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.
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.
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
disease is a medical condition impairing the function of the thyroid.
Hypothyroidism, multinodular goiter, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer are only
few of the several implications that the thyroid disorders have in health. This
book aims to provide a general view of thyroid disorders, and a deeper
explanation of hyperthyroidism and its complications and impact in health.
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.
Two major focuses on this research are:1. the interaction of
light and estradiol on the regulation of luteinizing hormone secretion in
anestrous mares and 2. the effect of melatonin administration in LH and ovarian
steroid genesis in cyclic, pregnant and hysterectomized mares.
addition to covering the basics in the Concepts in Endocrine Pathophysiology
lecture, the lectures in this course note cover a wide range of subjects, from
Pituitary Neoplasia to Diabetes and Obesity - Treatment to Goiter and Thyroid
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.