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.
* 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.
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