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Overview

Complete how-to-guidance on the evaluation and treatment of endocrine disorders in children

"Edited and written by eminent pediatric endocrinologists, this is at present the best book for fellows in training and pediatricians in practice. It comprises in 11 chapters a concise treatise of pediatric

endocrine diseases, well written, easy readable, helped by titles and headings in color. Highly illustrated in color and with up-to-date references, it is highly recommended."—Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"This is a truly useful book for all physicians who care for young patients with endocrine disorders....In creating a how-to guide while breaking down the molecular mechanisms of endocrine diseases, it fills a gap in currently available pediatric endocrinology literature....This excellent book makes it possible for busy first-year endocrinology fellows to gain a broad understanding of the pertinent topics in this field."—Doody's Review Service

Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology is an outstanding clinical analysis and decision-making tool for those treating endocrine problems in children. Featuring an innovative problem-oriented approach, this well-illustrated, full-color guide skillfully integrates pathophysiology with clinical management. Numerous figures illustrate the principles of normal and abnormal physiology and treatment rationale and effects.

No other resource offers this concise yet comprehensive review of current knowledge, links these concepts with analysis of clinical situations, and provides such practical recommendations for rational and efficient evaluation and treatment of children with endocrine disorders.

Pediatric Practice: Endocrinology opens with an introductory chapter that clarifies the link between genetics, cell biology, and physiology with pathophysiology to provide a clear overview of the endocrine system. Subsequent chapters cover disorders of growth, water metabolism, thyroid and adrenal glands, bone and mineral metabolism, puberty, sex development, obesity, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on care of the patient, with the goal of optimizing care and improving the medical management and outcomes for these patients. More than 300 full-color images, figures, and tables enhance the presentation.

Features of the Pediatric Practice Series:

