Endocrinology has been written to meet the requirements of today's
trainee doctors and the demands of an increasing number of degree courses in
health and biomedical sciences, and allied subjects. It is a truly integrated
text using large numbers of real clinical cases to introduce the basic
biochemistry, physiology and pathophysiology underlying endocrine disorders and
also the principles of clinical diagnosis and treatment.
book explains a selected number of hot topics in endocrine and hormone-related
pathologies, discussed by eminent scientists and clinicians coming from
different countries of the world. It deals with advanced recent trends in the
field, including neuroendocrine and pituitary tumors, thyroid dysfunctions,
obesity, cancer, diabetes and a series of endocrine-related diseases, such as
those related to the anabolic effects of testosterone, the liver complications
of diabetes and the pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes
are increasing worldwide problems. In this book we reviewed factors that
contribute to glucose homeostasis and the pathogenesis of Type 2 diabetes. In
addition the book addresses current strategies for treatment of Type 2
This book covers the
following topics: Principles of Endocrinology, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid
Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, Polyglandular Deficiency Syndromes, Porphyrias,
Fluid Metabolism, Electrolyte Disorders, Acid-Base Regulation and Disorders,
Diabetes Mellitus and Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism, Lipid Disorders,
Amyloidosis, Carcinoid Tumors and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes.
The Endocrine Sequence
teaches the basic principles of hormone secretion and action and the clinical
disorders which result from abnormalities of hormonal activity.Emphasis will be
placed on understanding pathophysiology and being able to use general principles
in endocrine phsyiology or in the management of endocrine disorders in
consideration of specific circumstances and clinical cases.
This article covers the following
topics: Aging and Hormonal Changes, Testosterone, Human Development, and Health,
Measuring Testosterone Levels, Testosterone Therapy, Growing Use of
Testosterone Therapy, Changes in Endogenous Testosterone Levels with
Aging, Bone, Body Composition and Strength, Physical Function, Cognitive
Function, Mood and Depression, Sexual Function, Cardiovascular and
Hematologic Outcomes and Prostate Outcomes.