various Disease States.- 9. Bone.- A Normal Structure and Physiology.- B Primary Osteoporosism.- C Secondary Osteoporosis.- D Rickets and Osteomalacia.- E Bone Disease in Chronic Renal Failure.- 10. Organ Diseases Associated with Deranged Calcium Metabolism.- A Calcium and Ageing.- B Hypertension.- C Lipid Disorder.- D Atherosclerosis.- E Central Nervous System.- F Vascular Calcification.
Calcium plays an enormous and varied role in living systems now widely appreciated by clinicians.
Calcium in Internal Medicine demonstrates the physiological significance of calcium in clinical medicine and discusses the abnormal calcium metabolism in disorders such as renal failure, hypertension, atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
Hirotoshi Morii (Editor) linked the clinical use of vitamin D analogues in bone diseases, Yoshiki Nishizawa (Editor) researched the connection between calcium metabolism and atherosclerosis and Shaul G. Massry (Editor) was the first to systematize the importance of excess PTH in chronic renal failure. In addition to these areas, Calcium in Internal Medicine covers basic physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional requirements and the role of calcium in the development and treatment of other various diseases. The importance of calcium and its regulatory systems is brought together in one publication providing a useful reference tool for internists, rheumatologists and endocrinologists.
This book will explain the role of calcium metabolism in physiology, pathophysiology and the rationale for treatment in various diseases. The minerals phosphate and calcium are also looked at. The parathyroid gland is expounded and its relation to renal problems; bones and bone diseases are looked at as are other organ disorders associated with deranged calcium matabolism.