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Endocrine hypertension [electronic resource] : underlying mechanisms and therapy / Christian A. Koch, George P. Chrousos, editors.

Publication:
New York : Humana Press, c2013.
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Book
1 online resource.
Series:
Contemporary endocrinology (Totowa, N.J.)
Contemporary endocrinology
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Subjects:
Hypertension -- Endocrine aspects.
Medical subjects:
Hypertension -- etiology.
Adrenal Gland Diseases -- etiology.
Hypertension -- therapy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
The prevalence of hypertension is almost three times as high as that of diabetes mellitus type 2, with both conditions being major risk factors for stroke, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure. The exact prevalence of hypertension related to hormonal derangements (endocrine hypertension) is not known but estimated to affect less than 15% of hypertensive patients. Recent scientific discoveries have increased the understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of hypertension. In Endocrine Hypertension, a renowned panel of experts provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this disorder, discussing when to assign an endocrine cause in one of many conditions that may present with hypertension. The first part of Endocrine Hypertension is dedicated to adrenal causes. The second part of the volume concerns potential nonadrenal causes of hypertension, such as growth hormone excess or deficiency, primary hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, testosterone deficiency, insulin resistance, obesity-associated hypertension, and the role of central mineralocorticoid receptors and cardiovascular disease. An important contribution to the literature, Endocrine Hypertension is an indispensable reference not only for endocrinologists, diabetologists, and adrenal investigators, but also for translational scientists and clinicians from cardiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, geriatrics, urology, and reproductive medicine / gynecology.
Contents:
Part 1. Adrenal Hypertension
Primary Aldosteronism: Progress in Diagnosis, Therapy, and Genetics / Paolo Mulatero, Tracy Ann Williams, Silvia Monticone, Andrea Viola and Davide Tizzani, et al.
Syndromes of Mineralocorticoid Excess / Eugen Melcescu and Christian A. Koch
Hypertension in Patients with Cushing's Syndrome / Vitaly Kantorovich, Christian A. Koch and George P. Chrousos
Primary Generalized Familial and Sporadic Glucocorticoid Resistance (Chrousos Syndrome) and Hypersensitivity / Evangelia Charmandari, Tomoshige Kino and George P. Chrousos
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia / Smita B. Abraham and Deborah P. Merke
Adrenal Incidentalomas and Arterial Hypertension / Theodora Pappa, Gregory Kaltsas, George Piaditis and George P. Chrousos
Pheochromocytoma: Unmasking the Chameleon / Jeremyjones F. Robles, Leilani B. Mercado-Asis and Karel Pacak.
Part 2. Other potential causes of endocrine hypertension
Hypertension in Growth Hormone Excess and Deficiency / Daniel H. P. Towie and George R. Merriam
Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Hypertension / Angela L. Carrelli and Shonni J. Silverberg
Hypertension, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Calcium Metabolism / M. Iftekhar Ullah, Christian A. Koch and Vin Tangpricha
Testosterone Deficiency or Male Hypogonadism / Christian A. Koch and Michael Zitzmann
Insulin Resistance and Hypertension / Sudha S. Shankar and Helmut O. Steinberg
Obesity-Associated Hypertension / Gabriel I. Uwaifo
Central Mineralocorticoid Receptors and Cardiovascular Disease / Elise P. Gomez-Sanchez.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Koch, Christian A.
Chrousos, George P.
ISBN:
9781607615484 (electronic bk.)
1607615487 (electronic bk.)
9781607615477
OCLC:
809778894
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Restricted for use by site license.