Cushing's Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed and Not So Rare Disorder, 1st Edition

  • Edward Laws, Jr.
  • Louise Pace
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  • ISBN-10: 0128043903
  • ISBN-13: 9780128043905
  • DDC: 616.45
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 238 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book reviews the epidemiology of Cushing’s Disease, including statistics on the incidence and prevalence of this disease. There are discussions of the signs and symptoms and the most common co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and infertility. Surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, including indications, results, risks, and complications, are reviewed. Also featured is a chapter on the patient’s perspective, coping with Cushing’s, quality of life, and psychosomatic issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
List of Abbreviations.
1: The Pituitary Gland: Anatomy, Physiology, and its Function as the Master Gland.
2: Epidemiology and Etiology of Cushing’s Disease.
3: Physical Presentation of Cushing’s Syndrome: Typical and Atypical Presentations.
4: The Cognitive, Psychological, and Emotional Presentation of Cushing’s Disease.
5: Making the Diagnosis: Laboratory Testing and Imaging Studies.
6: Surgical Treatment of Cushing’s Disease.
7: Medical Treatment of Cushing’s Disease.
8: Multidisciplinary Management of Cushing’s Disease: Centers of Excellence Approach.
9: Posttreatment Management of Cushing’s Disease.
10: Coping with Cushing’s Disease: the Patients’ Perspectives.
11: Cushing’s Disease in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Management.
12: Challenges and Future Developments for Improvement in the Diagnosis and Management of Cushing’s Disease.
Appendix Patients’ Perspectives.