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Pauline M. Camacho MD, FACE

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Loyola University Osteoporosis Metabolic Bone Disease Center
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

She is a Senior Editor and oversees the osteoporosis section of EndocrineWeb.

About Pauline M. Camacho MD, FACE

Pauline Camacho MD, FACE is a Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and is the Director of the Loyola University Osteoporosis Metabolic Bone Disease Center. She also directs the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Loyola.

She has published three books on endocrinology: Evidence Based Endocrinology, Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians, and A Color Handbook of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. She has authored numerous publications and presented in national and international meetings. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and is on the editorial board of Endocrine Practice and Journal of Clinical Densitometry.

Dr. Camacho completed medical school at the University of the Philippines and her residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. She maintains an active endocrinology practice.

 

 

Publications

Books

Camacho, P. (Editor). A Color Handbook of Endocrinology and Metabolism. London:  Manson Publishing; February 2011.

Camacho P, Gharib H, Sizemore G (Editors). Evidence Based Endocrinology 2nd edition, Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; Oct 2006.

Camacho P, Miller P.  Osteoporosis: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; April 2007.

Camacho P, Gharib H, Sizemore G (Editors) Evidence Based Endocrinology 1st edition. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; May 2003.

Book Chapters

Section Author: American College of Endocrinology Self Assessment Program. 2008.

Painter S, Kleerekoper M and Camacho P. Secondary Osteoporosis. AACE—ASAP, for publication.

Camacho P. Pathogenesis. In Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2007.

Camacho P. Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis. In Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2007.

Camacho P. Biochemical Evaluation. In Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2007.

Camacho P. Acquired Vitamin D Deficiency. In Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2007.

Camacho P. Treatment Options. In Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2007.

Camacho P. Case Studies. In Osteoporosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; 2007.

Camacho P, Kleerekoper M. Biochemical Markers in ASBMR Primer. ASBMR Copyright.

Camacho P. Metabolic Bone Diseases in Evidence Based Endocrinology 2nd edition. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; Oct 2006.

Camacho P. Metabolic Bone Diseases in Evidence Based Endocrinology. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; Jan 2003.

Pitale S, Camacho P, Dejong S. Adrenal Disorders in Evidence Based Endocrinology. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins; May 2003.

Nabhan F, Camacho P, Hypocalcemia, in Fluid and Electrolyte Management in Pediatrics. In press.

Invited Reviews and Editorials

Camacho P. Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of Osteoporosis-Is There an Optimal Regimen? Touch Briefings.

Camacho P, Lopez N. Use of Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover in the Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Clinical Chem and Lab Med. 2008;46(10):1345-1357.

Camacho P, Armamento-Villareal, Kleerekoper M. Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Current and Future Therapeutic Options. Expet Rev Endocrinol Metabol. 2007;2:1,79-90.

Camacho P, Kleerekoper M. Monitoring Osteoporosis. Clin Chem. 2005;51(12):2227-8.

Published Articles and Abstracts

Camacho PM, Dayal AS, Diaz JL, Nabhan FA, Agarwal M, Norton JG, Robinson PA, Albain KS. Prevalence of Secondary Causes of Bone Loss Among Breast Cancer Patients with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26(33):5380-5. Epub 2008 Oct 27.

Camacho P, Mazhari A, Sexton B, Sapountzi P, Sinacore J.Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Diminished Quality of Life based on Qualeffo-41 Questionnaire Analysis. J Bone Miner Res. 2008;23:S350.

Camacho P, Mazhari A, Kadanoff R. Adult Hypophosphatasia Treatment with Teriparatide. J Bone Miner Res. 2008;23:S222.

 Camacho P, Painter S, Kadanoff R. Treatment of Adult Hypophosphatasia with Teriparatide. Endocr Pract. 2008;14:2:204-208.
 
Camacho PM, Dayal A, Diaz J, Nabhan F, Agarwal M, Norton J, Robinson P, Albain KS. Prevalence of Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis Among Breast Cancer Patients with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. J Bone Miner Res. 2007;22:1:S190.
 
