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Cushing's syndrome : pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment

Author: Marcello D Bronstein
Publisher: New York : Humana Press, ©2011.
Series: Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book examines the current state of understanding of Cushing's Syndrome, including its causes, controversies in diagnosis, related conditions associated with obesity, factors complicating  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcello D Bronstein
ISBN: 9781603274487 1603274480 9781603274494 1603274499
OCLC Number: 416268301
Description: xi, 301 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Physiology and Pathophysiology of the HPA axis, by Margareth Castro and Ayrton Custodio MoreiraChapter 2: Etiologies of Cushing's syndrome, by John Newell-PriceChapter 3: Pathogenesis of corticotropic tumors, by Shlomo MelmedChapter 4: Pathogenesis of adrenocortical tumors, by Madson Q. Almeida, Emilia M. Pinto, and Ana Claudia Latronico Chapter 5: Clinical features of Cushing's syndrome, by Oscar Bruno Chapter 6: Laboratorial diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome: Differential diagnosis with pseudo-Cushing's conditions as obesity, alcoholism and depression, by Francesco CavagniniChapter 7: Laboratorial diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome: Differential diagnosis among the different causes of ACTH-dependent and ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome, by Antonio M. Lerario and Marcello D.BronsteinChapter 8: Imaging for the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome: MRI, CT and isotopic scanning, by Wouter de HerderChapter 9: Inferior petrosal sampling for the differential diagnosis of ACTH dependent Cushing's syndrome, by James W. Findling and Bradley JavorskyChapter 10: ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome: Treatment of Cushing's diseaseA) Treatment of Cushings Syndrome: Surgical Treatment, by Edward LawsB) Adrenal-Directed Treatment Options for Cushing's Disease, by William YoungC) Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cushing's Disease, by Jason P SheehanD) Medical Management of Cushing's syndrome, by Peter TrainerChapter 11: ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome: Clinical and diagnostic aspects, and treatment approaches for ectopic Cushing's syndrome, by Ashley GrossmanChapter 12: Revisiting the Nelson's syndrome: Corticotroph Tumor Progression after bilateral adrenalectomy in Cushing's disease, by Xavier BertagnaChapter 13: ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome: Adrenocortical tumors, by Maria Candida Fragoso, Ana Claudia Latronico and Berenice B. MendoncaChapter 14: ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome: Bilateral macronodular hyperplasia, by Andre LacroixChapter 15: ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome: primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease in the context of Carney's complex, by Constantine A StratakisChapter 16: Glucocorticoid Resistance, by Elisabeth F.C. van Rossum and Steven W. LambertsChapter 17: Post-operative replacement and assessment of HPA axis recovery in Cushing's syndrome, by John WassChapter 18: Special aspects of Cushing's syndrome: Pregnancy, by David AronChapter 19: Special aspects of Cushing's syndrome: Childhood, by M. O. SavageChapter 20: Special aspects of Cushing's syndrome: Cyclic Cushing's syndrome, by Franco Mantero
Series Title: Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Responsibility: Marcello D. Bronstein, editor.

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