The Pituitary Book

The Pituitary

  • Author : Shlomo Melmed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 0123809274

The Pituitary Excerpt :

The pituitary, albeit a small gland, is known as the "master gland" of the endocrine system and contributes to a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and syndromes. Since the publication of the second edition of The Pituitary, in 2002, there have been major advances in the molecular biology research of pituitary hormone production and action and there is now a better understanding of the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and clinical syndromes resulting in perturbation of pituitary function. There have also been major advances in the clinical management of pituitary disorders. Medical researchers and practitioners now better understand the morbidity and mortality associated with pituitary hormone hyposecretion and hypersecretion. Newly developed drugs, and improved methods of delivering established drugs, are allowing better medical management of acromegaly and prolactinoma. These developments have improved the worldwide consensus around the definition of a "cure" for pituitary disease, especially hormone hypersecretion, and hence will improve the success or lack of success of various forms of therapy. It is therefore time for a new edition of The Pituitary. The third edition will continue to be divided into sections that summarize normal hypothalamic-pituitary development and function, hypothalamic-pituitary failure, and pituitary tumors; additional sections will describe pituitary disease in systemic disorders and diagnostic procedures, including imaging, assessment of the eyes, and biochemical testing. The first chapter will be completely new – placing a much greater emphasis on physiology and pathogenesis. Two new chapters will be added on the Radiation and Non-surgical Management of the Pituitary and Other Pituitary Lesions. Other chapters will be completely updated and many new author teams will be invited. The second edition published in 2002 and there have been incredible changes in both the research and clinical aspects of the pituitary over the past 8 ye

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas Book

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas

  • Author : Cristiana Tanase
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124158528

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas Excerpt :

The pituitary gland is an important one since it controls several of the other hormone glands, such as the thyroid and adrenals. A pituitary adenoma is an abnormal growth or tumor in this gland, and they are the subject of very active clinical and pathological research. This book examines the latest developments in this field and discusses the most important molecules implicated in apoptosis, angiogenesis and signal transduction. A good understanding of these processes is needed to identify the best therapies. Facilitates the understanding of the processes involved and how they are translated into therapy Illustrations are used to explain the complex mechanisms involved

Pituitary Tumors Book

Pituitary Tumors

  • Author : Jürgen Honegger
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 722
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128199503

Pituitary Tumors Excerpt :

Pituitary Tumors: A Comprehensive and Interdisciplinary Approach provides the latest information on preclinical issues, diagnostic procedures, treatment options and post-treatment care for patients with pituitary tumors. The book includes basic and advanced knowledge for a broad audience, including physicians, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuro-pathologists, oncologists, radiotherapists and researchers who are investigating pituitary tumors. Readers will find the latest research surrounding progress on uncoding the molecular mechanisms involved in tumor genesis. In addition, standard treatment modalities, including surgery, medical treatment and radiosurgery are explored. Provides state-of-the-art knowledge from experts who cover all specialties involved in the field of pituitary tumors Offers a comprehensive presentation of related issues to pituitary tumors Delivers a complete reference book for a broad audience, providing both basic and advanced knowledge

Neurotransmitters And Anterior Pituitary Function Book

Neurotransmitters And Anterior Pituitary Function

  • Author : Eugenio Muller
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323149921

Neurotransmitters And Anterior Pituitary Function Excerpt :

Neurotransmitters and Anterior Pituitary Function discusses research findings on neurotransmitter-neurohormone interactions in the control of the anterior pituitary. This book contains five chapters that specifically tackle the most salient constituents of the neural-endocrine communication system in mammals. This book deals first with the biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology of proved or putative neurotransmitters, as well as some of the techniques used for determining their synthesis or turnover in the central nervous system (CNS) of experimental animals or in man. These topics are followed by a discussion on the principal functions of the most well-known neurotransmitter containing neurons based on sophisticated techniques for neurotransmitter measurements. A chapter highlights both traditional and a vast series of developed drugs that affect both neurotransmitter and neuroendocrine function. Discussions then shift to the experimental evidence on pituitary function control by the brain through releasing and inhibiting hormones secreted by hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells; the chemical isolation, identification, and synthesis of hypothalamic neurohormones; and concepts of their mechanism of action at the level of the pituitary cells. This text further explores the role of specific brain neurotransmitters in controlling pituitary hormone secretions in both experimental animals and in man and the possible CNS site(s) where neurotransmitters and neurohormones interact for the control of anterior pituitary secretion. The concluding chapter describes the actual or potential application of neuropharmacologic approaches to the diagnosis of and therapy for specific disorders of neuroendocrine function. Clinical neuroendocrinologists and researchers and students in neuroendocrinology, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and psychiatry will find this book invaluable.

