Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine

2nd Edition

Editors: Marianne Legato
Authors: Marianne Legato
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742711
eBook ISBN: 9780080921501
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th November 2009
Page Count: 800
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The field of gender-specific medicine examines how normal human biology and physiology differ between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing research covers various conditions that predominantly occur in men as well conditions that predominantly occur in women. Among the areas of greatest difference are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, lung cancer as a consequence of smoking, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.

The Second Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine focuses on the essentials of gender-specific medicine and the current study of sex and gender differences in human physiology and pathophysiology. New section editors, new chapter authors, and new chapters have been added to reflect the most up-to-date clinical research and practice.

Key Features

    • Offers insight into how the gender-specific risks of one organ system’s disease affects the health of other organ systems
      • Outlines the sex-specific differences of normal anatomy and physiology
      • Illustrates the gender-specific features and quantifies "gender" and "sex" as risk factors across all major diseases
      • Qualifies and analyzes the results of new drug therapies designed with gender-specific differences in mind: ex, hormone therapy in men and women for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
      • All chapters progress translationally from the basic science to the clinical applications of gender-specific therapies, drugs, or treatments
      • Sections on drug metabolism, aging, and meta-analysis of data incorporated into all disease-specific chapters

       

      Readership

      Researchers and practitioners in physiology, cardiology, neurology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology, oncology, immunology, nutrition, and metabolism who research and/or teach gender-specific medicine or sex-based biology. Graduate students and medical fellow trainees in these areas. Specialists and/or general practitioners who treat gender-specific diseases.

      Table of Contents

      Section 1: Gender and Normal Development

      Introduction

      George M. Lazarus

      Chapter 1 - The Effects of Gender in Neonatal Medicine

      Tove S. Rosen, David Bateman

      Chapter 2 - Sexual Development, Growth, and Puberty in Children

      Gaya S. Aranoff, Jennifer J. Bell

      Chapter 3 - Gender Differences in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

      Beverley J. Sheares

      Chapter 4 - Gender-Specific Aspects of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

      James H. Garvin Jr

      Chapter 5 - Gender Differences in Neurological Conditions of Children

      David M. Kaufman

      Chapter 6 - Gender and Sports: Past, Present, and Future

      Jordan D. Metzl

      Section 2: Gender and the Nervous System

      Introduction

      William Byne

      Chapter 7 - Gender Differences in the Functional Organization of the Brain

      Ruben C. Gur, Tamara Bockow, Raquel E. Gur

      Chapter 8 - Sexual Differentiation of Brain Structure and Function

      Margaret M. McCarthy

      Chapter 9 - The Sexed and Gendered Brain

      William Byne

      Chapter 10 - Age and Gender-Specific Patterns of Neurologic Illness

      Joan Amatniek, Karin Sorra, Lauren Frey, W. Allen Hauser

      Chapter 11 - Gender Differences in Stroke

      Rebecca F. Gottesman, Argye E. Hillis

      Chapter 12 - Gender Differences in Disorders that Present to Psychiatry

      Mary V. Seeman

      Chapter 13 - Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cognitive Function

      Mary Sano, Diane Jacobs, Katya Gaynor

      Section 3: Cardiovascular Disease

      Introduction

      Paula A. Johnson

      Chapter 14 - Gender and the Heart: Sex-Specific Differences in the Normal Myocardial Anatomy and Physiology

      Marianne J. Legato, Jaswinder K. Leghe

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      Details

      No. of pages:
      800
      Language:
      English
      Copyright:
      © Academic Press 2010
      Published:
      Imprint:
      Academic Press
      Hardcover ISBN:
      9780123742711
      eBook ISBN:
      9780080921501

      About the Editor

      Marianne Legato

      Dr. Marianne Legato is the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. This partnership is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, published for the scientific community and in 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s "Best Doctors" since the feature’s inception in 1993.

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Medicine, NY and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

      About the Author

      Marianne Legato

      Dr. Marianne Legato is the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. This partnership is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, published for the scientific community and in 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s "Best Doctors" since the feature’s inception in 1993.

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Medicine, NY and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

      Reviews

      The field of gender-specific medicine examines how normal human biology and physiology differ between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing research covers various conditions that predominantly occur in men as well conditions that predominantly occur in women. Among the areas of greatest difference are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, lung cancer as a consequence of smoking, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.

      The Second Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine focuses on the essentials of gender-specific medicine and the current study of sex and gender differences in human physiology and pathophysiology. New section editors, new chapter authors, and new chapters have been added to reflect the most up-to-date clinical research and practice.