Amenorrhea

A Case-Based, Clinical Guide

  • Nanette F. Santoro
  • Genevieve Neal-Perry

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cary Dicken, Marie Menke, Genevieve Neal-Perry
    Pages 1-19
  3. Anjana R. Nair, Hugh S. Taylor
    Pages 21-34
  4. Enrico Carmina
    Pages 45-53
  5. Amber R. Cooper, Sharon N. Covington, Lawrence M. Nelson
    Pages 55-82
  6. Pouneh Fazeli, Lisa B. Nachtigall
    Pages 83-100
  7. Alex J. Polotsky, Nanette Santoro
    Pages 127-139
  8. Sara Morelli, Gerson Weiss
    Pages 141-169
  9. Tammy L. Loucks, Sarah L. Berga
    Pages 171-186
  10. Benjamin M. Lannon, Kim L. Thornton
    Pages 203-211
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 210-211

About this book

Introduction

Amenorrhea: A Case-Based Clinical Guide is a comprehensive review of the current knowledge regarding normal female reproductive physiology. Replete with interesting case vignettes and providing diagnostic algorithms and therapeutic strategies for amenorrhea, Amenorrhea: A Case-Based Clinical Guide is divided into three sections. The first section is composed of two chapters that provide a thorough review of basic science and clinical knowledge about the organ systems responsible for normal physiology of the menstrual cycle. The second section includes discussion about menstrual cycle disruption as it relates to hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction, surgical and natural menopause, genetic defects, premature ovarian failure/insufficiency and the effects of caloric excess and restriction. The third section offers an update on the physiological effects of prolonged amenorrhea induced surgically or by hypothalamic dysfunction and also includes an original chapter that focuses solely on the impact of race and ethnicity on the prevalence and diagnosis of amenorrhea. Amenorrhea: A Case-Based Clinical Guide brings together chapters from renowned experts who offer state-of-the-art, clinically useful information in a case-based, reader-friendly fashion. This title will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of all clinicians who practice in women’s health settings.

Keywords

Amenorrhea Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism Hysterectomy Menopause Menstruation Oophorectomy Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Primary Ovarian Insufficiency prolactin

Editors and affiliations

  • Nanette F. Santoro
    • 1
  • Genevieve Neal-Perry
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Colorado Denver School ofAuroraUSA
  2. 2., Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-864-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-863-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-864-5
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