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Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine [electronic resource]

edited by Marianne J. Legato ; section editors, William Byne [and others]
EBook; Book; Online
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2010.
2nd ed
9780080921501, 0080921507, 9780123742711, 0123742714
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The field of gender-specific medicine examines how normal human biology and physiology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing research covers various conditions that predominantly occur in men as well conditions that predominantly occur in women. Among the areas of greatest difference are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, lung cancer as a consequence of smoking, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases. The Second Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine will decrease in size from two to one volume and focus on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. In response to the market as well as many of the reviewers' suggestions, the Editor has eliminated approximately 55 chapters from the first edition to make the book more compact and more focused on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. The content will be completely updated, redundant sections and chapters will be merged with others that are more relevant to the current study of sex and gender differences in human physiology and pathophysiology. Editor has eliminated approximately 55 chapters from the first edition to make the book more compact and more focused on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. Longer bibliographies and suggested reviews/papers of particular relevance and importance will be added at the end of each section. Each author will be asked to include recent meta-analysis of data Each chapter will progress translationally from the basic science to the clinical applications of gender-specific therapies, drugs, or treatments Section on drug metabolism will be eliminated but the subject will be incorporated into each relevant chapter Section on aging will be eliminated but age will be considered as a variable in each of the separate chapters.
  • Section 1: Gender and Normal Development
  • Introduction to Pediatrics
  • 1. The Effects of Gender in Neonatal Medicine
  • 2. Sexual Development, Growth and Puberty in Children
  • 3. Sex Differences in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease
  • 4. Gender-Specific Aspects of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 5. Gender Differences in Neurological Conditions of Children
  • 6. Gender and Sports: Past, Present, and Future
  • Section 2: Gender and the Nervous System
  • Introduction
  • 7. Gender Differences in the Functional Organization of the Brain
  • 8. Sexual Differentiation of Brain Structure and Function
  • 9. The Sexed and Gendered Brain
  • 10. Gender Differences in Diseases of the Nervous System
  • 11. Gender Differences in Stroke
  • 12. Gender Differences in Disorders that Present to Psychiatry
  • 13. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cognitive Function
  • Section 3: Cardiology
  • 14. Gender and the Heart: Sex-Specific Differences in the Normal Myocardial Anatomy and Physiology
  • 15. Gender Specific Aspects of Selected Coronary Heart Disease
  • 16. Dyslipidemia Management in Women and Men: Exploring Potential Gender Differences
  • 17. Gender Differences in the Role of Stress and Emotion in Cardiovascular Function and Disease
  • 18. The Role of Gender in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Section 4: Pulmonology
  • 19. Gender Differences in Asthma
  • 20. Gender Issues In Venous Thromboembolism
  • 21. Gender-Specific Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 22. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • 23. Gender Differences in Susceptibility, Outcomes and Pathophysiology of Sepsis
  • 24. The Gender Specific Aspects of Lung Cancer
  • 25. Sleep in Women: Sex Differences in Health and Disease
  • 26. Gender Differences in ILD and Connective Tissue
  • 27. ILD and Autoimmune Disease
  • Section 5: Gastroenterology
  • 28. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Females
  • 29. Disorders of Defecation in Women
  • 30. Idiopathic Gastroparesis: Gender Aspects
  • 31. Liver Disease
  • 32. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Section 6: Reproductive Biology
  • 33. Contraception
  • 34. Infertility: The Male
  • 35. Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization
  • 36. Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • 37. Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • 38. Pelvic Pain: Urogenital Female
  • 39. Lower Urogenital Tract Dysfunction in Men and Women
  • 40. Aging and the Lower Urogenital System
  • 41. Menopause
  • Section 7: Oncology
  • 42. Gender Differences in Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: Risks, Management, and Testing for Inherited Predisposition to Cancer
  • 43. The Differences Between Male and Female Breast Cancer
  • 44. Difference in Germ Cell Tumors of the Reproductive Tract in Men and Women
  • 45. Gender-specific aspects of CNS Cancer
  • Section 8: Infectious Disease
  • 46. Gender Differences in Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 47. Infections In Pregnancy
  • 48. Adult Immunization in Women and Men
  • 49. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men and Women
  • Section 9: Immunology and Rheumatology
  • 50. Gender Differences in Autoimmune Diseases: Immune Mechanisms and Clinical Applications
  • 51. Hormones and Cytokines, Gender Specific Effects
  • 52. Prolactin and Autoimmunity
  • 53. Sex Hormone and Immune Function
  • 54. Pregnancy and the Influence on Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease
  • 55. Oral Contraceptives in Autoimmune Disease
  • Section 10: Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • 57. Endogenous Sex Hormones and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men and Women
  • 58. Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy
  • 59. Sexual Function and Dysfunction in Men and Women
  • 60. Osteoporosis
  • 61. Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men and Women.
1 online resource (xxii, 774 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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