© 2008

A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology

  • Terry F. Davies

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology™ book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. The Pituitary Gland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-7
    2. Steven Jon Russell, Karen Klahr Miller
      Pages 9-17
    3. Kawaljeet Kaur, James W. Findling
      Pages 27-33
  3. Thyroid Overactivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-39
    2. Paul Aoun, David S. Cooper
      Pages 41-48
    3. Paul Aoun, David S. Cooper
      Pages 49-59
    4. Paul Aoun, David S. Cooper
      Pages 61-66
    5. Paul Aoun, David S. Cooper
      Pages 67-72
  4. Thyroid Underactivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-76
    2. Ramzi Ajjan
      Pages 77-83
    3. Mark P.J. Vanderpump
      Pages 93-99
  5. Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-108
    2. Nicole Ehrhardt, Victor Bernet
      Pages 109-119
    3. Henry B. Burch
      Pages 121-126
    4. Jacqueline Jonklaas
      Pages 127-137
    5. Jason A. Wexler, Kenneth D. Burman
      Pages 139-152
  6. Adrenal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153

About this book


Written cases provide a thoughtful review of modern management and contemplation of the literature, much more so than even a case presentation without the patient.  As a result, in recent years the written or prepared case has become the ideal forum for demonstrating how to manage a medical problem to the greatest benefit of the patient. In A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology, distinguished clinicians provide stimulating instruction and insights into a wide variety of endocrine subjects, teaching readers modern management of the conditions described and offering targeted entry into the literature.  Importantly, many of the important elements in the current curriculum for clinical endocrine training as recommended by the Association of Program Directors in Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism are covered in this text. To reinforce learning and retention of knowledge, each author has also provided multiple choice questions following the case studies. Students, residents, fellows, and practitioners will find these examples to be an efficient way to review their understanding and increase their skills and abilities in patient investigation and management.

In all, A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology offers a comprehensive volume of concise case-studies that will prove to be of significant importance to all clinicians practicing in this field.


Case-basaed Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Endocrine disorders Endocrinology Metabolic syndrome Problem-based prolactin

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry F. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineThe Mount Sinai Hospital and the James J. Peters VA Medical CenterNew York

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology
  • Editors Terry F. Davies
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology™
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press,Totowa, NJ 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-815-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-60761-335-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-103-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 504
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"The exceptional new book … makes demonstrations become alive for the reader that conventional textbooks of endocrinology present as dry material. … essential for the comprehensive therapist who will find this book enriches understanding of the most frequently encountered clinical problems facing a modern therapist. The editor has selected cases to make the book a gem collection … . it also becomes important in the curriculum for clinical endocrinology training as recommended by the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism." (William H. Wehrmacher, Comprehensive Therapy, 2008)

"It is intended as an early learning tool to teach management of various endocrine conditions and provide an entry point into the literature. … targets novices in endocrinology, including medical students, residents, and fellows, but notes that the book and questions can be used as a review for readers experienced in the specialty. … the book is appropriate for … those on the wards including residents and fellows. … This is a useful contribution to the specialty, particularly helpful for endocrinologists in training … ." (Shanika P Samarasinghe, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2008)