By Greet Van den Berghe MD, PhD (auth.)
The integration of endocrinology in serious care drugs has resulted in new experimental and medical info at the complicated endocrine and metabolic derangements accompanying non-endocrine serious health problems. The becoming a member of of those disciplines has generated vital novel insights with major scientific implications. Acute Endocrinology: From reason to final result compiles those new findings into a big and hugely suitable new source. half one offers with the classical life-threatening health problems brought on by fundamental endocrine ailments resembling thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, acute adrenal concern, acute calcium problems, pheochromocytoma, critical hyper- and hypoglycemia. half seems to be at endocrinology from the ICU aspect, beginning with a basic review of the dynamic neuroendocrine and metabolic rigidity responses within the of extensive care-dependent, non-endocrine serious affliction. Acute Endocrinology: From reason to final result offers a distinct and updated assessment of the becoming a member of of those disciplines and seeks to stimulate additional interdisciplinary study during this very important and interesting field.
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