By Terry F. Davies

In A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology, Second version, a popular crew of exceptional clinicians once back offers stimulating instruction and insights into a wide selection of endocrine topics, teaching readers modern administration of the stipulations defined and offering special access into the literature. Importantly, the various vital parts within the present curriculum for medical endocrine education as advised through the organization of application administrators in scientific Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism are coated during this textual content. completely up-to-date, this re-creation not just covers new therapy techniques but additionally emphasizes the most recent investigative advances in either imaging and molecular diagnostics. to enhance studying and retention of information, a question-based method is utilized in some of the case reviews. scholars, citizens, fellows, and practitioners will locate this connection with be an effective solution to evaluation their understanding and bring up their skills and abilities in sufferer research and administration. a useful contribution to the sector, A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology, Second Edition, bargains a similar comprehensive volume of thought-provoking case-studies that made the 1st version of important value to all clinicians who deal with sufferers with endocrine disorders.

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These cases are intended to emphasize and demonstrate that more than choosing the right diagnosis, the importance of selecting the right treatment is paramount. Above is a succinct review of medical therapy for secretory pituitary adenomas; while not comprehensive the suggested readings are intended to supplement the text. Further Reading 1. Biller BM, Grossman AB, Stewart PM, Melmed S, Bertagna X, Bertherat J, et al. Treatment of adrenocorticotropin-dependent Cushing’s syndrome: a consensus statement.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93:2454–62. 2. Colao A, Petersenn S, Newell-Price J, Findling JW, Gu F, Maldonado M, et al. A 12-month phase 3 study of pasireotide in Cushing’s disease. N Engl J Med. 2012;366:914–24. 3. Cooper O, Melmed S. Subclinical hyperfunctioning pituitary adenomas: the silent tumors. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;26:447–60. 4. Fleseriu M. Medical management of persistent and recurrent cushing disease. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012;23:653–68. 5. Fleseriu M. The role of combination medical therapy in acromegaly: hope for the nonresponsive patient.

The diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome: an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93:1526–40. Chapter 4 Idiopathic Granulomatous Hypophysitis Masquerading as a Pituitary Adenoma: Are There Reliable Diagnostic Criteria? Christine G. Yedinak, Shirley McCartney, and Maria Fleseriu Objectives • To review the clinical presentation of granulomatous hypophysitis (GrH) masquerading as a pituitary macroadenoma. • To discuss the differential diagnosis of hypophysitis. • To understand treatment options for GrH at initial presentation and recommendations for long-term management.

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