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Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

ISBN: 978-0-470-69554-8
272 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Commended in the Endocrinology category of the 2008 BMA Medical Book Competition

The Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology provides an up-to-date clinical guide presenting best (and, where possible, evidence-based) practice in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pediatric endocrine disorders.

It is a companion title to Brook's Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, which is well established as the leading international work of reference in the field of pediatric endocrinology, covering endocrine disorders, their diagnosis and treatment.

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Table of Contents


1 The Application of Science to Clinical Practice.

2 The Endocrine Problems of Infancy.

3 Problems of Growth in Childhood.

4 Problems of Puberty and Adolescence.

5 The Thyroid Gland.

6 The Adrenal Gland.

7 Disorders of Calcium and Bone Metabolism.

8 Water Balance.

9 Polyglandular Syndromes.

10 Hypoglycemia.

11 Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

12 Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

13 Tests and Normal Values in Pediatric Endocrinology.

Appendix 1: Syndrome-Specifi c Growth Charts.

Appendix 2: Normal Values.


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Author Information

Dr Charles Brook MBBChir MA MD FRCP FRCPCH
Former Director, London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism; Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, University College, and Consultant Paediatrician, University College London Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London

Dr Brook trained at Cambridge University, UK, St Thomas's and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, London, UK and Kinderspital Zürich, Switzerland. He achieved a personal chair in Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London in 1989. In 1994, he initiated the London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology providing a seamless service for infants, children, adolescents and adults between Great Ormond Street and University College London Hospitals. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London and honorary consulting paediatric endocrinologist to Great Ormond Street and University College London Hospitals. Dr Brook's main research interests are all aspects of paediatric endocrinology, particularly skeletal dysplasias, endocrine damage by radiotherapy, and Turner Syndrome.

Dr. Brown is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Clinical Trials Research in the Endocrine Division at Children’s Hospital Boston.

She was the founding director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where she rose to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics with tenure. She has authored more than 70 original manuscripts, reviews, editorials and book chapters and is a co-editor of the 5th edition, Brook’s Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology. She has played leadership roles in education and clinical practice. She was the Chair of the Program Committee, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on Toxicological Assessment of Perchlorate Ingestion and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and Thyroid She was the Editor of the Growth and Development section of Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Metabolism and is currently an Associate Editor of Endocrine Practice and a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, sub-Committee on Pediatric Endocrinology.

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The Wiley Advantage

● The clinical handbook for the diagnosis, treatment and management of pediatric endocrine disorders
● Concentrates on the practical aspects
● Provides a quick and easy-to-read reference
● Includes chapter summaries and text boxes to support learning
● Contains diagnostic and therapeutic decision trees
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“A practical text written by known experts covering in 12 chapters the most frequent endocrine disorders in childhood.” (Pediatric Endocrinology, May 2009)

"A well-produced book which is very useful to its target audience … Excellent drawings. Information is comprehensive and well written." (BMA Medical Book Competition - Programme and Award Winners, September 2008)

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