Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE, has joined the faculty at the University of Toledo Medical School where he is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and section chief of the Endocrinology Division. The author of numerous journal studies, Dr. Kleerekoper serves on the editorial boards for Endocrine Today, Endocrine Practice, Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Journal of Women's Health, Osteoporosis International and Calcified Tissue International. Dr. Kleerekoper is also a founding board member of the newly formed Academy of Women’s Health.

Epidemiology to the rescue?

May 12, 2009

The current issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (Volume 24, #5) has three new epidemiologic studies related to bone health and fracture risk.

Why does common sense go out the window?

May 4, 2009

A 75-year-old retired chemical engineering researcher came to see me to confirm his diagnoses of primary aldosteronism and pheochromocytoma.

Two ends of the spectrum

April 28, 2009

Recently I saw two middle-aged men back to back as new patients. One was referred for evaluation of a low testosterone level at ~60 ng/dL, and the other for a high level…

Another use for the FRAX tool!

April 16, 2009

My patient is a 57-year-old woman with breast cancer who was diagnosed and successfully treated six years ago. Her oncologist appropriately checked her bone density as…

Does the patient always have the right to know everything?

April 14, 2009

I once made a diagnosis of Klinefelter’s syndrome on an 85-year-old optometrist referred for management of multiple vertebral fractures. I saw no downside to…

What’s new in osteoporosis: report of the 8th International Symposium on Osteoporosis

April 8, 2009

The 8th International Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) sponsored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (www.nof.org) was held in Washington, D.C. last week and had a…

Hypoglycemia after Roux-en-Y surgery for weight reduction

April 7, 2009

Seven years ago, my patient had a Roux-en-Y procedure to fight her obesity, and the result was just what she wanted — substantial weight reduction and “no more…

CME must continue but is becoming increasingly difficult to organize

March 27, 2009

On March 23, the Detroit Free Press carried a very reasoned editorial by W. Douglas Weaver, MD, newly elected president of the American College of Cardiology…

'Honest! My hip broke before I fell!'

March 18, 2009

Yes, this can indeed happen but infrequently and probably less often than that.

Testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men

March 11, 2009

There are several FDA-approved testosterone preparations for men with documented hypogonadism: intramuscular injection of testosterone cypionate or testosterone…