Cushing's Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed And Not So Rare Disorder by Edward R. Laws Jr

Cushing's Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed And Not So Rare Disorder

byEdward R. Laws Jr

Paperback | November 14, 2016

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Cushing's Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed and Not So Rare Disorderreviews the epidemiology of Cushing s, including statistics on the incidence and prevalence of this disease. There are discussions of the signs and symptoms and the most common co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and infertility.

Surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, including indications, results, risks, and complications, are reviewed. Also featured is a chapter on the patient's perspective, coping with Cushing s, quality of life, and psychosomatic issues.

This book is essential reading for the wide range of physicians who treat patients with Cushing's disease symptoms, as well as biomedical researchers who investigate the etiology and mechanisms of rare genetic diseases, in particular rare endocrine disorders.



  • Reviews the basics of Cushing's disease and its interrelation with hormones, the brain, and bodily functions
  • Includes chapters on diagnosis, surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, and variations in presentation, including cyclical disease
  • Presents the cognitive and emotional aspects of Cushing's and the long-term sequelae
  • Offers an important resource for physicians who are accustomed to treating individual symptoms rather than a disease complex
  • Reviews multidisciplinary management, and post-treatment management of Cushing s, including recommendations for Cushing's Centers of Excellence

About The Author

Edward R. Laws is currently the Director of the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He was formerly the President of the American College of Surgeons and has served as President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, President of the ...

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Title:Cushing's Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed And Not So Rare DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 14, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128043407

ISBN - 13:9780128043400

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Table of Contents

1. The Pituitary Gland: Anatomy, Physiology, and its Function 2. Epidemiology and Etiology of Cushing's Disease 3. Physical Presentation of Cushing's Syndrome: Typical and Atypical Presentations 4. The Cognitive, Psychological, and Emotional Presentation of Cushing's Disease 5. Making the Diagnosis: Laboratory Testing and Imaging Studies 6. Surgical Treatment of Cushing's Disease 7. Medical Treatment of Cushing's Disease 8. Multidisciplinary Management of Cushing's Disease: Centers of Excellence Approach 9. Posttreatment Management of Cushing's Disease 10. Coping with Cushing's Disease: the Patients Perspectives 11. Cushing's Disease in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Management 12. Challenges and Future Developments for Improvement in the Diagnosis and Management of Cushing's Disease Appendix. Patients Perspectives