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  • Page extent: 396 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.93 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521848497)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive health problems of women. Despite this, its effective treatment remains a significant challenge to the medical profession. This second edition (published 2007) of a highly successful and well-reviewed book is a thorough update on the syndrome, its aetiology, pathology, impact on infertility, and effective medical management. Every chapter has been extensively referenced and completely revised and updated. New chapters cover: hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance; new treatments including in-vitro maturation; paediatric origins, including the Barker Hypothesis; adrenocortal dysfunction; polycystic ovary syndrome in non-western societies; surgical treatment of obesity associated with polycystic ovaries, and treatment with vitamins and minerals. The book is a reference text for all clinicians with an interest in reproductive endocrinology, including gynaecologists, IVF specialists and obstetricians.

• Thoroughly revised, up-to-date, extensively referenced new edition of a highly successful book • Eight completely new chapters • All authors are world leaders in the field


1. Introduction Gabor T. Kovacs and Robert J. Norman; 2. Introduction and history of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Cindy Farquhar; 3. Phenotype and genotype in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Richard S. Legro; 4. The pathology of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Andrew G. Östör; 5. Imaging polycystic ovaries Sophie Jonard, Yann Robert, Yves Ardaens and Didier Dewailly; 6. Insulin-sensitizers in the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome Helena Teede; 7. Long-term health consequences of PCOS Eleni Kousta and Stephen Franks; 8. Skin manifestations of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Rodney Sinclair and Jack Green; 9. Lifestyle factors in the aetiology of the management of polycystic ovary syndrome R. J. Norman and L. Moran; 10. Ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome Roy Homburg; 11. Laproscopic surgical treatment of infertility related to PCOS revisited Jean Cohen; 12. In-vitro fertilization and the patient with polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovary syndrome Adam Balen; 13. Role of hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance in PCOS Maria J. Iuorno; 14. Novel treatments for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, including in-vitro maturation William M. Bucket and Seang Lin Tan; 15. The paediatric origins of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Belén Roldán and Héctor F. Escobar-Morreale; 16. Fetal programming of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome David H. Abbott, Cristin M. Bruns, Deborah K. Barnett and Daniel A. Dumesic; 17. Adrenocortical dysfunction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Bulent O. Yildiz and Ricardo Azziz; 18. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Asian women Ernest Hung Yu Ng, Carina Chi Wai Chan and Pak Chung Ho; 19. Obesity surgery and the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome John B. Dixon and Paul E. O'Brien; 20. Nutritional aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Morey Schachter, Carmela Rotem, Arieh Raziel, Rafael Ronei and Shevach Friedler.


Review of the hardback: '… clearly written, beautifully laid out and offers concise information on the background of the disease, its diagnosis, clinical manifestations and treatments … I would recommend the book to any practitioner who regularly encounters this condition.' Hospital Doctor

Review of the hardback: 'Each chapter is readable and authoritative. This book could be dipped into by someone wanting information about a particular aspect of PCOS, but equally could be read over the course of one or two days by anyone wanting a comprehensive overview or in-depth introduction to PCOS … an excellent reference source for any gynaecologist with an interest in reproductive medicine … there is certainly no better book available.' Human Fertility

Review of the hardback: 'The book covers all the major aspects of PCOS and will therefore be of interest to gynaecologists and endocrinologists. It would also make fascinating reading for cardiologists, dermatologists and public health physicians …' Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Review of the hardback: 'The list of contributors to this book reads like a worldwide gathering of the good and the great from the far-reaching realms of reproductive endocrinology and metabolism. The editors have stated that this second edition has been comprehensively updated with a more holistic approach and, indeed, the chapters seem to cover every angle of this common and complex disorder: from genetics, fetal programming and paediatric origins to the long-term health consequences … this high quality edition should be a standard textbook for trainees and gynaecologists everywhere.' The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Review of the hardback: '… this book is extremely readable, well presented, and not at all daunting for the generalist, while also providing enough detail for the specialist.' Medical Journal of Australia

Review of the hardback: '… an informative book which serves as an easy-to-read current synopsis of the different facets of polycystic ovary syndrome, recommendable to anybody with either a clinical or research interest in the subject … It would serve as a very useful addition not only to Obstetric and Gynaecology departments, but also to departments of Endocrinology, Dermatology, Diabetes and Nutrition.' Organon's Magazine on Women and Health

Review of the hardback: ' … trying to distill the breadth of PCOD into 200 pages is a not-inconsequential task, and I am happy to report that Dr. Kovacs has succeeded admirably. This little book will occupy a valued place on my bookshelf, and I recommend it highly to others seeking an entrance to the world of PCOD.' Fertility and Sterility


Gabor T. Kovacs, Robert J. Norman, Cindy Farquhar, Richard S. Legro, Andrew G. Östör, Sophie Jonard, Yann Robert, Yves Ardaens, Didier Dewailly, Helena Teede, Eleni Kousta, Stephen Franks, Rodney Sinclair, Jack Green, L. Moran;, Roy Homburg, Jean Cohen, Adam Balen, Maria J. Iuorno, William M. Bucket, Seang Lin Tan, Belén Roldán, Héctor F. Escobar-Morreale, David H. Abbott, Cristin M. Bruns, Deborah K. Barnett, Daniel A. Dumesic, Bulent O. Yildiz, Ricardo Azziz, Ernest Hung Yu Ng, Carina Chi Wai Chan, Pak Chung Ho, John B. Dixon, Paul E. O'Brien, Morey Schachter, Carmela Rotem, Arieh Raziel, Rafael Ronei, Shevach Friedler

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