Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment

  • Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
  • John E. Nestler
  • Dimitrios Panidis
  • Renato Pasquali

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Deborah S. Wachs, R. Jeffery Chang
    Pages 25-37
  3. Sophie Jonard, Yann Robert, Yves Ardaens, Didier Dewailly
    Pages 39-48
  4. Kürşad Ünlühizarci, Fahrettin Keleştimur
    Pages 69-78
  5. Sharon E. Oberfield, Natasha Leibel, Lauren Antler, Miriam Silfen, Lenore S. Levine, Mary Horlick et al.
    Pages 163-179
  6. Francesco Orio Jr., Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Stefano Palomba
    Pages 181-190
  7. Stefano Palomba, Fulvio Zullo, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Francesco Orio Jr
    Pages 191-207
  8. Dimitrios Panidis, Neoklis A. Georgopoulos
    Pages 209-221
  9. Vincenzo Toscano
    Pages 223-239
  10. Emmanuel Diakomanolis
    Pages 249-262
  11. Pinar H. Kodaman, Antoni J. Duleba
    Pages 263-278

About this book


Despite dizzyingly fast-paced advances over the past two decades, even the definition of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) remains in dispute. Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment highlights the recent transition of PCOS from an infertility disorder with a diagnosis based on ovarian tissue histology to a more complex clinical entity, a metabolic disorder in which insulin resistance plays a central role.  With an expert panel of authors, each chapter provides an up-to-date and balanced overview of PCOS, paying special attention to the central role of insulin resistance in the syndrome’s pathogenesis and in the management of its reproductive and metabolic abnormalities.

Comprehensive and thought-provoking, Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment is an invaluable resource for endocrinologists, gynecologists, and internists eager to learn more about this controversial and challenging disease.


Diabetes Internal medicine Internist infertility insulin insulin resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
    • 1
  • John E. Nestler
    • 2
  • Dimitrios Panidis
    • 3
  • Renato Pasquali
    • 4
  1. 1.Endocrine Section of First Department of Internal MedicineAthens University School of MedicineAthensGreece
  2. 2.Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond
  3. 3.Division of Endocrinology and Human Reproduction, Second Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  4. 4.Endocrinology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and C.R.B.A., S. Orsola-Malpighi HospitalAlma Mater Studiorum University of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-763-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-310-3
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