When Puberty is Precocious

When Puberty is Precocious : Scientific and Clinical Aspects

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This book focuses on precocious puberty, providing a unique continuum of expertise looking at puberty from anthropologic, epidemiologic, clinical, and molecular perspectives. The volume addresses broad pubertal changes in the general population while at the same time providing in depth information about specific disorders of puberty and the latest management changes. In particular, the book is intended for endocrinologists and internists.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 459 pages
  • 182.88 x 248.92 x 33.02mm | 1,111.3g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2007.
  • 26 Tables, black and white; 61 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 459 p. 61 illus.
  • 158829742X
  • 9781588297426

Review quote

From the reviews: "...succeeds in presenting a wide range of topics involved in the onset of puberty from many different perspectives." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score: 88 - 3 Stars "When Puberty Is Precocious cogently presents both facts and speculations about whether children today are entering puberty earlier than children did in the past. ...The authors include many experts in clinical research and basic science. ... the book reads well and is organized in a way that makes it a valuable reference tool, and the references cited in the chapters are extensive. When Puberty Is Precocious will be appreciated by primary care physicians as well as pediatric endocrinologists." (Karen O. Klein, The New England Journal of Medicine, December, 2007) "This monograph belongs to well known Contemporary Endocrinology Series ... . It appears useful not only for all pediatricians, especially for those specialized in pediatric endocrinology or pediatric gynecology, but also for gynecologists, psychologists and possibly also for pedagogists dealing with the education of adolescents. However, considerable number of information could be find in this monograph also by physiologists, pathophysiologists and general endocrinologists. ... excellent editorial work which considerably helps to the reader to percept and understand individual problems discussed by the authors." (Endocrine Regulations, February, 2008)show more

Table of contents

When Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical Aspects Table of Contents Part I: Neuroendocrine Control of Puberty 1. Control of Puberty in Rodents: Special Focus on the Female 2. Control of Puberty in Non-human Primates 3. Control of Puberty in Humans 4. Genetic Regulation of the Variation in Pubertal Timing Part II: Secular Trends and the Onset of Puberty 5. Puberty is Starting Earlier in the 21st Century 6. BMI and the Onset of Puberty 7. Puberty Timing Remains Unchanged Part III: Isolated Breast Development 8. Premature Thelarche 9. Gynecomastia: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Management Part IV: Adrenal Abnormalities and Puberty 10. Premature Adrenarche: Harbingers and Consequences 11. Pubertal Consequences of Being Born Small For Gestational Age 12. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia 13. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the Peripubertal Period 14. Psychological and Social Problems in Children with Premature Adrenarche and Precocious Puberty Part V: Gonadotropin Dependent Precocious Puberty 15. Etiology of Gonadotropin Dependent Precocious Puberty 16. Treatment of Gonadotropin Dependent Precocious Puberty Part VI: Gonadotropin Independent Precocious Puberty 17. McCune-Albright Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management 18. Familial Male Limited Precocious Puberty 19. Gonadal and Adrenal Tumors Part VII: Environmental Effects on Puberty 20. The Role of Endocrine Disruptors in Pubertal Development 21. Precocious Puberty in Internationally Adopted Girlsshow more

Review Text

From the reviews: "...succeeds in presenting a wide range of topics involved in the onset of puberty from many different perspectives." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score: 88 - 3 Stars "When Puberty Is Precocious cogently presents both facts and speculations about whether children today are entering puberty earlier than children did in the past. ...The authors include many experts in clinical research and basic science. ... the book reads well and is organized in a way that makes it a valuable reference tool, and the references cited in the chapters are extensive. When Puberty Is Precocious will be appreciated by primary care physicians as well as pediatric endocrinologists." (Karen O. Klein, The New England Journal of Medicine, December, 2007) "This monograph belongs to well known Contemporary Endocrinology Series ... . It appears useful not only for all pediatricians, especially for those specialized in pediatric endocrinology or pediatric gynecology, but also for gynecologists, psychologists and possibly also for pedagogists dealing with the education of adolescents. However, considerable number of information could be find in this monograph also by physiologists, pathophysiologists and general endocrinologists. ... excellent editorial work which considerably helps to the reader to percept and understand individual problems discussed by the authors." (Endocrine Regulations, February, 2008)show more