Oxford Desk Reference: Endocrinology provides easy access to evidence-based materials for quick consultation but also provides an in-depth expert reference for clinical practice. It covers the process of diagnosis, investigation, and management, as well as information for patients.
Internationally-renowned experts have brought together evidence, guidelines and their clinical expertise to put trustworthy support at your fingertips.
The vast spectrum of endocrine disorders are clearly laid out in self-contained topics for easy reference. Chapters build bridges between pathogenesis, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and investigation to aid understanding. Careful consideration is given to establishing a diagnosis
including the recognition, investigation and management of the rarer diagnoses. The practical treatment of everyday endocrine disorders and the management of life-long conditions are outlined in clear protocols.
Chapters are organised by endocrine glands, disorders and syndromes and there are sections on the involvement of hormones in other specialities including endocrine oncology. The continuity from childhood to adolescent and adult endocrinology as well as the needs of older patients is explored in
specific sections. Dedicated chapters cover the important roles endocrine specialist nurses play in patient management, and dietetic advice.
The editors have included a wealth of practical resources including:
DT A speedy reference section, which provides summaries and quick direction
DT A patient advice and reference section, which supports face-to-face discussion with patients
DT A medicolegal chapter, which outlines risk and DVLA regulations
Oxford Desk Reference: Endocrinology is the ideal companion for consultants, registrars associate specialists and clinical assistants as well as those from other disciplines who share endocrine clinics including endocrine surgeons, oncologists, gynaecologists and paediatricians.
“This is an excellent book for its selected audience … I will certainly recommend this to my colleagues and trainees.” — BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019
“Endocrinology is not always the easiest subject to study or understand but this book makes life a lot easier for the readerâ[it] is an excellent book which … covers its subject matter with authority and depth.” — Dr Harry Brown MBChB, Glycosmedia
About the Author
Dr Helen Turner (MA (Cantab.) MD FRCP LLB Hons) trained at Cambridge University followed by St Bartholomewâs Hospital, and has been a Consultant Endocrinologist in Oxford since 2000. Her MD research was âangiogenesis in endocrine tumoursâ. She has written many research papers and her main clinical
and research interests are Turner Syndrome and the Management of Thyroid eye disease. She initiated and edits the successful Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology which is now in its third edition.
Richard Eastell qualified in medicine from Edinburgh in 1977. He trained in endocrinology in Edinburgh, Northwick Park and at the Mayo Clinic (Dr B L Riggs). He leads a research group on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis; of particular note is his contribution to the use of
bone turnover markers and the development of treatments for osteoporosis. He was the first European elected to the Council of ASBMR and was its 2013 meeting clinical co-chair. His work has recently been recognised by the Ian MacIntyre Medal (2011), Philippe Bordier Award (2012) (European Calcified
Tissue Society), Frederic C Bartter Award 2014 (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) and IBIS Team Member awarded 2014 Translational Cancer Research Prize, Cancer Research UK, 2014.
Ashley Grossman graduated in Psychology and Social Anthropology from the University of London, and then in Neurosciences and eventually Medicine from University College London: he is Professor of Endocrinology and Fellow of Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, Professor of
Neuroendocrinology at Barts and the London School of Medicine, and Consultant NET Endocrinologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London. His current interests revolve around the pathogenesis of endocrine tumours including adrenal, pituitary and neuroendocrine tumours. He is a Fellow of the Academy of
Medical Sciences, and author or co-author of some 850 original articles and reviews.
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