Posts Tagged ‘Endocrinology’

Pediatric Endocrinology, Fifth Edition, Volume One: Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Resistance, and Hypoglycemia

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Celebrating more than twenty years as the single best source in the field, this Fifth Edition has now expanded into two cornerstone volumes with 53 fully inclusive chapters and 73 renowned contributors that comprehensively address every topic and trend relevant to the identification, diagnosis, and management of endocrine and endocrine-related disorders in children. Substantially revised, the Fifth Edition covers the most up-to-date appraisal of obesity in the pediatric population, as well as examines the latest breakthroughs in the care of diabetes, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, and hypoglycemic syndromes. This Fifth Edition also devotes chapters to the diseases of the endocrine glands, including disorders of growth, the adrenal cortex and medulla, as well as sexual differentiation, thyroid, and parathyroid conditions and fluid balance diseases.

 

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Oxford American Endocrinology Library)

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

With the advent of the worldwide obesity epidemic, a concurrent rise has occurred in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is affecting younger individuals-the disease is no longer exclusive to adulthood. Diabetic micro- and macrovascular complications are also occurring at an earlier age, leading to increasing demands and costs on the healthcare system. In addition, the morbidity, disability and premature death caused by diabetic complications create a huge burden to families, employers and society at large. Thankfully, there has been a tremendous growth in new therapeutic classes of medications to help manage type 2 diabetes mellitus. These agents target many of the pathophysiologic defects of the disease with fewer side effects than the older agents. Newer insulin formulations have more predictable kinetics so patients can achieve better glycemic control with less risk of hypoglycemia and weight gain. Insulin delivery devices have also improved to include higher quality insulin pens, finer and shorter pen needles, and more technologically advanced insulin pumps.

As part of the Oxford American Endocrinology Library series, this handbook reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The content covers micro- and macrovascular diabetic complications, the array of glucose regulating therapies, treatment algorithms targeting the pathophysiologic defects of type 2 diabetes mellitus as well as strategies for macrovascular risk reduction via therapeutic lifestyle change (diet, exercise, smoking cessation), pharmacotherapeutic treatment of dyslipidemia and hypertension, bariatric surgery and subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy, among other topics. Because of the concise yet comprehensive nature of the handbook, this volume is an excellent point-of-care reference for the clinician who regulary treats obese and diabetic patients.

 

Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction, Third Edition

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

This book provides complete, current information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive diseases in dogs and cats. It also discusses the importance of testing procedures in endocrine and reproductive diseases, as well as cost-effective and expedient diagnostic protocols.

  • A complete review of reproduction is presented with the endocrine material, making this text the most inclusive resource overall on the topic.
  • Expansive sections on Canine Male and Female Reproduction.
  • The book is divided into nine sections for an organized and accessible approach to information.
  • Discussions of testing procedures in endocrine and reproductive diseases.
  • Explains cost-effective and expedient diagnostic protocols.
  • Logical, step-by-step guidelines aid in accurate decision-making and diagnosis.
  • A new chapter in the Adrenal Gland section (Section 3) addresses feline hyperadrenocorticism.
  • The chapter on diabetes mellitus in the canine and feline has been divided into two chapters in order to explore the specific aspects of the disease in each species.
  • All material has been extensively revised and brought up to date for this edition.
  • Additional tables and algorithms throughout the book summarize and clarify information.

 

Energy Metabolism and Obesity: Research and Clinical Applications (Contemporary Endocrinology)

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

This unique and authoritative book presents an up-to-date overview of the many aspects of energy balance and its relationships to disease processes resulting from excess energy consumption and storage. It provides a comprehensive treatment of important research and clinical aspects of energy metabolism and obesity. It will be a valuable resource for endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, internists and family practitioners.

 

Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children is the ideal bench-side companion for the practising paediatrician and endocrinologist, bridging the gap between large reference books and short reviews of aspects of endocrinology.

This third edition contains a variety of new features such as key web links, guidelines, case studies illustrating diagnostic difficulties which will help all those studying for postgraduate examinations such as the MRCPCH.

The book provides a highly clinical, concise and up-to-date account of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes in a clear and user friendly format. There are sections on how to deal with emergencies, as well as information on potential pitfalls, controversial areas and future developments.

Practical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children is an essential guide for trainee paediatricians, paediatric endocrinologists and diabetologists as well as diabetes and endocrinology nurse specialists.

