Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 13e

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 13e

1st Edition - October 15, 2016

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  • Authors: Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, Henry Kronenberg

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For more than 65 years, Williams Textbook of Endocrinology has been the gold standard in the field, delivering authoritative guidance on every aspect of adult and pediatric endocrine system disorders. The 13th Edition has been thoroughly updated by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, to bring you state-of-the-art coverage of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more, all designed to help you provide optimal care to every patient. Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical information, it is an essential, relevant resource for endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, gynecologists, internists, and pediatricians – any clinician who needs the most reliable coverage available on the diverse features across the spectrum of endocrine disease.

Key Features

  • Obtain a better understanding of both scientific insight and clinical data from the classic reference that delivers the current information you need in a highly illustrated, user-friendly format.

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

    1. Principles of Endocrinology

    2. Clinical Endocrinology: A Personal View

    3. Principles of Hormone Action

    4. Genetics of Endocrinology

    5. Health Care Reform, Population Health, and the Endocrinologist

    6. Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders

    Section II: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

    7. Neuroendocrinology

    8. Pituitary Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation

    9. Pituitary Masses and Tumors

    10. Posterior Pituitary

    Section III: Thyroid

    11. Thyroid Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Disorders

    12. Hyperthyroid Disorders

    13. Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis

    14. Nontoxic Diffuse Goiter, Nodular Thyroid Disorders, and Thyroid Malignancies

    Section IV: Adrenal Cortex and Endocrine Hypertension

    15. The Adrenal Cortex

    16. Endocrine Hypertension

    Section V: Reproduction

    17. Physiology and Pathology of the Female Reproductive Axis

    18. Hormonal Contraception

    19. Testicular Disorders

    20. Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

    Section VI: Endocrinology and the Life Span

    Section VI A: Maternal-Fetal

    21. Endocrine Changes in Pregnancy

    22. Endocrinology of Fetal Development

    Section VI B: Childhood

    23. Pediatric Disorders of Sex Development

    24. Normal and Aberrant Growth in Children

    25. Physiology and Disorders of Puberty

    Section VI C: Adult

    26. Hormones and Athletic Performance

    27. Endocrinology and Aging

    Section VII: Mineral Metabolism

    28. Hormones and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

    29. Osteoporosis and Bone Biology

    30. Kidney Stones

    Section VIII: Carbohydrates and Fat Metabolism

    31. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    32. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

    33. Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

    34. Hypoglycemia

    35. Neuroendocrine Control of Energy Stores

    36. Obesity

    37. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

    38. Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gut Endocrine Tumors

    Section IX: Polyendocrine and Neoplastic Disorders

    39. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

    40. The Immunoendocrinopathy Syndromes

    41. Endocrinology of HIV/AIDS

    42. The Long -Term Endocrine Sequelae of Multimodality Cancer Therapy

    43. Neuroendocrine Gastrointestinal and Lung Tumors (Carcinoid Tumors) and the Carcinoid Syndrome, and Related Disorders

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1936
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier India 2016
  • Published: October 15, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier India

About the Authors

Shlomo Melmed

Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, FRCP, MACP, is Executive VP and Dean of the Medical Faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He leads Cedars-Sinai’s research and education programs, recruiting nationally recognized faculty leadership, establishing new educational programs and maintaining the highest academic standards. Dr. Melmed holds the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Distinguished Chair in Investigative Medicine. An international authority on pituitary medicine, he has pioneered the discovery and application of novel treatments for endocrine tumors and has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Melmed has been a faculty leader at Cedars-Sinai for nearly 40 years and has been the health system’s chief academic officer since 1998. Dr. Melmed's laboratory consistently has received competitive grant awards from the National Institutes of Health since 1980, and he has trained over 80 physicians, scientists and graduate students who occupy leading positions in academic endocrinology worldwide. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and is also an Associate Dean of the UCLA School of Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Dean of the Medical Faculty, Cedars Sinai Health System, USA

Kenneth Polonsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor, Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

P. Reed Larsen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Henry Kronenberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

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