This book on pediatric endocrinology covers interesting and yet often challenging cases among pediatric patients in a unique Question-Answer format. Simulating the bed-side case discussions during the ward rounds, one question logically leads to another, thereby generating curiosity and promoting evidence-based medicine. Taking the readers through the entire spectrum starting from etiology and pathophysiology to clinical presentation to management principles, each question addresses one key aspect of the disorder. Described in a very simple and lucid narrative, this book ensures sound conceptual understanding while covering each topic comprehensively. This volume covers important topics such as short stature, pubertal disorders, thyroid disorders, childhood Cushing syndrome, rickets and osteomalacia, disorder of sexual differentiation and diabetes in the young. Less common disorder such as multiple endocrine neoplasia has also been incorporated. These cases are not only seen by endocrinologists, but are also managed by paediatricians, internists, obstetricians and gynaecologists, orthopaedicians and surgeons.
Dr. Anil Bhansali is the Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India. He has published 320 articles in indexed, peer-reviewed international and national journals of repute in the field of diabetes and endocrinology. His pioneer work on stem cell therapy in type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications, particularly in diabetic foot and diabetic retinopathy, is widely recognized. Dr. Bhansali has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, prominent among these are the Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow), Prof. M.N. Sen ICMR award for pituitary disorders, Prof. M. Vishwanathan award for stem cell therapy in T2DM, Prof. Shurvir Singh award for research in diabetes, and Dr. P.N.Shah Memorial Award for Metabolic Bone Disease. He was the ex-president of the Endocrine Society of India, and the Founder President of the Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter of Research Society of Study of Diabetes in India.
Dr. Anuradha Aggarwal did her DM from the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Currently, she is working as a consultant endocrinologist at Paras Hospital, Patna, India. She is actively involved in research activities particularly in pediatric endocrinology.
Dr. Girish Parthan did his DM from the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Currently, he is working as consultant endocrinologist at Renai Medicity, Cochin, India. He has interest in diabetes, particularly in clamp studies.
Dr. Yashpal Gogate did his DM in endocrinology from the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India, and is currently working at Harmony Health Hub at Nashik, Maharashtra, India. He is actively involved in patient care, research, and is a prolific writer.