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Title Abnormalities in puberty : scientific and clinical advances / volume editor, Henriette Delemarre-Van de Waal
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (x, 181 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Endocrine development, 1421-7082 ; v. 8
Endocrine development ; v. 8. 1421-7082
Contents Secular trend of timing of puberty / Delemarre-Van de Waal, H.A. -- Fetal nutrition and timing of puberty / van Weissenbruch, M.M. [and others] -- Adrenal function of low-birthweight children / Ong, K. -- Puberty and fertility in congenital adrenal hyperplasia / Otten, B.J. [and others] -- Molecular genetics of isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and Kallmann syndrome / Karges, B., de Roux, N. -- Hypothalamic hamartoma: a paradigm/model for studying the onset of puberty / Jung, H., Parent, A.-S., Ojeda, S.R. -- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue treatment for precocious puberty: twenty years of experience / Heger, S., Sippell, W.G., Partsch, C.-J
Very long-term follow-up of girls with early and late menarche / Johansson, T.; Ritz, N.E.M. -- Polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescence: new insights in pathophysiology and treatment / Homburg, A. -- Reversing sex steroid deficiency and optimizing skeletal development in the adolescent with gonadal failure / Vanderschueren, D., Vandenput, L., Boonen, S. -- Present and future options for the preservation of fertility in female adolescents with cancer / Beerendonk, C.M.; Braat, D.M
Summary This book on abnormalities in puberty presents an overview on the latest knowledge on the mechanisms of the developmental processes of puberty. Although the exact mechanisms of reawakening of the GnRH pulse generator at the onset of puberty still have to be elucidated, many genetic and environmental factors have been identified to play a major role. Topics discussed in individual chapters include the endocrine and metabolic issues related to the 'developmental origin of adult disease' hypothesis and polycystic ovary syndrome as well as abnormalities in GnRH controlling genes, GnRH-secreting hamartoma as a model for the onset of puberty, experience on the application of GnRH analogues in the treatment of central precocious puberty, and the psychosocial effects of an early puberty. This volume provides the paediatrician, endocrinologist, gynaecologist and general practitioner with underlying information as well as practical tokens on how to manage the various conditions of a disturbed process of puberty
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Pediatric endocrinology.
Endocrine glands -- Diseases.
Precocious puberty.
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Human beings.
Puberty, Precocious
Endocrine System Diseases
Fertility Preservation
Gonadal Disorders
Kallmann Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Puberty, Delayed
Homo sapiens (species)
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Endocrine glands -- Diseases
Pediatric endocrinology
Precocious puberty
Form Electronic book
Author Delemarre-Van de Waal, H. A. (Henriette A.)
ISBN 142371394X