This book presents a comprehensive overview of pediatric thyroid diseases and thus provides a useful tool for clinical problem solving. Opinion leaders in the field present reviews on all relevant diseases of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. Sixteen chapters cover topics ranging from fetal thyroidology, congenital hypothyroidism, central hypothyroidism, inherited defects of thyroid hormone action, cell transport and metabolism to iodine deficiency, autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid tumors. Written by clinicians, the chapters provide in-depth information and current guidelines for clinical problems encountered in pediatric thyroidology. As a unique feature, a case seminar collection for each chapter presents typical patient histories providing key learning points and key references for clinical problem solving in family medicine, pediatric endocrinology and medical genetics. Providing a succinct update on clinical pediatric thyroidology, this book is an essential tool for pediatric and adult endocrinologists, as well as for general practitioners, pediatricians and medical geneticists.
In a single, convenient volume, Pediatric Endocrinology offers complete coverage of all aspects of basic science and clinical practice, ideal for both pediatricians and endocrinologists. Pediatric endocrinology expert Dr. Mark Sperling teams up with world-renowned authors to bring you up to date with the latest key developments in every area of the field, providing invaluable guidance on how your clinical decision making will be affected by today's technological and scientific advances. The user-friendly text is enhanced by all-new online access to the complete contents of the book and more. Determine the best possible course for every patient with easy-to-follow algorithms in every clinical chapter. Stay up to date with today's hottest topics, including neonatal diabetes mellitus, Type II childhood diabetes, molecular endocrinology, and genetics. Explore the impact of today's advances and challenges, including explosive growth in molecular biology, sophisticated imaging techniques, and an increase in both pediatric diabetes and obesity. NEW! Access the fully searchable contents of the book and new self-assessment questions online at Expert Consult. Quickly access the information you need with a new, streamlined organization (Concepts, Endocrine Disorders of the Newborn, Endocrine Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence, and Laboratory Tests and Imaging).