BMA Book Competition commendation for Gustavo Duque
A book co-edited by Gustavo Duque, head of the Discipline of Geriatric Medicine and Director of Ageing Bone Research Program at Nepean, was highly commended in the prestigious British Medical Association Book Competition in the category of Health Care for the Elderly. He co-edited Osteoporosis in Older Persons: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach, with Harvard University’s Douglas Kiel.
The book, which includes essays by recognised experts from around the world, has already been highly praised in numerous reviews.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), for example, in its review last year said: “Belying its small size, this is a simply outstanding compilation that provides a clear and concise review of the effect age has on the skeleton at the molecular/genetic level, in animal models as well as humans.
“This book is a concise summary of an important and oft-neglected clinical syndrome and should be considered required reading by all in the bone research field and for those caring for older adults. It provides clinicians with an overview of cellular mechanisms leading to bone loss and researchers with insight into the clinical consequences of age-related skeletal change in older adults. That such a text has not previously been written and become a reference standard among clinicians, geriatricians, and researchers is somewhat surprising but depressingly consistent with the absence of attention often directed to this syndrome. Hopefully this work will become such a standard.”