Greenspan's Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, Ninth Edition / Edition 9 by David Gardner, Dolores Shoback | | 9780071784979 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Greenspan's Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, Ninth Edition

Greenspan's Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, Ninth Edition

by David Gardner, Dolores Shoback
     
 

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The renowned one-stop guide to the entire field of clinical endocrinology and its scientific underpinnings – now in full color

270+ full-color photographs and illustrations!

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This is an excellent overview of the basic physiology and clinical

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The renowned one-stop guide to the entire field of clinical endocrinology and its scientific underpinnings – now in full color

270+ full-color photographs and illustrations!

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This is an excellent overview of the basic physiology and clinical aspects of endocrinology for trainees. The size of the book and the well-written text, supported by visual aids, make this a convenient book to read and develop a beginning foundation in endocrinology."--Doody's Review Service

Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology, 9e delivers a succinct, leading-edge overview of the underlying molecular biology of the endocrine system and the latest perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases and disorders. Featuring an enhanced design that includes hundreds of full-color illustrations and clinical photographs, Greenspan’s is a true must-have during traditional or integrated courses in endocrinology, endocrinology rotation, or for exam prep in internal medicine and endocrinology.

Greenspan’s provides clinically relevant coverage of metabolic bone disease, pancreatic hormones and diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, obesity, geriatric endocrinology, and many other diseases and disorders. Supporting this essential material is a handy appendix of normal hormone reference ranges.

Features

  • Concise, balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical principles
  • The best source for current concepts in endocrine pathophysiology to aid clinical decision making
  • Important new approaches to the medical management of endocrine disorders, including therapeutic recommendations
  • The most practical, current insights into diagnostic testing
  • More than 270 full-color illustrations and clinical photographs

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Sharon H Chou, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a concise but thorough overview of the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of each endocrine gland, with an emphasis on diagnostic testing and specific treatment guidelines.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate trainees and to help guide management of endocrine patients.
Audience: It is intended for trainees. As an endocrinology fellow, I feel it is appropriate for this level.
Features: The book systematically reviews the embryology and anatomy of each endocrine gland briefly and then describes normal physiology. A detailed review of the clinical evaluation of the endocrine gland, the associated diseases, and their management follows. The book not only thoroughly describes how to perform and interpret diagnostic tests, it also explains when these tests are most helpful in narrowing down the differential diagnosis. The overview of each clinical disease is brief, but with an emphasis on management, which can be very specific. Chapters cover the endocrinologic management of specific clinical conditions, including the endocrinology of pregnancy, geriatric endocrinology, and AIDS endocrinopathies. A variety of visual aids, including photographs of clinical signs, radiographic images, cartoons, and graphs, support the text. The appendix includes the normal values for a wide variety of hormone levels by sex and age, as appropriate. However, the index does not quite capture all the content. It also would be helpful if the book referred readers to major society guidelines, when applicable.
Assessment: This is an excellent overview of the basic physiology and clinical aspects of endocrinology for trainees. The size of the book and the well-written text, supported by visual aids, make this a convenient book to read and develop a beginning foundation in endocrinology, to be supplemented by journal articles, more topic-specific reference books, and larger reference books (i.e. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 12th edition, Melmed et al. (Elsevier, 2011)). This update is definitely necessary given the rapid progress in medicine in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071784979
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
07/08/2011
Series:
LANGE Clinical Medicine
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
880
File size:
85 MB
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Meet the Author

David G. Gardner, MD, MS
Mount Zion Health Fund Distinguished Professor of
Endocrinology and Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Medicine and Diabetes Center
University of California, San Francisco

Dolores Shoback, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Staff Physician, Endocrine-Metabolism Section
Department of Medicine
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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