 

Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The paediatric endocrinologist deals not only with common problems involving growth, puberty, and diabetes, but also with specific hormonal defects involving glands such as the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, and pituitary. These can vary from common variants of normals which will be encountered by all doctors dealing with children, to more rare disorders requiring specialist input.

Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is written by two experienced paediatric endocrinologists, and deals with anatomy and physiology before moving on to identification, investigation and management of specific endocrine disorders. As well as covering common and less common endocrine problems, there are also chapters on endocrine investigations and endocrine emergencies, designed for quick reference. The handbook is aimed at junior doctors in training both as specialists and as general paediatricians, as well as specialist nurses in endocrinology and diabetes, but will also be of interest to consultants in general paediatrics and paediatricians with an interest in endocrinology and diabetes.

 

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practical Management (Contemporary Endocrinology)

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

In this practical book, the authors of each chapter have synthesized the currently available evidence regarding specific issues in diabetes care. The chapters have been written by an interdisciplinary team of scientists and medical professionals. Such an approach emphasizes the need for collaboration in the care of any individual with diabetes and in the effort to find new therapies for the disease. This reference provides practical guidance in a single resource.

 

Greenspan’s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, Ninth Edition (LANGE Clinical Medicine)

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The renowned one-stop guide to the entire field of clinical endocrinology and its scientific underpinnings – now in full color

270+ full-color photographs and illustrations!

A Doody’s Core Title for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW!
“This is an excellent overview of the basic physiology and clinical aspects of endocrinology for trainees. The size of the book and the well-written text, supported by visual aids, make this a convenient book to read and develop a beginning foundation in endocrinology.”–Doody’s Review Service

Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology, 9e delivers a succinct, leading-edge overview of the underlying molecular biology of the endocrine system and the latest perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases and disorders. Featuring an enhanced design that includes hundreds of full-color illustrations and clinical photographs, Greenspan’s is a true must-have during traditional or integrated courses in endocrinology, endocrinology rotation, or for exam prep in internal medicine and endocrinology.

Greenspan’s provides clinically relevant coverage of metabolic bone disease, pancreatic hormones and diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, obesity, geriatric endocrinology, and many other diseases and disorders. Supporting this essential material is a handy appendix of normal hormone reference ranges.

Features

  • Concise, balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical principles
  • The best source for current concepts in endocrine pathophysiology to aid clinical decision making
  • Important new approaches to the medical management of endocrine disorders, including therapeutic recommendations
  • The most practical, current insights into diagnostic testing
  • More than 270 full-color illustrations and clinical photographs

 

Clinical Endocrinology 2013 (The Clinical Medicine Series)

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

This is a complete endocrine text with detailed info on how to treat all endocrine disorders. – Topics include: – Diabetes, Lipid disorders, Obesity, Thyroid disorders, Hirsutism, Gynecomastia, Adrenal, parathyroid, pituitary etc….. It has been edited by a world renowned Endocrinologist.

This text is very extensive, it covers a vast amount of information on DIABETES management: – Dx & Screening | Tx approach | Goals | Glucose Monitoring | Poor Control | Secondary Causes | Diet | Oral Hypoglycemic MEDS | Insulin Therapy | Screening & F/u | Athletes | Gestational | Hospitalized Pt-s | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Metabolic Syndrome-X | COMPLICATIONS such as Retinopathy | Nephropathy | Infections / Foot / Ulcer | Neuropathy | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Gastroparesis | Skin Diseases |-

Key Features: – Every section is in the same basic format: epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, work-up, detailed treatments, extensive differential diagnosis, and even a few illustrations!- At the end of each major section is a list of key references/resources as well.—

This text contains numerous illustrations and is fully referenced.–No other text on the market provides such a collection of succinct and clinically relevant material that can be accessed at the bedside.This is a complete endocrine text with detailed info on how to treat all endocrine disorders. – Topics include: – Diabetes, Lipid disorders, Obesity, Thyroid disorders, Hirsutism, Gynecomastia, Adrenal, parathyroid, pituitary etc….. It has been edited by a world renowned Endocrinologist.

