Epidemiology of Thyroid Disorders provides comprehensive, clinical knowledge to professionals dealing with thyroid disorders. The book focuses on the pathophysiology of thyroid disorders, the prevalence and incidence of various diseases, and their prevention. This focused analysis on thyroid disorders raises awareness of this global problem that, once diagnosed or misdiagnosed, can sometimes lead to over-treatment and cardiovascular complications, especially in the elderly. This succinct, targeted reference gives the reader excellent information on the epidemiology of global thyroid disorders, as well as up-to-date treatment data and a special focus on prevention.
- Serves as a starting point for medical professionals, addressing the patterns, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of thyroid disorders around the world
- Discusses the prevalence of thyroid disorders around the world, covering disability and cost burden
- Covers recent trends, technologies and advancements in the management of thyroid diseases
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Part I: Principles and Concepts 1. Global Impacts of Thyroid Disorders 2. Structures and Functions of the Thyroid Gland 3. Iodine and Thyroid Hormones 4. Effects of Thyroid Hormones in the Fetus
Part II: Thyroid Dysfunction and Clinical Application 5. Goiter 6. Hypothyroidism 7. Subclinical Hypothyroidism 8. Hyperthyroidism 9. Subclinical Hyperthyroidism 10. Thyroiditis 11. Thyrotoxic Crisis (Thyroid Storm) 12. Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders 13. Thyroid Dysfunction and The Heart 14. Thyroid Dysfunction and Mental Disorders
Part III: Global Epidemiology of Thyroid Neoplasms 15. Benign Thyroid Adenomas 16. Thyroid Cancer
Part IV: Special Populations 17. Pregnancy and Thyroid Dysfunction 18. Thyroid Dysfunction in the Elderly
Dr. Moini was assistant professor at Tehran University, Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, for nine years. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. For 15 years, he was the Director of Science and Health for Everest University in Melbourne FL. He was also a Professor of Science and Health at Everest for a total of 24 years. For 6 years, he was a Professor of Science and Health at Eastern Florida State College, but is now retired. Dr. Moini has been actively teaching for 39 years, and for 20 years, has been an international author of 38 books.
Dr. Katherine Pereira is a Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 16 years of clinical experience working with patients with complex endocrine disorders. Dr. Pereira received her BSN from the University of Virginia and her MSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees from Duke University. In recognition of her contributions to nursing and outstanding patient care, she has been named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association for Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Mohtashem Samsam is a Professor of Medicine and a faculty at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Samsam studied medicine in the English language program of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University, in Szeged, Hungary (1991- 1996) and received his PhD from Department of Cell Biology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2002. He completed his post-doc studies in Wuerzburg University, Germany (1999- 2002).