Year Book of Medicine® 2012
The Year Book of Medicine 2012 contains abstracts of articles, selected from nearly 100 journals, that reported the year's breakthrough developments in medicine. Expert contributors provide commentaries that evaluate the clinical importance and application of each article. Topics are organized into eight sections: rheumatology; infectious diseases; hematology and oncology; kidney, water, and electrolytes; pulmonary disease; heart and cardiovascular disease; the digestive system; and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
A. Wayne Meikle, MD, professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and medical director of Endocrinology & Automated Endocrinology laboratories at ARUP Laboratories, is one of the contributors to the endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism section.
Dr. Meikle provides expert commentary in chapters 51 and 52, which deal with reproductive and pediatric endocrinology. In reviewing the five articles in the chapters, Dr. Meikle discusses cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women who have PCOS; high serum testosterone and risk of cardiovascular events in elderly men; effects of simvastatin and metformin on PCOS; effects of oxandrolone on final height of girls with Turner syndrome; and thyroid function in obese children and adolescents.
Dr. Meikle is also the editor of the reproductive endocrinology section of the Year Book of Endocrinology® 2012.