The thoroughly updated Endocrine Secrets, 6th Edition continues the tradition of the highly popular Secrets Series®, offering fast answers to the most essential clinical endocrinology questions. A user-friendly Q&A format, replete with valuable pearls, tips, and memory aids, helps you to learn and study efficiently. It all adds up to a perfect concise board review or handy clinical endocrinology resource.

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The thoroughly updated Endocrine Secrets, 6th Edition continues the tradition of the highly popular Secrets Series®, offering fast answers to the most essential clinical endocrinology questions. A user-friendly Q&A format, replete with valuable pearls, tips, and memory aids, helps you to learn and study efficiently. It all adds up to a perfect concise board review or handy clinical endocrinology resource.

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  • Expedite your reference and review with a question-and-answer format that's conversational and easy to read.
  • Zero in on key information with bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from prominent endocrinologists, and "Key Points" boxes that provide a concise overview of important board-relevant content.
  • Quickly review essential material with a chapter containing the "Top 100 Secrets" in endocrinology.
  • Take your Secrets anywhere thanks to a convenient, pocket-sized design!
  • Remain at the forefront of medical endocrinology with updates on new techniques and technologies, as well as changing treatment options and drug information.
  • Equip yourself for effective practice with coverage of the most current developments in obesity management, weight loss drugs, and bariatric surgery; the newest guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus; and much more.
  • Make use of practical tips on intensive insulin therapy, and apply evidence-based techniques to achieve appropriate glucose control in hospitalized patients and effectively manage thyroid cancer.
  • Access the latest research concerning the benefits and risks of the wide range of osteoporosis therapies.
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Reviewer: Renee Simon Aronsohn, MD (University of Chicago Hospitals)
Description: This book offers a thorough yet concise and easy-to-read summary of the major endocrine topic areas. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide trainees with pertinent, accessible, and practical knowledge for both the inpatient and outpatient practice of endocrinology, as well as to serve as a first step for board review and didactic conference preparation. The objective is a worthy one, and the book succeeds in providing just enough, but not too much, detail on numerous topic areas.
Audience: The book appears targeted at trainees at all levels, as well as those actively practicing in the endocrinology subspecialty. The contributing authors' level of training and backgrounds vary, ranging from medical residents and fellows to private practitioners and academicians.
Features: The major and many of the lesser known topic areas in endocrinology are covered. Each chapter is organized as a list of questions and answers, which is an effective format for conveying the salient information and issues. Each chapter also includes a list of key points, providing a quick and useful way to review and consolidate the material. The numerous tables, references, and websites included in each chapter are particularly useful. The book also includes the "Top 100 Secrets" list as well as miscellaneous chapters on famous people with endocrine disorders and interesting endocrine facts and figures, which are entertaining but less useful than the rest of the book.
Assessment: The book succeeds in achieving an effective balance of concision and detail. It is a must-have for endocrinology fellows in training, although its use as a board review is limited. That said, practicing endocrinologists also may find it useful as a way to efficiently review the less common subject areas. This edition is more up-to-date and provides improved text and tables, which would warrant replacing the previous edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455753253
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Series: Secrets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,442,861
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Section 1: Fuel Metabolism

