Manual of Endocrinology and Metabolism / Edition 4

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Now in its Fourth Edition, this SpiralĀ® Manual presents clinical information and protocols in outline format for evaluation and treatment of most endocrine disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. This thoroughly updated edition includes an introduction to risk assessment and screening and results of recent clinical trials and their implications for treatment and prevention. Also included are summaries of recent guidelines from the Endocrine Society and the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology for prevention and management of many endocrine disorders including diabetes, growth hormone deficiency, dysmetabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, and obesity. New chapters focus on comorbidities of Type II diabetes mellitus in children and use of growth hormone in adults.

Appropriate for: Medical Students, Internal Medicine Residents.

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Reviewer: Robert Michael Sargis, M.D., Ph.D.(University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is the fourth edition of an excellent and efficiently formatted handbook that allows for rapid review of most of the key topics in the field of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
Purpose: The book attempts to cover topics in a manner that allows for quick review of relevant issues as well as guidance on management of endocrine problems. The editor and authors do an excellent job of meeting this worthy goal with chapters that are complete with diagnostic and therapeutic considerations as well as explanations of the underlying pathophysiology. Topics reviewed cover the spectrum of endocrine diseases from pediatric to adult to reproduction, providing sufficient breadth and depth to meet the needs of many audiences.
Audience: Residents and junior fellows will likely find this book of greatest utility and will appreciate the succinct reviews and practical information useful for patient management. Others with knowledge or interest in the field may also appreciate how efficient the book is for finding useful information from first-rate authors.
Features: Chapters cover every major endocrine system, and with specific chapters devoted to issues in pediatric and reproductive endocrinology, the book does an excellent job of covering topics across the lifespan. The special emphasis on prevention and reversibility is particularly useful in the clinical setting. Because the book has been created to review all of endocrinology in a very concise format, it extensively uses tables and figures to convey a wide range of information. These tables and figures allow for rapid generation of a differential diagnosis and diagnostic algorithm that clinical fellows will find quite useful for patient management. The chapters also include very practical information to handle endocrine problems in the clinic or hospital. The chapter on diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), for instance, provides very clear instructions on how to treat patients with DKA using well-defined treatment goals and methods for achieving them. Because the book is meant to cover such a wide array of topics in relatively limited space, the discussions cannot be exhaustive and specific nuances of endocrine diseases may not be covered. It is also a little dense for a pocket book. Overall, however, it makes for an excellent quick desk reference for the office or clinic.
Assessment: The fourth edition of this manual does an excellent job of bringing students, residents, and fellows up to speed on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the breadth of endocrine diseases that span the lifespan. This would be an excellent choice for those looking for quick and practical reviews of endocrine topics to help care for patients in the hospital or in the clinic. The book is extremely well organized with chapters that allow users to get to the information they need quickly and efficiently.
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Table of Contents

BASIC SCIENCE OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY: Molecular Endocrine Laboratory / Hormone-resistant States / Genetics of Endocrinology
HYPOTHALMIC-PITUITARY DYSFUNCTION: Anterior Pituitary Diseases / Clinical Disorders of Vasopressin / Pituitary Disorders in Children / The Pituitary Gland and Growth Failure / The Role of IGF-1 in a Selective Population of Short Children / Growth Hormone in Adults / Prolactin / Endocrinology of Psychiatric Disorders
ADRENAL DISORDERS: The Adrenal Cortex and Mineralocorticoid Hypertension / Pheochromocytomas / Neuroblastoma / Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia / Hormonal Hypertension / Essential or Primary Hypertension in Children / Adrenal Steroid Excess in Childhood / Adrenal Insufficiency in Childhood
DISORDERS OF THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM: Ambiguous Genitalia / Precocious, Early, and Delayed Female Pubertal Development / Female Reproductive Endocrinology in Adults / Disorders of Sexual Development in the Pediatric and Adolescent Male / Male Reproductive Disorders in Adults
MINERAL DISORDERS: Disorders of Calcitropic Hormones in Adults / Metabolic Bone Disease / Bone and Mineral Disorders of Childhood
THYROID DISORDERS: Evaluation of Thyroid Function / Thyroiditis / Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism / Thyroid Tumors in Adults / Thyroid Cancer in Children / Newborn Thyroid Disorders and Screening / Thyroid Disorders in Children and Adolescents
METABOLIC DISORDERS: Hypoglycemia in Infants and Children / Hypoglycemia in Adults / Obesity / Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
INBORN ERRORS OF METABOLISM: Introduction to Inborn Errors of Metabolism / Glycogen Storage Diseases
DIABETES MELLITUS: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Therapy of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus / Diagnosis and Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus / Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State / Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Obesity, Dyslipidemia, and Syndrome X in Children / Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus / Overlay Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Is Type 1.5 Diabetes a Necessary Diagnostic Entity? / Preexisting Diabetes and Pregnancy / Diabetes Mellitus: Recent Developments and Clinical Implications / Diabetes Mellitus and the Geriatric Patient
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY: Endocrine Diseases in Pregnancy / Hormones and Aging / APUD Syndromes / Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN Syndromes) / Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Endocrinology / Surgery for Endocrine Disorders / Dermatologic Manifestations of Endocrine Disorders / Autoimmune Endocrine Syndromes / Management of Some Hormone-Dependent Cancers with Analogs of Hypothalamic Hormones
APPENDICES: Protocols for Stimulation and Suppression Tests Commonly Used in Clinical Endocrinology / Normal Reference Laboratory Values for Endocrine Chemistry

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