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First Published in 1994, Inherited Disorders of the Thyroid System presents a thorough and comprehensive study of the biology of varied thyroid disorders illustrated by numerous tables and figures. This monograph begins with the initial step in thyroid hormone production and concludes with the interaction of the thyroid hormones with their target cells. The authors have been involved in research in this field for many years and help to bring together, in a single text, the widely scattered literature relevant to the disorders of the thyroid system.
The use of electrical stimulators with medical aims has increased exponentially in the last years. The uses are very different. Though the most widely known are referred to as the approaches performed by neurosurgeons, evidence has recently appeared, supporting its use by many other medical specialties. Electrical stimulation can be applied transcutaneously (TENS) or percutaneously (PENS). The target of electrical stimulation can be a nerve, inducing electric conductivity and finally acting over the innervated structure, which is activated, or starting a reflex with the involvement of the spinal cord. The stimulation can also act directly over a muscle, inducing a contraction. The effects of electrical stimulation are very diverse, ranging from the development of an artificial reflex and consequently activating the stomach, the pancreas or a sphincter, to a continuous muscular contraction, provoking hypertrophia of the structure and hyperfunction, or to the identification of a laryngeal recurrent nerve during a thyroidectomy, avoiding its damage. Moreover, electrical stimulation has been also used to reduce the feeling of pain, as the stimulation of somatic fibers somehow masks the transmission of nociceptive ones. The aim of this book is to revise the actual evidence about the different uses of electrical stimulation by digestive and endocrine surgeons.
Although transgender persons have been present in various societies throughout human history, it is only during the last several years that they have become widely acknowledged in our society and their right to quality medical care has been established. In the United States, endocrinologists have been providing hormonal therapy for transgender individuals for decades; however, until recently, there has been only limited literature on this subject, and non-endocrine aspects of medical care for transgender individual have not been well addressed in the endocrine literature. The goal of this volume is not only to address the latest in hormonal therapy for transgender individuals (including pediatric and geriatric age groups), but also to familiarize the reader with other aspects of transgender care, including primary and surgical care, fertility preservation, and the management of HIV infection. In addition to medical issues, psychological, social, ethical and legal issues pertinent to transgender individuals add to the complexities of successful treatment of these patients. A final chapter includes extensive additional resources for both transgender patients and providers. Thus, an endocrinologist providing care to a transgender person will be able to use this single resource to address most of the patient's needs. While Transgender Medicine is intended primarily for endocrinologists, this book will be also useful to primary care physicians, surgeons providing gender-confirming procedures, mental health professionals participating in the care of transgender persons, and medical residents and students.
This unique handbook provides pediatric and adult endocrinologists and multidisciplinary clinical care providers a guide to transition from pediatric to adult care and an understanding of developmental and psychosocial issues of young adulthood and how they relate to healthcare and disease self-management. The handbook is divided into two parts. Part one describes transition interventions and novel strategies that can be integrated into routine care and gives practical considerations for transition processes from both the pediatric and adult perspectives, with applications across multiple endocrine conditions. Part two focuses on transition issues specific to common endocrine conditions - type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Turner syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, endocrine sequelae of childhood cancer, and transgender care - with condition-specific developmental and psychosocial issues, treatment and screening recommendations, healthcare process considerations, transition care guidelines, and key resources for more information. By highlighting medical, psychosocial, and healthcare delivery concerns relevant to transition to adult care, this book provides a practical, patient-centered overview of the essential information to supporting optimal adult care transition across a number of endocrine conditions. Timely and practical, Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology: A Clinical Handbook is an excellent resource for pediatric and adult endocrinologists, behavioral healthcare providers, allied health professionals, primary care providers, and all clinical staff working with young people with endocrine conditions as they transition from children to adults.
This issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Michael Mingzhao Xing, is dedicated to Thyroid Cancer. Topics include, but are not limited to, Current Histological Classification of Thyroid Cancer, Molecular Pathogenesis and Mechanisms of Thyroid Cancer, Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules, Molecular Diagnostic Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules, Clinical Risk Stratification of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, Molecular Risk Stratification of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, Conventional Thyroidectomy in the Treatment of Primary Thyroid Cancer, Neck Dissection in the Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer, Conventional Robotic Endoscopic Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Cancer, Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy for Thyroid Cancer, Conventional Radioiodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, Re-differentiation of Radioiodine-refractory Thyroid Cancer for Radioiodine Treatment, Management of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma, Conservative Surveillance Management of Low-risk Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma, Thyroid-stimulating Hormone Suppression Therapy in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, Diagnostic Imaging Testing in the Surveillance of Thyroid Cancer Recurrence, Novel Drug Treatments of Progressive Radioiodine-refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, Management of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer, and Management of Medullary Thyroid cancer.
