FP Essentials™

Endocrinology Update

Edition #451 | December 2016

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  • Describe the common etiologies of thyroid disorders.
  • Summarize the diagnostic approaches to and first-line treatment options for patients with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid nodules.
  • Describe the common clinical presentations and diagnostic evaluation of hirsutism in patients with suspected polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushing syndrome, acromegaly, and androgen-secreting tumors.
  • Summarize the pharmacotherapy options for patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism, idiopathic hirsutism, or idiopathic hyperandrogenism.
  • Describe the typical symptoms of and diagnostic tests used in the evaluation of patients with deficiencies of growth hormone, prolactin, corticotropin, thyroid-stimulating hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, antidiuretic hormone, and oxytocin.
  • Summarize the treatment options for patients with functioning prolactinoma, adrenal insufficiency, and diabetes insipidus.
  • Describe the evaluation of men with suspected testicular hypogonadism, or androgen deficiency.
  • List the potential benefits and adverse effects of testosterone replacement therapy.
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