Summary and Info
The integration of endocrinology in critical care medicine has led to new experimental and clinical data on the complex endocrine and metabolic derangements accompanying non-endocrine severe illnesses. The joining of these two disciplines has generated important novel insights with significant clinical implications. Acute Endocrinology: From Cause to Consequence compiles these new findings into an important and highly relevant new resource. Part one deals with the classical life-threatening illnesses caused by primary endocrine diseases such as thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, acute adrenal crisis, acute calcium disorders, pheochromocytoma, severe hyper- and hypoglycemia. Part two looks at endocrinology from the ICU side, starting with a general overview of the dynamic neuroendocrine and metabolic stress responses in the condition of intensive care-dependent, non-endocrine critical illness. Acute Endocrinology: From Cause to Consequence provides a unique and up-to-date overview of the joining of these two disciplines and seeks to stimulate further interdisciplinary research in this important and exciting field.