2nd Edition

Endocrinology in Clinical Practice

Edited By Philip E. Harris, Pierre-Marc G. Bouloux Copyright 2013
    604 Pages 187 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    604 Pages 187 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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.

    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


    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.