Description : Around 250 million people currently suffer from diabetes globally and this number is expected to reach 370 million people within the next 20 years. Fortunately in recent years our understanding of the pathogenesis and management of Type 2 diabetes has increased enormously. Innovative new drugs have been developed and the evidence base for treating diabetes and preventing its complications is now outstanding. This second edition has been fully updated throughout to include all of the latest trial data, including new chapters on pathophysiology, and interpretation of recent clinical trials. This pocketbook is a concise, practical guide to the diagnosis, assessment and management of Type 2 Diabetes aimed at clinicians, GPs and nurse specialists. With contributions from leading diabetes experts, the information in this book is presented in an easy to use format and is supplemented with key figures and tables.
Description : This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. In the 21st Century, the management of type 2 diabetes has become even more important both in the primary health care setting and in the UK government's health policy. With the publication of the National Service Framework and the allied National Clinical Guidelines, both patients and the government expect practices to deliver appropriate and effective care to a high standard. This handbook addresses many concepts important in the day-to-day management of these patients. In addition to the discussion of specific medical management of type 2 diabetes (including the improvement of cardiovascular risk factors), the book explores the use of self-management techniques, the consultation process, and the use of psychological techniques to influence health-related behavior. All aspects of the text are linked, when appropriate, to the GMS contract. The authors include a full time GP delivering diabetic care and an eminent Consultant/academic at the leading edge of diabetes research The text is completely up-to-date with numerous current references, incorporating the latest guidance The span of the text is comprehensive, including clinical, organisational and psycho-social topics of importance in delivering high-quality diabetes care The text is cross-referenced to the relevant QOF indicators and NSF standards This book also covers the relevant aspects of diabetes in Curriculum Statement 15.6 prepared by the Royal College of General Practitioners, which forms the basis of the new membership examination and the competencies expected of General Practitioners. The management options include extensive balanced discussions about not just drugs, but also health education and appropriate referrals to specialists The approach is neither didactic nor promotional, and aims to provide sufficient practical information to help clinicians make optimal decisions that take full account of the latest authoritative guidance, but which can be tailored rationally to the individual patient's needs Many of the concepts covered - including reduction of cardiovascular risk, health education, audit and lifestyle - are extremely relevant to non-diabetes care The appendices include a detailed drug formulary and the relevant 2006-2008 QOF clinical indicators. Future trends and further reading are clearly set out, ensuring that the book will remain useful for the next few years.
Description : Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder where the body is no longerable to regulate blood glucose levels correctly owing to defects ininsulin secretion or action. While some people require treatmentwith insulin, many are able to control their diabetes throughmanagement of diet, e.g. by decreasing the fat intake andincreasing the amount of fibre. This book provides an up-to-date review of the dietarymanagement of diabetes looking at general topics, such as themetabolic principles of nutrition, as well as more specific topics,such as nutritional management of diabetic children, pregnant womenand the elderly. A specialist text on the nutritional management ofdiabetes A practical book, useful in clinical practice Written by well respected clinicians within the field
Description : This book is a how-to manual for practicing physicians and health care providers, nurse educators, nutritionists, and physicians in training in the management of persons with diabetes mellitus. Experts with strong clinical and teaching backgrounds provide up-to-date recom-mendations and rationale of the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to diabetes mellitus and its multiorgan micro- and macrovascular complications for patients of all ages. Gives five practical guidelines for nutrition therapy that supplies realistic recommendations! With contributions from nearly 60 clinicians who reveal a constellation of disorders with different signs, symptoms, clinical characteristics, and therapies, Medical Management of Diabetes Mellitus reviews the autoimmune process and genetics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes offers an overview of the medications that impair glucose metabolism causing hypo- or hyperglycemia covers pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and diagnosis with specialized laboratory tests surveys therapeutic modalities, their mechanisms of action, and rationale for use focuses on outcomes and how they are tracked stresses early detection and therapy of end-organ complications discusses the effect of intensive diabetes management on reducing retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy considers incorporating psychiatric techniques into the treatment of diabetes compares and contrasts diabetes in children, adults, and the elderly and more! Containing over 850 references, tables, drawings, and photographs, Medical Management of Diabetes Mellitus is a cross-disciplinary reference perfect for family practice physicians, internists, pediatricians, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, nutritionists, physiologists, dietitians, obesity specialists, psychiatrists, and medical school students in these disciplines.
