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Contemporary Aspects of Endocrinology

This book aims to provide readers with a general as well as an advanced overview of the key trends in endocrine disorders. While covering a variety of topics ranging from thyroid carcinogenesis and pituitary adenomas to adrenal tumors and metabolic bone disease, this book also focuses on more specific issues not yet fully elucidated (e.g. the molecular pathways involved in thyrotropin beta gene regulation or monogenic phosphate balance disorders). Readers of different fields and background will have the opportunity to update their knowledge and more importantly to clarify areas of uncertainty and controversies in several topics of endocrine disorders.

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Contemporary Aspects of EndocrinologyEdited by Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis

Published: November 30th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/715

ISBN: 978-953-307-357-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6593-4

Copyright year: 2011

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7 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Power of an Evolutionary Perspective in Studies of Endocrinology

By Jing He, David M. Irwin and Ya-Ping Zhang


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2. The Genetics of Pituitary Adenomas

By Monica Fedele, Giovanna Maria Pierantoni and Alfredo Fusco


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3. Acromegaly and Gigantism

By Fulya Akin and Emrah Yerlikaya


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4. Effects of Growth Hormone (GH) Overexpression in Signaling Cascades Involved in Promotion of Cell Proliferation and Survival

By Lorena González, Johanna G. Miquet and Ana I. Sotelo


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5. Negative Regulation of the Thyrotropin β Gene by Thyroid Hormone

By Shigekazu Sasaki, Akio Matsushita and Hirotoshi Nakamura


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6. Clinical Management of Thyroid Nodules in the Areas of Various Iodine Supply

By Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Bożena Popowicz, Stanisław Sporny and Mariusz Klencki


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7. Clinical Workup of Nodular and Mass Lesions of the Endocrine Organs

By Xiaoqi Lin and Bing Zhu


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8. Molecular Biology of Thyroid Cancer

By Giuseppe Viglietto and Carmela De Marco


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9. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Medullary Thyroid Cancer

By Antongiulio Faggiano, Valeria Ramundo, Gaetano Lombardi and Annamaria Colao


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10. Molecular Diagnostics in Treatment of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

By Brigitte M. Pützer, Alf Spitschak and David Engelmann


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11. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Associated with RET Mutations Located in Exon 8

By Melpomeni Peppa and Sotirios A. Raptis


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12. Status for Congenital Hypothyroidism at Advanced Ages

By Sevil Ari Yuca


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13. Adrenal Incidentaloma and Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Clinical Guideline on Treating the Unexpected and a Plea for Specialized Care

By S.H.A. Brouns, T.M.A. Kerkhofs, I.G.C. Hermsen and H.R. Haak


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14. Adrenal Cortex Tumors and Hyperplasias

By Duarte Pignatelli


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15. Autoimmunity to Steroid-Producing Cells

By Alberto Falorni and Stefania Marzotti


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16. Excretion of Steroid Hormones in Rodents: An Overview on Species Differences for New Biomedical Animal Research Models

By Juan Manuel Busso and Rubén Daniel Ruiz


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17. New Trends in Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders – Hypoparathyroidism

By Gonzalo Díaz-Soto and Manuel Puig-Domingo


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18. Monogenic Phosphate Balance Disorders

By Helge Raeder, Silje Rafaelsen and Robert Bjerknes


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19. Pseudohypoparathyroidism in Children

By Benjamin U. Nwosu


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20. Retinoids and Bone

By H. Herschel Conaway and Ulf H. Lerner


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21. Environmental Endocrinology: Endocrine Disruptors and Endocrinopathies

By Eleni Palioura, Eleni Kandaraki and Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis


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