In this era of rapid electronic transfer of medical information, the question is often posed: “Do we need textbooks anymore, as by the time they are printed much of the information is outdated?” This question is best answered by this publication, which offers the reader current, practical, clinical evidence–based information that will benefi t patients with endocrine and metabolic disease. This handbook is not meant to be a fully comprehensive tome but to act as a quick and easily accessible source of information.
While we have endeavored to include material that is as current as possible, the many advances occurring in the fi eld of endocrinology and diabetes made this a daunting task.
This meant including emerging advances in translational research, molecular biology, genomics, diagnostic tests, and therapies without sacrifi cing clinical presentations.
Our expert colleagues, to whom we as co-editors are eternally indebted and who are too numerous to mention individually, have devoted a considerable amount of time to ensuring the provision of the most relevant information in a very readable fashion. They accepted their assignments with grace and a willingness to participate, which made our task as editors so much easier. We are certain that the reader will enjoy this U.S. version of the Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes and apply this to their clinical practice.
Part 1. Thyroid
Part 2. Pituitary
Part 3. Adrenals
Part 4. Reproductive endocrinology
Part 5. Endocrine disorders of pregnancy
Part 6. Calcium and bone metabolism
Part 7. Pediatric endocrinology
Part 8. Neuroendocrine disorders
Part 9. Inherited endocrine syndromes and multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)
Part 10. Miscellaneous endocrinology
Part 11. Diabetes
Part 12. Lipids and hyperlipidemia
Part 13. Laboratory endocrinology
Title: Oxford American Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Authors: Boris Draznin, Sol Epstein, Helen E. Turner, John A.H. Wass