1. Description of Turner SyndromeAlissa J. Roberts and Patricia Y. Fechner 2. The Genetics of Turner Syndrome Margaret P. Adam and Melanie A. Manning 3. Patterns and Etiology of Growth Disturbance and Outcomes of Growth-promoting TreatmentsCharmian Quiqley 4. Fertility Preservation for Turner SyndromeCourtney Finlayson, Lia Bernardi and Reema Habiby 5. Estrogen Replacement in Turner SyndromeKaren O. Klein, Robert L. Rosenfield, Richard J. Santen, Aneta M. Gawlik, Philippe F. Backeljauw, Claus H. Gravholt, Theo C. J. Sas and Nelly Mauras6. The Heart and Vasculature in Turner Syndrome: Development, Surviellance, and ManagementLuciana T. Young and Michael Siberbach7. Renal Disorders and Systemic Hypertension Yosuke Miyashita and Joseph Flynn 8. Endocrine and Metabolic Consequences of Turner SyndromeMette H. Viuff and Claus H. Gravholt9. Care of Girls with Turner Syndrome: Beyond Growth and HormonesAngel Siu Ying Nip, MD and Darcy King, ARNP10. Ear and Hearing Problems in Turner Syndrome Asa Bonnard and Malou Hultcrantz 11. Ocular Features in Turner Syndrome Erin P. Herlihy, MD and Jolene C. Rudell, MD, PhD12. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Issues in women with Turner SyndromeGhassan T. Wahbeh, Amanda Bradshaw, Lauren White and Dale Lee 13. Dermatologic Conditions in Turner SyndromeAlessandra Haskin and Eve Lowenstein14. Orthopedic Manifestations in Turner SyndromeAnna M. Acosta, Suzanne E. Steinman and Klane K. White15. Oral Manifestations in Turner syndromeCarolina Di Blasi, MD and Harlyn Susarla 16. The Turner Syndrome Resource Center --- An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Care of Girls and Women with Turner SyndromePhilippe Backeljauw and Sarah Corathers17. Future Research DirectionsPatricia Fechner
Comprehensive and practical, this is a unique and multidisciplinary resource for the clinician caring for the girl or woman with Turner syndrome. Although approximately one in 2000 women are affected, many have not been diagnosed; as the advent of prenatal genetic testing becomes more prevalent, the diagnosis of Turner syndrome will be made much more frequently. There is therefore a greater need for this single source that provides the clinician with the information required to care for this multifaceted disorder.
The opening chapters discuss the biology, genetics and current standard of care for females with Turner syndrome in order to provide proper background and context for the remaining chapters. The main section of the book, taking a body system approach, is comprised of chapters written by an expert in his or her subspecialty and will discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis, as well as therapeutic options. Reproductive, cardiac, renal, endocrine, neurologic, musculoskeletal, and sensory issues and symptoms associated with Turner syndrome are all covered in detail. Additional chapters describe current resources available to both caregiver and patient as well as future directions for research and management.
Currently, there are no similar books on the market that take an all-inclusive, multidisciplinary approach in the care of individuals with Turner syndrome. As such, this book should be the standard of care for management of this challenging and multifaceted condition.
Patricia Y. Fechner, MD, University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital, Division of Endocrinology, Seattle, WA, USA