Pediatric Endocrinology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781455748587, 9781455759736

Pediatric Endocrinology

4th Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Mark Sperling
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455748587
eBook ISBN: 9781455759736
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 4th March 2014
Page Count: 1080


In a single, convenient volume, Pediatric Endocrinology offers complete coverage of all aspects of basic science and clinical practice, ideal for both pediatricians and endocrinologists. Pediatric endocrinology expert Dr. Mark Sperling teams up with world-renowned authors to bring you up to date with the latest key developments in every area of the field, providing invaluable guidance on how your clinical decision making will be affected by today’s technological and scientific advances. The user-friendly text is enhanced by all-new online access to the complete contents of the book and more.

"Inclusion of clinical vignettes and supported by ExpertConsult access makes the text almost as good as face-to-face teaching." Reviewed by: Neel Kamal on behalf of BACCH Newsletter, March 2015

Key Features

  • Determine the best possible course for every patient with easy-to-follow algorithms in every clinical chapter.

Table of Contents

 Section I: Principles and Methods of Pediatric Endocrinology

Chapter 1. Overview and Principles of Pediatric Endocrinology

Chapter 2. Molecular Endocrinology and Endocrine Genetics

Chapter 3. Receptor Transduction Pathways Mediating Hormone Action

Chapter 4. Laboratory Methods in Pediatric Endocrinology

Section II: Endocrine Disorders in the Neonate

Chapter 5. Ambiguous Genitalia

Chapter 6. Hypoglycemia in the Newborn and Infant

Chapter 7. Disorders of the Thyroid in the Newborn and Infant

Chapter 8. Disorders of Calcium and Phosphorus Homeostasis in the Newborn and Infant

Chapter 9. Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus

Section III: Endocrine Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Chapter 10. Disorders of Growth Hormone/Insulin-Like Growth Factor Secretion and Action

Chapter 11. Disorders of the Posterior Pituitary

Chapter 12. Thyroid Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Chapter 13. Adrenal Cortex and Its Disorders

Chapter 14. Pheochromocytoma and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes

Chapter 15. Puberty and Its Disorders in the Female

Chapter 16. Turner Syndrome

Chapter 17. Puberty and Its Disorders in the Male

Chapter 18. Disorders of Mineral Homeostasis in Children and Adolescents

Chapter 19. Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 20. Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes

Chapter 21. Hypoglycemia in the Toddler and Child

Chapter 22. Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Disorders of Energy Balance

Chapter 23. Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents


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About the Author

Mark Sperling

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes Mellitus, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania