Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease

Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease
Author: Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre,Ya-Xiong Tao
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN 10: 0128198028
ISBN 13: 9780128198025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease Book Review:

Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease, Second Edition, describes the underlying basis of endocrine function, providing an important tool to understand the fundamentals of endocrine diseases. Delivering a comprehensive review of the basic science of endocrinology, from cell biology to human disease, this work explores and dissects the function of a number of cellular systems. The new edition provides an understanding of how endocrine glands function by integrating information resulting in biological effects on both local and systemic levels, also providing new information on the molecular physiopathogenesis of endocrine neoplasic cells. The new edition expands the most used chapters from the first edition and proposes a series of substitutions and additions to the table of contents. New chapters cover signaling, brown adipose tissue, hypothalamic cell models, cellular basis of insulin resistance, genetics and epigenetics of neuroendocrine tumors, and a series of chapters on endocrine-related cancer. Providing content that crosses disciplines, Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease, Second Edition, details how cellular endocrine function contributes to system physiology and mediates endocrine disorders. A methods section proves novel and useful approaches across research focus that will be attractive to medical students, residents, and specialists in the field of endocrinology, as well as to those interested in cellular regulation. Editors Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre and Ya-Xiong Tao, experts in molecular and cellular aspects of endocrinology, deliver contributions carefully selected for relevance, impact, and clarity of expression from leading field experts Explores endocrine cells biology in normal and pathologic conditions Covers new aspects of endocrine cell function in distinct tissues Provides a view into the biological effect in local and systemic levels 15 new chapters covering the recent developments in the field

Social Causes of Health and Disease

Social Causes of Health and Disease
Author: William C. Cockerham,William Cockerham
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007-10-08
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002701303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Causes of Health and Disease Book Review:

In this exciting new book, William Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. He argues that stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions can all be directly associated with illness. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research techniques, he argues that a paradigm shift is now emerging in 21st century medical sociology, which looks beyond individual explanations for health and disease. As the old gives way to the new in medical sociology, the field is headed toward a fundamentally different orientation. William Cockerham's clear and compelling account is at the forefront of these changes. This lively and accessible book offers a coherent introduction to social epidemiology, as well as challenging aspects of the existing literature. It will be indispensable reading for all students and scholars of medical sociology, especially those with the courage to confront the possibility that society really does make people sick.

Nutrition Health and Disease

Nutrition  Health and Disease
Author: Simon Langley-Evans
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 1118907140
ISBN 13: 9781118907146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition Health and Disease Book Review:

Bringing together key topics in basic science, clinical nutrition, and public health, Nutrition, Health and Disease is an easy-to-read, student-friendly textbook which clearly demonstrates how the body’s demand for nutrients changes throughout life, and thus the variety of ways in which nutrition and diet affect health and disease. The second edition of this successful text includes: Expanded introductory material to ensure a firm grasp of key concepts New content on vegetarian, vegan, kosher and other alternative diets Dieting in adults Gender and nutrition Macro- and micronutrients A range of new diagrams to support visual learners Background on nutritional epidemiology and statistics. Nutrition, Health and Disease: A Lifespan Approach is an ideal resource for the range of material a student or newly-qualified nutrition or dietetics professional needs to know.

Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases Four Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases  Four Volume Set
Author: Luciano Martini
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3043
Release: 2004-04-09
ISBN 10: 9780124755703
ISBN 13: 0124755704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases Four Volume Set Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases is an authoritative reference developed by 16 international experts who recruited the world's top scientists for contributions. This stellar reference work focuses on nearly 500 endocrine diseases addressing everything from acromeglay, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, unexplained weight loss, to androgen related disorders. This encyclopedia is an essential addition to any library collection written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Associate Editors include: Eli Y. Adashi, John P. Bilezikian, George P. Chrousos, Junichi Fukata, Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Hiroo Imura, Antonio Liuzzi, Frank L. Moore, Daniel Porte, Jens F. Rehfeld, Ellis Samols, Gustav Schonfeld, Pierre C. Sizonenko, Wilmar M. Wiersinga. Also available online via ScienceDirect featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. * Includes nearly 500 entries addressing all aspects of endocrine diseases * More than 800 eminent researchers contributed from 25 different countries around the world * More than 900 figures and 450 tables displayed * Comprehensive glossary comprising 1500 definitions * The Editor-in-Chief is former editor of the journal "Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology" and has contributed to over 40 books in the field of endocrinology"

Pediatric Bone

Pediatric Bone
Author: Francis H. Glorieux,John M. Pettifor,Harald Jüppner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 853
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123820405
ISBN 13: 9780123820402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Bone Book Review:

Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone which are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to the causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children Key Features * Deals exclusively with bone development and diseases of children and each chapter written by an * Fully referenced providing an appendix of usually difficult to find information on the investigation of pediatric bone disease and reference values * Covers both the physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis in children and diseases in one book * Includes a CD-ROM of images

Molecular Pathology

Molecular Pathology
Author: William B. Coleman,Gregory J. Tsongalis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2017-11-09
ISBN 10: 0128027878
ISBN 13: 9780128027875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Pathology Book Review:

As the molecular basis of human disease becomes better characterized, and the implications for understanding the molecular basis of disease becomes realized through improved diagnostics and treatment, Molecular Pathology, Second Edition stands out as the most comprehensive textbook where molecular mechanisms represent the focus. It is uniquely concerned with the molecular basis of major human diseases and disease processes, presented in the context of traditional pathology, with implications for translational molecular medicine. The Second Edition of Molecular Pathology has been thoroughly updated to reflect seven years of exponential changes in the fields of genetics, molecular, and cell biology which molecular pathology translates in the practice of molecular medicine. The textbook is intended to serve as a multi-use textbook that would be appropriate as a classroom teaching tool for biomedical graduate students, medical students, allied health students, and others (such as advanced undergraduates). Further, this textbook will be valuable for pathology residents and other postdoctoral fellows that desire to advance their understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease beyond what they learned in medical/graduate school. In addition, this textbook is useful as a reference book for practicing basic scientists and physician scientists that perform disease-related basic science and translational research, who require a ready information resource on the molecular basis of various human diseases and disease states. Explores the principles and practice of molecular pathology: molecular pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms of disease, and how the molecular pathogenesis of disease parallels the evolution of the disease Explains the practice of “molecular medicine and the translational aspects of molecular pathology Teaches from the perspective of “integrative systems biology Enhanced digital version included with purchase

Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease

Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy,Sherma Zibadi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 0128130091
ISBN 13: 9780128130094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease Book Review:

Polyphenols in Prevention and Treatment of Human Disease, Second Edition authoritatively covers evidence of the powerful health benefits of polyphenols, touching on cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis. This collection represents the contributions of an international group of experts in polyphenol research who share their expertise in endocrinology, public health, cardiology, pharmacology, agriculture and veterinary science. Researchers from diverse backgrounds will gain insight into how clinical observations and practices can feed back into the research cycle, thus allowing them to develop more targeted insights into the mechanisms of disease. This reference fills a void in research where nutritionists and alternative therapies may be applicable. Describes polyphenol modulation of blood flow and oxygenation as a potential mechanism of protection against vascular atherosclerosis Describes how polyphenols and antioxidants frequently change immune defenses and actions Focuses on the most important areas of research and provides insights into their relationships and translational opportunities

The Parathyroids

The Parathyroids
Author: John P. Bilezikian,Robert Marcus,Michael A. Levine
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 881
Release: 2001-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780080525778
ISBN 13: 0080525776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parathyroids Book Review:

Written by world experts, this books follows upon the monumental success of the first edition of The Parathyroids, which was universally acclaimed as the best text on the subject. An authoritative reference that spans the basic science of parathyroid hormone treatment to major clinical disorders in a superb, single compendium, The Parathyroids offers an objective and authoritative view on controversial clinical issues in this rapidly changing field. Every medical school library and virtually every major hospital library will need this book as a reference for students and clinicians. Key Features * Offers objective and authoritative reviews on controversial clinical issues * Written by world experts on parathyroid hormone and its disorders * Superb, state-of-the-art compendium in one convenient volume * Bridges basic science of parathyroid hormone to major clinical disorders * Practical information on clinical management of parathyroid hormone disorders

Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease

Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease
Author: Martin Kussmann,Patrick J. Stover
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN 10: 1119098831
ISBN 13: 9781119098836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease Book Review:

"This volume brings together leading experts in the areas of nutrition, nutrigenomics, metabolic programming, food-based bioactive dietary components and the gut microbiome, as well as those expert in the application of innovative tools and methods for statistical and biological network analysis, which are now at the forefront of nutritional and biomedical sciences. The articles provide a roadmap for the integration of normative science methods and approaches with more comprehensive systems biology-based investigations that deploy a multitude of omic platforms. This integration is essential to escape the bottleneck in knowledge generation by applying decades of knowledge of nutrients and their function to comprehensive omics and clinical data acquisition, processing, visualization, and interpretation. Achieving a systems-level understanding of nutrient function in health and disease will usher in an age of precision nutrition in support of maximizing human health and potential"--

Endocrinology

Endocrinology
Author: Shlomo Melmed,P. Michael Conn
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-11-05
ISBN 10: 1592598293
ISBN 13: 9781592598298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endocrinology Book Review:

Maintaining the original goal of the first edition to integrate the basic science of endocrinology with its physiological and clinical principles, this new edition succinctly summarizes in 450 pages the latest findings on hormone secretion and hormone action, as well as all the most recent insights into the physiology and pathophysiology of hormonal disorders. Coverage extends across the entire spectrum of endocrinology-from mammalian cells, plants, and insects to animal models and human diseases-with much increased coverage of diabetes and metabolism. Highlights include cutting-edge discussions of appetite disorders, obesity, reproductive failure, control of thyroid function, hormone action in man and the lower species, and the mechanisms subserving hormone secretion.

Textbook of Nephro Endocrinology

Textbook of Nephro Endocrinology
Author: Ajay K. Singh,Gordon H. Williams
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2009-01-12
ISBN 10: 9780080920467
ISBN 13: 0080920462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Nephro Endocrinology Book Review:

The Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology is the definitive translational reference in the field of nephro-endocrinology, investigating both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems. It offers researchers and clinicians expert, gold-standard analyses of nephro-endocrine research and translation into the treatment of diseases such as anemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD), rickets, osteoporosis, and, hypoparathyroidism. Investigates both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems Presents a uniquely comprehensive and cross-disciplinary look at all aspects of nephro-endocrine disorders in one reference work Clear translational presentations by the top endocrinologists and nephrologists in each specific hormone or functional/systems field

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease
Author: P. Michael Conn
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1108
Release: 2013-05-29
ISBN 10: 0124159125
ISBN 13: 9780124159129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease Book Review:

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease identifies important animal models and assesses the advantages and disadvantages of each model for the study of human disease. The first section addresses how to locate resources, animal alternatives, animal ethics and related issues, much needed information for researchers across the biological sciences and biomedicine.The next sections of the work offers models for disease-oriented topics, including cardiac and pulmonary diseases, aging, infectious diseases, obesity, diabetes, neurological diseases, joint diseases, visual disorders, cancer, hypertension, genetic diseases, and diseases of abuse. Organized by disease orientation for ease of searchability Provides information on locating resources, animal alternatives and animal ethics Covers a broad range of animal models used in research for human disease

Handbook of Models for Human Aging

Handbook of Models for Human Aging
Author: P. Michael Conn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1075
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9780080460062
ISBN 13: 0080460062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Models for Human Aging Book Review:

The Handbook of Models for Human Aging is designed as the only comprehensive work available that covers the diversity of aging models currently available. For each animal model, it presents key aspects of biology, nutrition, factors affecting life span, methods of age determination, use in research, and disadvantages/advantes of use. Chapters on comparative models take a broad sweep of age-related diseases, from Alzheimer's to joint disease, cataracts, cancer, and obesity. In addition, there is an historical overview and discussion of model availability, key methods, and ethical issues. Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach Shows tricks and approaches not available in primary publications First volume of its kind to combine both methods of study for human aging and animal models Over 200 illustrations

