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
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.