Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment

Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment

by Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
     
 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age. Providing a state-of-the-art analysis of the connection between insulin resistance and PCOS, this book comprehensively covers a range of topics. It provides an up-to-date and balanced overview of PCOS, with specific attention to the role of insulin resistance in its

Overview

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age. Providing a state-of-the-art analysis of the connection between insulin resistance and PCOS, this book comprehensively covers a range of topics. It provides an up-to-date and balanced overview of PCOS, with specific attention to the role of insulin resistance in its pathogenesis. It also examines diet and lifestyle factors in the aetiology and management of PCOS.

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Reviewer: Monica Mortensen, DO (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is an overview of the association between insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with a special focus on pathogenesis, evaluation, and treatment. The book also focuses on the other metabolic and fertility issues occurring in PCOS.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an up-to-date overview of PCOS and its metabolic consequences, specifically insulin resistance.
Audience: Although it can be used by students and residents, it is written primarily for practitioners whose focus is either in endocrinology or obstetrics/gynecology.
Features: The book discusses the pathogenesis of PCOS including both genetic and environmental factors that influence insulin resistance and PCOS. It reviews the complications and available therapeutic options. The chapters pertaining to adrenarche and the related genes are helpful. The only shortcoming is the organization of the chapters, which could have been better arranged for better flow of information.
Assessment: The book is useful and the information is current and relevant. As a pediatric endocrinologist, I found the obstetrics/gynecology chapters helpful, since I don't frequently manage the fertility issues of PCOS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617377631
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Series:
Contemporary Endocrinology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
475
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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