Pituitary Disorders Book

Pituitary Disorders

  • Author : Edward R. Laws
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-02-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118559376

Pituitary Disorders Excerpt :

Do you want to be up to date on the latest concepts ofdiagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from disorders of thepituitary gland? Are you looking for an expert guide to the best clinicalmanagement? If so, this is the book for you, providing a full analysis ofpituitary disorder management from acromegaly to Addison’sDisease; from Cushing’s Disease to hypopituitarism; fromhormone disorders to hormone replacement Well-illustrated throughout and with contributions from leadingspecialists in pituitary disease, inside you’ll findcomprehensive and expert coverage, including: Diagnosing pituitary disease Management options for each disorder Complications that can occur Psychological and psychosocial effects of pituitarydisease What outcomes you and your patients can expect over thelong term Current research and clinical trials related to pituitarydisease Pituitary Disorders: Diagnosis and Management is theperfect clinical tool for physicians and health care providers frommany related disciplines, and an essential companion for the bestquality management of pituitary patients.

Brain Messengers and the Pituitary Book

Brain Messengers and the Pituitary

  • Author : Eugenio Muller
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323142922

Brain Messengers and the Pituitary Excerpt :

Brain Messengers and the Pituitary discusses the significant advances in neurotransmission and in understanding the physiology and pathophysiology of neuroendocrine control. This book is organized into seven chapters and begins with a discussion on the main biochemical and electrophysiological mechanisms underlying synaptic communication and the cotransmission and receptor plasticity. The following chapters describe the topographical localization and function of classical neurotransmitter and neuropeptide neurons. This book then presents the evidence on pituitary function control by the brain through specific hypophysiotropic regulatory hormones in relation to the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone and pro-opiomelanocortin-derived peptides, growth hormone, gonadotropins, prolactin, and thyroid-stimulating hormone. A chapter focuses on the neuroendocrine effects of an increasing number of neuropeptides. This text further deals with the role of pituitary gland as the target of central nervous system-derived and peripheral hormonal influences. The concluding chapters look into the experimental evidence linking brain neurotransmitters to the secretion of hypothalamic hormones and to anterior pituitary hormones or to neuroendocrine feedback regulation. These chapters also explore the evidence for neurotransmitter-neuropeptide dysfunction as an etiology for specific neuroendocrine disorders and the potential of the neuropharmacologic approach to the diagnosis and therapy. Clinical neuroendocrinologists and researchers and students in neuroendocrinology, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and psychiatry will find this book invaluable.

Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors Book

Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors

  • Author : Kamal Thapar
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2000-11-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592592173

Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors Excerpt :

Eminent clinicians and specialists thoroughly review in great detail every aspect of pituitary tumors. The topics covered include prolactinomas, somatotroph adenomas, corticotroph adenomas, thyrotroph adenomas, nonfunctioning tumors, pituitary tumors, invasive adenomas, and pituitary carcinomas, as well as lesions, exclusive of pituitary adenomas, that occur in the sellar region. Also discussed are the new methods in endocrine diagnosis, high resolution imaging, receptor-mediated pharmacotherapy, microsurgical techniques, improved methods of radiation delivery, and the development of a precise and physiologically meaningful classification of pituitary tumors. Much-needed and brilliantly multidisciplinary, Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors offers all those dealing with pituitary cancer patients today's most comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment, one whose coordinated treatment strategies have sharply improved long-term survival rates for many patients.

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders Book

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders

  • Author : Harvey Cushing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1912
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3883887

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders Excerpt :

This work includes Cushing's description of his own method of operating on the pituitary. He was an outstanding neurological surgeon and added much to our knowledgeof the pituitary body and its disorders.

Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Book

Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE

  • Author : Atul Kalhan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Diabetes
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198729334

Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE Excerpt :

Best of Five MCQs for the Endocrinology SCE is designed specifically for this new high-stakes exam. It contains over 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam. The book is divided into six subject areas, covering all the main themes of the exam, and providing a thorough assessment of the candidate's endocrinological knowledge. Uniquely, the explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates' further reading and study.

An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology Book
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An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology

  • Author : Richard Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 0521426650

An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology Excerpt :

This book is an introductory text in neuroendocrinology for undergraduate students.

