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

Paperback | November 11, 2016

byEdward R. Laws Jr

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Cushing's Syndrome outlines the overarching epidemiology of Cushing's as a genetic endocrine disease including valuable statistics on the current incidence and prevalence of the disease. It presents an extensive discussion of the signs and symptoms, including an in-depth discussion of the co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, infections amenorrhea, and infertility. Chapters discuss the surgical treatment of Cushing s, including indications, approaches e.g., transsphenoidal, craniotomy, adrenalectomy , risks, and complications. Chapters also review the medical treatment, including indications, results, and side effects, and radiotherapy/radiosurgery, including indications, results, risks, and complications. The book also features a chapter offering insight into the patient's perspective, coping with Cushing s, quality of life, and psychosomatic issues. Cushing's Syndrome is essential reading for the wide range of physicians who treat patients with Cushing's Syndrome symptoms, as well as all those biomedical researchers who are investigating the etiology and mechanisms of seemingly rare endocrine disorders, and rare genetic diseases in general. Outlines the basics of the disease and its interrelation with hormones, the brain, and bodily function Includes chapters on how to make a diagnosis with laboratory testing and imaging studies, how to treat the disease surgically, medically, and radiologically, as well how to recognize the variations in presentation, including cyclical disease, Cushing's in athletes, pseudo-Cushing s, Cushing's in children and adolescents Presents the known cognitive and emotional aspects of the disease and how functional MRI results aide in diagnosis Offers an important resource for those physicians who are used to seeing and treating individual symptoms, rather than a disease complex Reviews multidisciplinary management as well as post-treatment management of the disease, including recommendations for Cushing's Centers of Excellence

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Cushing's Syndrome outlines the overarching epidemiology of Cushing's as a genetic endocrine disease including valuable statistics on the current incidence and prevalence of the disease. It presents an extensive discussion of the signs and symptoms, including an in-depth discussion of the co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hype...

Founder and President, Cushing's Support and Research Foundation

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128043407

ISBN - 13:9780128043400

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Table of Contents

1. The Pituitary Gland: Anatomy, Physiology, and its Function as the Master Gland 2. Etiology and Epidemiology of Cushing's Disease 3. The Physical Presentation of Cushing's Syndrome: Typical and Atypical 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 and Radiologic Treatment of Cushing's Disease 8. The Multidisciplinary Management of Cushing's Disease 9. Post-treatment Management, Including Management of Persistent, Recurrent, and Ectopic Disease 10. Coping with Cushing s: The Patients Perspectives