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Edited by Eliška Potluková . 
230 pages .

As a physician, you are aware of the ongoing need to update your knowledge on the latest research in the field of medicine that you are practicing. In endocrinology, we may not encounter such a large number of new medicaments as e.g. in cardiology. However, many interesting and mostly clinically oriented studies are ongoing also in our field. To be acquainted with them means to improve the care for our patients.
The more we worked on the book you are now reading, the more I got to like the idea of it.
This book gives an opportunity to authors literally from all over the world to present their medical expertise and express their opinion on selected interesting topics in hypothyroidism. Individual chapters of this book represent the most up-to-date reviews of literature combined with the clinical experience of the authors.
Authors were asked to choose their own topic of interest concerning hypothyroidism. Interestingly, the majority chose to write on a theme connected with development: pregnancy, growth and hypothyroidism in childhood. Management of thyroid disorders in pregnancy seems to be a never-ending source of discussions and even disputes. Here we provide two comprehensive reviews on this controversial topic. Surprisingly for me as a non-paediatrician, the opinions on treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in childhood may also differ quite substantially.
If you want to learn how to differentiate the conditions when watchful waiting is enough from situations when immediate levothyroxine substitution is crucial, our book might help you. Moreover, if you are thinking of performing thyroid ultrasound by yourself, or you do it already and maybe are not so sure about it, our last Chapter might be a practical guide for you in the visualisation of a hypothyroid gland.
Perhaps you will not agree with everything that is written in this book; and this was not our goal. Our book will help you form your own opinion. Our most important message is that whichever country we live in, we want to give the best treatment to our hypothyroid patients.

Eliška Potluková, MD, PhD
Third Department of Medicine, General University Hospital
And the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague
Czech Republic


Section 1 of the textbook : Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy .

Chapter 1 Hypothyroidism, Fertility and Pregnancy 3
Piergiorgio Stortoni and Andrea L. Tranquilli

Chapter 2 Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy 29
Baha Zantour, Wafa Alaya, Hela Marmouch and Wafa Chebbi

Section 2 Section 2 Hypothyroidism in Childhood 63 Hypothyroidism in Childhood .

Chapter 3 Congenital Hypothyroidism 65Ferenc Péter, Ágota Muzsnai and Rózsa Gráf

Chapter 4 Congenital Hypothyroidism: Effects on Linear Growth, Catch- 
Up Growth, GH-IGF-I Axis and Bones 91
Ashraf T. Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis and El Said M.A. Bedair

Chapter 5 Growth in Children with Thyroid Dysfunction 119
Ljiljana Saranac, Hristina Stamenkovic, Tatjana Stankovic, Zoran Radovanovic, Snezana Zivanovic and Zlatko Djuric

Chapter 6 Approach to Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Children 135
Yardena Tenenbaum-Rakover

Section 3 of the textbook : Challenging Laboratory Findings .

Chapter 7 Subclinical Hypothyroidism; Natural History, Long-Term 
Clinical Effects and Treatment 165
Jandee Lee and Woong Youn Chung

Chapter 8 Non-Thyroidal Illness: Physiopathology and Clinical 
Implications 183
Antonio Mancini, Sebastiano Raimondo, Chantal Di Segni, Mariasara Persano and Alfredo Pontecorvi

Section 4 of the textbook : Imaging Techniques .

Chapter 9 The Role of Ultrasound in the Differential Diagnosis of 
Hypothyroidism 205
Jan Kratky, Jan Jiskra and Eliska Potluko .

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