Thyroid Diseases

Thyroid Diseases

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Features

    • Presents the first reference in several decades to comprehensively explore all aspects of thyroid dysfunction
    • Uses a methodological format to convey information about all diseases and disorders, from definition to diagnosis to patient follow-up
    • Includes the contributions of experts who work in a range of health systems—from national health services to private insurance systems

    Summary

    In recent years, the clinical evolution of thyroid diseases has been studied exhaustively as new discoveries have been made about thyroid malfunction and the effective management of patients. Thyroid Diseases presents a comprehensive exposition of a range of disorders caused by thyroid dysfunction. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, the book is the first compendium in several decades to assemble a vast amount of data and research into one volume.

    Following a methodological format, each chapter explores a different malady or condition. After defining the dysfunction or disease, the text presents the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical features, first and second level tests for diagnosis, first and second line therapies, prognosis, and recommendations for follow-up.

    Highlighted topics include:

    • Transient forms of hyper- and hypothyroidism
    • Subclinical hyper- and hypothyroidism
    • Thyroid dysfunction during gestation and postpartum
    • The influence of iodine on the thyroid during pregnancy
    • The importance of drugs that modify thyroid function
    • Thyroid disrupters that affect thyroid homeostasis
    • The bimodal and/or transient development of some thyroid diseases
    • The evolution of diagnosis, priorities of therapies, and lifelong monitoring of patients

    All of the contributors to this text pursued long periods of training in elite research laboratories. They are active investigators and well known in the international arena. The information presented in this volume is invaluable for practicing clinicians and those training in internal medicine, endocrinology, surgery, and other areas of medicine.

    Table of Contents

    Suggestions for a New Classification of Thyroid Diseases; F. Monaco
    Diffuse and Nodular Goiter; F. Latrofa and P. Vitti
    Acute Suppurative, Subacute, and Riedel’s Thyroiditis; S. Lio
    Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis; S. Mariotti
    Postpartum and Silent Thyroiditis; S. Mariotti
    Single Thyroid Nodule; R. Elisei and E. Molinaro
    Differentiated (Papillary and Follicular) and Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma; F. Pacini and M. G. Castagna Medullary Thyroid Cancer and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2); F. Pacini
    Thyroid Incidentaloma; R. Elisei and L. Agate
    Adult Primary Hypothyroidism; C. Giuliani and F. Monaco
    Congenital Neonatal Hypothyroidism; I. Bucci and C. Giuliani
    Central Hypothyroidism; P. Beck-Peccoz and L. Persani
    Congenital Dyshormonogenetic Goiter; C. Giuliani and I. Bucci
    Syndromes of Reduced Sensitivity to Thyroid Hormones; P. Beck-Peccoz, I. Campi, and L. Persani
    Transient Hypothyroidism; B. Biondi
    Subclinical Hypothyroidism; B. Biondi
    Hypothyroid Coma; G. Papi and A. Pontecorvi
    Toxic Diffuse Goiter (Basedow-Graves’ Disease); L. Chiovato, F. Magri, and M. Rotondi
    Toxic Multinodular Goiter; G. Napolitano and F. Monaco
    Pretoxic and Toxic Autonomous Nodule; G. Napolitano and F. Monaco
    Rare Forms of Thyrotoxicosis; E. Macchia, F. Bogazzi, L. Tomisti, and E. Martino
    Transient Hyperthyroidism; B. Biondi
    Subclinical Hyperthyroidism; B. Biondi
    Thyrotoxic Crisis; G. Papi and A. Pontecorvi
    The Thyroidologist in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); A. Bianchi and A. Pontecorvi
    Thyroid Orbitopathy; L. Bartalena and M. L. Tanda
    Thyroid Diseases in Pregnancy; F. Vermiglio, M. Moleti, and F. Trimarchi
    Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy; M. Moleti, F. Vermiglio, and F. Trimarchi
    Thyroid in the Elderly; S. Mariotti
    Thyroid and Drugs; S. Benvenga, R. M. Ruggeri, and F. Trimarchi
    Thyroid Disruptors; M. Centanni and S. C. Del Duca
    Index

    Editor Bio(s)

    Fabrizio Monaco is a professor of endocrinology at University G. d’Annunzio in Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He has taught and performed studies at a number of research and academic institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Along with 98 publications in international journals, he has written and edited a number of books on thyroid function and diseases.

     
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