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Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth (Wales & Wit)
Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth - Wales & Wit Author:Jeremy K. H. Wales, Jan Maarten Wit The ability to recognize key physical signs on examination of the child is vital in the diagnosis of pediatric endocrine and growth disorders. Pediatric Endocrinology and Growth illustrates these physical signs in colour and reviews the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment for each condition, providing a concise overview ... more »of the complex sub-specialty. This illustrated text describes the physical examination and history-taking, with guides to growth charts measurement techniques and physical signs. It then focuses on specific problems, from growth disorders to glucose homeostasis, early or late sexual development abnormal genitalia, goiter, failure to thrive and obesity. Each chapter reviews the pathology and physiology of the disorders as well as the differential diagnosis and preferred treatment options. Guidance is given on which cases should be referred to a specialist pediatric endocrinologist.
Individual new chapters on Diabetes (Glucose Homeostasis), Obesity and failure to Thrive.
Much more on the genetic basis of endocrine and growth disorders and antenatal treatment.
Text expanded to make the new edition an illustrated text instead of an atlas.
Much more on treatment options, including all new therapies, while still indicating when to refer to a specialist.