816 pages | 163 B/W Illus.
Celebrating more than twenty years as the single best source in the field, this Fifth Edition has now expanded into two cornerstone volumes with 53 fully inclusive chapters and 73 renowned contributors that comprehensively address every topic and trend relevant to the identification, diagnosis, and management of endocrine and endocrine-related disorders in children. Substantially revised, the Fifth Edition reflects the current state of the field and analyzes the frequent clinical ailments affecting children. The partner volume covers obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance and hypoglycemia. This text is devoted to the diseases of the endocrine glands, including disorders of growth, the adrenal cortex and medulla, as well as sexual differentiation, thyroid, and parathyroid conditions and fluid balance alterations.
"…Pediatric Endocrinology is characterized by an exceptional blend of rigorous scholarship and pragmatism….I congratulate Dr. Lifshitz on admirable accomplishing the monumental task of editing…a textbook of this magnitude and complexity and ensuring that each chapter meets his exacting standards of scholarship, clinical relevance, and clarity of exposition."
-Joseph I. Wolfsdorf, Children's Hospital Boston, and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (from the foreword)
"…this [textbook] provides the reader with…an update on the latest developments in the field of pediatric endocrinology whil also providing practical information on how this knowledge can be applied to patient care."
-Janet Silverstein, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, U.S.A. (from the foreword)
"…guides the clinician through thoughtful discussions of the various clinical manifestations of hormone imbalances… This outstanding textbook is of interest to both practicing endocrinologists and general pediatricians. Both groups will be informed and stimulated by its content."
-New England Journal of Medicine(for previous edition)
"…a useful clinical guide and entry into the field for pediatricians and house staff; it should be a part of every pediatric department library."
-Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (for previous edition)
"…a textbook worth the investment, and handy to have on the shelf for both pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists alike."-Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism (for previous edition)
tbook worth the investment, and handy to have on the shelf for both pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists alike."-Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism (for previous edition)
GROWTH & GROWTH DISORDERS. Worrisome Growth. Idiopathic Short Stature. Hypopituitarism and Other Disorders of the Growth Hormone (GH) Insulin Like Growth Factors-I (IGF-I) Axis. Growth Hormone Deficiency in the Adult. Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Growth Hormone Treatment. The Skeletal Dysplasias. Overgrowth Syndromes: Evaluation & Management of the Child with Excessive Growth. ADRENAL DISORDERS & SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT ABNORMALITIES. Adrenal Cortex: Hypo and Hyperfunction. An Update of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Disorders of the Adrenal Medulla- Catecholamine Producing Tumors in Childhood. Puberty & Its Disorders. Turner Syndrome. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Hirsutism. Menstrual Disorders in Adolescents. Disorders of Sexual Differentiation. THYROID DISORDERS. Thyroid Disorders of Infancy. Hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism. Thyromegaly. Thyroid Nodules and Cancers in Children. DISORDERS OF CALCIUM & MINERAL METABOLISM. Calcium Disorders in Children. Neonatal Calcium. Phosphorus & Magnesium Disorders. Rickets & Osteoporosis. Syndromes with Brittle Bones, Hyperostotic Bone Diseases & Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone. MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS. Abnormal Endocrine Test Results Due to Non-endocrine Conditions. Autoimmune Endocrinopathies. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias. Endocrine Tumors. Disorders of Water Homeostasis. Endocrine Disorders after Cancer Therapy. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS & RESOURCES. Radiation Terrorism. Using the Web to Obtain Information on Genetic and Hormone Disorders. Hormonal Dynamic Tests & Genetic Tests Used in Pediatric Endocrinology