Acute Endocrinology:: From Cause to Consequence (Contemporary Endocrinology)
Acute Endocrinology:: From Cause to Consequence (Contemporary Endocrinology)
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Title: Acute Endocrinology:: From Cause to Consequence (Contemporary Endocrinology)
ISBN10: 1603271767
ISBN13: 978-1603271769
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 316 pages
Publisher: Humana Press; 2008 edition (September 19, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1746 kb
Size epub: 1452 kb
Rating: 4.9 ✪
Votes: 440
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Until recently, endocrinology and critical care medicine were two specialties in medicine that were rather uncomfortable with each other and hence quite i- lated. Fortunately, these two ‘alien’ disciplines have joined forces in successful attempts to perform high quality research in order to clarify the unknown. By integrating endocrinology in critical care medicine, or vice-versa depending on the specialty of the observer, new experimental and clinical data on the complex endocrine and metabolic derangements accompanying non-endocrine severe i- nesses came available which generated important novel insights with relevant clinical implications. In addition, the state of the art diagnosis and management of primary endocrine diseases that represent life-threatening situations leading to ICU admission has been updated. This issue of Contemporary Endocrinology aims at compiling the new ?ndings. The book indeed covers both areas of ‘Acute Endocrinology’ that are often taking care of at very distant sites within hospitals. The ?rst part deals with the classical life-threatening illnesses caused by primary endocrine diseases such as thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, acute adrenal crisis, acute calcium disorders, pheochromocytoma, severe hyper- and hypoglycemia . The second part looks at endocrinology from the ICU side, starting with a g- eral overview of the dynamic neuroendocrine and metabolic stress responses in the condition of intensive care-dependent, non-endocrine critical illness.