Jan 102017
 

Textbook of Diabetes


Now in its fifth edition, the Textbook of Diabetes has established itself as the modern, well-illustrated, international guide to diabetes. Sensibly organized and easy to navigate, with exceptional illustrations, the Textbook hosts an unrivalled blend of clinical and scientific content. Highly-experienced editors from across the globe assemble an outstanding set of international contributors who provide insight on new developments in diabetes care and information on the latest treatment modalities used around the world. The fifth edition features an array of brand new chapters, on topics including:

  • Ischaemic Heart Disease
  • Glucagon in Islet Regulation
  • Microbiome and Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Diabetes and Cancer
  • End of Life Care in Diabetes

as well as a new section on Psychosocial aspects of diabetes.

In addition, all existing chapters are fully revised with the very latest developments, including the most recent guidelines from the ADA, EASD, DUK and NICE.  Via the companion website, readers can access a host of additional online materials such as:

  • 200 interactive MCQ’s to allow readers to self-assess their clinical knowledge
  • every figure from the book, available to download into presentations
  • fully searchable chapter pdfs

Once again, Textbook of Diabetes provides endocrinologists and diabetologists with a fresh, comprehensive and multi-media clinical resource to consult time and time again.

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Jan 102017
 

A Biographical History of Endocrinology


By (author): D. Lynn Loriaux

Establishing endocrinology as a distinct medical specialty was no easy task. This engaging volume chronicles the journey through the stories of the men –and occasional women—who shaped the specialty through the ages.

In 108 brief chapters, A Biographical History of Endocrinology illuminates the progress of endocrinology from Hippocrates to the modern day. The author highlights important leaders and their contributions to the field, including these early pioneers:

  • Kos and Alexandria, and the first human anatomy
  • Bartolomeo Eustachi and the adrenal gland
  • Richard Lower and the pituitary gland
  • Thomas Addison and adrenal insufficiency
  • Franz Leydig and testosterone secreting cells
  • Wiliam Stewart Halsted and surgery of the thyroid gland
  • John J. Abel and isolation of hormones
  • Hakaru Hashimoto and his disease

Covering all the watershed moments in the history of the profession, the book identifies key figures whose contributions remain relevant today. Their fascinating stories of experiments and studies, advocacy and adversity, and exploring unknown territory will inspire the next generation of endocrinologists and satisfy every clinician who ever wondered “how did we get here?”

This comprehensive yet concise biographical history of endocrinology will benefit not only practicing and prospective endocrinologists, but also other medical specialists and medical historians.

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Jan 082017
 

Diabetes Case Studies: Real Problems, Practical Solutions


The “case study” approach is one of the most used and most effective formats to present medical information and is the foundation for developing evidence-based treatment protocols. Compiled and edited by one of the world’s best known clinical endocrinologists, Boris Draznin, MD, PhD, Diabetes Case Studies offers more than 100 actual cases from leading diabetologists, outlining both typical and unusual diabetes cases. Each study will illustrate real life dilemmas with a discussion as to how the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches were selected and implemented, through a thorough, yet succinct, presentation of the problems, the diagnoses, treatment protocols, and results. Readers will have practical information to use when treating their diabetic patients.
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Jan 072017
 

Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible


By (author): Shelley Z. Reuter

In today’s world, responsible biocitizenship has become a new way of belonging in society. Individuals are expected to make “responsible” medical choices, including the decision to be screened for genetic disease. Paradoxically, we have even come to see ourselves as having the right to be responsible vis-à-vis the proactive mitigation of genetic risk. At the same time, the concept of genetic disease has become a new and powerful way of defining the boundaries between human groups. Tay-Sachs, an autosomal recessive disorder, is a case in point—with origins in the period of Eastern European Jewish immigration to the United States and United Kingdom that spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it has a long and fraught history as a marker of Jewish racial difference. 

In Testing Fate, Shelley Z. Reuter asks: Can the biocitizen, especially one historically defined as a racialized and pathologized Other, be said to be exercising authentic, free choice in deciding whether to undertake genetic screening? Drawing on a range of historical and contemporary examples—doctors’ medical reports of Tay-Sachs since the first case was documented in 1881, the medical field’s construction of Tay-Sachs as a disease of Jewish immigrants, YouTube videos of children with Tay-Sachs that frame the disease as tragic disability avoidable through a simple genetic test, and medical malpractice suits since the test for the disease became available—Reuter shows that true agency in genetic decision-making can be exercised only from a place of cultural inclusion. Choice in this context is in fact a kind of unfreedom—a moral duty to act that is not really agency at all.  

