Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive health problems of women. Despite this, its effective treatment remains a significant challenge to the medical profession. This second edition (published 2007) of a highly successful and well-reviewed book is a thorough update on the syndrome, its aetiology, pathology, impact on infertility, and effective medical management. Every chapter has been extensively referenced and completely revised and updated. New chapters cover: hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance; new treatments including in-vitro maturation; paediatric origins, including the Barker Hypothesis; adrenocortal dysfunction; polycystic ovary syndrome in non-western societies; surgical treatment of obesity associated with polycystic ovaries, and treatment with vitamins and minerals. The book is a reference text for all clinicians with an interest in reproductive endocrinology, including gynaecologists, IVF specialists and obstetricians.
1. Introduction Gabor T. Kovacs and Robert J. Norman; 2. Introduction and history of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Cindy Farquhar; 3. Phenotype and genotype in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Richard S. Legro; 4. The pathology of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Andrew G. Östör; 5. Imaging polycystic ovaries Sophie Jonard, Yann Robert, Yves Ardaens and Didier Dewailly; 6. Insulin-sensitizers in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome Helena Teede; 7. Long-term health consequences of PCOS Eleni Kousta and Stephen Franks; 8. Skin manifestations of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Rodney Sinclair and Jack Green; 9. Lifestyle factors in the aetiology of the management of polycystic ovary syndrome R. J. Norman and L. Moran; 10. Ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome Roy Homburg; 11. Laproscopic surgical treatment of infertility related to PCOS revisited Jean Cohen; 12. In-vitro fertilization and the patient with polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovary syndrome Adam Balen; 13. Role of hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance in PCOS Maria J. Iuorno; 14. Novel treatments for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, including in-vitro maturation William M. Bucket and Seang Lin Tan; 15. The paediatric origins of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Belén Roldán and Héctor F. Escobar-Morreale; 16. Fetal programming of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome David H. Abbott, Cristin M. Bruns, Deborah K. Barnett and Daniel A. Dumesic; 17. Adrenocortical dysfunction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Bulent O. Yildiz and Ricardo Azziz; 18. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Asian women Ernest Hung Yu Ng, Carina Chi Wai Chan and Pak Chung Ho; 19. Obesity surgery and the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome John B. Dixon and Paul E. O'Brien; 20. Nutritional aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Morey Schachter, Carmela Rotem, Arieh Raziel, Rafael Ronei and Shevach Friedler.