FP Essentials™

Endocrine Conditions

Edition #398 | July 2012

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  • Describe the effect of vitamin D supplementation, with and without calcium supplementation, on fracture risk and bone density.
  • Define the threshold for vitamin D deficiency, and describe the difference between deficiency and insufficiency.
  • Summarize the diagnostic approach to incidentally detected thyroid nodules.
  • Summarize the initial evaluation of adrenal incidentalomas and criteria for surgical resection.
  • Identify criteria for neurosurgery referral in patients with incidentally detected pituitary nodules.
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for androgen deficiency in men.
  • Define the role of bioidentical hormone treatment compared with standard hormone replacement therapy.
  • Describe the role of testosterone supplementation in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
  • Describe the role of calcium supplementation in the prevention and treatment of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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