When Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical Aspects by Ora H. PescovitzWhen Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical Aspects by Ora H. Pescovitz

When Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical Aspects

EditorOra H. Pescovitz

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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This book focuses on precocious puberty, providing a unique continuum of expertise looking at puberty from anthropologic, epidemiologic, clinical, and molecular perspectives. The volume addresses broad pubertal changes in the general population while at the same time providing in depth information about specific disorders of puberty and the latest management changes. In particular, the book is intended for endocrinologists and internists.
Title:When Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical AspectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:471 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.07 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161737752X

ISBN - 13:9781617377525

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Table of Contents

When Puberty is Precocious: Scientific and Clinical AspectsTable of ContentsPart I: Neuroendocrine Control of Puberty1. Control of Puberty in Rodents: Special Focus on the Female2. Control of Puberty in Non-human Primates3. Control of Puberty in Humans4. Genetic Regulation of the Variation in Pubertal Timing Part II: Secular Trends and the Onset of Puberty5. Puberty is Starting Earlier in the 21st Century6. BMI and the Onset of Puberty7. Puberty Timing Remains UnchangedPart III: Isolated Breast Development8. Premature Thelarche9. Gynecomastia: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and ManagementPart IV: Adrenal Abnormalities and Puberty10. Premature Adrenarche: Harbingers and Consequences11. Pubertal Consequences of Being Born Small For Gestational Age12. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia13. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the Peripubertal Period14. Psychological and Social Problems in Children with PrematureAdrenarche and Precocious PubertyPart V: Gonadotropin Dependent Precocious Puberty15. Etiology of Gonadotropin Dependent Precocious Puberty16. Treatment of Gonadotropin Dependent Precocious PubertyPart VI: Gonadotropin Independent Precocious Puberty17. McCune-Albright Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, andManagement18. Familial Male Limited Precocious Puberty19. Gonadal and Adrenal TumorsPart VII: Environmental Effects on Puberty20. The Role of Endocrine Disruptors in Pubertal Development21. Precocious Puberty in Internationally Adopted Girls

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...succeeds in presenting a wide range of topics involved in the onset of puberty from many different perspectives." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numerical Score: 88 - 3 Stars"When Puberty Is Precocious cogently presents both facts and speculations about whether children today are entering puberty earlier than children did in the past. .The authors include many experts in clinical research and basic science. . the book reads well and is organized in a way that makes it a valuable reference tool, and the references cited in the chapters are extensive. When Puberty Is Precocious will be appreciated by primary care physicians as well as pediatric endocrinologists." (Karen O. Klein, The New England Journal of Medicine, December, 2007)"This monograph belongs to well known Contemporary Endocrinology Series . . It appears useful not only for all pediatricians, especially for those specialized in pediatric endocrinology or pediatric gynecology, but also for gynecologists, psychologists and possibly also for pedagogists dealing with the education of adolescents. However, considerable number of information could be find in this monograph also by physiologists, pathophysiologists and general endocrinologists. . excellent editorial work which considerably helps to the reader to percept and understand individual problems discussed by the authors." (Endocrine Regulations, February, 2008)