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TitleThyroid Diseases [electronic resource] : Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment / edited by Paolo Vitti, Laszlo Hegedus
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript X, 690 p. online resource


This book presents the latest advances in knowledge of the pathogenesis of thyroid diseases and describes the state of the art in their diagnosis and treatment, including newly emerging management approaches. After an opening section that addresses thyroid physiology and laboratory evaluation, each of the major thyroid diseases and their subtypes is discussed, covering goiter and thyroid nodule, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis, and thyroid carcinoma. Other conditions that affect thyroid function or induce thyroid dysfunction are also considered, e.g., pregnancy, non-thyroidal disorders, and medication use. The book is designed to assist practitioners to achieve optimal outcomes in clinical routine by providing clear guidance on clinical examination, the use of diagnostic tests, first- and second-line therapies, and follow-up. Chapter have been written by recognized experts in the field


Part I Thyroid physiology and laboratory evaluation of the thyroid: Regulation of thyroid function, synthesis and function of thyroid hormones -- Tests of thyroid function -- Thyroid autoantibodies -- Thyroid imaging -- Part II Goiter and thyroid nodule: Non-toxic goiter -- Thyroid nodule -- Part III Thyroiditis: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis -- Post-partum thyroiditis and silent thyroiditis -- Acute and sub-acute thyroiditis -- Part IV Hypothyroidism: Classification and etiopathogenesis -- Congenital hypothyroidism -- Primary hypothyroidism -- Central hypothyroidism -- Diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism -- Part V Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis: Graves’ disease -- Graves’ ophthalmopathy -- Treatment of Graves’ disease -- Toxic adenoma and multinodular toxic goiter -- Other forms of thyrotoxicosis -- Part VI Thyroid carcinoma: Pathogenesis of thyroid carcinoma -- Differentiated thyroid carcinoma of follicular origin -- Medullary carcinoma -- Anaplastic and other forms of thyroid carcinoma -- New (medical) treatment for thyroid carcinoma -- Part VII Other conditions influencing thyroid function or inducing thyroid dysfunction: Thyroid physiology and thyroid diseases in pregnancy -- Non-thyroidal illness -- Drugs and other substances interfering with thyroid function and inducing thyroid diseases

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