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Adrenal Glands - The Current Stage and New Perspectives of Diseases and Treatment

Diana Loreta Paun

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Practitioner endocrinologist, associate professor, researcher, and manager of the National Institute of Endocrinology in Romania, coordinator of investment research and training projects, funded by European funds. Dr. Paun is a member of The Romanian Association of Clinical Endocrinology, member and president(2011-2012, 2017-2019) of The Romanian Chapter of the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists). Dr. Păun was appointed State Advise (2015) and was appointed Presidental Advisor (2019).


Cushing Syndrome Etiopathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Minimally Invasive Technique Adrenalectomy Adrenal Diseases Perioperative Management Adrenal Cancer Genetics Adrenal Mass Imaging

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In the context of the fast-growing knowledge in the field of endocrinology, addressing adrenal gland pathology and therapeutic novelties in adrenal diseases is a real challenge.

The adrenal gland is an essential gland for survival and the main endocrine pathway to cope with stress, which makes its pathology complex and resounding throughout the body. From Cushing syndrome to adrenal tumors or adrenal cancer, each adrenal disease is a book in itself, from the perspective of diagnostic and therapeutic elements that can be reviewed and redefined, exposed in detail, and updated according to newly available evidence.
Equally, the interlinkages that the adrenal gland has in the human body create the premises both for the description of the intimate mechanisms that induce adrenal diseases on other tissues and organs and also for strategic considerations when it comes to treatment.

This book, which is aimed at both endocrinologists and practitioners in other medical fields, therefore offers an insight into the mysteries of adrenal disease and a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge of this gland, providing an easy-to-follow format that focuses on the most important developments in the field of etiopathogenesis, clinical and paraclinical diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions.

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Diana Loreta Paun

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

PĂUN DIANA LORETA, MD, PhD, FACE Born on: February 1st, 1968 on Bucharest Employed to: “Carol Davila”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Position: endocrinologist, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Endocrinology Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology Experience: General Manager of “CI Parhon” Institute of Endocrinology, Bucharest, 2006-2015. Master in Public Health Qualifications in: Diabetology, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Ultrasonography, Public Health. Training in molecular biology laboratory techniques – Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, Dept. of Chemie u. Endokrinologie, München, 2002 Occupational field: Clinical, Educational and Research activities, Management, Healthcare services. Postgraduate courses in: Informatics, Clinical Endocrinology, Infertility, Sexology, Public Health etc. Professional career: Chemistry-Biology High School graduated on 1986, Faculty of Medicine graduated on 1992, Th.Burghele Hospital doctor on probation during 1993–1994 endocrinology resident to CI Parhon Institute of Endocrinology 1994-1998 endocrinologist since 1998 Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Associated Professor of Endocrinology, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucuresti, Romania Publications: papers presented on national and international meetings, articles publishised in well-known journals, author and coauthor in monographs and clinical guides book. Participation on research projects and clinical trials: Director and member of the team in research projects and in clinical trials.

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