Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Current Controversies, From The Ovary To The Pancreas

  • Andrea Dunaif
  • R. Jeffrey Chang
  • Stephen Franks
  • Richard S. Legro

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Stephen Franks, Kate Hardy
    Pages 1-7
  3. Daniel A. Dumesic, David H. Abbott
    Pages 9-24
  4. Sophie Jonard, Yann Robert, Yves Ardaens, Didier Dewailly
    Pages 25-35
  5. Margrit Urbanek
    Pages 51-86
  6. David H. Abbott, Cristin M. Bruns, Deborah K. Barnett, Alice F. Tarantal, Sarah M. Hoffmann, Rao Zhou et al.
    Pages 87-106
  7. John C. Marshall, Christopher R. McCartney, Susan K. Blank, Quirine Lamberts Okonkwo
    Pages 107-121
  8. Richard S. Legro, Elizabeth A. Winans
    Pages 133-145
  9. Julia Warren-Ulanch, Silva A. Arslanian
    Pages 159-183
  10. Eva Dahlgren, Per Olof Janson
    Pages 185-196
  11. Renato Pasquali, Alessandra Gambineri
    Pages 217-240
  12. Pinar H. Kodaman, Antoni J. Duleba
    Pages 241-258
  13. Robert J. Norman, Anneloes E. Ruifrok, Lisa J. Moran, Rebecca L. Robker
    Pages 259-279
  14. Wendy Y. Chang, Ricardo Azziz
    Pages 281-294
  15. Michel Pugeat, Nisrin Kaddar, Véronique Raverot
    Pages 295-306
  16. Juha S. Tapanainen, Laure Morin-Papunen
    Pages 307-320
  17. Roy Homburg
    Pages 321-332
  18. Bulent O. Yildiz
    Pages 333-344
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 345-350

About this book


All four editors of this title are extremely prominent in the field of PCOS. Although they are all U.S.-based, they are internationally renowned. The book includes the latest diagnostic criteria for PCOS, and comprises the most up to date information about the genetic features and pathogenesis of PCOS.

The diagnostic criteria for PCOS took shape in 1990 following an NIH conference co-organized by Dr. Dunaif, resulting in her classic volume, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (1992). That title recommended diagnostic criteria of hyperandrogenism and chronic anovlulation with the exclusion of specific disorder of the ovary, adrenal, and pituitary. These criteria dominated the field but were revised in 2003 by a working group of international experts at a conference in Rotterdam. Since then, it has become increasingly clear over the past several years that PCOS is a complex genetic disease resulting from the interaction of susceptibility genes and environmental factors. This volume critically reviews the methodological approaches and the evidence for various PCOS susceptibility genes. Additional familial phenotypes of PCOS and their potential genetic basis are also discussed. In all, this title is comprehensive and replete with the latest in expert recommendations on PCOS. This expert opinion remains critical to guiding practice in PCOS because sufficient data for evidence-based guidelines remains scarce.


Hyperandrogenism Ovary PCOS Pancreas genes genetics insulin

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Dunaif
    • 1
  • R. Jeffrey Chang
    • 2
  • Stephen Franks
    • 3
  • Richard S. Legro
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicago
  2. 2.Department of Reproductive MedicineUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineLa Jolla
  3. 3.Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyImperial College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Ob/GynPenn State College of MedicineHershey

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