A practical approach to the field of androgen excess or deprivation in women's health. The content includes multiple viewpoints on the most common disorders in this class, such as polycystic ovary disease, hirsutism and menopausal issues. Each chapter provides a combination of long-lasting clinical principles in the diagnosis and management of these patients along with a state-of-the-art review. This text takes an innovative approach to uncommon conditions (such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, transgender conditions). In addition to presenting clinical insights, and a review of the basic science underpinning these conditions, it focuses on key concepts that can be derived from these rare conditions to the entire field. This book is an essential addition to the library for any busy clinician who is looking for a practical reference guide but also for the sub-specialist who is looking for new and thought-provoking insights in this complex scientific area.
Leo Plouffe, Jr is Vice President, Global Pharmacovigilance, and Head, Risk Management, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Whippany, NJ, USA. Botros R. M. B. Rizk is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, AL, USA.
Preface; Part I. Managing the Basics: 1. Hirsutism: managing the basics Hector F. Escobar-Morreale; 2. Alopecia: managing the basics Thamer Mubki and Jerry Shapiro; 3. Polycystic ovary syndrome: managing the basics Keith Hansen; 4. Sexual dysfunction, including hypoactive sexual desire disorder: diagnosis and treatment recommendations Ricki Pollycove and James Simon; Part II. The Scientific Essentials: 5. The androgen receptor: basic structure and function Leo Plouffe; 6. Androgens in postmenopausal women: their intracrine formation and inactivation in peripheral tissues Fernand Labrie; 7. Diagnostic criteria of polycystic ovary syndrome Heather R. Burks and Robert A. Wild; 8. Androgen effects on the skin Grace E. Kim and Alex B. Kimball; 9. Polycystic ovary syndrome and cardiovascular risk Robert A. Wild; 10. Effects of androgens on female genital tract Abdulmaged M. Traish and Andre T. Guay; Part III. Learning from the Extremes: 11. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia in females Candice P. Holliday and Botros Rizk; 12. Cushing syndrome in females Christopher B. Rizk, Andrew S. Fischer and Sylvia Hsu; 13. Androgen-producing ovarian tumors Patricia Carney; 14. Cognitive and behavioral impact of androgen disorders in females: learning from complete androgen insensitivity syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia Amy B. Wisniewski; 15. Testosterone replacement in aging male: lessons learned from the Women's Health Initiative David Muram and Craig F. Donatucci; Part IV. The Tool Kit: 16. History and physical examination polycystic ovary syndrome: detecting too much or too little John J. Kohorst, Andrew S. Fischer and Christopher B. Rizk; 17. Androgen assays: of mice and men Keith A. Hansen; 18. Magnetic resonance imaging of the adrenal gland Sajal S. Pokharel and Ihab R. Kamel; 19. Androgens and DHEA in postmenopausal medicine Lila E. Nachtigall and Jeffrey A. Goldstein; 20. Lifestyle, diet and exercise in polycystic ovarian syndrome Elizabeth Burt and Rina Agrawal; 21. Polycystic ovarian syndrome ovulation induction Carolyn Alexander; 22. Ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome Shawky Z. A. Badawy and Botros Rizk; Index.
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