Endocrine Replacement Therapy in Clinical Practice
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Endocrine Replacement Therapy in Clinical Practice, an update of Hormone Repla- ment Therapy published by Humana Press in 1999, aims to assist the endocrinologist, gynecologist, pediatrician, urologist, general surgeon, neurologist, neurosurgeon, p- chiatrist, generalist, and trainee in management of their patients with hormonal defici- cies or altered hormonal synthesis or responses. Many new authors have added several new chapters, and all of the previous chapters have been updated. Endocrine testing used to diagnose endocrine disorders and monitor hormone replacement therapy is reviewed. However, detailed discussion of physiology and pathophysiology is not an aim of this book, and these topics are covered in other volumes on endocrinology. Although no one is considered an expert in all areas of endocrine replacement therapy, each of the authors here have extensive knowledge and experience in the management of patients with s- cific endocrine disorders requiring hormone replacement treatment. Although some differences of opinion exist among experts in replacement therapy, each writer has attempted to give a balanced, unbiased recommendation. When com- rable regimens exist, the authors have made this apparent to the reader who can then choose the best treatment for the individual patient. Cost, therapeutic effectiveness, and route of administration are all important considerations in making the final selection of replacement therapy.show more

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  • Hardback | 549 pages
  • 182.9 x 256.5 x 30.5mm | 1,179.35g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • XI, 549 p.
  • 1588291952
  • 9781588291950

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Updating and expanding his highly praised Hormone Replacement Therapy (Humana Press, 1999), A. Wayne Meikle, MD, brings together in Endocrine Replacement Therapy in Clinical Practice the extensive knowledge of leading clinicians in managing children and adults in need of hormonal replacement therapy. These world-class experts offer comprehensive guidelines for the diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment of disorders of the pituitary, parathyroid, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands, and gonads. They also review the endocrine testing used in diagnosis and monitoring, comparable regimens when available, as well as considerations of cost, therapeutic effectiveness, and route of administration. Among the special topics covered are approaches to both male and female contraception, the enhancement of fertility in both men and women, the management of diseases affecting the parathyroid, vitamin D and calcium metabolism, updated guidelines on the use of growth hormone secretagogues in children and adults, and androgen therapy in aging and muscle wasting. Comprehensive and authoritative, Endocrine Replacement Therapy in Clinical Practice makes available to endocrinologists, family practitioners, pediatricians, internists, neurologists, urologists, obstetricians, and gynecologists the many proven techniques of hormonal replacement therapy that, in all their complexity, no single physician could easily master without this practical, cutting-edge guide.show more

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"The strength of this book lies in its organization and writing style. Each chapter captures the essentials of hormone replacement in that particular field in about 8-20 pages. The relevant, up-to-date clinical studies are summarized, often in table or chart format, and are done so in a way that is easy to understand and apply. These strengths make this book an excellent reference in the clinical setting for any general internist, pediatrician, subspecialist, or surgeon. . .I thoroughly enjoyed reading many sections of this book and found it to be a superb and concise reference for the clinical management of patients requiring endocrine replacement therapy. This is essential in the field of endocrinology to provide clinicians with cutting-edge treatment of hormonal disorders."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal Reviews of the First Edition: "This is a comprehensive and well written review of a broad range of clinical protocols for treatment and monitoring of therapy of hormone deficiency states of the pituitary, parathyroid and vitamin D, thyroid, diabetes mellitus, and adrenal and gonadal systems. Some topics found here but not easily found in other books are the use of androgen therapy for HIV wasting syndrome and androgen replacemen in women. . . will appeal to the non-endocrinologist using hormones to correct various deficient states. "-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal ". . .this textbook is unique in its focus on current hormone-replacement therapy for endocrine diseases . . . the chapters are written clearly and provide up-to-date, practical, well-balanced reviews of the state of knowledge of hormone therapy. In addition, this book provides an objective overview of studies that explore potential novel indications for hormone therapy. . .Noteworthy features include helpful dosing algorithms for replacement therapy, with a wealth of tables that describe the indications for, effects of, and composition of various forms of hormone therapy available to date. Other useful features include tables that summarize the results of studies on controversial or new topics as well as extensive, up-to-date references. . .This textbook is a welcome addition."-The New England Journal of Medicine "The book is well written, with comprehensive reference lists in most chapters. It will be a valuable adjunct for endocrinologists including primary care physicians who may encounter these kinds of patients and would like to know additional details before referring them on to specialists. It may be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of endocrinologists, internists, and primary care physicians, given that it could be the only book with this particular orientation --I do not think I have seen another devoted specifically to the replacement of hormones in this broad range of deficiency states."--- Trends in Endocrinologyshow more

Table of contents

Part I. Pituitary Diabetes Insipidus in Pediatrics Donald Zimmerman and Greg Uramoto Treatment of Diabetes Insipidus in Adults Andjela T. Drincic and Gary L. Robertson Growth Hormone Therapy in Children and Adults Darrell M. Wilson Growth Hormone and Growth Hormone Secretagogues in Adults George R. Merriam and David E. Cummings Part II. Parathyroid and Vitamin D Therapy of Hypoparathyroidism and Vitamin D Deficiency Eric S. Orwoll Part III. Thyroid Recombinant Human Thyrotropin in the Management of Thyroid Carcinoma and Other Thyroid Disorders Steven I. Sherman and Luis Lopez-Penabad Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy for Primary and Secondary Hypothyroidism David S. Cooper Thyroid Hormone Therapy of Congenital and Acquired Hypothyroidism in Children Stephen LaFranchi Thyroid Hormone Replacement During Pregnancy Amy E. Sullivan and T. Flint Porter Part IV. Diabetes Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes in Children Dana S. Hardin Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Insulin and Oral Agents that Augment Hormone Synthesis and Action Donald A. McClain Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy Kay F. McFarland, Laura S. Irwin, and Janice Bacon Insulin Pump Therapy in the Management of Diabetes Raymond A. Plodkowski and Steven V. Edelman Detection and Management of Diabetes Mellitus During Glucocorticoid Therapy of Nonendocrine Disease Susan S. Braithwaite Exercise and Managing Diabetes Robert E. Jones Part V. Adrenal Glucocorticoid Treatment in Prenatal and Postnatal Life Lynnette K. Nieman and Kristina I. Rother Mineralocorticoid Deficiency Syndromes Robert G. Dluhy Dehydroepiandrosterone and Pregnenolone Syed H. Tariq, Hosam Kamel, and John E. Morley Part VI. Gonadal: Men Androgen Replacement Therapy of Male Hypogonadism A. Wayne Meikle Androgen Replacement: Sexual Behavior, Affect, and Cognition Max Hirshkowitz, Claudia A. Orengo, and Glenn R. Cunningham Testosterone and the Older Man J. Lisa Tenover Androgen Administration in Sarcopenia Associated with Chronic Illness Shalender Bhasin, Atam B. Singh, Keith Beck, and Linda Woodhouse Hormonal Male Contraception Christina Wang and Ronald S. Swerdloff Hormonal Therapy of the Infertile Man Peter Y. Liu and David J. Handelsman Part VII. Gonadal: Women Primary and Secondary Hypogonadism in Women Daren A. Watts, Howard T. Sharp, and C. Matthew Peterson Androgen Replacement in Women Susan R. Davis and Henry G. Burger Hormonal Therapy of the Infertile Woman Shahar Kol Indexshow more