Description : The "bible" on diabetes mellitus is now in its Fourteenth Edition—thoroughly revised and updated by more than 80 noted experts from the Joslin Diabetes Center and other leading institutions worldwide. This edition includes a new eleven-chapter section on hormone action and the regulation of metabolism. The section on definition and pathogenesis now includes chapters on genetics, diabetes in Asia and Africa, and diabetes in U.S. minority groups. Other new chapters cover retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, wound healing, and treatment of women with diabetes. All of the Fourteenth Edition's figures have been completely updated.
Description : This portable, practical guide to diabetes mellitus covers the entire spectrum of disease management wherever health care professionals encounter the disorder, including hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices. It contains guidelines for the lifelong management of both acute and chronic complications; behavioral approaches to care; the latest pharmacologic therapies; management plans for patients; diabetes education; and therapeutic lifestyle changes, such as nutrition, exercise, and the latest information on treatment and self-management. The book includes sample meal plans and food exchange lists, such as lean protein, medium-fat protein, and high-fat proteins—all with serving portion sizes.
Description : Learn how to provide dental care to any patient, regardless of existing medical conditions. Little and Falace’s Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, 9th Edition, has been thoroughly revised to give you the information you need to assess common problems, and make safe and healthy dental management decisions. The new addition includes expanded coverage of women’s health issues and introduces a process for developing a medical-risk source. Also, each chapter features vivid illustrations and well-organized tables to give you in-depth details and overall summaries to help you get to the root of your future patients’ needs. Logical organization of conditions makes it easy for you to understand and follow the material as you prepare to treat patients. Standardized assessment process helps you to ascertain the severity and stability of common medical disorders. Dental management summary table summarizes important factors for consideration in the dental management of medically compromised patients. Over 400 color images provide a visual guide and highlight key information. Dental management box in each chapter allows you to locate key information for evaluating a medically compromised patient. NEW! Thoroughly revised content provides you with the most current, evidence-based information you need to make dental management decisions. NEW! Evidence-based process for creating a medical-risk score enables you to determine whether the benefit of treatment outweighs the risk of a complication. NEW! Expanded coverage of women’s health issues addresses issues specific to women that can impact dental management.
Description : Providing a solid foundation in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and rehabilitation, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence and Practice, 5th Edition uses the latest scientific literature and research in covering anatomy and physiology, assessment, and interventions. A holistic approach addresses the full spectrum of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy from acute to chronic conditions, starting with care of the stable patient and progressing to management of the more complex, unstable patient. Both primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders are covered. In this edition, updates include new, full-color clinical photographs and the most current coverage of techniques and trends in cardiopulmonary physical therapy. Edited by Donna Frownfelter and Elizabeth Dean, recognized leaders in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, this resource is ideal for clinicals and for practice. Evidence-based practice is demonstrated with case studies, and the latest research supports PT decision-making. Real-life clinical cases show the application of concepts to evidence-based practice. Holistic approach supports treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms of a disease or disorder, covering medical, physiological, psychological, psychosocial, therapeutic, practical, and methodological aspects. Coverage includes both primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. An integrated approach to oxygen transport demonstrates how the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function together. Emphasis on the terminology and guidelines of APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice keeps the book consistent with the standards for practice in physical therapy. Key terms and review questions in each chapter focus your learning on important concepts. The Evolve companion website includes additional resources such as a case study guide, Archie animations, color images, video clips, WebLinks, and references with links to MEDLINE abstracts. Full-color photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of the book's concepts. Two new Mobilization and Exercise chapters cover physiologic principles along with application to practice. Information on airway clearance techniques is revised and condensed into one comprehensive chapter. New reference style makes it easier to find resources by replacing the old author-date references with numbered superscripts linked to MEDLINE abstracts.
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