by Shlomo Melmed
2nd edition (May 15, 2002)
The first edition of the book has sold well, both in the trade and to industry. The book has also been a critical success. A complete overhaul of this book makes it up-to-date, more clinically applicable, and slightly smaller. Toward that end, contributors have been instructed to emphasize the clinical utility of the information, and to condense the material where feasible. Some weaker chapters will be jettisoned or reassigned, while a new chapter devoted to surgery of the pituitary will add an important therapeutic dimension missing in the current edition. New information on actions of hormones and new drug therapies (in particular dopamine agonists) for treatment of pituitary tumors and systemic disorders will be included. New imaging technology, especially for contrast-enhanced MRI and CT will be covered.
New! Chapter on Pituitary Surgery New! Practice flow charts New! Hormone discoveries New! Therapeutic advances