Guiahi M, Gabram SG, Albain KS, Camacho P, Krishnamachari B, Rajan P. Clinical Factors to Support Prophylactic Mastectomy in a Male BRCA1 Carrier. Surgery. 2006;139(5):704-6.
 
Agarwal M, Camacho P. Bone Densitometry: Interpretation and Pitfalls. Postgrad Med. 2006;119(1):17-23.
 
Diaz J, Agarwal M, Norton J, Camacho P. Predicting Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis Using DXA Z scores. Endocr Prac. 2006;12(Suppl 2):PGS.
 
Bachrach L, Camacho P. Clinical Experience with Teriparatide. Endocr Prac. 2006;12(Suppl 2):PGS.
 
Painter S, Kleerekoper M, Camacho P. Secondary Osteoporosis. Endocr Prac. 2006.
 
Guiahi M, Gabram S, Albain K, Camacho P, Krishnamachari B, Rajan P. Clinical Factors used to support prophylactic mastectomy for a male BRCA2 mutation carrier. Surgery. 2006;139 (5):704-6.
 
Camacho P, Girgis M., Sapountzi P, Sinacore J. Correlations between Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, Urinary Calcium Excretion, Markers of Bone Turnover and Bone Density of Patients Referred to an Osteoporosis Center. J Bone Miner Res. 2005;20:S1:S389.
 
Karas T, Leman C, Sinacore J, Camacho P. A Study Comparing Primary Care and Specialty Physicians’ Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res. 2005;20:S1:S402.
 
Sapountzi P, Loutrianakis E, Emanuele NV, Camacho P. Prolonged QT in a 15-Year-Old Girl. Endocr Prac. Accepted for publication.
 
Nabhan FA, Sizemore GW, Camacho PM. Milk-Alkali Syndrome From Ingestion of Calcium Carbonate in a Patient with Hypoparathyroidism. Endocr Prac. 2004;10:4:372-375.
 
Sapountzi P, Sinacore J, Girgis M, Camacho P. Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Diminished Quality of Life based on Qualeffo-41 Questionnaire Analysis. J Bone Miner Res. 2004;19:S1:342.
 
Nabhan F, Sizemore G, Camacho P. Milk-Alkali Syndrome from Ingestion of Calcium Carbonate in a Patient with Hypoparathyroidism. Endocr Prac.
 
Peralta M, Emanuele N, Gordon D, Spies S, Camacho P. Thymic Hyperplasia Presenting as a False Positive Whole Body I 131 Scan in a patient with Well-Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Endocrinologist. 2003;13(1):13-16.
 
Camacho PM, Pisani B, Bhorade S, Creech S, Nabhan F, Sapountzi P, Hou S, Sizemore G, Van Thiel D. Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Lung, Liver, and Heart Transplantation. J Bone Miner Res. 2003;18:S2, S292.
 
Camacho PM, Islam KK, Peralta MI, Creech SD, Bella N, Nabham FA, Sizemore GW, Van Thiel DH. Oral Antiresorptive Therapy Prevents Bone Loss at the Lumbar Spine One Year After Liver Transplantation. Osteo Int. 2002;13:S1,S133-134 and J Bone Miner Res, 2002;17:S1, S387.
 
Camacho PM, Sapountzi V. Isolated CRH Deficiency: A Case Series. J Investig Med. 2002.
 
Stanciu I, Camacho P. Visual Vignette: Metastatic pheochromocytoma. Endocr Prac. 2002;8 (2),138.
 
Camacho P, Gordon D, Chiefari E, DeJong S, Pitale S, Pitale S, Russo D, Filetti S.
A Phe 486 TSH Receptor Mutation in an Autonomously Functioning Follicular CA. Thyroid. 2000;10:1009-1011.
 
Camacho P, Pitale S, Abraira C. Review Article: Beneficial and Detrimental Effects of Intensive Glycemic Control. Drugs and Aging. 2000;17(6):463-476.
 
