Basic Medical Endocrinology

Clearly, the boundaries between endocrinology and other fields of modern biology are both artificial and imprecisely drawn. Endocrinology has benefitted enormously from recent advances in other fields, particularly immunology, ...

Author: Elizabeth H. Holt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080488363

Category: Medical

Page: 469

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Basic Medical Endocrinology, Third Edition provides up-to-date coverage of rapidly unfolding advances in the understanding of hormones involved in regulating most aspects of bodily functions. The discussion focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of hormone production and action firmly rooted in the context of integrative physiology. Topics are approached from the perspective of a physiologist with four decades of teaching experience. This book is richly illustrated with both descriptive schematic diagrams and laboratory findings obtained in clinical studies. Each of the thirteen in-depth chapters starts with an 'Overview' of the topic and ends with a 'Suggested Reading' list. * Single authorship provides continuity and consistency between chapters * Richly illustrated with over 200 illustrations * IThirteen in-depth chapters incorporating the latest insights gleaned from rapidly expanding genetic studies of humans and rodents * Author has taught subject for over 40 years


... with constipationtothe gastroenterologist, with falling hairtothedermatologist and finally with thyroidfunction teststothe endocrinologist. One of the purposes of this book is not just toadd tothe doctor's knowledge of endocrinology ...

Author: P. Marsden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401093002

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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DDDDDDDDDDDD Effective management logically follows accurate diagnosis. Such logic often is difficult to apply in practice. Absolute diagnostic accuracy may not be possible, particularly in the field of primary care, when management has to be on analysis of symptoms and on knowledge of the individual patient and family. This series follows that on Problems in Practice which was con cerned more with diagnosis in the widest sense and this series deals more definitively with general care and specific treatment of symp toms and diseases. Good management must include knowledge of the nature, course and outcome of the conditions, as well as prominent clinical features and assessment and investigations, but the emphasis is on what to do best for the patient. Family medical practitioners have particular difficulties and advantages in their work. Because they often work in professional isolation in the community and deal with relatively small numbers of near-normal patients their experience with the more serious and more rare conditions is restricted. They find it difficult to remain up-to-date with medical advances and even more difficult to decide on the suitability and application of new and relatively untried methods compared with those that are 'old' and well proven. vii Their advantages are that because of long-term continuous care for their patients they have come to know them and their families well and are able to become familiar with the more common and less serious diseases of their communities.


Endocrinologist 13 : 201-204 , 2003 . 34. Andersson S , Geissler WM , Wu L , et al : Molecular genetics and pathophysiology of 17 beta - hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3 deficiency . J Clin Endocrinol Metab 81 : 130–136 , 1996 . 35.

Author: Leslie J. DeGroot


ISBN: UCSD:31822035930486

Category: Endocrine glands

Page: 3633

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Revised throughout, the 5th Edition presents a complete and up-to-date review and analysis of all aspects of endocrinology, diabetes, and bone metabolism. Readers will also find state-of-the-art information on genetics, proteinomics, and hormone signaling, and coverage of the field{19}s hottest topics in nearly 20 new chapters. Joined by an international team of leading experts (many new to this edition) Drs. Jameson and DeGroot provide guidance that integrates the basic science of endocrinology with clinical medicine and the practical management of endocrine disorders with a clinical focus emphasizes diagnosis and therapy. It organizes information into basic and clinical sections that makes reference quick and easy, and provides tables designed to summarize and organize information, presenting over 1,400 illustrations that clarify complex concepts.

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Clinical. Endocrinology: Cushing Syndrome Surgical resection Bilateral adrenalectomy Figure 2-2 Differential diagnosis ... 13 The Encounter, 13 The Diagnosis, 14 The Therapy, 16 KEY POINTS • Endocrinology is a consultative practice.

Author: Shlomo Melmed, MBChB, MACP

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323297387

Category: Medical

Page: 1936

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For more than 65 years, Williams Textbook of Endocrinology has been the gold standard in the field, delivering authoritative guidance on every aspect of adult and pediatric endocrine system disorders. The 13th Edition has been thoroughly updated by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, to bring you state-of-the-art coverage of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more, all designed to help you provide optimal care to every patient. Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical information, it is an essential, relevant resource for endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, gynecologists, internists, and pediatricians - any clinician who needs the most reliable coverage available on the diverse features across the spectrum of endocrine disease. Obtain a better understanding of both scientific insight and clinical data from the classic reference that delivers the current information you need in a highly illustrated, user-friendly format. Stay up to date with expanded discussions of autoimmune thyroid diseases, mechanisms, and the appropriate treatment of the ophthalmopathy of Graves' disease; a new section on the interpretation of fine needle aspiration results in patients with thyroid nodules; and new coverage of when and when not to use radioiodine in the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer. Update your knowledge and skills with all-new chapters on Genetics of Endocrine Disease, Endocrinology of Population Health, and Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders. Confidently manage any clinical endocrinopathy you may encounter thanks to new information on recent FDA-approved drugs for pituitary disorders, a new focus on pediatrics, and new content on diabetes, obesity, and appetite control. Benefit from the expertise of dynamic new contributors who offer fresh perspectives throughout.

Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

john 5 Bevan Lead Consultant and Honorary Reader in Endocrinology Endocrine Unit Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Aberdeen Scotland, UK Polly Bingley Professor of Diabetes University of Bristol Bristol, UK Pierre Bouloux Professor of ...

Author: Helen E. Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198567394

Category: Medical

Page: 902

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This handbook in endocrinology and diabetes discusses clinical investigation and management in a convenient way, including both the protocols and explicit clinical information necessary for the management of individual patients.

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology 14 Edition South Asia Edition 2 Vol Set E Book

Steven W.J. Lamberts, MD, PhD Professor of Internal Medicine Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands Fabio Lanfranco, MD, PhD Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, and Metabolism Department of Medical Sciences University of ...

Author: Shlomo Melmed

Publisher: Elsevier India

ISBN: 9788131262160

Category: Electronic books

Page: 2250

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Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 14 Edition: South Asia Edition, 2 Vol SET - E-Book

Obesity An Issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America

... PhD Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA KEN FUJIOKA, MD Endocrinologist, Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, San Diego, California, ...

Author: Michael D. Jensen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323713078

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics will cover Obesity. Curated by Dr. Michael D. Jensen, this issue will explore topics in the field that are relevant for practicing clinicians. This issue is one of four selected each year by the series Consulting Editor, Adriana G. Ioachimescu. The volume will include articles on: The role of the environment in the “obesity epidemic, Endoscopic treatments for obesity, Visceral fat, Role of commercial weight loss programs in medical management of obesity, Racial differences in metabolic consequences of fat gain, Sex differences in adipose tissue function, Common and rare complications of bariatric surgery, Strategies for physical activity interventions in the treatment of obesity, Effects of pregnancy on childhood overweight and obesity, Iatrogenic Obesity, Growth hormone and obesity, and Barriers and solutions for prescribing obesity pharmacotherapy.

Clinical Endocrinology and Diagnostic Imaging

Over the past few years, endocrinology has belonged among the most dynamically developing clinical disciplines. At the same time, we are witnessing the rapid development of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures which are ...

Author: Brunová, Jana

Publisher: Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024620589

Category: Medical

Page: 370

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This monograph is based on the authors’ extensive experience in the areas of clinical endocrinology and diagnostic imaging, their clinical and research work and insight gained from teaching medical students and doctors in the Czech Republic and abroad. The chapters contain embryological and anatomical notes, clinical characteristics of individual endocrinopathies, laboratory and function tests, including reference values, indications and algorithms of imaging methods and principles of rational modern therapy of individual pathologies, including further clinical monitoring of patients. Texts also give practical advice regarding how to approach patients with endocrine gland diseases, point out some potential misinterpretations of examination results and are supplemented with numerous images of pathological states, which are almost exclusively sourced from the authors’ private archives. The chapter on diabetes mellitus centres on the complications of diagnosing diabetes and on the mutual relation between diabetes and other endocrinopathies. Focusing primarily on clinical practice, the work does not elaborate on pathophysiology, but covers only the most recent pertinent literature from the discipline. What makes this comprehensible publication exceptional is the fact that it not only presents the clinical view of the endocrinologist on the various covered subjects, but the reader is also given the opportunity to learn about current diagnostic trends using imaging methods. This interdisciplinary view offers the reader a comprehensive insight into the field and the necessary knowledge for their clinical practice. This monograph is intended for medical students, junior endocrinologists, diabetologists, radiologists and general practitioners interested in endocrinology, however, it can be useful also for doctors preparing for medical postgraduate certification in endocrinology and imaging methods as it undoubtedly provides valuable information.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology

In: Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Becker, KL., ed.), pp. 287-294. Lippincott, New York. ... The pineal gland: From last to first Endocrinologist 3, 425-431. Reiter, R.J. & Fraschini, F. (1969).

Author: Edward Bittar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080544584

Category: Science

Page: 340

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We have now reached the mid-point of our editorial task of putting together the compendium, Principles of Medical Biology, which is supposed to be composed of twenty-five modules. The present single-volume module on reproductive endocrinology and biology is in more than one respect a continuation of Module 10 (in two volumes) dealing with molecular and cellular endocrinology. In addition, it intersects, as it should, with various parts of obstetrics and gynaecology, both of which are abetted by technology. One has only to recall that the practical benefits of ultrasound in perinatal medicine and in vitro fertilisation are the outcome of the technological revolution in biomedicine. Whether we are approaching a new era in reproductive biology following the invention of animal cloning is still hard to tell. For some people, it remains an article of faith that cloning of the human being is highly probable. For others, asexual reproduction is anathema. It should surely be obvious to us all that somatic cell nuclear transfer technology (SCNTT) is going to be at its strongest in dealing with husbandry. Whether this and several social forces will alter our modern outlook, there can be little doubt. As in diverse clinical and basic research, so in obstetrics, animals are used as a model. The data thus obtained is extrapolated, if valid, to the mother and foetus. The success of this approach is exemplified in studies carried out on sheep as a model. On the whole, it is also quite apparent that progress in the field of reproductive biology is to a large extent ascribable to the discovery in other disciplines of new hormones, as well as the introduction of new tools and recent improvements in laboratory methods including measurement of hormones.