Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Margaret Castro, Lucila Leico Elias, Paula Conde Lamparelli Elias, Ayrton Custodio Moreira
    Pages 1-20
  3. John Newell-Price
    Pages 21-29
  4. Anat Ben-Shlomo, Ning-Ai Liu, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 31-40
  5. Madson Q. Almeida, Emilia M. Pinto, Ana Claudia Latronico
    Pages 41-52
  6. Oscar D. Bruno
    Pages 53-64
  7. Ian F. Dunn, Edward R. Laws Jr
    Pages 121-129
  8. William F. Young Jr., Geoffrey B. Thompson
    Pages 131-137
  9. Jay Jagannathan, Edward R. Laws, Jason P. Sheehan
    Pages 139-149
  10. Cuong Dang, Peter J. Trainer
    Pages 151-162
  11. Krystallenia I. Alexandraki, Andrea M. Isidori, Ashley B. Grossman
    Pages 163-176
  12. Guillaume Assie, Laurence Guignat, Jérôme Bertherat, Xavier Bertagna
    Pages 177-187
  13. Maria Candida Barisson Villares Fragoso, Sorahia Domenice, Ana Claudia Latronico, Berenice Bilharinho Mendonca
    Pages 189-208
  14. Isabelle Bourdeau, Antoine Lampron, Tânia Longo Mazzuco, André Lacroix
    Pages 209-224
  15. Elisabeth F. C. van Rossum, Steven W. J. Lamberts
    Pages 235-248

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Endocrinology

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcello D. Bronstein
    • 1
  1. 1., Division of Endocrinology and MetabolismHospital das Clínicas, University of SaoSao PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-449-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-448-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-449-4
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