Practical Pediatric Endocrinology in a Limited Resource Setting

Practical Pediatric Endocrinology in a Limited Resource Setting

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Practical Pediatric Endocrinology in a Limited Resource Setting provides a guide for managing pediatric endocrine problems in a limited resource setting, together with an outline of the bases for these disorders. The book outlines a plan for coming to a likely diagnosis in situations where resources are constrained, and suggests ways to access more sophisticated technologies for diagnostic confirmation and extension of available tools.

Further extending and complementing each chapter is a series of scenarios for use as teaching and learning tools. Together with a clinical question, all chapters include a suggested outline for assessment that assists readers facing similar situations in daily practice. Each scenario works through a typical series of deductive steps used to establish a working diagnosis, while considering both a differential diagnosis and reminding readers of current knowledge around the subject matter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 184 x 260 x 21.59mm | 880g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0128102756
  • 9780128102756
  • 1,274,113

Table of contents

1. Growth: importance and implications of variations

2. Puberty: normal and abnormal

3. Thyroid disorders

4. Adrenal disorders

5. Disorders of Sexual Development in Resource-limited Settings

6. Obesity in Developing Countries

7. Disorders of Mineral and bone metabolism

8. Disturbances of sodium and water

9. Bone health

10. Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

11. Endocrine Dysfunction and Disease in the Neonatal Period

12. Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: basic training for healthcare professionals in developing countries

13. Hypoglycaemia

14. Clinical Scenarios

15. Research in medicine: why do we need it and how do (should) we do it?

16. Molecular biology and molecular genetics in paediatric endocrinology
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About Margaret Zacharin

A/Prof. Margaret Zacharin is a paediatric and adult endocrinologist, working at the Royal Children's hospital, and the Peter MacCallum cancer hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Her clinical practice interests include disorders of puberty, bone health and long term effects of childhood cancer, with research in areas of primary and secondary bone disorders and hormone replacement. She has major teaching commitments in Europe, Africa and India and aims to help promulgate awareness of a need for improving access to and care of paediatric endocrine disorders in developing countries and in places where resources are constrained and reliance on clinical assessment and management strategies is paramount.
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