Osteoporosis in Men

Osteoporosis in Men
Author: Eric S. Orwoll,John P. Bilezikian,Dirk Vanderschueren
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 741
Release: 2009-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780080923468
ISBN 13: 0080923461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteoporosis in Men Book Review:

Since the publication of the first edition, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first-ever report on bone health and osteoporosis in October 2004. This report focuses even more attention on the devastating impact osteoporosis has on millions of lives. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and another 12 million are at risk for this disease. Yet despite the large number of men affected, the lack of awareness by doctors and their patients puts men at a higher risk that the condition may go undiagnosed and untreated. It is estimated that one-fifth to one-third of all hip fractures occur in men. This second edition brings on board John Bilezikian and Dirk Vanderschueren as editors with Eric Orwoll. The table of contents is more than doubling with 58 planned chapters. The format is larger – 8.5 x 11. This edition of Osteoporosis in Men brings together even more eminent investigators and clinicians to interpret developments in this growing field, and describe state-of-the-art research as well as practical approaches to diagnosis, prevention and therapy. Brings together more eminent investigators and clinicians to interpret developments in this growing field. Describes state-of-the-art research as well as practical approaches to diagnosis, prevention and therapy. There is no book on the market that covers osteoporosis in men as comprehensively as this book.

The Biology of Disease

The Biology of Disease
Author: Jonathan Phillips
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780632038558
ISBN 13: 0632038551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biology of Disease Book Review:

As concerns mount about the fate of hazardous wastes in the environment, and the role of anthropogenic chemicals in global warming, environmental chemistry is growing in prominence in the undergraduate curriculum. In departments of chemistry, earth science and environmental science, students now need a concise thorough introduction to the subject. This new textbook has been designed to meet these student's needs - structured around the water cycle and assuming only basic knowledge of chemistry."

Health Illness and Optimal Aging Second Edition

Health  Illness  and Optimal Aging  Second Edition
Author: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.,Diane Fox Gilmer, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-01-17
ISBN 10: 0826193471
ISBN 13: 9780826193476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Illness and Optimal Aging Second Edition Book Review:

"Aldwin and Gilmer have supplied an interesting textual model for examining health, illness, and aging. Their homogenized approach to aging research is refreshing and insightful."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly "Clearly written at a level for college students, this is an excellent resource on aging...Highly recommended.--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since the first edition was published. From a physical perspective, the text examines age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. Coverage of the psychosocial aspects of aging encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. The authors address demographic, theoretical, and methodological issues on aging, including a worldwide overview of aging demographics. The book reviews biological and psychosocial theories and offers much-needed information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research. It discusses the aging of the major organ systems, the brain and sensory systems, and the endocrine and immune systems; basic anatomy and physiology; normal, impaired, and optimal aging; and functional health. Psychosocial factors that affect health are addressed, including the interplay between physical health and mental health, stress, coping, and social support. The text also covers current issues in social gerontology, including such promising new trends as gerontechnology and Green Houses, and provides information on health promotion programs. New to the Second Edition: Information involving retirement, volunteer opportunities, housing, and adaptation to health changes Coverage of economics and aging, including information on social security and other retirement income and the future of Medicare and Medicaid Significant new information about the regulatory systems Revised and updated chapters on death and dying and optimal aging Discussions on two models of optimal aging and valuable tips for its promotion URLs to relevant websites for additional information

HLA in Health and Disease

HLA in Health and Disease
Author: Robert Lechler,Anthony Warrens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2000-05-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042405707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HLA in Health and Disease Book Review:

