ENDOCRINOLOGY

Short Stature

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3Short Stature Introduction Definitions of short stature, failure to thrive, and growth failure Physiology of growth Endocrine control of growth Clinical assessment of growth Clinical assessment of short stature Investigation…

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Diabetes Mellitus

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1Diabetes Mellitus Definition Incidence Biochemistry Clinical presentation Investigations Initial management of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes Insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes Dietary management Management of the child presenting with…

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Puberty

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5Puberty Physiology of normal puberty Physiology of the menstrual cycle Clinical aspects of normal puberty Sexual precocity Clinical assessment and diagnosis of boys and girls with sexual precocity Diagnosis and…

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Calcium and Bone

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10Calcium and Bone Physiology Hypocalcaemia Treatment Rickets Osteoporosis Hypercalcaemia When to involve a specialist centre Transition Future developments Controversial points Potential pitfalls Case histories Significant Guidelines/Consensus Statements References Further Reading…

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Adrenal Disorders

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8Adrenal Disorders Physiology Investigations of adrenocortical function Glucocorticoid excess Glucocorticoid deficiency Mineralocorticoid excess Mineralocorticoid deficiency Sex steroid excess Adrenal enzyme defects Sex steroid deficiency Adrenal medullary disorder Future developments Potential…

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Thyroid Disorders

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6Thyroid Disorders Embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the thyroid gland Foetal and neonatal thyroid metabolism Thyroid function tests (TFTs) Definition and classification of thyroid disorders Congenital hypothyroidism Acquired hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism…

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Obesity

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11Obesity Physiology Preliminary examination and investigation Treatment When to involve a specialist centre Future developments Transition Controversial points Potential pitfalls Case histories Further Reading Key Weblinks Useful Information for Patients…

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Hypoglycaemia

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2Hypoglycaemia Physiology Symptoms and signs of hypoglycaemia Definition Aetiology Preliminary examination and investigation Treatment Emergency management of acute hypoglycaemia Guidelines for follow‐up When to involve a specialist centre Transition Future…

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