© 2003

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders

  • Robert S. Bar

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ernest L. Mazzaferri
    Pages 1-36
  3. Paul W. Ladenson, Ruth M. Belin
    Pages 37-51
  4. Elizabeth N. Pearce, Lewis E. Braverman
    Pages 53-68
  5. Yogish C. Kudva, Rita Basu, Robert A. Rizza
    Pages 69-86
  6. Preethi Srikanthan, Jeffrey E. Pessin, Robert S. Bar
    Pages 87-109
  7. Willa Hsueh, Dorothy Martinez
    Pages 111-121
  8. Ngozi E. Erondu
    Pages 123-162
  9. Darcy Putz, Udaya M. Kabadi
    Pages 163-180
  10. Anuja Dokras, William I. Sivitz
    Pages 181-199
  11. Vivien Bonert, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 201-228
  12. Nicholas Clarke, Udaya M. Kabadi
    Pages 229-238
  13. Christina Orr, Thomas O’Dorisio
    Pages 239-252
  14. Robert G. Spanheimer
    Pages 253-267
  15. D. Lynn Loriaux
    Pages 269-275
  16. Arna Gudmundsdottir, Gregory Doelle
    Pages 277-295
  17. Karel Pacak, Graeme Eisenhofer, Jacques W. M. Lenders, Christian A. Koch
    Pages 297-311
  18. John H. MacIndoe
    Pages 313-326
  19. Whitney S. Goldner, Joseph S. Dillon
    Pages 327-358
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 359-369

About this book


In endocrine conditions, no less than in most other diseases, prompt recognition and treatment can reduce complications and substantially improve the quality of life. Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders, written by a distinguished panel of clinical experts and research scientists, focuses on the early signs and symptoms of common endocrine diseases, surveys the clinical testing needed for a diagnosis, and concisely presents the best current recommendations for therapy. The book covers such new "endocrine" diseases as polycystic ovarian syndrome, obesity, and hypogonadism, but also offers new approaches to such basic conditions as type 2 diabetes and thyroid disease. Written in an orderly and easy-to-follow manner, each chapter discusses the pathophysiology of the condition in question, reviews the basis for its early recognition and treatment, and summarizes the key points in easy-to-read tables. The authors also provide accounts of the emerging, and urgently needed, therapeutic approaches for slowing the epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
Comprehensive yet concise, Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders offers physicians, endocrinologists, and medical students an up-to-date and highly practical primer on the early signs and symptoms of common endocrine diseases, complete with detailed discussions of both the testing needed to make the diagnosis and the optimal therapies once that diagnosis is confirmed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Bar
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of Internal MedicineThe University of Iowa School of MedicineIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders
  • Editors Robert S. Bar
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-193-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-414-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-378-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 369
  • Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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...a user-friendly, up-to-date textbook that covers the main topics of endocrinology. It encompasses the major advances in early diagnosis and treatment...we recommend this book for general practitioners and endocrinologists as an excellent overview of endocrine diagnosis and treatment that includes many of the latest advances in the field. - TRENDS in Endocrinology and Metabolism