Pathy s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine Book

Pathy s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

  • Author : Alan J. Sinclair
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 2264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119954149

Pathy s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine Excerpt :

This new edition of the comprehensive and renowned textbook Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine offers a fully revised and updated review of geriatric medicine. It covers the full spectrum of the subject, features 41 new chapters, and provides up-to-date, evidence-based, and practical information about the varied medical problems of ageing citizens. The three editors, from UK, USA and France, have ensured that updated chapters provide a global perspective of geriatric medicine, as well as reflect the changes in treatment options and medical conditions which have emerged since publication of the 4th edition in 2006. The book includes expanded sections on acute stroke, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases, and features a new section on end-of-life care. In the tradition of previous editions, this all-encompassing text continues to be a must-have text for all clinicians who deal with older people, particularly geriatric medical specialists, gerontologists, researchers, and general practitioners. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store. Praise for the 4th edition: " excellent reference for learners at all clinical and preclinical levels and a useful contribution to the geriatric medical literature." —Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2006 5th edition selected for 2012 Edition of Doody's Core TitlesTM

MRI of the Pituitary Gland Book

MRI of the Pituitary Gland

  • Author : Jean-François Bonneville
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319290430

MRI of the Pituitary Gland Excerpt :

This clinically oriented book will familiarize the reader with all aspects of the diagnosis of tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The coverage includes acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Rathke cleft cysts, prolactinomas, incidentalomas, nonsecreting adenomas, other lesions of the sellar area, hypophysitis, and central diabetes insipidus. Normal radiologic anatomy and the numerous normal variants are described, and guidance is also provided on difficulties, artifacts, and other pitfalls. The book combines concise text and high-quality images with a question and answer format geared toward the needs of the practitioner. MRI is today considered the cornerstone in the diagnosis of diseases of the hypophyseal-hypothalamic region but the relatively small size of the pituitary gland, its deep location, the many normal anatomic variants, and the often tiny size of lesions can hinder precise evaluation of the anatomic structures and particularly the pituitary gland itself. Radiologists and endocrinologists will find MRI of the Pituitary Gland to be full of helpful information on this essential examination, and the book will also be of interest to internists and neurosurgeons.

Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Book

Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

  • Author : Theodore H. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604063493

Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Excerpt :

Offering the unique dual perspective of neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists, Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Endocrine, Neuro-Ophthalmologic and Surgical Management describes both cutting-edge endoscopic techniques and tried-and-true decision-making methodologies that lead to the most successful outcomes. From choosing the right surgical or non-surgical approach for individual patients, to managing complex endocrine and neuro-ophthalmologic issues, this is the first major reference in the field in nearly a decade, making it the go-to guide for all interdisciplinary specialists who treat pituitary tumors.Special Features: Step-by-step descriptions of the newest endoscopic pituitary and skull base procedures, ensuring that specialists have full mastery of techniques for different tumor types in this surgically challenging area The clinical wisdom and perspectives of the masters of pituitary surgery, who share insights on patient selection, endoscopic versus open procedures, medical management, and much more Operative pearls from both neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists Compelling discussions of the pros and cons of various procedures (e.g., the utility of intraoperative MRI in pituitary surgery cases) Inclusion of detail-revealing 3D endoscopic images (complete with 3D glasses) Rationale for a collaborative neurosurgery--otolaryngology team approach to developing and implementing the most innovative endoscopic and skull base techniques Enhanced by hundreds of images, decision-making algorithms, and clinical pearls from experts on each tumor type, Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery is a comprehensive guide representing the current palette of available treatment options. It is indispensable for residents in training as well as for practicing neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists who are making the transition to the newest minimally invasive endoscopic procedures in the treatment of pituitary lesions.

Anatomy   Physiology Book

Anatomy Physiology

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Human anatomy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1001295612

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Pituitary Adenomas Book

Pituitary Adenomas

  • Author : Gianluca Tamagno
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-03-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030904753

Pituitary Adenomas Excerpt :

Stemming from the ENEA Young Researcher Committee, this didactical book comprehensively discusses all aspects of pituitary adenomas, particularly the practical aspects arising in everyday clinical practice. Offering valuable tips, it serves as a guide for young trainee endocrinologists facing their first cases of pituitary adenomas. It also includes illustrative clinical cases of acromegaly, prolactinomas, Cushing’s disease, and TSHomas. In addition, a Questions & Answers section is available online. The mix of fresh enthusiasm and well-established expertise in the field provided by the editors and the committee they belong to make the book both solid and innovative, with an appropriate balance between the traditional knowledge and the most exciting innovations from recent or ongoing research. Written and edited by young researchers active in the field of neuroendocrinology, it is a valuable resource for anyone working or interested in the field.