This comprehensive and definitive work succeeds and expands on the highly successful HLA and Disease published in 1994. This new edition has been updated, redesigned and reorganised into three sections making it an invaluable reference. The introductory section summarises current knowledge on the structure, function, genetics and evolution of the HLA system. It clarifies its complex and ever changing nomenclature and discusses the mechanisms underlying disease associations with HLA alleles. The second section deals with the importance of HLA in the context of different clinical specialities. Individual chapters describe the association between HLA polymorphism and each disease. The final section features chapters on current laboratory practice in histocompatibility and tissue typing. HLA in Health and Disease is essential reading for basic and clinical researchers working in immunology and immunogenetics, transplantation medicine and autoimmunity. It will also be of interest to anyone in the fields of rheumatology, diabetology, nephrology, allergy, dermatology, neurology, endocrinology, cancer biology, respiratory medicine, haematology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Key Features Structure, function and genetics of HLA HLA nomenclature Evolution of HLA polymorphisms HLA associations in arthritis and rheumatology, renal disease, neurology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory disease, ophthalmology, infections, dermatology and psychiatry HLA and organ transplantation Serological and PCR-based methods in HLA typing Cellular techniques in testing histocompatibility Edited and written by an international panel of experts in the field

Handbook of Cell Signaling

Handbook of Cell Signaling
Author: Ralph A. Bradshaw,Edward A. Dennis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3048
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN 10: 0080920918
ISBN 13: 9780080920917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cell Signaling Book Review:

Handbook of Cell Signaling, Three-Volume Set, 2e, is a comprehensive work covering all aspects of intracellular signal processing, including extra/intracellular membrane receptors, signal transduction, gene expression/translation, and cellular/organotypic signal responses. The second edition is an up-to-date, expanded reference with each section edited by a recognized expert in the field. Tabular and well illustrated, the Handbook will serve as an in-depth reference for this complex and evolving field. Handbook of Cell Signaling, 2/e will appeal to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience interested in the structure, biochemistry, molecular biology and pathology of cellular effectors. Contains over 350 chapters of comprehensive coverage on cell signaling Includes discussion on topics from ligand/receptor interactions to organ/organism responses Provides user-friendly, well-illustrated, reputable content by experts in the field

Encyclopedia of Reproduction

Encyclopedia of Reproduction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3868
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN 10: 0128151455
ISBN 13: 9780128151457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Reproduction Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Second Edition comprehensively reviews biology and abnormalities, also covering the most common diseases in humans, such as prostate and breast cancer, as well as normal developmental biology, including embryogenesis, gestation, birth and puberty. Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers, from advanced undergraduate students, to research professionals. Chapters also explore the latest advances in cloning, stem cells, endocrinology, clinical reproductive medicine and genomics. As reproductive health is a fundamental component of an individual’s overall health status and a central determinant of quality of life, this book provides the most extensive and authoritative reference within the field. Provides a one-stop shop for information on reproduction that is not available elsewhere Includes extensive coverage of the full range of topics, from basic, to clinical considerations, including evolutionary advances in molecular, cellular, developmental and clinical sciences Includes multimedia and interactive teaching tools, such as downloadable PowerPoint slides, video content and interactive elements, such as the Virtual Microscope

Diseases of the Thyroid

Diseases of the Thyroid
Author: Lewis E. Braverman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2002-12-13
ISBN 10: 1592593526
ISBN 13: 9781592593521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diseases of the Thyroid Book Review:

In this second edition of his popular and widely acclaimed book, Lewis Braverman and a panel of international authorities have thoroughly updated and revised the first edition with fresh perspectives, many new authors, and the latest scientific and clinical developments in thyroid disease. New to this edition are the clinical relevance of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS), broad coverage of autoimmune thyroid disease, and expanded coverage of thyroid cancer, including recombinant human TSH. Other chapters discuss such important topics as thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum, thyroid disease in children and the elderly, the evaluation and management of nodular goiter, the worldwide problem of iodine deficiency and its eradication, and environmental goitrogens. Authoritative and up-to-date, Diseases of the Thyroid, Second Edition, provides internists, family physicians, obstetricians and gynecologists, and endocrinologists alike with a highly readable guide not only to understanding thyroid disorders, but also to their optimal clinical management.