1 THE SYNDROME.- Clinical Manifestations of PCOS.- The Menstrual Cycle in PCOS.- The Radiology of Polycystic Ovaries.- 2 ORIGINS.- Insulin Resistance in PCOS.- Genetics of Metabolic Syndrome and Genetic Lipodystrophies.- The Genetics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.- Uterine Origins and Evolution in Childhood.- 3 CONSEQUENCES.- Hyperandrogenism in PCOS.- The Risk of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome in PCOS.- The Risks of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.- Pregnancy Complications in PCOS.- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, and Daytime Sleepiness and Fatigue.- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Gynaecological Cancer.- PCOS, Depression, and Alzheimer's Disease.- Psychological Issues and Their Treatment.- 4 MANAGEMENT.- Dietary Management of PCOS.- Exercise in the Treatment of PCOS.- Medical Treatment.- Therapy of Hirsutism.- Ovulation Induction in PCOS.- IVF in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.- The Surgical Management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.- When Periods Stop: Long-Term Consequences of PCOS.
Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a comprehensive clinical reference work for primary care physicians, internists, general endocrinologists, obstetricians, gynecologists and students. PCOS is a common but frequently misdiagnosed disease. Many symptoms can be alleviated by early intervention and effective management.
Prominent endocrinologists are gathered to detail current research and treatment in this metabolic disorder, affecting a growing population. The chapters are comprehensive, providing cutting edge knowledge on pathogenesis, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of PCOS. Each chapter will be concise concluding with cogent practice points.
The variety of medical issues presenting in PCOS patients result in late referrals or in- appropriate advice. This title will be a tool in a further understanding of the metabolic and genetic basis of PCOS, while providing management strategies.