Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443073038

Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes

1st Edition

An Illustrated Colour Text

Authors: Shern Chew R David G Leslie
Print ISBN: 9780443073038
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 7th December 2005
Page Count: 120


A highly illustrated textbook of diabetes and endocrinology for medical students and junior doctors.

Key Features

  • An accessible coverage of diabetes and endocrinology in the graphic ICT format, making full use of line diagrams, colour photographs, tables and boxes.
  • Comprehensive coverage of all common conditions, as well as the treatable rarer diseases.
  • Boxes emphasise important clinical practice points.
  • Summaries of crucial clinical trials are provided.
  • Role of more specialised investigations, such as dynamic endocrine tests and magnetic resonance imaging are discussed.
Relevant physiology and anatomy is included to enable understanding of tests and management.

Table of Contents

General endocrinology


The thyroid
The thyroid: basic concepts
Growths: goitres and cancer

The pituitary
The pituitary: basic concepts
Hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus
Non-functioning pituitary and hypothalamic tumours
Functioning tumours
Obesity and hypothalamic regulation of weight
Non-endocrine illness and hormones

The adrenal gland
Adrenal and endocrine hypertension: basic concepts
Primary hypoadrenalism: Addison's disease
Conn’s syndrome
Cushing’s syndrome
Adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Adrenal medulla: phaeochromocytoma

Sex and fertility
Sex and fertility: basic concepts
Male hypogonadism
Female hypogonadism
Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Endocrine pancreas

Calcium and bone
Calcium and bone: basic concepts

Diabetes mellitus

Basic principles
What is diabetes?
Glucose homeostasis and insulin action
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Prevention and screening for diabetes mellitus

Complications of diabetes mellitus
Complications I: basic concepts
Complications II: pathophysiology
Avoiding vascular complications
Diabetic neuropathy

Examining the patient
Principles of examination

Managing complications
Management of neuropathy and infections
Management of erectile dysfunction
The diabetic foot
Diabetic eye disease
The diabetic kidney
Emergencies in diabetes mellitus

Managing the disease
Principles of management
Non-pharmacological management
Pharmacological treatment I
Pharmacological treatment II
Insulin treatment I
Insulin treatment II
Hypoglycaemia resulting from treatment
Sex and pregnancy
Problems in neonates and children
The elderly and ethnic group


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About the Author

Shern Chew

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Endocrine Medicine, Consultant Physician, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, London, UK

R David G Leslie

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity, St Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine, London, UK