Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes

1st Edition

An Illustrated Colour Text


  • Shern Chew
  • R David G Leslie
    • Print ISBN 9780443073038

    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 editors

    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