Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders

Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders

1st Edition - January 8, 2020

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  • Authors: Jahangir Moini, Katherine Pereira, Mohtashem Samsam
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182741
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128185001

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Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders provides comprehensive, clinical knowledge to professionals dealing with thyroid disorders. The book focuses on the pathophysiology of thyroid disorders, the prevalence and incidence of various diseases, and their prevention. This focused analysis on thyroid disorders raises awareness of this global problem that, once diagnosed or misdiagnosed, can sometimes lead to over-treatment and cardiovascular complications, especially in the elderly. This succinct, targeted reference gives the reader excellent information on the epidemiology of global thyroid disorders, as well as up-to-date treatment data and a special focus on prevention.

Key Features

  • Serves as a starting point for medical professionals, addressing the patterns, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of thyroid disorders around the world
  • Discusses the prevalence of thyroid disorders around the world, covering disability and cost burden
  • Covers recent trends, technologies and advancements in the management of thyroid diseases


Endocrinologists, diabetologists, obesity researchers, nutrtionists, general practitioners, students, dietitians, public health researchers

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Principles and Concepts
    1. Global Impacts of Thyroid Disorders
    2. Structures and Functions of the Thyroid Gland
    3. Iodine and Thyroid Hormones
    4. Effects of Thyroid Hormones in the Fetus

    Part II: Thyroid Dysfunction and Clinical Application
    5. Goiter
    6. Hypothyroidism
    7. Subclinical Hypothyroidism
    8. Hyperthyroidism
    9. Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
    10. Thyroiditis
    11. Thyrotoxic Crisis (Thyroid Storm)
    12. Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders
    13. Thyroid Dysfunction and The Heart
    14. Thyroid Dysfunction and Mental Disorders

    Part III: Global Epidemiology of Thyroid Neoplasms
    15. Benign Thyroid Adenomas
    16. Thyroid Cancer

    Part IV: Special Populations
    17. Pregnancy and Thyroid Dysfunction
    18. Thyroid Dysfunction in the Elderly

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: January 8, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182741
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128185001

About the Authors

Jahangir Moini

Dr. Moini is an international author of 38 medical textbooks for various publishers including Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Cengage Learning, and Routledge. In addition to continuing his venture as an author, he has been a professor for over 40 years and a physician for 48 years. He is a retired professor with the Eastern Florida State College Science & Health Department. Previously, Dr. Moini was an assistant professor at Tehran University Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. He was also Director of Allied Health at Everest University for 15 years and a Professor at that institution for 24 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Science and Health (retired), Eastern Florida State College, Palm Bay, FL, USA

Katherine Pereira

Dr. Katherine Pereira is a Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 16 years of clinical experience working with patients with complex endocrine disorders. Dr. Pereira received her BSN from the University of Virginia and her MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees from Duke University. In recognition of her contributions to nursing and outstanding patient care, she has been named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association for Nurse Practitioners.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, USA

Mohtashem Samsam

Dr. Mohtashem Samsam is a former Professor of Medicine and a faculty at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He is currently the director and also a professor at Advent Health University in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Samsam studied medicine in the English language program of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, in Szeged, Hungary (1991- 1996) and received his PhD from Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2002. He completed his post-doc studies in Wuerzburg University, Germany (1999- 2002).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Professor at Advent Health University in Orlando, Florida

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