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Endocrinology and Diabetes


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Preface. Acknowledgements. How to use this book. List of abbreviations. Part 1 Basics. The pituitary gland. The thyroid. Bone and calcium metabolism. The adrenal glands. The reproductive system. The pancreas. Lipid abnormalities and obesity. The neuroendocrine system. Part 2 Cases. Case 1 A 19-year-old with abdominal pain and vomiting. Case 2 A 35-year-old woman with palpitation and irritability. Case 3 A 61-year-old man with polyuria, polydipsia, cough and weight loss. Case 4 A 44-year-old woman with visual problems. Case 5 A 20-year-old man with recent diagnosis of diabetes. Case 6 Tiredness and weight gain in a 30-year-old woman with diabetes. Case 7 Acute confusion in an 82-year-old with known type 2 diabetes. Case 8 A 42-year-old man with headaches, increased sweating and sexual dysfunction. Case 9 Amenorrhoea in an 18-year-old. Case 10 A 28-year-old with tiredness and abnormal thyroid function postpartum. Case 11 A 33-year-old man with polyuria and polydipsia. Case 12 A 62-year-old man with tiredness and hyponatraemia. Case 13 Excess hair in a 29-year-old woman. Case 14 A 52-year-old woman with paroxysmal atrial fi brillation and abnormal thyroid function. Case 15 A 22-year-old man with hypertension. Case 16 A 20-year-old woman with polyuria and polydipsia. Case 17 A 78-year-old man with pain in the leg and knee. Case 18 A 32-year-old woman with a lump in the neck. Case 19 A 26-year-old with headaches and hypertension. Case 20 Sweating, nausea and hand tremor in a 24-year-old woman. Case 21 A 19-year-old man with sexual dysfunction. Case 22 A 38-year-old woman with muscular aches and weakness. Case 23 A wrist fracture in a 56-year-old woman. Case 24 A 37-year-old woman with recurrent fl ushing. Case 25 A 46-year-old man with an abnormal lipid profile. Part 3 Self-assessment. MCQs. EMQs. SAQs. Answers. Index of cases by diagnosis. Index. Colour plate section.

About the Author

Ramzi Ajjan, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of Leeds Medical School


"The differential diagnosis is followed by treatment and key points. With cartoons and tables. A very didactic text, for students and physicians in training. " (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, June 2010) "Ajjan covers cases from Addison's disease to osteoporosis and diabetic foot ulcer, and has a section explaining the molecular and physiological aspects of endocrinology." (Times Higher Education Supplement, May 2008)

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