© 1997

Endocrinology of Critical Disease

  • K. Patrick Ober

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David J. Torpy, George P. Chrousos
    Pages 1-24
  3. C. Richard Parker Jr.
    Pages 25-44
  4. Pamela A. Clark, Alan D. Rogol
    Pages 45-66
  5. Mark E. Molitch
    Pages 67-86
  6. Jay Watsky, Matthew C. Leinung
    Pages 123-136
  7. Paul I. Jagger
    Pages 137-154
  8. Jonathan S. LoPresti, John T. Nicoloff
    Pages 155-173
  9. Mary H. Parks, Joseph G. Verbalis
    Pages 175-196
  10. Jack F. Tohme, John P. Bilezikian
    Pages 233-247
  11. Steven R. Gambert, Stephen J. Peterson
    Pages 249-270
  12. Stephen R. Plymate, Robert E. Jones
    Pages 271-283
  13. Mark D. Nixon, Robert W. Rebar
    Pages 285-298
  14. Gary A. Wittert, John E. Morley
    Pages 299-309
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 311-322

About this book


Endocrinology of Critical Disease offers the practicing physician who cares for the acutely ill a tour de force survey of the responses of the endocrine system to critical illness, illuminating along the way the mechanisms at play and the outcomes (both positive and negative). The cutting-edge contributions collected here cover the endocrine response to a multitude of serious illnesses, including cancer, liver failure, renal failure, trauma, burns, AIDS and other infections, starvation, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, and organ transplants. They also make clear how to distinguish beneficial endocrine responses from deleterious responses that may have a long-term negative effect on clinical outcomes.

Endocrinology of Critical Disease opens the door to a better understanding of the many clinical disorders that can trigger an endocrine response, the scope of these responses, and the effect of the endocrine response on the underlying disease process. The book will become an essential reference for today's critical care physicians, as well as all those who must treat increasingly complex medical disorders and deal with the severe illnesses of patients under intensive care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. Patrick Ober
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Bowman Gray School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endocrinology of Critical Disease
  • Editors K. Patrick Ober
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1997
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-422-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-032-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-2584-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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