Endocrine Updates

The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Current Concepts on Pathogenesis and Clinical Care

Editors: Azziz, Ricardo (Ed.)

  • Reviews the latest concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of PCOS
  • PCOS affects 6-10% of all women, many of whom are unaware of the problem
  • Additional complicating factors include high risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Offers a clear and focused exploration of this significant and pervasive disorder
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About this book

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the single most common endocrinologic abnormality of women, affecting approximately 1 in 10-to 15 women of reproductive age. It is also the most frequent cause of oligo-ovulatory infertility. PCOS patients demonstrate androgenic symptoms including hirsutism, alopecia, and acne. Furthermore, patients with PCOS are at significant risk for developing diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and possibly cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that the healthcare cost exceeds four billion dollars annually in the United States alone, not even accounting for the significant negative effect this disorder has on quality of life.

Patients with PCOS are seen by a variety of specialists, depending on needs, including reproductive, medical, and pediatric endocrinologists; gynecologists; general internists; and dermatologists. This text reviews the latest concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the this pervasive and significant disorder, a clear and focused manner.

 

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In this concise volume, Dr. Azziz has integrated current clinical knowledge with principles of fundamental genetics and cell biology of polycystic ovary syndrome - a commonly encountered clinical entity.This book will assist clinicians treating this serious and often distressing disorder afflicting so many women in terms of quality of life,fertility and systemic wellbeing.The chapters also provide useful insights for researchers studying mechanisms for pathogenesis of the disorder,and those unraveling novel therapeutic approaches. Ultimately,women with this metabolic and reproductive disorder will benefit from the knowledge which this group of expert authors bring to publication in this text.

Shlomo Melmed, M.D.

Series Editor

Endocrine Updates

About the authors

Dr. Azziz is President and member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and The Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists. He is also a member of the Endocrine Society and The Society for Gynecologic Investigation, among others. He serves as Executive Director of the Androgen Excess Society, of which he is also a founding member.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This comprehensive overview of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) reviews the pathophysiology, provides updates of the most current genetic and steroidogenic advances, and offers clinical guidance in diagnosis and treatment. Because of its broad scope, it appeals to multiple disciplines. … The book is written for a broad audience, particularly practitioners in endocrinology and gynecology. … It is useful to clinicians who will be evaluating and treating patients with PCOS, particularly endocrinologists." (Janet Myra Noel, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2008)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Genetics of PCOS

    Mark O. Goodarzi MD, PhD

    Pages 29-42

  • Ovarian Steroidogenic Abnormalities in PCOS

    Jessica K. Wickenheisser PhD, Jan M. McAllister PhD

    Pages 69-84

  • Role of Obesity and Adiposity in PCOS

    Renato Pasquali MD, Laura Patton MD, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis MD, Alessandra Gambineri MD

    Pages 85-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Book Subtitle
Current Concepts on Pathogenesis and Clinical Care
Editors
  • Ricardo Azziz
Series Title
Endocrine Updates
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-69248-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69248-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-69246-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9554-4
Series ISSN
1566-0729
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 134
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