Thyroid Diseases: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment (2018) (PDF) Paolo Vitti

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  • Year: 2018
  • Page Number: 770
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 12.86 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Paolo Vitti

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This book presents the latest advances in knowledge of the pathogenesis of thyroid diseases and describes the state of the art in their diagnosis and treatment, including newly emerging management approaches. After an opening section that addresses thyroid physiology and laboratory evaluation, each of the major thyroid diseases and their subtypes is discussed, covering goiter and thyroid nodule, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis, and thyroid carcinoma. Other conditions that affect thyroid function or induce thyroid dysfunction are also considered, e.g., pregnancy, non-thyroidal disorders, and medication use. The book is designed to assist practitioners to achieve optimal outcomes in clinical routine by providing clear guidance on clinical examination, the use of diagnostic tests, first- and second-line therapies, and follow-up. Chapter have been written by recognized experts in the field.

Paolo Vitti is Full Professor of Endocrinology and past Director of the School of Endocrinology at the Medical School, University of Pisa, Italy, and Chief of Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Pisa. Dr. Vitti is a past member of the Executive Committee of the European Thyroid Association and a past Secretary of the Italian Thyroid Association. He has been a member of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) since 1996 and an ICCIDD board member since 2003. He has also been Vice-Regional Coordinator for the ICCIDD in West Central Europe since 2001 and a member of expert WHO/ICCIDD teams for external reviews in Kenya, Macedonia, and Peru.

He is currently president of the Italian Society of Endocrinology. He is the author of over 150 articles, most of which have been published in authoritative international journals, and of a number of chapters of international and national endocrine textbooks.

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