  • Tips that tell you what you must know—and what you must do—at every stage of care
  • Diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • "When to Refer" boxes examine all the relevant clinical considerations
  • Diagnostic Tests—with a realistic emphasis on the right tests to order
  • Medical Treatment coverage that includes drugs, dosages, and administration in an easy-to-read tabular format
  • Convenient icons and a consistent chapter design
  • Numerous clinical color photos and didactic diagrams
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Brigid Gregg, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This up-to-date and comprehensive guide to pediatric endocrinology moves from the pathogenesis of endocrine diseases to available treatment options while pointing out when generalists might want to call a consultant. This is a truly useful book for all physicians who care for young patients with endocrine disorders.
Purpose: This is a practical guide to the clinical practice of pediatric endocrinology which is easy to understand and to the point. As the preface points out, gifted teachers are those who can explain complex concepts in an accessible manner. The book certainly accomplishes this goal. In creating a how-to guide while breaking down the molecular mechanisms of endocrine diseases, it fills a gap in currently available pediatric endocrinology literature.
Audience: Both general practitioners and pediatric endocrinologists will find this useful. Several of the chapter authors from the most well-known pediatric endocrinology textbook also author chapters in this book, making it both accessible and authoritative.
Features: "In presenting a comprehensive look at the field of pediatric endocrinology, the book uses a modern format complete with treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as lists of current websites dedicated to particular topics. The book also clearly outlines when to consult an endocrinologist, which is useful information for both generalists to know and specialists to convey. Another strength of the book is the proportion that is dedicated to diabetes, as the care of diabetic patients comprises a significant amount of the clinical work of pediatric endocrinologists. One shortcoming is the lack of comprehensive coverage of Turner syndrome, since these patients are often chiefly cared for by pediatric endocrinologists. "
Assessment: This excellent book makes it possible for busy first-year endocrinology fellows to gain a broad understanding of the pertinent topics in this field. It takes its place in the literature as more practical and streamlined than the textbook Pediatric Endocrinology, 3rd edition, Sperling (Elsevier, 2008), while being a more comprehensive teaching tool than the pocket handbook Pediatric Endocrinology, Styne (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004). If it could be made slightly smaller and paperback (like The Harriet Lane Handbook, 18th edition, Custer and Rau (Elsevier, 2009)) it would be a must-have reference for all pediatric endocrinology fellows.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Brigid Gregg, MD(University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description:This up-to-date and comprehensive guide to pediatric endocrinology moves from the pathogenesis of endocrine diseases to available treatment options while pointing out when generalists might want to call a consultant. This is a truly useful book for all physicians who care for young patients with endocrine disorders.
Purpose:This is a practical guide to the clinical practice of pediatric endocrinology which is easy to understand and to the point. As the preface points out, gifted teachers are those who can explain complex concepts in an accessible manner. The book certainly accomplishes this goal. In creating a how-to guide while breaking down the molecular mechanisms of endocrine diseases, it fills a gap in currently available pediatric endocrinology literature.
Audience:Both general practitioners and pediatric endocrinologists will find this useful. Several of the chapter authors from the most well-known pediatric endocrinology textbook also author chapters in this book, making it both accessible and authoritative.
Features:In presenting a comprehensive look at the field of pediatric endocrinology, the book uses a modern format complete with treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as lists of current websites dedicated to particular topics. The book also clearly outlines when to consult an endocrinologist, which is useful information for both generalists to know and specialists to convey. Another strength of the book is the proportion that is dedicated to diabetes, as the care of diabetic patients comprises a significant amount of the clinical work of pediatric endocrinologists. One shortcoming is the lack of comprehensive coverage of Turner syndrome, since these patients are often chiefly cared for by pediatric endocrinologists.
Assessment:This excellent book makes it possible for busy first-year endocrinology fellows to gain a broad understanding of the pertinent topics in this field. It takes its place in the literature as more practical and streamlined than the textbook Pediatric Endocrinology, 3rd edition, Sperling (Elsevier, 2008), while being a more comprehensive teaching tool than the pocket handbook Pediatric Endocrinology, Styne (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004). If it could be made slightly smaller and paperback (like The Harriet Lane Handbook, 18th edition, Custer and Rau (Elsevier, 2009)) it would be a must-have reference for all pediatric endocrinology fellows.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Brigid Gregg, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This up-to-date and comprehensive guide to pediatric endocrinology moves from the pathogenesis of endocrine diseases to available treatment options while pointing out when generalists might want to call a consultant. This is a truly useful book for all physicians who care for young patients with endocrine disorders.
Purpose: This is a practical guide to the clinical practice of pediatric endocrinology which is easy to understand and to the point. As the preface points out, gifted teachers are those who can explain complex concepts in an accessible manner. The book certainly accomplishes this goal. In creating a how-to guide while breaking down the molecular mechanisms of endocrine diseases, it fills a gap in currently available pediatric endocrinology literature.
Audience: Both general practitioners and pediatric endocrinologists will find this useful. Several of the chapter authors from the most well-known pediatric endocrinology textbook also author chapters in this book, making it both accessible and authoritative.
Features: In presenting a comprehensive look at the field of pediatric endocrinology, the book uses a modern format complete with treatment and diagnostic algorithms as well as lists of current websites dedicated to particular topics. The book also clearly outlines when to consult an endocrinologist, which is useful information for both generalists to know and specialists to convey. Another strength of the book is the proportion that is dedicated to diabetes, as the care of diabetic patients comprises a significant amount of the clinical work of pediatric endocrinologists. One shortcoming is the lack of comprehensive coverage of Turner syndrome, since these patients are often chiefly cared for by pediatric endocrinologists.
Assessment: This excellent book makes it possible for busy first-year endocrinology fellows to gain a broad understanding of the pertinent topics in this field. It takes its place in the literature as more practical and streamlined than the textbook Pediatric Endocrinology , 3rd edition, Sperling (Elsevier, 2008) , while being a more comprehensive teaching tool than the pocket handbook Pediatric Endocrinology , Styne (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004). If it could be made slightly smaller and paperback (like The Harriet Lane Handbook , 18th edition, Custer and Rau (Elsevier, 2009) ) it would be a must-have reference for all pediatric endocrinology fellows.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071605915
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/9/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Kappy, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Section Head, Endocrinology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Division of Endocrinology, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Denver CO.

David B. Allen, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Head of Endocrinology, Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship Training Program, UW American Family Children's Hospital, Madison, WI.

Mitchell E. Geffner, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Fellowship Training, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. General Concepts and Physiology, Kathleen Bethin and John S. Fugua
2. Normal Growth and Growth Disorders, Lindsey E. Nicol, David B. Allen, Paul Czernichow, and Philip Zeitler
3. Posterior Pituitary and Disorders of Water Metabolism, Abhinash Srivatsa, Joseph A. Majzoub, and Michael S. Kappy
4. Thyroid, Stephen A. Huang
5. Adrenal Disorders, Patricia A. Donohoue
6. Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Andrea Kelly and Michael A. Levine
7. Puberty, Jon M. Nakamoto, Sherry L. Franklin, and Mitchell E. Geffner
8. Disorders of Sex Development, Peter A. Lee, Selma F. Witchel, Alan D. Rogol, and Christopher P. Houk
9. Obesity, Lisa D. Madison and Bruce A. Boston
10. Diabetes Mellitus
Part A: Introduction to Diabetes, David W. Cooke, Leslie Plotnick, Dana Dabelea, Georgeanna J. Klingensmith, Lisa Gallo, Janet H. Silverstein, and William Winter
Part B: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, David W. Cooke and Leslie Plotnick
Part C: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Dana Dabelea and Georgeanna J. Klingensmith
Part D: Other Specific Types of Diabetes Mellitus and Causes of Hyperglycemia, Lisa Gallo, Janet H. Silverstein, and William Winter
11. Hypoglycemia, Robert J. Ferry, Jr. and David B. Allen
Index

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