Williams Textbook of Endocrinology
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For more than 65 years, Williams Textbook of Endocrinology has been the gold standard in the field, delivering authoritative guidance on every aspect of adult and pediatric endocrine system disorders. The 13th Edition has been thoroughly updated by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, to bring you state-of-the-art coverage of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more, all designed to help you provide optimal care to every patient. Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical information, it is an essential, relevant resource for endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, gynecologists, internists, and pediatricians - any clinician who needs the most reliable coverage available on the diverse features across the spectrum of endocrine disease.



Obtain a better understanding of both scientific insight and clinical data from the classic reference that delivers the current information you need in a highly illustrated, user-friendly format.



Stay up to date with expanded discussions of autoimmune thyroid diseases, mechanisms, and the appropriate treatment of the ophthalmopathy of Graves' disease; a new section on the interpretation of fine needle aspiration results in patients with thyroid nodules; and new coverage of when and when not to use radioiodine in the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer.
Update your knowledge and skills with all-new chapters on Genetics of Endocrine Disease, Endocrinology of Population Health, and Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders.
Confidently manage any clinical endocrinopathy you may encounter thanks to new information on recent FDA-approved drugs for pituitary disorders, a new focus on pediatrics, and new content on diabetes, obesity, and appetite control.
Benefit from the expertise of dynamic new contributors who offer fresh perspectives throughout.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1936 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 58.42mm | 4,173.05g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 13th Revised edition
  • Approx. 1938 illustrations (1938 in full color)
  • 0323297382
  • 9780323297387
  • 160,063

Table of contents

Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

1. Principles of Endocrinology

2. Clinical Endocrinology: A Personal View

3. Principles of Hormone Action

4. Genetics of Endocrinology

5. Health Care Reform, Population Health, and the Endocrinologist

6. Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders

Section II: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

7. Neuroendocrinology

8. Pituitary Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation

9. Pituitary Masses and Tumors

10. Posterior Pituitary

Section III: Thyroid

11. Thyroid Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Disorders

12. Hyperthyroid Disorders

13. Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis

14. Nontoxic Diffuse Goiter, Nodular Thyroid Disorders, and Thyroid Malignancies

Section IV: Adrenal Cortex and Endocrine Hypertension

15. The Adrenal Cortex

16. Endocrine Hypertension

Section V: Reproduction

17. Physiology and Pathology of the Female Reproductive Axis

18. Hormonal Contraception

19. Testicular Disorders

20. Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

Section VI: Endocrinology and the Life Span



Section VI A: Maternal-Fetal

21. Endocrine Changes in Pregnancy

22. Endocrinology of Fetal Development

Section VI B: Childhood

23. Pediatric Disorders of Sex Development

24. Normal and Aberrant Growth in Children

25. Physiology and Disorders of Puberty

Section VI C: Adult

26. Hormones and Athletic Performance

27. Endocrinology and Aging

Section VII: Mineral Metabolism

28. Hormones and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

29. Osteoporosis and Bone Biology

30. Kidney Stones

Section VIII: Carbohydrates and Fat Metabolism

31. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

32. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

33. Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

34. Hypoglycemia

35. Neuroendocrine Control of Energy Stores

36. Obesity

37. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

38. Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gut Endocrine Tumors

Section IX: Polyendocrine and Neoplastic Disorders

39. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

40. The Immunoendocrinopathy Syndromes

41. Endocrinology of HIV/AIDS

42. The Long -Term Endocrine Sequelae of Multimodality Cancer Therapy

43. Neuroendocrine Gastrointestinal and Lung Tumors (Carcinoid Tumors) and the Carcinoid Syndrome, and Related Disorders
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2016 BMA Awards: Highly Commended, Internal Medicine
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About Shlomo Melmed

Dr. Melmed co-edits Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, is the Neuroendocrine Section Editor for DeGroot and Jameson's Textbook of Endocrinology, and Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; and is pituitary section author for Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Pituitary, he is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Investigation and past Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology.
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