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1st Edition

Applications in Clinical Medicine

ISBN 9781482220230
Published February 6, 2019 by CRC Press
165 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.


    • 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.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Magnesium homeostasis

    Ravi Sunderkrishnan and Maria P. Martinez Cantarin

    Chapter 2 Clinical applications of magnesium in cutaneous


    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


    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

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    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.


    "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)