Williams Textbook of Endocrinology - 12th Edition - ISBN: 9781437703245, 9781437736007

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

12th Edition

Authors: Shlomo Melmed Kenneth Polonsky P. Reed Larsen Henry Kronenberg
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437703245
eBook ISBN: 9781437736007
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 12th May 2011
Page Count: 1920

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The latest edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology edited by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, helps you diagnose and treat your patients effectively with up-to-the minute, practical know-how on all endocrine system disorders. Comprehensive yet accessible, this extensively revised 12th Edition updates you on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more so you can provide your patients with the most successful treatments. Find scientific insight and clinical data interwoven in every chapter, reflecting advances in both areas of this constantly changing discipline, and presented in a truly accessible format. You’ll also access valuable contributions from a dynamic list of expert authors and nearly 2.000 full-color images to help you with every diagnosis. Along with convenient online access at www.expertconsult.com, this title has everything you need to manage any and all the clinical endocrinopathies you may encounter.

Key Features

  • Rely on the one reference that integrates rapidly evolving basic and clinical science in a cohesive, user-friendly format, definitively addresses every topic in the field, and has remained a standard for more than half a century.

Table of Contents

Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

Chapter 1: Principles of Endocrinology

Chapter 2: The Endocrine Patient

Chapter 3: Genetic Control of Peptide Hormone Formation

Chapter 4: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act on Nuclear Receptors

Chapter 5: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act at the Cell Surface

Chapter 6: Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders

Section II: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

Chapter 7: Neuroendocrinology

Chapter 8: Pituitary Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation

Chapter 9: Pituitary Disorders

Chapter 10: Posterior Pituitary

Section III: Thyroid

Chapter 11: Thyroid Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 12: Thyrotoxicosis

Chapter 13: Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis

Chapter 14: Nontoxic Diffuse and Nodular Goiter and Thyroid Neoplasia

Section IV: Adrenal Cortex and Endocrine Hypertension

Chapter 15: The Adrenal Cortex

Chapter 16: Endocrine Hypertension

Section V: Reproduction

Chapter 17: The Physiology and Pathology of the Female Reproductive Axis

Chapter 18: Hormonal Contraception

Chapter 19: Testicular Disorders

Chapter 20: Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

Section VI: Endocrinology and the Life Span

Chapter 21: Endocrine Changes in Pregnancy

Chapter 22: Endocrinology of Fetal Development

Chapter 23: Disorders of Sex Development

Chapter 24: Normal and Aberrant Growth

Chapter 25: Puberty: Ontogeny, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, and Disorders

Chapter 26: Hormones and Athletic Performance

Chapter 27: Endocrinology and Aging

Section VII: Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 28: Hormones and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 29: Metabolic Bone Disease

Chapter 30: Kidney Stones

Section VIII: Disorders of Carbohydrates and Metabolism

Chapter 31: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 32: Type 1 Diabetes

Chapter 33: Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 34: Glucose Homeostasis and Hypoglycemia

Section IX: Body Fat and Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 35: Neuroendocrine Control of Energy Stores

Chapter 36: Obesity

Chapter 37: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 38: Endocrinology of HIV/AIDS

Chapter 39: Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gut Endocrine Tumors

Section X: Polyendocrine and Neoplastic Disorders

Chapter 40: Pathogenesis of Endocrine Tumors

Chapter 41: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

Chapter 42: The Immunoendocrinopathy Syndromes

Chapter 43: Endocrine Management of the Cancer Survivor (title changed)

Chapter 44: Carcinoid Tumors, Carcinoid Syndrome and Related Disorders


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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