© 2002

Challenging Cases in Endocrinology

  • Mark E. Molitch

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Moises Mercado, Mark E. Molitch
    Pages 1-16
  3. Baha M. Arafah, Mona P. Nasrallah
    Pages 17-32
  4. Lisa L. Wong, Joseph G. Verbalis
    Pages 33-49
  5. David S. Cooper
    Pages 51-65
  6. Donald A. Meier, Michael M. Kaplan
    Pages 67-80
  7. Richard T. Kloos, Ernest L. Mazzaferri
    Pages 81-117
  8. James W. Findling
    Pages 119-136
  9. Erik K. Alexander, Robert Dluhy
    Pages 137-153
  10. Mary P. Gillam, Lewis Landsberg
    Pages 155-183
  11. Bart L. Clarke, Sundeep Khosla
    Pages 185-199
  12. Elena I. Barengolts, Subhash C. Kukreja
    Pages 201-213
  13. Michael Kleerekoper, Hisham Alrefai, Louis Afonso, Bharat Raman
    Pages 215-229
  14. Shalender Bhasin, Atam B. Singh, Robert Christiansen
    Pages 231-251
  15. Jared C. Robins, Robert Rebar
    Pages 253-267
  16. Lisa P. Purdy, Boyd E. Metzger
    Pages 269-285
  17. J. Woody Sistrunk, Bruce R. Zimmerman
    Pages 287-301
  18. Neelima V. Chu, Robert R. Henry
    Pages 303-323
  19. Neena Natt, F. John Service
    Pages 325-335
  20. Ira J. Goldberg, Phillip Bukberg
    Pages 337-348

About this book


In medicine, the difficult cases can yield valuable insights because they force physicians to think a little harder when making a diagnosis and to be creative when treating the patient. In Challenging Cases in Endocrinology, distinguished clinician-scientists describe in concise studies their most difficult cases and reveal what they did, how they did it, and why. The cases cover a wide range of medical problems, including pituitary and thyroid tumors, hypopituitarism, hyper- and hypothyroidism, metabolic bone disease, Cushing's syndrome, adrenal insufficiency and cancer, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Other cases involve disorders of female reproduction, of water balance and lipoprotein metabolism, of puberty, and of growth and development. Each case study reviews how the patient was managed, details the reasons why various tests and treatments-many only recently available-were carried out, and provides references to ensure that these novel methodologies can be easily translated into the endocrine specialist's daily practice. Along the way, the authors provide practical solutions for these difficult-to-manage cases, and successfully apply knowledge fresh from the laboratory to decisions about patient management.
Practical and highly stimulating, Challenging Cases in Endocrinology demonstrates for every clinical endocrinologist precisely how specialists approach their most challenging cases and how these approaches can be effectively applied in the daily practice of endocrinology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark E. Molitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular MedicineNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Challenging Cases in Endocrinology
  • Editors Mark E. Molitch
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2002
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-914-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-249-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-277-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 421
  • Number of Illustrations 35 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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"This book is ideal for fellows...This is a unique addition to the endocrine literature. The cases are replete with interesting twists and clinical pearls; it is an entertaining read for endocrinologists with the time to enjoy cases and learn from the discussions." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"Most endocrinologists and probably quite a few non-endocrinologists are going to like this book for the same reason why 'Meet the Professor' sessions are overcrowded: it is endocrinology at its roots...stimulating and entertaining reading." - Diabetologia

"Although Molitch is targeting the practicing endocrinologist, I believe this book would be useful for internists and other physicians who are always looking for interesting cases. Challenging Cases in Endocrinology is a light and easily read book that describes uncommon manifestations of common disorders and common manifestations of uncommon disorders. It reinforces the use of systematic work-up to come to a conclusion and diagnosis without missing any important signs or symptoms. The main strengths of the book are the short case discussions, system-based layout, and a solid literature review at the end of each discussion." -Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism