Controversies in Treating Diabetes

Controversies in Treating Diabetes : Clinical and Research Aspects

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This book addresses diabetes controversies, specifically in the management of etiology and the disease itself. Chapters also examine the complications associated with diabetes. The volume covers commonly accepted forms of therapies and complications, as well as new and emerging advances and therapies and inadequacies in several standard treatments. Comprehensive and timely, this book is an essential reference for those treating and researching diabetes.show more

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  • Hardback | 367 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 703.06g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5 Tables, black and white; X, 367 p.
  • 158829708X
  • 9781588297082

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Diabetes Mellitus is an extremely common disorder and the number of patients is increasing every year. Controversies in Treating Diabetes: Clinical and Research Aspects addresses diabetes controversies, specifically in the etiology and management of the disease. With a thorough examination of the complications associated with diabetes, the volume covers commonly accepted forms of therapies and complications, as well as new and emerging advances, therapies and inadequacies in several standard treatments. Topics of emphasis include the metabolic syndrome, using insulin to treat Type 2, retinopathy, neuropathy, environmental stress, the diabetic foot, incretins, and the ADA and NCEP criteria for treating hyperlipidemia of diabetes. Comprehensive and timely, Controversies in Treating Diabetes: Clinical and Research Aspects is an essential reference for those treating and researching diabetes.show more

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From the reviews: "This book addresses a number of controversies in diabetes pathophysiology and disease management. ... the topics were chosen to `cover many of the issues that investigators, academics, and healthcare professionals have to deal with in their institutions and private practice.' ... the book will be mainly useful for practicing endocrinologists. The editors and authors are well respected experts in their fields. ... Finally, reading this book will enable physicians to understand new studies that will continue to emerge." (Ronald N Cohen, Doody's Review Service, April, 2008) "The book is part of the Contemporary Endocrinology series from Humana Press, whose target audience is practicing endocrinologists and researchers. ... a collection of short reviews that are refreshing in their brevity without being overly simplistic, providing an excellent tool for lecturers facing inquisitive students, for practitioners quizzed by well-educated patients, and for diabetologists wishing to update their knowledge on the issues of the day." (Kristina I. Rother, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2008) "This book explores 17 contemporary controversies related to diabetes ... . Each of the chapters is authored by experts in the field and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians who care for patients with diabetes or those, including researchers, who wish to learn more about the current state of knowledge on a diverse group of diabetes-related topics." (Hylton V. Joffe, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (15), 2009)show more

Table of contents

Controversies in Treating Diabetes: Clinical and Research Aspects (Humana Press) Derek LeRoith and Arthur Vinik Titles & Authors 1. Pancreatic transplant; should they reserved for simultaneous renal transplants David Sutherland 2. Islet cell transplants; how effect? David Harlan 3. Metabolic Syndrome; Is there treatment that works? James Meigs 4. Treatment of Obesity; the big and the small of it LM Kaplan 5. Treatment of Type 2; Does it prevent all complications? Vivian Fonseca 6. Treatment of Type2 using insulin; When to introduce? Julio Rosentsock 7. Retinopathy; Can it be prevented? Emily Chew 8. Neuropathy Author Vinik 9. Intensive insulin therapy for critically ill patients Greet Van den Berghe 10. Childhood diabetes explosion Desmond Schatz 11. Environmental stress and dietary excess Rena Wing 12. Unifying hypothesis of Diabetic Complications Michael Brownlee 13. Diabetic Foot Andrew Boulton 14. Coming of age for the Incretins Jens Holst 15. Managing the ADA and NCEP criteria for treating hyperlipidemia of diabetes Ronald Goldberg 16. The polypill for Type 2 diabetes; Is the concept correct? Werner Walthausl 17. Quality of life for Diabetics Richard Rubinshow more

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From the reviews: "This book addresses a number of controversies in diabetes pathophysiology and disease management. ... the topics were chosen to 'cover many of the issues that investigators, academics, and healthcare professionals have to deal with in their institutions and private practice.' ... the book will be mainly useful for practicing endocrinologists. The editors and authors are well respected experts in their fields. ... Finally, reading this book will enable physicians to understand new studies that will continue to emerge." (Ronald N Cohen, Doody's Review Service, April, 2008) "The book is part of the Contemporary Endocrinology series from Humana Press, whose target audience is practicing endocrinologists and researchers. ... a collection of short reviews that are refreshing in their brevity without being overly simplistic, providing an excellent tool for lecturers facing inquisitive students, for practitioners quizzed by well-educated patients, and for diabetologists wishing to update their knowledge on the issues of the day." (Kristina I. Rother, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2008) "This book explores 17 contemporary controversies related to diabetes ... . Each of the chapters is authored by experts in the field and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians who care for patients with diabetes or those, including researchers, who wish to learn more about the current state of knowledge on a diverse group of diabetes-related topics." (Hylton V. Joffe, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (15), 2009)show more