Growth Hormone Related Diseases and Therapy

A Molecular and Physiological Perspective for the Clinician

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ISBN: 978-1-60761-316-9 (Print) 978-1-60761-317-6 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Physiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-16

      Growth Hormone Receptor in Growth

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      Pages 17-31

      Ghrelin in the Regulation of GH Secretion and Other Pituitary Hormones

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      Pages 33-56

      Growth Hormone Pulsatility and its Impact on Growth and Metabolism in Humans

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      Pages 57-79

      Metabolic Actions of Growth Hormone

  3. Genetics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

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      Pages 83-102

      Molecular Genetics of Congenital Growth Hormone Deficiency

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      Pages 103-135

      Structural Abnormalities in Congenital Growth Hormone Deficiency

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      Pages 137-150

      Genetic Causes of Familial Pituitary Adenomas

  4. Growth Hormone Deficiency

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-167

      The Epidemiology of Growth Hormone Deficiency

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      Pages 169-186

      Diagnosis of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults

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      Pages 187-210

      Transition from Puberty to Adulthood

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      Pages 211-236

      Issues in Long-Term Management of Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency

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      Pages 237-250

      Quality of Life in Acromegaly and Growth Hormone Deficiency

  5. Acromegaly

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251

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      Pages 253-270

      The Value of GH and IGF-I Measurements in the Management of Acromegaly

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      Pages 271-302

      The Role of Somatostatin Analogues in Treatment of Acromegaly

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      Pages 303-315

      The Role of External Beam Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Acromegaly

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 317-338

      Mortality and Morbidity in Acromegaly: Impact of Disease Control

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 339-357

      GHR Antagonist: Efficacy and Safety

  6. Use of Growth Hormone

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 359-359

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      Pages 361-373

      Long-Acting Growth Hormone Analogues

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      Pages 375-387

      Growth Hormone Supplementation in the Elderly

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 389-404

      Growth Hormone in Sports: Is There Evidence of Benefit?

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 405-411