© 2003

Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology

  • Janet E. Hall
  • Lynnette K. Nieman

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sabrina Gill, Frances J. Hayes, Patrick M. Sluss
    Pages 1-22
  3. Joseph G. Verbalis
    Pages 23-53
  4. Mary Lee Vance
    Pages 55-65
  5. Lynnette K. Nieman
    Pages 67-83
  6. Jennifer E. Lawrence, Robert G. Dluhy
    Pages 85-106
  7. Anastassios G. Pittas, Stephanie L. Lee
    Pages 107-129
  8. M. Regina Castro, Hossein Gharib
    Pages 131-155
  9. Allison B. Goldfine
    Pages 157-177
  10. Robert E. Ratner
    Pages 179-191
  11. F. John Service
    Pages 193-211
  12. William T. Donahoo, Elizabeth Stephens, Robert H. Eckel
    Pages 213-238
  13. Benjamin Z. Leder, Joel S. Finkelstein
    Pages 239-256
  14. Patrick M. Doran, Sundeep Khosla
    Pages 257-275
  15. Margaret E. Wierman
    Pages 277-293
  16. Drew V. Tortoriello, Janet E. Hall
    Pages 295-321
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 331-345

About this book


With the rapid development of new and more reliable assays, and aided by the molecular and genetic approaches that continuingly deepen our understanding of these diseases, our ability to diagnose patients with endocrine disease has dramatically increased. In Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology, experienced physicians concisely explain the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of these disorders and survey all the latest laboratory tests used in their diagnosis. Topics range widely from an overview of the diagnosis of diabetes and the long-term monitoring of its complications to the evaluation of menstrual dysfunction. Coverage is also given to the diagnosis of pituitary tumors, Cushing's syndrome, thyroid disease, and hypoglycemia; the evaluation of endocrine-induced hypertension; the assessment of dyslipidemia and obesity; and novel approaches to diagnosing hyper- and hypocalcemia. There are also discussions of osteoporosis, hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction, and hyperandrogenism in women. The authors each review the complex physiological basis of the relevant endocrine processes and provide richly instructive recommendations for the followup and long-term management of patients.
Comprehensive and state-of-the art, Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology offers today's practicing endocrinologists and internists, as well as students and fellows in training, both an authoritative survey of current approaches, as well as a working proficiency in the diagnosis of the complete range of endocrine disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Janet E. Hall
    • 1
  • Lynnette K. Nieman
    • 2
  1. 1.Reproductive Endocrine Unit, Division of EndocrinologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology BranchNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology
  • Editors Janet E. Hall
    Lynnette K. Nieman
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-757-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-172-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-293-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 345
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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