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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.
General Adaptation Syndrome: An Overview, David J. Torpy and George P. Chrousos. Developmental Considerations: The Fetal and Neonatal Endocrine Response to Stress, C. Richard Parker. Growth, Development, and Critical Disease, Pamela A. Clark and Alan D. Rogol. Pituitary Response to Stress: Growth Hormone and Prolactin, Mark E. Molitch. The Sympathoadrenomedullary Response to Critical Illness, Otto Kuchel. The Adrenocortical Response to Critical Illness: The CRH-ACTH-Cortisol Axis, Jay Watsky and Matthew C. Leinung. Adrenocortical Response to Critical Illness: The Renin-Aldosterone Axis, Paul I. Jagger. Thyroid Response to Critical Illness, Jonathan S. LoPresti and John T. Nicoloff. Pathophysiology of Water Metabolism During Critical Illness, Mary H. Parks and Joseph G. Verbalis. Alterations in Fuel Metabolism in Critical Illness: Hyperglycemia, Barry A. Mizock. Alterations in Fuel Metabolism in Critical Illness:Hypoglycemia, K. Patrick Ober. Critical Illness and Calcium Metabolism, Jack F. Tohme and John P. Bilezikian. Skeletal Metabolism in Critical Illness, Steven R. Gambert and Stephen J. Peterson. Testicular Function in Critical Illness, Stephen R. Plymate and R.E. Jones. The Female Gonadal Response to Critical Disease, Mark D. Nixon and Robert W. Rebar. Effects of Aging on the Hormonal Response to Stress, G.A. Wittert and John E. Morley. Index.