1. Diabetes Mellitus

Marissa Grotzke Robert E. Jones

2. Acute and Chronic Complications of Diabetes

Robert E. Jones, Marissa Grotzke

3. Intensive Insulin Therapy

Jennifer Trujillo

4. Inpatient Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

Stacey Seggelke, Boris Draznin

5. Diabetes in Pregnancy

Linda A. Barbour

6. Lipid Disorders

Emily Schroeder and Michael McDermott

7. Obesity

Elizabeth A. Thomas, Daniel Bessesen

Section 2: Bone and Mineral Disorders

8. Osteoporosis

Michael McDermott

9. Glucocorticoid -Induced Osteoporosis

Michael McDermott

10. Measurement of Bone Mass

William E. Duncan

11. Osteomalacia, Rickets, and Vitamin D Insufficiency William E. Duncan

12. Paget's Disease of Bone

William E. Duncan

13. Hypercalcemia

Leonard R. Sanders, MD, FACP

14. Hyperparathyroidism

Leonard R. Sanders, MD, FACP

15. Hypercalcemia of Malignancy

Michael McDermott

16. Hypocalcemia

Reed S. Christensen, Kimberly Zibert

17. Nephrolithiasis

Leonard R. Sanders, MD, FACP

Section 3: Pituitary and Hypothalamic Disorders

18. Pituitary Insufficiency

John J. Orrego

19. Nonfunctioning Pituitary Tumors

Michael McDermott

20. Prolactin Secreting Pituitary Tumors

Virginia Sarapura

21. Growth Hormone Secreting Pituitary Tumors

Mary Samuels

22. Glycoprotein Secreting Pituitary Tumors

Robert Smallridge, Shon Meek and Ana Chindris

23. Cushing's Syndrome

Mary Samuels

24. Water Metabolism

Leonard R. Sanders, MD, FACP

25. Disorders of Growth

Phil Zeitler

26. Growth Hormone Use and Abuse

Homer Lemar Jr., Vanya D. Wagler, Samir J. Patel

Section 4: Adrenal Disorders

27. Primary Aldosteronism

Arnold A. Asp

28. Pheochromocytoma

Arnold A. Asp

29. Adrenal Malignancies

Michael McDermott

30. Adrenal Insufficiency

Emily Schroeder and Cecilia C. Low Wang

31. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Jason Daily, Robert Vigersky

Section 5: Thyroid Disorders

32. Thyroid Testing

Michael McDermott

33. Hyperthyroidism

Thanh D. Hoang Henry B. Burch

34. Hypothyroidism

Katherine Weber and Bryan R. Haugen

35. Thyroiditis

Robert Smallridge, Shon Meek and Ana Chindris

36. Thyroid Nodules and Goiter

William Georgitis

37. Thyroid Cancer

Joshua Klopper

38. Thyroid Emergencies

Michael McDermott

39. Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

Michael McDermott

40. Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

Beret Casey

41. Psychiatric Disorders and Thyroid Disease

James Hennessey, Alexandra L. Migdal, M.D. Section 6: Reporductive Endocrinology

42. Disorders of Sexual Differentiation

Robert Slover, Anil Piya

43. Disorders of Puberty

Sharon H. Travers and Scott A. Clements

44. Male Hypogonadism

Sky Graybill and Robert Vigersky,

45. Impotence

Robert Vigersky, Peter McIntyre

46. Gynecomastia

Micol Rothman, Mark Bridentsine and Brenda Bell

47. Amenorrhea

Micol Rothman, Margaret Wierman

48. Hirsutism and Virilization

Tamis M. Bright

49. Menopause

Wesley Nuffer

50. Use and Abuse of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and Androgen Precursors Homer Lemar Jr, . Amy A. Yau, Ryan M. Decort, Stephanie B. Ng

Section 7: Miscellaneous Topics

51. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

Arnold A. Asp

52. Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes

Arnold A. Asp

53. Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors

Michael McDermott

54. Carcinoid Syndrome

Michael McDermott

55. Cutaneous Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus and Thyroid Disease

James E. Fitzpatrick and Gary Goldenberg 56. Aging and Endocrinology

Heather Brooks, Sandra Indacochea Sobel, Robert S. Schwartz, M.D. and Wendy M. Kohrt, Ph.D.

57. Endocrine Surgery

Christopher Raeburn, Jonathan Schoen, M.D and Robert C. McIntyre, Jr.

58. Endocrinology in the Managed Care Environment

Elliot G. Levy

59. Sleep and Endocrinology

Roger Piepenbrink and William C. Frey

60. Endocrine Case Studies

Michael McDermott

61. Famous People with Endocrine Disorders

Pratima Kumar, Kenneth J. Simcic and Michael T. McDermott

62. Intresting Endocrine Facts and Figures

Michael McDermott

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