Endocrine Disorders in Thalassemia

Physiopathological and Therapeutical Aspects

  • Sebastiano Andò
  • Carlo Brancati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Plenary Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Z. Hochberg, M. C. J. Rudolf, N. Shehadeh, A. Hazani
      Pages 3-5
    3. M. C. Postel-Vinay, M. Fontoura, M. De Montalembert, F. Pérignon, R. Brauner, R. Rappaport et al.
      Pages 7-10
    4. S. Andò, M. Maggiolini, G. De Luca, M. Bria, D. Sisci, M. Lanzino et al.
      Pages 11-17
    5. M. Katz, V. De Sanctis, C. Vullo, B. Wonke, M. Ughi, A. Pinamonti et al.
      Pages 19-24
    6. P. J. Giardina, R. Schneider, M. Lesser, B. Simmons, A. Rodriguez, J. Gertner et al.
      Pages 39-46
    7. B. Bagni, V. De Sanctis, I. Bagni, A. R. Cavallini, G. Bonaccorsi, C. Vullo
      Pages 53-57
    8. E. Giuzio, M. Bria, F. Romeo, M. Misasi, C. Brancati
      Pages 59-64
    9. B. Wonke, J. I. Hanslip
      Pages 65-67
    10. M. Galimberti, V. De Sanctis, G. Lucarelli, P. Polchi, E. Angelucci, D. Baronciani et al.
      Pages 69-72
    11. D. Sonakul
      Pages 75-82
    12. Italian Working Group on Endocrine Complications in Non-Endocrine Diseases
      Pages 91-93
  3. Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. M. C. Galati, G. Raiola, P. Puzzonia, C. Consarino, S. Grimaldi, S. Morgione et al.
      Pages 97-101
    3. R. V. G. García-Mayor, L. F. Pérez Mendez, C. Páramo, R. Luna, A. Andrade
      Pages 103-105
    4. M. Caruso-Nicoletti, G. Tinnirello, V. Panebianco, M. Mancuso, G. Spadaro, D. Lo Presti et al.
      Pages 107-109
    5. M. Theochari, L. Stamogiannou, A. Kafourou, E. Spanos, H. Nounopoulos, A. Bouloukos et al.
      Pages 111-115
    6. L. Pitrolo, C. Lo Pinto, P. D’Angelo, R. Malizia, F. Lo Iacono
      Pages 117-120
    7. H. E. Tutar, G. Öcal, N. Akar, A. Arcasoy
      Pages 121-124
    8. A. Filosa, S. Di Maio, A. Saviano, S. Aponte
      Pages 125-129
    9. M. Giusti, S. Valenti, P. G. Mori, R. Guido, C. Micalizzi, F. Perfumo et al.
      Pages 131-135
    10. R. Fadini, M. R. Rivolta, W. Monguzzi, E. Lanzi, M. Mignini-Renzini, A. L. Boneschi
      Pages 137-139
    11. Ö. Gökçen, D. Malyali, E. Kanadikirik, H. Azizlerli
      Pages 141-143
    12. M. A. F. El-Hazmi, A. S. Warsy, I. Al-Fawaz
      Pages 145-147
    13. S. Anastasi, V. Caruso, M. Cantone, C. Magnano
      Pages 149-152
    14. L. Cavallo, F. Trentadue, S. Liuzzi, T. Giobbe, R. Leuzzi, V. Sabato et al.
      Pages 153-155
    15. G. Petrou, M. Makri, A. Armoni, B. E. Spiliotis, T. K. Alexandrides
      Pages 157-160
    16. M. Karagiorga-Lagana, A. Chatziliami, A. Katsantoni, F. Karabatsos, C. Fragodimitri, G. Tapaki et al.
      Pages 161-165
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 167-168

About this book


Endocrine glands may be involved in patients with thalassemia major. In the last 20 years, new therapies have significantly improved life expectancy, while several endocrine abnormalities have been described in children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from thalassemia major.
The practical objective of this book is to establish guidelines for the management of endocrine disorders underlying the various phases of thalassemic life. Internationally acknowledged experts give a state-of-the-art account of physiopathological and therapeutical approaches to endocrine disorders in thalassemia and focus on such topics as growth hormones, thyroid diseases, puberty, hypogonadism, diabetes, and bone metabolism.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastiano Andò
    • 1
  • Carlo Brancati
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cellular BiologyUniversity of CalabriaArcavacata di Rende (CS)Italy
  2. 2.C.N.R. CosenzaCosenzaItaly

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