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Praise for the Third Edition:

"The Pituitary is comprehensive, authoritative and clearly presented. The choice of expert authors is excellent. This volume should be an important part of your endocrine library." —David L. Kleinberg, MD, NYU Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, New York, USA

Praise for the Second Edition:

"…it is an essential and important textbook for practicing endocrinologists and endocrine scientists, trainees in endocrinology, and those working with endocrinologists in the care of patients with pituitary disease, including pediatricians, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, and endocrine biochemists. It is a fitting tribute, indeed, to the gland that represents the "conductor of the endocrine orchestra." — The New England Journal of Medicine

New to the Third Edition: - Presents new major advances in molecular biology and physiology research of pituitary hormone production and action - Offers an in-depth look at the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and clinical syndromes resulting in perturbation of pituitary function - Covers all new major advances in the clinical management of pituitary disorders - A new chapter has been added on the Functional Development of the Pituitary Gland - Analyzes newly developed drugs and improved methods of delivering established medical managements for acromegaly and prolactinoma

About The Editor Dr. Melmed is an internationally recognized leader in pituitary medicine. He has published prolifically in both translational and clinical aspects of pituitary disease. His work has been recognized by consistent funding from the National Institutes of Health, and academic awards from the Endocrine Society, British Society of Endocrinology, and Fondation Ipsen. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Pituitary, a Master of the American College of Physicians and past President of the International Society of Endocrinology.

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Editorial Reviews

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SECOND EDITION:

"This excellent second edition is an update of the highly successful first edition of The Pituitary, published in 1995…All the chapters were written by leading experts in the field; a particularly welcome addition is a chapter dedicated to pituitary surgery, by Fahlbusch and colleagues. All the chapters have been successfully updated, and all are comprehensively referenced. The new edition describes recent developments in medical therapies for acromegaly (and thyrotropin-producing adenomas), especially the role of long-acting forms of somatostatin analogues and new growth hormone-receptor antagonists, as well as newer and more effective dopamine agonists for patients with prolactinoma. Inevitably, availability and licensing are subject to worldwide variations and differences in therapeutic practice. Not all the chapters recognize the differences between the United States and other parts of the world, especially Europe, in the availability of therapies that can be offered to patients with pituitary disease. The chapter on hypopituitarism does not fully address the various ways we can now deliver androgen replacement (and their pros and cons) and still mentions the use of extracts of animal thyroids in managing thyrotropin deficiency. There is an extensive discussion of growth hormone deficiency and its treatment with recombinant human growth hormone, but the sensitive and clinically critical issue of whether this expensive therapy should be prescribed for all adults with growth hormone deficiency or only for selected subgroups is avoided. These minor points should not detract from the view that this is a truly excellent book. It is clearly written, and nearly all of it is easy to read. I believe it is an essential and important textbook for practicing endocrinologists and endocrine scientists, trainees in endocrinology, and those working with endocrinologists in the care of patients with pituitary disease, including pediatricians, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, and endocrine biochemists. It is a fitting tribute, indeed, to the gland that represents the "conductor of the endocrine orchestra."

— The New England Journal of Medicine FIRST EDITION:

"I strongly recommend this book. It fills a void in literature by providing in-depth coverage of the pituitary. The book will serve endocrinologists as a source of information on the various aspects of pituitary disease, blending clinical and basic science into a cohesive and comprehensive story." — New England Journal of Medicine, December 1995

"The depth of treatment is impressive throughout and all chapters are highly readable…this book is well worth its price." — Journal of Neurosurgery, January 1996

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123809261
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Hypothalamic-Pituitary Function

1. Functional Anatomy of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis

Shlomo Melmed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

2. Adrenocorticotropin

Mark A. Herman, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Joseph A. Majzoub, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Division of Endocrinology, Boston

3. Growth Hormone

Vivien S. Herman-Bonert, UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Los Angeles

Shlomo Melmed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

4. Prolactin

Mark E. Molitch, Northwestern University Medical School, Center for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine

5. Thyroid-stimulating Hormone

Chester E. Ridgway, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Division of Endocrinology

6. Follicle-stimulating Hormone and Leutinizing Hormone

Ronald S. Swerdloff, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology

Shalender Bhasin, Drew University School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine

7. The Posterior Pituitary

Daniel G. Bichet, University of Montreal, Department of Medicine, Montreal

Section 2 Hypothalamic-Pituitary Dysfunction

8. The Hypothalamus

Glenn D. Braunstein, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles

9. Anterior Pituitary Failure

Charles F. Abboud, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Medical School, Rochester

Sect. 3 Pituitary Tumors

10. Pituitary Surgery

Rudolf Fahlbusch, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany

11. Radiation and Non-surgical Management of the Pituitary

Laurence Katznelson, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

12. Acromegaly

Shlomo Melmed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

13. Prolactinoma

Mark E. Molitch, Northwestern University Medical School, Center for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine

14. Cushing's Disease

Lynn Loriaux , Oregon Health & Science University, Chair, Department of Medicine, Portland

Jean–Pierre Luton, Professor of Endocrinology, Cochin Medical School, University Rene Decartes, Paris, France

15. Thyrotropin-secreting Pituitary Tumors

Shlomo Melmed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

16. Gonadotroph Adenomas

Margaret E. Wierman, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Division of Endocrinology, Denver

Peter J. Snyder, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia

17. Other Piuitary Lesions

Stephen A. Geller, UCLA, School of Medicine, Los Angeles

Section 4 Pituitary Disease in Systemic Disorders

18. Pituitary Function in Systemic Disorders

William F. Chandler, University of Michigan, Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center, Ann Arbor

19. The Pituitary Gland in Pregnancy and the Puerperium

Errol R. Norwitz, Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New Haven

20. Drugs and Pituitary Function

Elizabeth Ginsberg, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University Medical School

Section 5 Diagnostic Procedures

21. Pituitary Imaging

Barry D. Pressman, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chief, Section of Neuroradiology and Chairman, Department of Imaging, Los Angeles

22. Neuro-ophthalmologic Evaluation of Pituitary Disorders

Anthony C. Arnold, UCLA, Department of Opthalmology, Los Angeles

23. Evaluation of Normal Pituitary Function

Gillian L. Booth, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

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