Obesity surgery and the polycystic ovary syndrome

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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 new edition 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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
EditorsGabor T Kovacs, Robert Norman
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages331 - 342
Number of pages12
Edition2nd Edition
ISBN (Print)9780521848497
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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