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Thyroid Diseases

1st Edition

Edited by Fabrizio Monaco

CRC Press

551 pages | 93 B/W Illus.

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In recent years, the clinical evolution of thyroid diseases has been studied exhaustively as new discoveries have been made about thyroid malfunction and the effective management of patients. Thyroid Diseases presents a comprehensive exposition of a range of disorders caused by thyroid dysfunction. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, the book is the first compendium in several decades to assemble a vast amount of data and research into one volume.

Following a methodological format, each chapter explores a different malady or condition. After defining the dysfunction or disease, the text presents the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical features, first and second level tests for diagnosis, first and second line therapies, prognosis, and recommendations for follow-up.

Highlighted topics include:

  • Transient forms of hyper- and hypothyroidism
  • Subclinical hyper- and hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid dysfunction during gestation and postpartum
  • The influence of iodine on the thyroid during pregnancy
  • The importance of drugs that modify thyroid function
  • Thyroid disrupters that affect thyroid homeostasis
  • The bimodal and/or transient development of some thyroid diseases
  • The evolution of diagnosis, priorities of therapies, and lifelong monitoring of patients

All of the contributors to this text pursued long periods of training in elite research laboratories. They are active investigators and well known in the international arena. The information presented in this volume is invaluable for practicing clinicians and those training in internal medicine, endocrinology, surgery, and other areas of medicine.

Table of Contents

Suggestions for a New Classification of Thyroid Diseases; F. Monaco

Diffuse and Nodular Goiter; F. Latrofa and P. Vitti

Acute Suppurative, Subacute, and Riedel’s Thyroiditis; S. Lio

Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis; S. Mariotti

Postpartum and Silent Thyroiditis; S. Mariotti

Single Thyroid Nodule; R. Elisei and E. Molinaro

Differentiated (Papillary and Follicular) and Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma; F. Pacini and M. G. CastagnaMedullary Thyroid Cancer and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2); F. Pacini

Thyroid Incidentaloma; R. Elisei and L. Agate

Adult Primary Hypothyroidism; C. Giuliani and F. Monaco

Congenital Neonatal Hypothyroidism; I. Bucci and C. Giuliani

Central Hypothyroidism; P. Beck-Peccoz and L. Persani

Congenital Dyshormonogenetic Goiter; C. Giuliani and I. Bucci

Syndromes of Reduced Sensitivity to Thyroid Hormones; P. Beck-Peccoz, I. Campi, and L. Persani

Transient Hypothyroidism; B. Biondi

Subclinical Hypothyroidism; B. Biondi

Hypothyroid Coma; G. Papi and A. Pontecorvi

Toxic Diffuse Goiter (Basedow-Graves’ Disease); L. Chiovato, F. Magri, and M. Rotondi

Toxic Multinodular Goiter; G. Napolitano and F. Monaco

Pretoxic and Toxic Autonomous Nodule; G. Napolitano and F. Monaco

Rare Forms of Thyrotoxicosis; E. Macchia, F. Bogazzi, L. Tomisti, and E. Martino

Transient Hyperthyroidism; B. Biondi

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism; B. Biondi

Thyrotoxic Crisis; G. Papi and A. Pontecorvi

The Thyroidologist in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); A. Bianchi and A. Pontecorvi

Thyroid Orbitopathy; L. Bartalena and M. L. Tanda

Thyroid Diseases in Pregnancy; F. Vermiglio, M. Moleti, and F. Trimarchi

Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy; M. Moleti, F. Vermiglio, and F. Trimarchi

Thyroid in the Elderly; S. Mariotti

Thyroid and Drugs; S. Benvenga, R. M. Ruggeri, and F. Trimarchi

Thyroid Disruptors; M. Centanni and S. C. Del Duca


About the Editor

Fabrizio Monaco is a professor of endocrinology at University G. d’Annunzio in Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He has taught and performed studies at a number of research and academic institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Along with 98 publications in international journals, he has written and edited a number of books on thyroid function and diseases.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine