Servet Update. Main endocrine disorders of the adrenal and thyroid axes in dogs and cats
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Servet Update. Main endocrine disorders of the adrenal and thyroid axes in dogs and cats

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This book describes, from a practical and clinical point of view, the most relevant disorders affecting the adrenal and thyroid axes in cats and dogs. It is intended to help veterinary surgeons in the diagnosis of both common disorders of the endocrine system, such as Cushings syndrome and hypothyroidism, and less frequent pathologies, such as adrenal insufficiency and hyperthyroidism. Images of the different disorders are provided together with guidelines to help clinicians reach a definitive diagnosis and choose the most appropriate treatment, which should be available and accessible in their region of practice.

Víctor Castillo

PhD, Specialist in Endocrinology

Víctor Castillo received his PhD in veterinary medicine from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 2001. In 2003, he was awarded the title of Specialist in Endocrinology by the Argentine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, of which he has been a member since 1989. He is currently head for the veterinary area within the society’s Advanced Course in Medical Endocrinology. He is assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Medicine at the UBA. In addition to teaching endocrinology within the undergraduate curriculum, he is also head of the Endocrinology Unit at the UBA Veterinary Teaching Hospital and coordinates the internship programme in endocrinology at the UBA. The primary focus of his research is veterinary endocrinology, including thyroid and bone pathologies. Currently, his research centres on Cushing’s syndrome. He is a director of research projects and doctoral and master’s theses, and a tutor of interns and students in veterinary endocrinology. He also teaches several postgraduate specialisation courses, as well as graduate, master’s, and doctoral programmes, both nationally and internationally. He has participated in many scientific events (congresses, conferences, courses), in the fields of both veterinary and human medicine. Within the field of veterinary endocrinology, he has published numerous scientific articles and spoken at many congresses. He is a reviewer of scientific articles for several international journals and is a member of several editorial committees.

1.Cushing’s syndrome Regulatory characteristics of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis Aetiology ACTH-dependent (ACTHd-CS) ACTH-independent (ACTHi-CS) Predisposition by species, breed, and sex Clinical signs and associated comorbidities Diagnosis Diagnostic imaging Treatment PD-CS Adrenal tumour (AT) 2.Adrenal insufficiency Physiological overview Aetiology Primary adrenal insufficiency Pituitary (or secondary adrenal) insufficiency Clinical signs Diagnosis Laboratory tests Electrocardiogram (ECG) Diagnosis by imaging studies Endocrine (ACTH stimulation and plasma ACTH measurement) Treatment Corticosteroid therapy in the management of chronic AI Addisonian crisis 3.Hypothyroidism Thyroid axis regulation Aetiology and classification Clinical signs Diagnosis Routine laboratory tests to guide diagnosis Confirmatory laboratory tests Diagnosis by imaging studies Treatment 4.Hyperthyroidism Introduction Classification and aetiology Diagnosis Clinical signs Routine laboratory tests to guide diagnosis Confirmatory laboratory tests Diagnosis by imaging studies Treatment 5.References 
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Víctor Castillo
  • Año de edición 2018
  • Nº Páginas 48
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 17 X 24
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