Contemporary Endocrinology

Cushing's Syndrome

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Editors: Bronstein, Marcello D. (Ed.)

  • Provides up to date information on strategies to establish the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome
  • Discusses a range of conditions that represent challenges for the diagnosis and treatment
  • Includes approaches to the differential diagnosis and specific treatments for each condition
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Cushing´s syndrome is a relatively rare clinical disorder that is associated with many co-morbidities such as systemic hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, impaired immune function and growth impairment in children, all of which severely reduce quality of life and life expectancy. Cushing’s Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment reviews the difficulties in distinguishing Cushing’s syndrome from these and other common conditions, such as central obesity, menstrual irregularity and depression. It also provides state-of-the-art information on various strategies to establish the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and the differential diagnosis among its diverse etiologies, as well as therapeutic approaches. Additionally, a range of conditions that represent challenges for the diagnosis and treatment--such as renal failure, pediatric age, cyclic hypercortisolism, and pregnancy--are covered in detail. A valuable resource not only for endocrinologists but also internal medicine physicians, gynecologists, pediatricians, , pituitary surgeons and urologists, Cushing’s Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment provides insights by experts that will help all physicians dealing with Cushing´s syndrome to expand their knowledge about the condition and provide targeted, comprehensive care.

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“This book contains 23 chapters written by 56 carefully selected experts from three continents. There are special chapters on physiology and pathophysiology of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system as well as on the etiology of Cushing’s syndrome. … Several chapters deal in detail with surgical management, adrenal directed treatment, radiation therapy and medical management. … this book gives outstanding knowledge and is enriching the contemporaneous status of art on Cushing’s syndrome.” (Endocrine Regulations, January, 2012)

“Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology series, a very comprehensive treatise on this difficult to diagnose and treat to disease. Written by multidisciplinary scientists from several countries, it reviews in 23 chapters the physiology and pathophysiology of the HPA axis, the etiology and clinical features of Cushing’s syndrome (CS), diagnostic methods and problems, the various methods of treatment and differential diagnosis including ACTH independent CS. … Clearly written and highly illustrated … . Recommended.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (2), December, 2011)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Physiology and Pathophysiology of the HPA Axis

    Castro, Margaret (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Etiologies of Cushing’s Syndrome

    Newell-Price, John

    Pages 21-29

  • Pathogenesis of Corticotropic Tumors

    Ben-Shlomo, Anat (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Pathogenesis of Adrenocortical Tumors

    Almeida, Madson Q. (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • Clinical Features of Cushing’s Syndrome

    Bruno, Oscar D.

    Pages 53-64

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cushing's Syndrome
Book Subtitle
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
Editors
  • Marcello D. Bronstein
Series Title
Contemporary Endocrinology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-449-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-449-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-448-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-709-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 304
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