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Lecture Notes: Endocrinology and Diabetes

Amir H. Sam, Karim Meeran

ISBN: 978-1-118-70304-5 May 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 288 Pages


This brand new title in the Lecture Notes series covers a core element of the medical school curriculum.

It presents the basic science needed to understand mechanisms of disease and describes the clinical presentations of the disorders associated with different glands, concluding with the relevant investigations and management.

Focusing on conditions commonly encountered on the wards and in exams, with key points to aid revision and recall, this new title is perfect as a course companion and is the ideal revision tool for medical students, specialist nurses, and doctors working on endocrinology rotations. Lecture Notes: Endocrinology and Diabetes is also essential for endocrinology trainees approaching the new Knowledge Based Assessment (KBA).




1 Thyroid anatomy and physiology.

2 Hypothyroidism.

3 Thyrotoxicosis.

4 Goitre, thyroid nodules and cancer.

5 Adrenal anatomy and physiology.

6 Adrenal insufficiency.

7 Primary hyperaldosteronism.

8 Phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas.

9 Congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

10 Adrenal incidentalomas.

11 Pituitary anatomy and physiology.

12 Pituitary tumours and other sellar disorders.

13 Hypopituitarism.

14 Hyperprolactinaemia.

15 Acromegaly.

16 Cushing's syndrome.

17 Diabetes insipidus.

18 Hyponatraemia and syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion.

19 Male reproductive physiology and hypogonadism.

20 Gynaecomastia.

21 Female reproductive physiology, amenorrhoea and premature ovarian failure.

22 Polycystic ovary syndrome.

23 Menopause.

24 Hypocalcaemia.

25 Hypercalcaemia and primary hyperparathyroidism.

26 Osteomalacia.

27 Osteoporosis.

28 Paget's disease of bone.

29 Disorders of puberty.

30 Growth and stature.

31 Endocrine disorders of pregnancy.

32 Neuroendocrine tumours.

33 Obesity.

34 Insulin and diabetes mellitus: classification, pathogenesis and diagnosis.

35 Treatment of diabetes mellitus.

36 Diabetic emergencies.

37 Diabetic retinopathy.

38 Diabetic nephropathy.

39 Diabetic neuropathy.

40 Musculoskeletal and dermatological manifestations of diabetes.


This new title in the Lecture Notes series covers a core element of the medical school curriculum

It is divided into two sections - covering endocrinology and diabetes from basic science through to core clinical presentations and endocrine disorders

Includes key points to aid revision and recall, and colour photographs to assist learning

This the perfect course companion and an ideal revision tool for students and those on clinical attachments