- Year: 2010
- Page Number: 316
- File Type: PDF
- File Size: 6.61 MB
- Authors/ Editiors: Marcello D. Bronstein
Cushing´s syndrome is a relatively rare clinical disorder that is associated with many co-morbidities such as systemic hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, impaired immune function and growth impairment in children, all of which severely reduce quality of life and life expectancy. Cushing’s Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment reviews the difficulties in distinguishing Cushing’s syndrome from these and other common conditions, such as central obesity, menstrual irregularity and depression. It also provides state-of-the-art information on various strategies to establish the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and the differential diagnosis among its diverse etiologies, as well as therapeutic approaches. Additionally, a range of conditions that represent challenges for the diagnosis and treatment–such as renal failure, pediatric age, cyclic hypercortisolism, and pregnancy–are covered in detail. A valuable resource not only for endocrinologists but also internal medicine physicians, gynecologists, pediatricians, , pituitary surgeons and urologists, Cushing’s Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment provides insights by experts that will help all physicians dealing with Cushing´s syndrome to expand their knowledge about the condition and provide targeted, comprehensive care.
“This book contains 23 chapters written by 56 carefully selected experts from three continents. There are special chapters on physiology and pathophysiology of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system as well as on the etiology of Cushing’s syndrome. … Several chapters deal in detail with surgical management, adrenal directed treatment, radiation therapy and medical management. … this book gives outstanding knowledge and is enriching the contemporaneous status of art on Cushing’s syndrome.” (Endocrine Regulations, January, 2012)
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