Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Drahomira Springer .

Open Access .
266 pages . 

This book provides both the basic and the most up-to-date information on the clinical aspect of hypothyroidism. This first part offers general and elaborated view on the basic diagnoses in overt and subclinical hypothyroidism, autoimmune thyroid diseases and congenital hypothyroidism.
Researchers and clinicians experts provide results of their long time experience and results of their own scientific work. This information may be helpful for all of physician not only endocrine specialization.
Introductory chapters summarize the basic theory of hypothyroidism; following chapters describe Hashimoto's disease and congenital hypothyroidism - the formation, the indication and the treatment.
This first part contains many important specifications and innovations for endocrine practice.
I would like to thank all of authors who had helped in the preparation of this book.
We hope it would be useful as a current resource for endocrine specialists.

Drahomira Springer
Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics,
General University Hospital, Prague,
Czech Republic



Part 1 Introduction .

 1 Hypothyroidism 3 Osama M. Ahmed and R. G. Ahmed

 2 Environmental Thyroid Disruptors and Human Endocrine Health 21 Francesco Massart, Pietro Ferrara and Giuseppe Saggese

Part 2 Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases .

 3 Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis 47 Arvin Parvathaneni, Daniel Fischman and Pramil Cheriyath

 4 Hashimoto's Disease 69 Noura Bougacha-Elleuch, Mouna Mnif-Feki, Nadia Charfi-Sellami, Mohamed Abid and Hammadi Ayadi

 5 Hashimoto’s Disease - Involvement of Cytokine Network and Role of Oxidative Stress in the Severity of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis 91 Julieta Gerenova, Irena Manolova and Veselina Gadjeva

 6 Different Faces of Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis in Childhood and Adolescence 125 Ljiljana Saranac and Hristina Stamenkovic

Part 3 Pregnancy and Childhood .

7 Treatment of Graves’ Disease During Pregnancy 135 Teresa M. Bailey

 8 Universal Screening for Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy: Experience of the Czech Republic 147 Eliska Potlukova, Jan Jiskra, Zdenek Telicka, Drahomira Springer and Zdenka Limanova

 9 Thyroid Function Following Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 159 Elpis Vlachopapadopoulou, Vassilios Papadakis, Georgia Avgerinou and Sophia Polychronopoulou

 10 Congenital Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Cancer 175 Minjing Zou and Yufei Shi

 11 Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Function Alterations During the Neonatal Period 191 Susana Ares, José Quero, Belén Sáenz-Rico de Santiago and Gabriela Morreale de Escobar

12 Neonatal-Prepubertal Hypothyroidism on Postnatal Testis Development 209 S.M.L. Chamindrani Mendis-Handagama

 13 Congenital Hypothyroidism due to Thyroid Dysgenesis: From Epidemiology to Molecular Mechanisms 229 Johnny Deladoey

 14 Consideration of Congenital Hypothyroidism as the Possible Cause of Autism 243 Xiaobin Xu, Hirohiko Kanai, Masanori Ookubo, Satoru Suzuki, Nobumasa Kato and Miyuki Sadamatsu

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