Acute Endocrinology

From Cause to Consequence

  • Greet Van den Berghe

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Endocrine Diseases Causing Potentially Life-Threatening Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Powlimi J. Nadkarni, Burman D. Kenneth
      Pages 1-28
    3. Suzanne Myers Adler, Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 29-44
    4. Paul Lee, Ken KY Ho
      Pages 45-62
    5. Sophie J. Van Cromphaut, Roger Bouillon
      Pages 63-83
    6. Dr.Umasuthan Srirangalingam, Shern L. Chew
      Pages 85-118
    7. Jean-Marc Guettier, Phillip Gorden
      Pages 149-164
  3. Endocrine Disturbances Caused by Non-endocrine Critical Illnesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Lies Langouche, Greet Van den Berghe
      Pages 167-180
    3. Dieter Mesotten, Greet Van den Berghe
      Pages 181-198
    4. Liese Mebis, Lies Langouche, Greet Van den Berghe
      Pages 199-213
    5. Mikael Alves Resident, Xavi Borrat, Djillali Annane
      Pages 215-227
    6. Pierre Asfar, Peter Radermacher, Enrico Calzia
      Pages 229-254
    7. Ilse Vanhorebeek, Greet Van den Berghe
      Pages 255-276
    8. Suzanne Myers Adler, Joseph G. Verbalis
      Pages 277-304
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 305-316

About this book


The integration of endocrinology in critical care medicine has led to new experimental and clinical data on the complex endocrine and metabolic derangements accompanying non-endocrine severe illnesses. The joining of these two disciplines has generated important novel insights with significant clinical implications. Acute Endocrinology: From Cause to Consequence compiles these new findings into an important and highly relevant new resource. Part one deals with the classical life-threatening illnesses caused by primary endocrine diseases such as thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, acute adrenal crisis, acute calcium disorders, pheochromocytoma, severe hyper- and hypoglycemia. Part two looks at endocrinology from the ICU side, starting with a general overview of the dynamic neuroendocrine and metabolic stress responses in the condition of intensive care-dependent, non-endocrine critical illness. Acute Endocrinology: From Cause to Consequence provides a unique and up-to-date overview of the joining of these two disciplines and seeks to stimulate further interdisciplinary research in this important and exciting field.


Adrenal Catecholamines Diabetes Endocrinology Hyperglycemia Hypoglycemia Neuroendocrine Pheochromocytoma Thyroid Thyrotoxicosis Vasopressin homeostasis intensive care medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Greet Van den Berghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care MedicineUniversity Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University of LeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-176-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-177-6
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