Editor: Franco Lumachi

Hypercalcemia Pathophysiology & Treatment

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-358-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-107-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080510761100101

Introduction

Hypercalcemia is a relatively common disorder, which requires specific treatment in order to control symptoms and prevent the development of organ damage. Primary hyperparathyroidism and malignancy are responsible for most cases of hypercalcemia, and treatment has therefore been focused towards these two areas.

The aim of this book is to present updated knowledge on hypercalcemia, its association with renal disorders, and benign and malignant diseases, diagnostic methodologies, as well as surgical and medical treatment. Insights into the etiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of hypercalcemia are included along with details on biochemical findings and ways to monitor complications and therapy. Suggestions on current imaging techniques and surgical treatment of hypercalcemia, are also presented. The book presents an overview on the pharmacology of anti-hypercalcemic drugs, also providing information on new drugs and future perspectives.

The book will serve as a comprehensive reference source for oncologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, clinicians, biochemists and pharmacologists, as well those involved in hypercalcemia management and research.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Franco Lumachi
University of Padua
Italy




Co-Editor(s):
Stefano M.M. Basso
S.M. degli Angeli Hospital
Italy




Contributor(s):
Stefano M.M. Basso
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgery I, S.M. degli Angeli Hospital
Pordenone, 33170
Italy


Umberto Basso
Assistant Professor, Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV), IRCCS
Padova, 35128
Italy


Antonella Brunello
Clinical Research Assistant, Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV), IRCCS
Padova, 35128
Italy


Valentina Camozzi
Clinical Research, Department of Medical & Surgical Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Piero Cappelletti
Director, Department of Clinical Pathology
S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital
Pordenone, 33170
Italy


Gianpietro Feltrin
Professor, Director, Radiology Section, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Chiara Franzin
Department of Medical & Surgical Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Grazia Guzzetta
Radiology Resident, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Maria Guzzetta
Radiology Resident, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Giovanni , Luisetto
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Medical & Surgical Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Franco Lumachi
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical & Gastroenterological Sciences
University of Padua, School of Medicine
Padova, 35128
Italy


Walter Mancini
Assistant Professor, Director, Division of Nephrology
S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital
Pordenone, 33170
Italy


Fabiana Nascimben
Clinical Research, Emergency Department
S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital
Pordenone, 33170
Italy


Anna Roma
Medical Oncology Resident
Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV), IRCCS
Padova, 35128
Italy


Renato Tozzoli
Assistant Professor, Director, Department of Clinical Chemistry & Microbiology
City Hospital
Latisana, 33053
Italy




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