This second revised and updated edition is a practical handbook on clinical trials in the growing field of osteoporosis. Topics covered include study design, technical issues, data collection, quality assurance, data analysis, and presentation. Clinical Trials in Osteoporosis takes the user through the process step-by-step from start to finish. It also provides a background on regulatory guidelines, ethical implications, endpoints, current therapies, and the ideal drug to use. It will serve as a practical manual for clinicians and scientists new to the subject and provide a standard for existing centers to measure themselves against. 34 Tables, black and white; 50 Illustrations, black and white; X, 292 p. 50 illus.