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Magnesium

Applications in Clinical Medicine, 1st Edition

Edited by Erine A. Kupetsky, D.O.

CRC Press

153 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Description

Magnesium is an essential mineral required by humans, playing an important role in multiple biochemical processes as well as preventing and managing several diseases and disorders. Deficiencies of magnesium can lead to a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension.

With myocardial infarction and stroke being the first and fifth cause of mortality in the United States, the pharmaceutical industry has been trying to produce therapies that reduce co-morbidity and mortality. Recent observational studies of magnesium have added to the list of potential therapeutic modalities that have been proven useful in reducing hypertension, stroke sequalae, metabolic syndrome/dyslipidemia, and inflammatory diseases. Magnesium therapeutic modalities also have impacts in the fields of neurology, the elderly, and in obstetrics.

Magnesium: Applications in Clinical Medicine explores the many uses of magnesium and its applications in clinical medicine.

Features:

  • Presents information on the impacts magnesium has on various aspects of health conditions and disease prevention.
  • Describes magnesium usage in treating and managing several conditions including dyslipidemia, migraine, metabolic syndrome, and high blood pressure.
  • Discusses magnesium therapy in stroke and magnesium deficiency in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • Promotes knowledge of overall health and wellness that can be applied in any specialty of medicine.

This book encompasses various uses of magnesium in a clinical setting ranging from its role in maintaining homeostasis, to its uses in the fields of dermatology, cardiology, neurology, and in obstetrics. Written by contributors who are experts in their fields, it is a comprehensive collaboration of this ubiquitous dietary supplement’s applications in clinical medicine.

Reviews

"As a single topic monograph, this book is comprehensive and well researched."

Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Magnesium homeostasis

Ravi Sunderkrishnan and Maria P. Martinez Cantarin

Chapter 2 Clinical applications of magnesium in cutaneous

medicine

Laura Marie Jordan and Sunny K. Chun

Chapter 3 Magnesium in the elderly

Mario Barbagallo and Ligia J. Dominguez

Chapter 4 Migraine and magnesium

Rebecca Michael and Jennifer S. Kriegler

Chapter 5 Magnesium and dyslipidemia

Fernando Guerrero-Romero and Martha Rodríguez-Morán

Chapter 6 Magnesium and the metabolic syndrome

Fernando Guerrero-Romero and Martha Rodríguez-Morán

Chapter 7 Low magnesium plays a central role in high blood

pressure

Andrea Rosanoff

Chapter 8 Magnesium therapy in stroke

Brian Silver

Chapter 9 Magnesium deficiency in attention deficit

hyperactivity disorder

Sanjay Singh, Mark Rabbat, Robert S. Dieter,

Herbert Wilde, Alexandria N. Stockman, Elizabeth Rocha,

Kiratipath Iamsakul, Raymond Dieter, Jasvinder Chawla,

James Welsh, David Leehey, and Walter Jones

Chapter 10 Magnesium in obstetrics

David N. Hackney and Alison Bauer

About the Editor

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Kupetsky completed her B.A. at Rutgers-NJIT and medical school in Rowan-SOM. She completed a family medicine residency at St. Joseph's hospital in Philadelphia, a Masters in Pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University, and a Dermatopharmacology Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It was her time doing research at Thomas Jefferson University that her interest in the clinical applications for magnesium in medicine began. She wanted to use her knowledge of a whole-patient approach to medicine and love of dermatology to help patients who had Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum, a disease that causes ectopic calcification and can be potentially treated with magnesium supplementation. After this research, Dr. Kupetsky completed her dermatology residency in Ohio in 2016 and has worked as an employee for a large dermatology company about two years before deciding to start her own private practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science