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Cushing'S Syndrome


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Comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's, a genetic neuro-endocrine disease

Table of Contents

1. The Pituitary Gland: Anatomy, Physiology, and its Function 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

About the Author

Edward R. Laws is currently the Director of the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He was formerly the President of the American College of Surgeons and has served as President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Editor of Neurosurgery, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery, Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and President of the Pituitary Society. Founder and President, Cushing's Support and Research Foundation

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