Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine

Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine

Gender in the Genomic Era

1st Edition - May 24, 2004

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Marianne Legato
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492148

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Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine examines how normal human biology differs 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, and as well conditions that predominantly occur in women. Among the subjects covered are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, lung cancer as a consequence of smoking, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.

Key Features

* Gathers important information in the field of gender-based biology and clinical medicine, proving that a patient's sex is increasingly important in preventing illness, making an accurate diagnosis, and choosing safe and effective treatment of disease
* Addresses gender-specific areas ranging from organ transplantation, gall bladder and biliary diseases, to the epidemiology of osteoporosis and fractures in men and women
* Many chapters present questions about future directions of investigations

Readership

Practicing physicians and specialists; endocrinologists; bone biologists; gerontologists; cardiologists

Table of Contents

  • Gender and Development
    Central Nervous System
    Cardiology
    Pulmonology
    Gastroenterology
    Reproductive Biology
    Oncology; Nutrition
    Drug Metabolis
    Infectious Disease
    Bone
    Immunology/ Rheumatology
    Aging

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: May 24, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080492148

About the Editor in Chief

Marianne Legato

Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. She has published extensively on gender and sex specific medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the journal Gender and the Genome, published for the scientific community. 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 at Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A.

About the Editor

Marianne Legato

Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. She has published extensively on gender and sex specific medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the journal Gender and the Genome, published for the scientific community. 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 at Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A.

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