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Endocrinology

Thyroid Diseases

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Editors: Vitti, Paolo, Hegedüs, Laszlo (Eds.)

  • State of the art in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases
  • Presents the latest advances in knowledge of pathogenesis
  • Written by recognized experts in the field
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This book presents the latest advances in knowledge of the pathogenesis of thyroid diseases and describes the state of the art in their diagnosis and treatment, including newly emerging management approaches. After an opening section that addresses thyroid physiology and laboratory evaluation, each of the major thyroid diseases and their subtypes is discussed, covering goiter and thyroid nodule, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis, and thyroid carcinoma. Other conditions that affect thyroid function or induce thyroid dysfunction are also considered, e.g., pregnancy, non-thyroidal disorders, and medication use. The book is designed to assist practitioners to achieve optimal outcomes in clinical routine by providing clear guidance on clinical examination, the use of diagnostic tests, first- and second-line therapies, and follow-up. Chapter have been written by recognized experts in the field.

About the authors

Paolo Vitti is Full Professor of Endocrinology and past Director of the School of Endocrinology at the Medical School, University of Pisa, Italy, and Chief of Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Pisa. Dr. Vitti is a past member of the Executive Committee of the European Thyroid Association and a past Secretary of the Italian Thyroid Association. He has been a member of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) since 1996 and an ICCIDD board member since 2003. He has also been Vice-Regional Coordinator for the ICCIDD in West Central Europe since 2001 and a member of expert WHO/ICCIDD teams for external reviews in Kenya, Macedonia, and Peru. 

He is currently president of the Italian Society of Endocrinology. He is the author of over 150 articles, most of which have been published in authoritative international journals, and of a number of chapters of international and national endocrine textbooks.

Laszlo Hegedüs , 65, trained in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1992, having defended his thesis, he became a consultant physician at the Department of Endocrinology in Odense, Denmark. Here he built up a thyroid research group, and became a full professor in 2006.

         Publications, more than 480, include chapters in leading endocrine textbooks and include diagnostic imaging; radioiodine therapy; ultrasound-guided diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases; environmental and hereditary aspects of the regulation of thyroid function and size; environmental and genetic background for thyroid disorders utilizing Danish twins; late effects of thyroid diseases. Developing and utilizing ThyPRO to evaluate thyroid related quality of life and the role of selenium in thyroid diseases are also in focus.

          Dr. Hegedüs has served as editor of Clinical Endocrinology and as editorial board member of a number of journals. He has mentored around 50 individuals defending their academic theses. He is president-elect of the European Thyroid Association and a former president of the Danish Thyroid Association. He is extensively used at endocrine and thyroid teaching courses and has given more than 200 invited talks. Professor Hegedüs is the recipient of several prizes, including the George Murray lecture and the Pitt-Rivers lecture from the British Thyroid Association and the Frontiers in Science Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thyroid Diseases
Book Subtitle
Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Editors
  • Paolo Vitti
  • Laszlo Hegedüs
Series Title
Endocrinology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46284-4
Print ISBN
978-3-319-45012-4
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-45013-1
Series ISSN
2510-1927
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 770
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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