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Pediatric Endocrinology
Growth, Adrenal, Sexual, Thyroid, Calcium, and Fluid Balance Disorders
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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 reflects the current state of the field and analyzes the frequent clinical ailments affecting children. The partner volume covers obesity, diabetes, and insulin resistance and hypoglycemia. This text is devoted 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 alterations.


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GROWTH & GROWTH DISORDERS. Worrisome Growth. Idiopathic Short Stature. Hypopituitarism and Other Disorders of the Growth Hormone (GH) Insulin Like Growth Factors-I (IGF-I) Axis. Growth Hormone Deficiency in the Adult. Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Growth Hormone Treatment. The Skeletal Dysplasias. Overgrowth Syndromes: Evaluation & Management of the Child with Excessive Growth. ADRENAL DISORDERS & SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT ABNORMALITIES. Adrenal Cortex: Hypo and Hyperfunction. An Update of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Disorders of the Adrenal Medulla- Catecholamine Producing Tumors in Childhood. Puberty & Its Disorders. Turner Syndrome. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Hirsutism. Menstrual Disorders in Adolescents. Disorders of Sexual Differentiation. THYROID DISORDERS. Thyroid Disorders of Infancy. Hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism. Thyromegaly. Thyroid Nodules and Cancers in Children. DISORDERS OF CALCIUM & MINERAL METABOLISM. Calcium Disorders in Children. Neonatal Calcium. Phosphorus & Magnesium Disorders. Rickets & Osteoporosis. Syndromes with Brittle Bones, Hyperostotic Bone Diseases & Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone. MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS. Abnormal Endocrine Test Results Due to Non-endocrine Conditions. Autoimmune Endocrinopathies. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias. Endocrine Tumors. Disorders of Water Homeostasis. Endocrine Disorders after Cancer Therapy. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS & RESOURCES. Radiation Terrorism. Using the Web to Obtain Information on Genetic and Hormone Disorders. Hormonal Dynamic Tests & Genetic Tests Used in Pediatric Endocrinology


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ISBN-13: 9781420042726
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: December, 2006
Pages: 816

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