Thyroid Diseases: Clinical Fundamentals and Therapy provides a wide-ranging examination of all clinically significant areas of thyroid diseases. Underlying physiological principles are closely linked to the clinical situation and practical therapeutic interventions. The book examines the clinical course, therapy, and final outcome of thyroid diseases, particularly the bimodal and transient evolution of several thyroid diseases. It also discusses the medical, surgical, and radiometabolic therapy of thyroid diseases, stressing the pros and cons of each therapeutic modality.
More than 80 acknowledged experts from North America, Europe, and Japan have contributed to this exceptional reference volume, making it essential for physiologists, clinical endocrinologists, radiologists, researchers in nuclear medicine, oncologists, and radiotherapists.
Table of Contents
Classification: Classification of Thyroid Diseases (F. Monaco). Euthyroidism: Diffuse and Multinodular Nontoxic Goiter (J.T. Dunn). Hyperthyroidism: Diffuse Toxic Goiter (Basedow-Flajani-Graves' Disease) (S. Nagataki, H. Tamai, and S. Yamashita). Toxic Nodular Goiter (J. Orgiazzi and R. Mornex). Unusual Forms of Thyrotoxicosis (S. Mariotti, E. Macchia, and A. Pinchera). Iodine-Induced Thyrotoxicosis (L. Chiovato, P. Vitti, and A. Pinchera). Transient Hyperthyroidism (G. Napolitano and F. Monaco). TSH-Secreting Pituitary Adenomas (P. Beck-Peccoz and G. Faglia). Thyroid Crisis (F. Monaco and M.A. Satta). Hypothyroidism: Congenital Hypothyroidism and Screening (T.P. Foley, Jr). Adult Acquired Hypothyroidism (A. Ermans). Biosynthetic Defects in Thyroid Hormonogenesis (G. Medeiros-Neto). Pituitary and Hypothalmic Hypothyroidism (G. Faglia and P. Beck-Peccoz). Subclinical and Transient Hypothyroidism (M. D'Armiento). Hypothyroid Coma (F. Monaco and M.A. Satta). Resistance to Thyroid Hormones: Syndromes of Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (C.A. Meier and B.D. Weintraub). Thyroiditis: Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis (M. Centanni, S. Sciacchitano, and M. Andreoli). Subacute (De Quervain's) Thyroiditis (N. Amino and K. Takada). Chronic Thyroiditis (M. Izumi). Postpartum and Silent Thyroiditis (N. Amino). Tumors: The Thyroid Nodule (S.G. Jackson and L. Wartofsky). Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (A.J. Van Herle and A.J. Lutz). Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma (M. Schlumberger). Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (M. Schlumberger, P. Gardet, and C. Parmentier). Ophthalmopathy: Graves' Ophthalmopathy: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, Prognosis, Treatment (R. Mornex and J. Orgiazzi). Therapy: Medical Therapy (F. Monaco). Surgery in the Management of Thyroid Diseases (N.W. Thompson). Metabolic Radiotherapy of Thyroid Disease: General Principles (B. Shapiro and L. Troncone). The Metabolically Directed Radiotherapy of Hyperthyroidism with Radioiodine (B. Shapiro and L. Troncone). The Metabolically Directed Radiotherapy of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer with Radioiodine (L. Troncone and B. Shapiro). Chemotherapic Agents and Multimodal Therapy in Thyroid Carcinoma (N. Cellini and S. Luzi). The Role of External Beam Radiotherapy in Thyroid Carcinoma (N. Cellini and M. De Santis). Integrated Treatment of Thyroid Tumors (M.A. Satta, L. Troncone, and B. Shapiro). Flow Charts: Flow Charts for Diagnosis and Follow-up of Thyroid Patients (C. Beckers). Special Topics in Thyroidology: Iodine Prophylasis (J.T. Dunn). Epidemiology of Thyroid Diseases (G. Caldwell and W. M.G. Tunbridge). Autoimmunity and Thyroid Diseases (H.A. Drexhage). Thyroid Diseases in the Fetus (S. Filetti, G. Costante, D. Foti, and L. Sava). Thyroid and Its Diseases in Pregnancy (D. Glinoer and P. de Nayer). Thyroid and Its Diseases in Childhood and Adolescence (H. Niimi and H. Takahashi). Thyroid and Its Diseases in Aging (E. Roti). Thyroid in Obesity (M.A. Satta). Thyroid and Its Diseases in Breast Cancer (F. Trimarchi, F. Vermiglio, and S. Benvenga). Thyroid and Its Diseases Framed in the Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome (G. Napolitano, R. Mirakian, and G.F. Bottazzo). Thyroid and Mental Illnesses (S. De Risio, M.A. Satta, and P. Bria). Thyroid Disorders in Genetic Diseases (D. Lione and G. Neri). Thyroid Function in Nonthyroidal Illnesses (S. Lio and F. Monaco). Extrapituitary Effects of Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormones (E. Martino, L. Bartalena, and M. Gasperi). Effects of Drugs on Thyroid Function (G. Fenzi, M. Vitale, V. Bassi,and G. Condorelli). Antithyroid Compounds (E. Gaitan). Thyroglobulin Measurements in Thyroid Disease (A.B. Schneider). Medical Preoperative Therapy (F. Monaco and M.A. Satta). Treatment of Autonomous Thyroid Nodules by Percutaneous Ethanol Injections (PEI) (G. Napolitano and F. Monaco).