This text is very extensive, it covers a vast amount of information on DIABETES management: – Dx & Screening | Tx approach | Goals | Glucose Monitoring | Poor Control | Secondary Causes | Diet | Oral Hypoglycemic MEDS | Insulin Therapy | Screening & F/u | Athletes | Gestational | Hospitalized Pt-s | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Metabolic Syndrome-X | COMPLICATIONS such as Retinopathy | Nephropathy | Infections / Foot / Ulcer | Neuropathy | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Gastroparesis | Skin Diseases |-

Key Features: – Every section is in the same basic format: epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, work-up, detailed treatments, extensive differential diagnosis, and even a few illustrations!- At the end of each major section is a list of key references/resources as well.—

This text contains numerous illustrations and is fully referenced.–No other text on the market provides such a collection of succinct and clinically relevant material that can be accessed at the bedside.

 

Foot Ulcers: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments (Endocrinology Research and Clinical Development Series)

Monday, October 15th, 2012

A foot ulcer is an open sore on the foot. A foot ulcer can be a shallow red crater that involves only the surface skin or can also be very deep. It may be a crater that extends through the full thickness of the skin, and may involve tendons, bones and other deep structures. People with diabetes and people with poor circulation are more likely to develop foot ulcers. Among people with diabetes, a foot ulcer is the beginning stage of approximately 85% of severe foot infections that ultimately require some part of the toe, foot or lower leg to be amputated. If an infection occurs in an ulcer and is not treated right away, it can also develop into an abscess (a pocket of pus), a spreading infection of the skin and underlying fat (cellulitis), a bone infection (osteomyelitis) or gangrene. This book gathers and presents the latest research in this field.

 

Endocrinology and Endo Emergency

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Product Features

  • Covers management of endocrine problems with the need for urgent care
  • Easy to get to any section — such as treatment–with two clicks
  • Brief, thorough coverage- Recognition, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis/Treatment
  • Direct links to more extensive coverage of each problem if needed
  • Authors are world reknowned experts in each field
  • Covers adult and pediatric endocrinology

 

Type 2 Diabetes: Causes, Treatment and Preventive Strategies (Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Type 2 diabetes is a major health problem reaching epidemic dimensions. Its complications, micro- and macrovascular, have a great impact in health economics as well as in the diabetic patient’s quality of life. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the causes, treatment and preventive strategies of type 2 diabetes. Topics include the molecular genetics of type 2 diabetes mellitus; the pharmacogenetics and personalised therapy of oral antidiabetic drugs; gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy as effective treatment strategies in obese patients with type 2 diabetes; ACP1 genetic variability; and, the study of biomarkers for diabetes mellitus type 2 and the role of high dose thiamine.

 

Type 1 Diabetes in Adults (Oxford American Endocrinology Library)

Friday, August 24th, 2012

At a time of dramatic increases in the prevalence of obesity, it is appropriate that Type 2 diabetes has received a great deal of attention by the endocrinology community. Clearly, the management of insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk is a critical issue. However, it is important to also acknowledge and address Type 1 diabetes, whose prevalence is also increasing, and whose management remains complex. Currently it is estimated that 10-15% of those with diabetes carry the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, and frequently the diagnosis is not straightforward, as many clinicians recognize that more adults previously thought to have Type 2 diabetes actually have late-onset Type 1 diabetes (also termed latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult or LADA). Over the last decade tools for the management of Type 1 diabetes have also evolved; therefore, clinicians now have the opportunity to more closely replicate normal physiologic insulin secretion with either basal-bolus insulin therapy or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions. While these advancements allow clinicians to manage patients with Type 1 diabetes better, they also add complexity to patient treatment. An updated text to address the concepts behind the recognition of new onset Type 1 diabetes in adults, the ongoing care of adults with established Type 1 diabetes, and future potential therapies and devices is warranted to review these issues for both endocrinologists and primary care providers with an interest in diabetes.

As part of the Oxford American Endocrinology Library, this volume stands as a concise guide in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes in adults. The authors briefly examine the classification and pathophysiology of Type 1 diabetes (including predication and prevention and LADA) and address management (blood glucose monitoring, insulin therapy, and Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion) and complications (Hyperglycemia, Retinocpathy, Nephropathy, Neuropathy, etc) of the disease. Finally and perhaps most significantly, the authors consider “special situations” associated with Type 1 Diabetes patients, including inpatient treatment, pancreas and inslet transplantation, and how to treat pregnant and depressed patients and patients with eating disorders.