536 pages | 141 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 covers the most up-to-date appraisal of obesity in the pediatric population, as well as examines the latest breakthroughs in the care of diabetes, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, and hypoglycemic syndromes. This Fifth Edition also devotes chapters 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 diseases.
"…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)
OBESITY. Obesity in Children. Treatment of Childhood Obesity. DIABETES. Diagnosis & Classification of Diabetes in Children. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children. Diabetes Autoimmunity. Management of the Child with Type 1 Diabetes. Practical Aspects of Diabetic Care. Hyperglycemic Comas in Children. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Genetic & Atypical Diabetes Mellitus. INSULIN RESISTANCE AND ITS COMPLICATIONS. Insulin Resistance Syndrome. Low Birth Weight & Endocrine Dysfunction in Post-Natal Life. Hypertension in Children: Endocrine Considerations. Lipid Disorders in Children & Adolescents. HYPOGLYCEMIA. Hypoglycemia in Children. Neonatal Hypoglycemia. Emergencies of Inborn Metabolic Disease. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS & RESOURCES. Private Pediatric Endocrine Practice. Clinical Research. Reference Charts and Tables