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1st Edition

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
A Guide to Clinical Management

ISBN 9780367392864
Published September 5, 2019 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

Clearly presented and thoroughly up to date, this important text provides an overview of current knowledge of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - its etiology, pathology, and the implications for effective medical management. In contrast with existing titles, this book focuses on the difficulty in making an accurate diagnosis and the consequential problem of identifying the most effective program of management.

Key features:

* coherent approach, integrating international contributions
* first book on PCOS since the Rotterdam Consensus meeting
* focuses on clinical manifestations of disease, diagnostic criteria and options for management
* illustrated with tables, graphs and charts to explain physiologic principles.

Among the most important consequences of PCOS is infertility, and the authors provide clear guidance on the role of new assisted reproductive technologies to overcome this problem.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview  2. Defining the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  3. Epidemiology of PCOS  4. The Pathophysiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  5. The Genetics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  6. Body Image and Quality of Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  7. The Effects of Obesity and a Diet  8. Long Term Sequelae of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease  9. Long Term Sequelae of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Gynaecological Cancer  10. Disorders of the Pilosebaceous Unit: Hirsutism and Androgenic Alopecia  11. Acne  12. Menstrual Disturbances  13. The Management of Infertility Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  14. PCOS, Pregnancy and Miscarriage  15. Menopause

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