Table of Contents

1. Bone Cell Biology: Osteoblasts, Osteocytes, Osteoclasts / Lynda F. Bonewald, Katharina J̃hn.
2. Bone Matrix and Mineralization / Marc D. McKee, William G. Cole.
3. Prenatal Bone Development / Fanxin Long.
4. Postnatal Bone Growth / Christa Maes, Henry M. Kronenberg.
5. Dental Development & Maturation / Jean-Marc Retrouvey.
6. Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium Homeostasis / John T. Potts, Thomas J. Gardella.
7. Phosphate Homeostasis Regulatory Mechanisms / Clemens Bergwitz.
8. Vitamin D Biology / Rene St. Arnaud, Marie B. Demay.
9. Peak Bone Mass and Its Regulation / Jean-Philippe Bonjour.
10. Pregnancy and Lactation / Ann Prentice.
11. Fetal Mineral Homeostasis / Christopher S. Kovacs.
12. Radiology / Judith Adams.
13. Noninvasisve Techniques for Bone Mass Measurement / Mary B. Leonard, Laura K. Bachrach.
14. Assessment of Skeletal Maturity / David D. Martin, Noel Cameron.
15. Biochemical Markers of Bone Metabolism / Nick Shaw, Wolfgang H̲gler.
16. Pediatric Bone Histomorphometry / Frank Rauch.
17. A Diagnostic Approach to Skeletal Dysplasias / Sheila Unger, Andrea Superti-Furga, David L. Rimoin.
18. The Spectrum of Pediatric Osteoporosis / Maria Luisa Bianchi, Francis H. Glorieux.
19. Osteogenesis Imperfecta / Francis H. Glorieux, David Rowe.
20. Sclerosing Bone Dysplasias / Bram Perdu, Geert Mortier, Filip Vanhoenacker, Wim Van Hul.
21. Parathyroid Disorders / Harald Juppner, Murat Bastepe, Rajesh Thakker.
22. Fibrous Dysplasia / Paolo Bianco.
23. Nutritional Rickets / John M. Pettifor.
24. Metabolic Bone Disease in the Neonatal Period and its Later Sequelae / Nick Bishop, Mary Fewtrell, Nick Harvey.
25. Hereditary Abnormalities of Vitamin D Synthesis or Action / Anthony Portale.
26. Familial Hypophosphatemia and Related Disorders / INGRID A. HOLM, MICHAEL J. ECONS, and THOMAS O. CARPENTER.
27. Rickets Due to Tubular Abnormalities / Israel Zelikovic and Daniella Magan.
28. Hypophosphatasia / Michael Whyte.
29. CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE MINERAL AND BONE DISORDER / Isidro B. Salusky, Katherine Wesseling Perry.
30. Extraskeletal Bone Formation / Eileen M. Shore, Frederick S. Kaplan. Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone which are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to the causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children Key Features * Deals exclusively with bone development and diseases of children and each chapter written by an * Fully referenced providing an appendix of usually difficult to find information on the investigation of pediatric bone disease and reference values * Covers both the physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis in children and diseases in one book * Includes a CD-ROM of images.