This pocket-sized quick-reference handbook presents evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders. The authors summarize the latest and best clinical studies supporting the practice recommendations and grade each study to indicate the benefits and risks of the therapy and the reliability of the study results. Chapters cover disorders in the major areas of endocrinology--hypothalamic-pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, metabolic bone, reproductive, diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity and nutrition, endocrine malignancies, and genetics.
- NEW! Chapter on endocrinology and immunology - NEW! Chapter on management of endocrine disorders during pregnancy - NEW! Chapter on standard validated protocols - NEW! Drugs to treat diabetes and osteoporosis - NEW! Section at end of each chapter on cost effective work up and analysis - Appendices on endocrine drugs - Clinical facts about each disease - Evidence-based - Includes summary facts at end of each chapter - Numerous tables