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Oxford American Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Oxford American Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

by Boris Draznin
     
 

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The discipline of Endocrinology encompasses diabetes and obesity, two of the most common and pressing health care concerns today. The Oxford American Handbook of Endocrinology & Diabetes concisely reviews the entire discipline, providing a wealth of daily help for students and residents managing patients with diabetes and obesity as well as reproductive and

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The discipline of Endocrinology encompasses diabetes and obesity, two of the most common and pressing health care concerns today. The Oxford American Handbook of Endocrinology & Diabetes concisely reviews the entire discipline, providing a wealth of daily help for students and residents managing patients with diabetes and obesity as well as reproductive and neuroendocrine disorders, pediatric endocrinology, and problems of the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Key topics such as genetics, therapeutic agents, and results of major clinical trials are included, all in a compact and easily-navigable package.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Rebecca Brown, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This quick-access handbook covers a wide range of endocrine disorders, offering brief discussions of physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management. About the size of a trade paperback, it is meant for easy transport. The U.K. version was published in 2009.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide concise, organized, and up-to-date information about endocrine disorders. It is not meant to replace a comprehensive endocrine textbook. In a time when textbooks become outdated quickly, the authors' objective of providing current information is worthy.
Audience: Students, residents, and specialists managing patients with endocrine and metabolic diseases are the intended audience, which is appropriate.
Features: A detailed table of contents thoroughly outlines the topics covered in each of the 13 sections. In fact, this is one of the best parts of the book — readers can use the table of contents page at the front of the book or the index at the back to quickly locate a particular subject. Each topic is treated very briefly, but many sections have further reading references for those who would like more information. Although there are many tables, one shortcoming of the book is the lack of pictures.
Assessment: This is useful for its designated purpose — as a handbook of up-to-date information on endocrine disorders. However, some readers, especially specialists in the field, may find it too brief.
From the Publisher
"This is useful for its designated purpose — as a handbook of up-to-date information on endocrine disorders." — Doody's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195374285
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine Series
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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BD: Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, ACOS for R&D, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, ColoradoSE: Director of Clinical Research, Osteoporosis and Bone Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Bronx Medical Center, New York

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