Pitale S, Camacho P, Gordon D. A Case of Neurosarcoidosis Presenting as a Pituitary Mass. Endocr Prac. 2000;10(6):429-431.
 
Camacho P, Dwarkanathan A. Sick Euthyroid Syndrome: Abnormal Thyroid Function Tests due to Nonthyroidal Illness. Postgrad Med. 1999;11(4): 215-219.
 
Camacho P, Mazzone T. Thyrotropin-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma Reponsive to Bromocriptine Therapy. Endocr Prac. 1999;5(5):257-260.       
 
Camacho P, Sizemore G. Visual Vignette: Cushing’s Syndrome due to Topical Corticosteroids. Endocr Prac. 1999;5(4):227.
 
Pitale S, Camacho P, Abraira C . Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: Control of Risk Factors. Biomedicina. 1999;2(4):179-183.
 
AACE Medical Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: The AACE System of Intensive Diabetes Self-Management-2000. Diabetes Medical Guidelines Task Force. Endocr Prac. 2000;6(1):42-84.
 

AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Menopause. RH Cobin and AACE Committee Members. 1999;5(6):355-366.

Articles Written by Pauline M. Camacho MD, FACE

Osteoporosis Symptoms
Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease because there are no apparent early symptoms. Often, a broken bone, a loss in height, or a hunched back provides the first indication that you have the disease.
Osteoporosis Overview
Osteoporosis is a disorder caused by a loss of bone density. When your bones become weak, they become prone to painful fractures. Osteoporosis affects millions of Americans—both men and women—but it is preventable with healthy lifestyle choices.
Osteoporosis Prevention
There are ways you can help prevent osteoporosis, such as exercise, eating a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, and cutting out smoking.
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis has many risk factors. Some are unavoidable—such as age or a family history of the disease. But there are some risk factors that you do have control over, including eating a nutrient-rich diet and being active.
Bracing: An Osteoporosis Treatment Option
Braces help treat osteoporosis-related spinal fractures. They are typically worn for a short period of time because they may prevent you from strengthening your bones. You may also wear a cast or splint if you have a simple wrist fracture.
Osteoporosis Drugs and Medications
There are many FDA-approved medications that will help treat existing osteoporosis or prevent bone loss from becoming worse. Learn about your osteoporosis treatment options in this bone health expert-written article.
Osteoporosis FAQ
This article includes answers to some of the most common osteoporosis questions. It also has links to more detailed articles if you want more information about a particular topic.
Surgery for Osteoporosis
Not all fractures require surgery, but serious ones often do. This article explains the different surgical options for hip, spine, and wrist fractures.
How Does Physical Therapy Help Osteoporosis?
Physical therapy that may include exercises to build bone strength, along with techniques that improve posture and balance, can help you treat osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Exercise
Just as exercise strengthens muscles, it also strengthens bones. Building strong bones and maintaining them as an adult will help prevent against osteoporosis-related fractures later on. Article overviews exercises that prevent against osteoporosis.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Osteoporosis
Learn about the risks and benefits of estrogen replacement therapy for osteoporosis.
The Role of Calcium and Vitamin D in Bone Health
Calcium and vitamin D are nutrients that help protect you from osteoporosis. Calcium helps build strong bones, while vitamin D ensures that your body effectively absorbs calcium. This overview has daily intake information for calcium and vitamin D.
Osteoporosis Facts and Tips
This article explains facts about osteoporosis and tips that may help you prevent or treat this bone health condition.
Osteoporosis Complications
Fractures are the primary complication associated with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis-related fractures typically occur in the wrist, spine, and hips, though any bone can be affected. Spinal compression fractures are especially serious.
Osteoporosis Causes
Osteoporosis does not have a single cause. Lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and biological factors can all lead to osteoporosis.

Articles Reviewed by Pauline M. Camacho MD, FACE

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