This volume provides a complete review of all the articles which have appeared in the literature since 1986 that pertain to the adrenal medulla and adrenal chromaffin. Over 1700 articles are reviewed, organized, and summarized. Topics covered include the transplantation of medulla into the brain, stimulus-secretion coupling, neuropeptides, enzymes of catecholamine biosynthesis, growth factors, neural regulation and clinical considerations, including imaging and tumors. This book will provide interesting reading for neurobiologists, cell biologists, pathologists, diagnostic radiologists, and advanced biology students.
Providing a comprehensive review of the most up-to-date evidence, this book presents the latest biology, diagnosis and management for pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas and related disorders of the sympathoadrenal system. Many new areas, including genetic syndromes, have evolved, and these are insufficiently appreciated among practitioners. A discussion of the basics of catecholamine biology sets the stage for presentations of the pathology, clinical features, and diagnosis of these tumors, including localization and imaging. Medical, anesthetic and surgical management of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas follow, including case material. Additional chapters discuss pheochromocytoma in pediatrics and in pregnancy, both pure and hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure, and the role of the sympathetic nervous system in hypertension. These diseases are relatively rare, but many, if not most, go undiagnosed during life: If promptly diagnosed and appropriately treated, they are usually completely curable; if undiagnosed or mistreated, they are typically terminal. Bringing the most current knowledge to bear, Pheochromocytomas, Paragangliomas and Disorders of the Sympathoadrenal System will be a valuable resource for practicing endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, internists and endocrine fellows faced with diagnosing and managing these conditions.
While the skeletal effects of vitamin D are well-documented, the role and importance of vitamin D outside of bone health has not been well-established. Vitamin D receptors are located in nearly every tissue of the body, and low levels of vitamin D are associated with a range of various diseases. This book provides an in-depth examination of these extraskeletal effects of vitamin D and the associations between vitamin D deficiency and various disease states. Beginning with a review of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamin D, subsequent chapters investigate its relationship to autoimmune and infectious diseases, various forms of cancer, endocrine issues such as diabetes, obesity and reproductive function, cardiovascular disease and muscle weakness. Concluding chapters discuss the role of vitamin D in neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease, and cognitive function. Focusing on extraskeletal effects only across a range of conditions, Extraskeletal Effects of Vitamin D will be an important resource for clinical endocrinologists and primary care physicians.
Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases, Second Edition is a valuable scientific resource that focuses on the latest advances in bioactive food research and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on arthritis. Written by experts from around the world, the book presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for arthritis and related conditions using food selection as its foundation.
An Introduction to Hormones and Behaviour explores the ways in which hormones modulate behaviour and vice versa. The volume focuses on the key principles of the topic and features original readings from classic studies, as well as more recent research, to provide students with a holistic understanding of the interplay of hormones and behaviour. The text begins with a chapter dedicated to endocrine principles and methods, then advances to discuss sexual differentiation, sex differences, and development. Later chapters address the distinctive characteristics and differences between male and female reproduction, as well as male and female parental behaviours. In the closing chapters, students learn about social behaviour, stress, and how hormones influence human behaviour. Each chapter features prewriting exercises, an introduction to provide context and background information, select readings, and critical thinking questions. Easy to understand, focused, and written to provide students with a solid foundation in the topic, An Introduction to Hormones and Behaviour is an excellent resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in hormones and behaviour, behavioural endocrinology, and physiological psychology.
It is the purpose of this volume to present a representative sampling of those neural and hormonal studies which have been the focus of the most intense interest in the recent gerontological research. To this end we have been fortunate to enlist the aid of some of the most competent and innovative investigators in the field. More than this, however, an attempt has been made to provide detailed methodological as well as theoretical evaluation for the areas considered. It is our hope that those researchers interested in this area of regulation during aging will be able to utilize the information contained herein as a basis both for critical analysis as well as for the designing and execution of further experiments in this more important area.