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Endocrinology in Clinical Practice

2nd Edition

Edited by Philip E. Harris, Pierre-Marc G. Bouloux

CRC Press

588 pages | 187 B/W Illus.

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Endocrinology is a complex specialty that spans a wide range of diseases, disorders, and conditions. The field is now moving toward an increasingly personalized approach to patient management, with a greater focus on mechanisms of disease and biomarkers. Written by internationally renowned specialists, the second edition of Endocrinology in Clinical Practice provides a cutting-edge, problem-orientated approach to the management of clinical problems in endocrinology.

Highlights of the new edition include:

  • An overview of neuroendocrine disease
  • Strides made by the identification of aryl hydrocarbon receptor–interacting protein mutations in patients with familial isolated pituitary adenomas
  • The diverse roles of IGF-I
  • Changes in diagnostic imaging and the increasing use of positron emission tomography
  • The rapidly increasing incidence of neuroendocrine tumors and their management
  • Hereditary primary hyperparathyroidism and multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Mechanistic and genomic advances related to disorders of calcium regulation and infertility
  • The endocrinology of aging
  • Protocols for pituitary function testing

With complete updates to existing chapters, the second edition also presents new research data, diagnostic techniques, treatment options, and safety concerns related to existing therapies. This edition offers current guidance and scientifically focused information relevant to a range of clinical problems, making it an essential reference for practicing endocrinologists and specialist clinicians.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr Ken Ho

Neuroendocrine Disease, Philip Harris

Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenomas, Vladimir Vasilev, Renata S. Auriemma, Adrian F. Daly, and Albert Beckers

Surgical Management of Pituitary Adenomas, Garni Barkhoudarian, Edward R. Laws, Jr.

Pituitary radiotherapy, Thankamma Ajithkumar, Michael Brada

Replacement therapy in adult hypopituitarism, Anna G. Nilsson, Gudmundur Johannsson

IGF-I as a metabolic hormone, David R. Clemmons

Radionuclide Scanning in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders, Dr Rakesh Sajjan, Jamshed Bomanji

Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours, Maxime Palazzo, Philipe Ruszniewsky, Dermot O'Toole

Hereditary primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPTH) and multiple endocrine neoplasia, Emma Tham, Catharina Larsson

Coincidental Adrenal Masses and Adrenal Cancer, Marinella Tzanela, Dimitra Argyro Vassiliadi, Stylianos Tsagarakis

Disorders of Calcium Regulation, Dolores Shoback

Metabolic Bone Disease, Philip E Harris, Pierre-Marc G Bouloux

Autoimmune Endocrine Disease, Terry J. Smith, Laszlo Hegedüs

Non-Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, Arie Berghout, Dr A.F. Muller, Philip Harris

Differentiated and Undifferentiated Thyroid cancer, Michael J Stechman, David Scott-Coombes

The Inherited Basis of Hypogonadotrophic Hyponadism, Pierre-Marc Bouloux

Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction and Infertility in Men, Pierre-Marc Bouloux, Shalander Bhasin

Amenorrhoea and hirsutism, Stephen Franks

Endocrine Problems in Pregnancy, Anjali Amin, Stephen Robinson

Fluid and electrolytes disorders, Ploutarchos Tzoulis, Pierre-Marc Bouloux

Endocrine hypertension, Frances McManus, John Connell, Marie Freel

Obesity, Ahmed Yousseif, Efthimia Karra, Sofia Rahman, Rachel Batterham

Endocrinology of Aging, Prasanth N. Surampudi, Christina Wang, Yanhe Lue, Ronald Swerdloff

Endocrine Emergencies, Simon Aylwin, Ben Whitelaw

Appendix: Pituitary function testing, William M. Drake, Peter J Trainer

About the Editors

Philip E. Harris trained in endocrinology as an MRC Training Fellow at the University of Wales College of Medicine; at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London; and The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1990–1991, Dr. Harris worked as an MRC Travelling Fellow at the Endocrine and Reproductive Endocrine units, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. In 1994, he was appointed senior lecturer and consultant endocrinologist at King’s College Hospital, London. His main clinical and research interest is in the field of endocrine oncology—in particular, pituitary disease. Dr. Harris is currently vice president for Scientific Affairs, Ipsen Biopharm Ltd. He is also an honorary consultant in endocrinology at University Hospital Lewisham, London.

Pierre-Marc G. Bouloux is the Director of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology at the Royal Free and University College Medical School. He was an MRC Training Fellow under Michael Besser at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and was subsequently lecturer in medicine at the University Department of Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He has held his present post since 1991. In addition to running a clinical service, he also has a special interest in neuroendocrinology. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine