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Growth Hormone in Adults

Growth Hormone in Adults
Physiological and Clinical Aspects

2nd Edition

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M. L. Hartman, W. F. Blum, N. Møller, S. Fisker, H. Ørskov, R. Cuneo, F. Salomon, P. H. Sönkse, D. M. Hoffman, K. K. Y. Ho, A. A. Toogood, S. J. Howell, S. M. Shalet, D. L. Russell-Jones, M. Umpleby, F. L. Hew, M. C. Christopher, F. P. Alford, S. Christiansen, N. Vahl, J. Møller, A. Cittadini, S. Longobardi, S. Fazio, L. Sacià, T. Rosen, A. Juul, K. Main, N. E. Skakkebaek, J.-M. Kaufman, M. Vandeweghe, J. O. L. Jørgensen, T. Wolthers, J. Weeke, J.-O. Johansson, L. Wirén, B.-Å. Bengtsson, P. Burman, G. Johannsson, K. G. O'Connor, M. R. Blackman, K. K. McKee, A. D. Howard, S. D. Feighner, S. Pony, R. G. Smith, I. M. Chapman, M. O. Thorner
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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521641883

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  • This revised new edition reviews the substantial advances in our understanding of the vital role of growth hormone (GH) in maintaining adult health, and the resulting disorders from GH deficiency. The first edition, published in 1996, provided a pioneering overview of the subject; this new edition provides an even more comprehensive account, fully updated with the latest research, clinical applications, and references. The therapeutic benefits of GH treatment in GH deficiency are thoroughly evaluated, including effects on metabolism, cardiac function, exercise performance, psychosocial aspects, and aging and gender-specific effects. This compilation by the world's leading experts covers clinical investigation, diagnosis and treatment issues, and encompasses new knowledge of the control and action of GH secretion. This volume is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and detailed account available and will be an essential source of reference for all endocrinologists.

    • Distils new knowledge of the role of growth hormone in health and disease
    • International team of authors, including many of the world's leading experts
    • Reviews the therapeutic benefits of growth hormone treatment in growth hormone deficiency
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    "...contains much information of interest to pediatric endocrinologists and anyone who studies growth hormone...the contributors are well known, from Europe, USA and Australia...a timely, well and clearly written text." Journal of Endocrine Genetics

    "Despite its rather specialized sounding title, this book is well worth the attention of all endocrinologists." General and Comparative Endocrinology

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521641883
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 179 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.256kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword N. Skakkeback
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Physiological regulators of growth hormone secretion M. L. Hartman
    2. Insulin-like Growth Factors (IGF) and their IGF-binding proteins - their use for diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency W. F. Blum
    3. Growth hormone and IGF-I effects on in-vivo substrate metabolism in humans N. Møller
    4. Determination of growth hormone and GHBP in serum S. Fisker and H. Ørskov
    Part II. Diagnostic and Clinical Aspects:
    5. The syndrome of growth hormone deficiency in adults R. Cuneo, F. Salomon and P. H. Sönkse
    6. The diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency in adults D. M. Hoffman and K. K. Y. Ho
    7. Monitoring of growth hormone replacement therapy A. A. Toogood, S. J. Howell and S. M. Shalet
    Part III. Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy in Adults with Growth Hormone Deficiency:
    8. The effect of growth hormone on protein metabolism D. L. Russell-Jones and M. Umpleby
    9. Growth hormone deficiency, insulin resistance and glucose metabolism F. L. Hew, M. C. Christopher and F. P. Alford
    10. Growth hormone and body composition J. S. Christiansen and N. Vahl
    11. Effects of growth hormone on fluid homeostasis J. Møller
    12. Growth hormone and cardiac function A. Cittadini, S. Longobardi, S. Fazio and L. Sacià
    13. Growth hormone and cardiovascular risk factors T. Rosen
    14. Growth hormone and exercise performance muscle strength and sweat production in healthy subjects and in adults with growth hormone deficiency A. Juul, K. Main and N. E. Skakkebaek
    15. Growth hormone and bone and mineral metabolism J-M. Kaufman and M. Vandeweghe
    16. Growth hormone and thyroid function and energy expenditure J. O. L. Jørgensen, T. Wolthers and J. Weeke
    17. Growth hormone and psychosocial and central nervous effects J.-O. Johansson, L. Wirén and B.-Å. Bengtsson
    18. Impact of gender and age on growth hormone responsiveness P. Burman and G. Johannsson
    Part IV. Growth Hormone, Growth-hormone Releasing Peptides and Ageing:
    19. Growth hormone and ageing K. G. O'Connor and M. R. Blackman
    20. Growth hormone releasing substances - basic aspects K. K. McKee, A. D. Howard, S. D. Feighner, S. Pony and R. G. Smith
    21. Clinical uses of growth hormone releasing peptides (GHRPs) and GHPR analogues in adults I. M. Chapman and M. O. Thorner
    Index.

  • Editors

    Anders Juul, National University Hospital, Copenhagen

    Jens O. L. Jorgensen, Aarhus Kommunehospital, Aarhus, Denmark

    Contributors

    M. L. Hartman, W. F. Blum, N. Møller, S. Fisker, H. Ørskov, R. Cuneo, F. Salomon, P. H. Sönkse, D. M. Hoffman, K. K. Y. Ho, A. A. Toogood, S. J. Howell, S. M. Shalet, D. L. Russell-Jones, M. Umpleby, F. L. Hew, M. C. Christopher, F. P. Alford, S. Christiansen, N. Vahl, J. Møller, A. Cittadini, S. Longobardi, S. Fazio, L. Sacià, T. Rosen, A. Juul, K. Main, N. E. Skakkebaek, J.-M. Kaufman, M. Vandeweghe, J. O. L. Jørgensen, T. Wolthers, J. Weeke, J.-O. Johansson, L. Wirén, B.-Å. Bengtsson, P. Burman, G. Johannsson, K. G. O'Connor, M. R. Blackman, K. K. McKee, A. D. Howard, S. D. Feighner, S. Pony, R. G. Smith, I. M. Chapman, M. O. Thorner

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