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Jan 022017
 

Diabetes Case Studies: Real Problems, Practical Solutions


The “case study” approach is one of the most used and most effective formats to present medical information and is the foundation for developing evidence-based treatment protocols. Compiled and edited by one of the world’s best known clinical endocrinologists, Boris Draznin, MD, PhD, Diabetes Case Studies offers more than 100 actual cases from leading diabetologists, outlining both typical and unusual diabetes cases. Each study will illustrate real life dilemmas with a discussion as to how the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches were selected and implemented, through a thorough, yet succinct, presentation of the problems, the diagnoses, treatment protocols, and results. Readers will have practical information to use when treating their diabetic patients.
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Jan 012017
 

High Risk Diabetic Foot: Treatment and Prevention


Emphasizing a team approach that includes the practicing podiatrist, endocrinologist, diabetologist, vascular surgeon, orthopedist, and infectious disease specialist, The High Risk Diabetic Foot provides a thorough and detailed resource on the management of complex diabetic foot problems. This comprehensive text is an essential tool that will enable physicians to reduce infections and amputations through careful examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Key features in The High Risk Diabetic Foot include:

  • A full section devoted to the prevention of amputation
  • High-quality images for accurate diagnosis
  • Chapters organized by epidemiology, classification and staging, diagnosis, special studies, and medical and surgical management
  • Summary tables and flow charts for quick reference
  • A discussion of the co-morbidities associated with diabetic foot pathology, including sensory neuropathy, painful neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, food wounds, and more
  • Identification of the level of medical evidence associated with treatment recommendations
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Jan 012017
 

American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Reference from the Diabetes Experts (American Diabetes Association Comlete Guide to Diabetes)


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By (author): American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association—the nation’s leading health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy—has completely revised this comprehensive home reference to provide all the information a person needs to live an active, healthy life with diabetes. Now in its fifth edition, this extensive resource contains information on the best self-care techniques and the latest medical advances. For people with diabetes, this extraordinary guide will answer any question. Topics include the latest on self-care for type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes; new types of insulin and medications; strategies for avoiding diabetes complications; expanded sections on meal planning and nutrition; and tips on working with the health care system and insurance providers.
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Dec 312016
 

Endocrine Disrupters: Hazard Testing and Assessment Methods


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By (author): Peter Matthiessen

Enables researchers to assess the effects of endocrine disrupters as well as comply with new environmental regulations

Endocrine disrupters are chemicals—both man-made and natural—that interfere with the body’s endocrine system, potentially resulting in adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. In recent years, a number of regulatory authorities around the world have drafted or enacted legislation that requires the detection and assessment of the effects of endocrine disrupters on both humans and wildlife. In response, this book provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the latest tested and proven methods used to detect and assess the environmental hazards posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Endocrine Disrupters is divided into chapters covering each major taxon as well as chapters dedicated to hazard assessment and regulation. The book covers testing methods for all the vertebrate groups and several invertebrate phyla, including:

  • Crustaceans and mollusks
  • Insects
  • Fish
  • Amphibians and reptiles
  • Birds and mammals

Moreover, the book emphasizes practical, ethical testing methods that combine sensitivity, efficiency, statistical power, and reasonable cost.

Each chapter is written by one or more international experts in ecotoxicology, offering readers step-by-step guidance for implementing each method based on the latest research and the authors’ firsthand laboratory experience. Furthermore, all the chapters have been subjected to a rigorous peer review and edited in light of the reviewers’ comments. References at the end of each chapter guide readers to the literature in the field.

Endocrine Disrupters is recommended for scientists who need to test chemicals for possible endocrine-disrupting properties. It is also recommended for regulatory authorities who need to decide whether particular chemicals can be safely marketed.

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Dec 312016
 

Frontiers in Gynecological Endocrinology: Volume 1: From Symptoms to Therapies (ISGE Series)


This volume represents an up-to-date overview on the major areas of gynecological endocrinology, providing the reader with a complete explanation of female endocrine regulation and metabolism and relevant disorders and treatment. It is published within the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) Series and is based on the 2013 International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology Summer Course. The book covers a very wide range of topics – from primary amenorrhea to menopause, from the impact of ovarian surgery on fertility to fertility cryopreservation, from metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary to premature ovarian failure and from the clinical impact of selective progesterone receptor modulators to the use of progesterone in prevention of premature labor. It will be an important tool for obstetricians and gynecologists, endocrinologists and experts in women’s health as well as interested GPs.
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Dec 282016
 

Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism: Biology, Techniques, and Applications (Series in Cellular and Clinical Imaging)


From the Lab to Clinical Settings?Advances in Quantitative, Noninvasive Optical Diagnostics

Noninvasive fluorescence imaging techniques, novel fluorescent labels, and natural biomarkers are revolutionizing our knowledge of cellular processes, signaling and metabolic pathways, the underlying mechanisms for health problems, and the identification of new therapeutic targets for drug discoveries. Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism: Biology, Techniques, and Applications delves into the current state of knowledge on intrinsic fluorescent biomarkers and highlights recent developments in using these biomarkers for the metabolic mapping and clinical diagnosis of healthy and diseased cells and tissues.

Autofluorescent Biomarkers for Biomedical Diagnostics

The book’s first section introduces the fundamentals of cellular energy metabolism as well as natural biomarkers within the context of their biological functions. The second section outlines the theoretical and technical background of quantitative, noninvasive, autofluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy methods, including experimental design, calibration, pitfalls, and remedies of data acquisition and analysis. The last two sections highlight advances in biomedical and biochemical applications, such as monitoring stem cell differentiation in engineered tissues and diagnosing cancer and ophthalmic diseases quantitatively and noninvasively.

Tailored to Interdisciplinary Researchers

Covering cell biology, imaging techniques, and clinical diagnostics, this book provides readers with a complete guide to studying cellular/tissue metabolism under healthy, diseased, and environment-induced stress conditions using natural biomarkers. The book is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, biophysics instructors, medical researchers, and those in pharmaceutical R&D.

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