Description : This handbook is an overview of the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of diabetic retinopathy, within the context of overall long-term diabetes disease management. Diabetes-related eye damage (diabetic retinopathy) is one of the most common complications of diabetes, affecting approximately 30-40% of people with diabetes. The situation is so severe that in countries such as the US and UK, diabetic retinopathy is currently the leading cause of blindness in people age 20 to 74 years old. Fortunately, there are several existing and emerging treatments on the horizon and with adequate control of the underlying diabetes, this condition can be successfully managed.
Description : Dealing with all the aspects of diabetes in clinical practice, this book offers a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to help healthcare professionals achieve their target of optimal management and treatment of their patients. Diabetes in Clinical Practice: Questions and Answers from Case Studies is presented in the form of questions concerning diabetes diagnosis, management and therapy based on real-life case studies. Each question is answered in a clear, easy to follow style. The authors begin with general questions regarding diabetes, its pathophysiology and diagnostic tests. They then cover all the major complications that can arise in a patient with poorly controlled diabetes. The authors also discuss special groups, such as adolescents and the elderly. The book features useful information for patients and their healthcare professionals on daily activities such as exercise, nutrition, driving, travelling and sick day rules. Diabetes in Clinical Practice: Questions and Answers from Case Studies is an indispensable resource for all members of the diabetes team, in primary and secondary care: physicians, diabetes specialist nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians, podiatrists, endocrinologists and postgraduate medical students.
Description : Stay current with recent progress in the field of diabetic retinopathy management with this practical resource by Drs. Caroline R. Baumal and Jay S. Duker. Concise, highly illustrated coverage includes summaries of the latest evidence and expert guidance on the rationale for each therapeutic option. Features a wealth of information for ophthalmologists, retinal specialists, and trainees on current management of this increasingly common condition. Covers how to select the best course of action between drug, laser, or surgical treatment and how to achieve optimal results. Includes high-quality images that detail before and after treatment, including OCT. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance on diabetic retinopathy management into one convenient resource.
Description : The new edition of this highly successful book provides a concise and practical guide to eye disease for the non-specialist, avoiding jargon and giving clear guidance on the practical management of common eye complaints. Containing fully updated chapters, it provides the GP and optometrist with everything they need to know to enable them to deal with eye problems in primary care. The early sections describe the scope and limitations of eye care in general practice, including training, equipment and tests for ophthalmic disorders. The bulk of the text is confined to common symptoms of eye disease with particular emphasis on differential diagnosis. Later chapters describe systemic disorders with eye problems, eye trauma, surgery of the eye and the screening of asymptomatic patients. Appendices cover a formulary of ophthalmic practice, a list of suppliers, patient information, and a glossary of terms. A conversational style is used and patients' frequently asked questions are included. Advice is given on the use of basic equipment, on when to treat simple problems, and when to refer more complex ones. This book is well illustrated with full color photographs.
Description : In your complex and dynamic field, it can be a struggle to continually integrate the latest scientific and clinical information into your everyday patient care. The 11th Edition of this beloved reference is the solution! Leading authorities provide just the right blend of scientific insight and clinical know-how to help you overcome any clinical challenge. A new full-color, extremely user-friendly format makes reference a snap. And, full-text online access lets you search the contents rapidly from any computer! Chapters bridge the gap between basic science and clinical applications, providing the right context for optimal diagnosis and treatment. Chapters by the leading authorities in endocrinology equip you with authoritative opinions on any challenge you face. New chapters on hormones and athletic performance - neuroendocrine control of appetite and body weight - and HIV/AIDS keep you up to date on these timely topics. New evidence-based screening algorithms and treatment boxes deliver reliable clinical guidance at a glance. New full-color illustrations throughout help you grasp essential concepts easily. Full-text online access lets you search the book instantly on your computer and download images for your next presentation.
Description : Diabetes mellitus is an important public health problem worldwide, and more than 75% of patients who have had diabetes mellitus for more than 20 years will have some sort of retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy correlates with the duration of diabetes; thus with increasing life expectancy, diabetic retinopathy and the ensuing blindness will tend to increase. In view of the increasing prevalence of diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy throughout most of the world, a consultation on prevention of blindness from diabetes mellitus was convened by the World Health Organization to review the current status of diabetic retinopathy care and to define approaches to screening, early detection and management in populations in different settings. This publication reports on the findings of the consultation and provides recommendations and guidelines for the prevention and care of blindness from diabetes mellitus.
Description : Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach is the classic specialty text providing the perfect ophthalmology foundation for trainees through to experienced practitioners. The famous visually dynamic and succinct format enables easy comprehension and focused guidance in the diagnosis and management of ophthalmic disorders. Build the ultimate foundation in ophthalmology with this market-leading resource. Benefit from guidance on examination, imaging, and the recognition of systemic conditions associated with ocular disease. Completely revised by award-winning ophthalmic educator Brad Bowling, the eighth edition reflects the latest advances, making this an indispensable resource to enhance learning, aid exam preparation and guide clinical practice. Designed for rapid reference and efficient recall, the concise but comprehensive chapters use crisp targeted text, bulleted lists, tables, and visual aids to highlight salient points across all ophthalmology subspecialties. Features detailed updates on key evolving topics such as the spectrum of macular disease, with many new disorders added to this edition across a range of subspecialties. Increased emphasis on practical investigation and management. Includes 2,600 illustrations, images and artworks, with over 900 brand new for this edition, including ultra wide-field imaging, fundus autofluorescence, and high-resolution OCT. Consult this title on your favourite e-reader.
Description : Ideally suited for rapid reference and efficient, effective recall, Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach will keep you up to date with current and evolving practice in the diagnosis and management of ophthalmic disorders, using a visually rich, succinct format that facilitates comprehension for trainees and practitioners. You’ll have access to the latest advances in the field. Grasp key information and effectively prepare for examinations with a pictorial, bulleted approach – both highly visual and concise, for more efficient study. Move rapidly throughout the text to find the information you need, with color coding and at-a-glance key points. Learn from two renowned experts in the field. Includes over 2,700 high-quality images, 1,000 of which appear for the first time in this edition. Master the latest advances in ophthalmology: radical changes in the management of macular disease, including the widespread introduction of VEGF inhibitor therapy; recent developments in the investigation and treatment of retinal vascular disease; new pharmaceutical interventions for a range of conditions, including infectious eye disease and glaucoma; and updated surgical procedures and methods, including oculoplastic, corneal, and glaucoma surgery. Guidance on examination, imaging, and recognition of systemic conditions associated with ocular disease.
Description : Unequalled in scope, depth, and clinical precision, Retina, 5th Edition keeps you at the forefront of today’s new technologies, surgical approaches, and diagnostic and therapeutic options for retinal diseases and disorders. Comprehensively updated to reflect everything you need to know regarding retinal diagnosis, treatment, development, structure, function, and pathophysiology, this monumental ophthalmology reference work equips you with expert answers to virtually any question you may face in practice. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Examine and evaluate the newest diagnostic technologies and approaches that are changing the management of retinal disease, including future technologies which will soon become the standard. Put the very latest scientific and genetic discoveries, diagnostic imaging methods, drug therapies, treatment recommendations, and surgical techniques to work in your practice. Benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience of esteemed editor Dr. Stephen Ryan, five expert co-editors, and a truly global perspective from 358 other world authorities across Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas. Make the best use of new technologies with expanded and updated coverage of optical coherence tomography (OCT), fundus imaging, and autofluorescence imaging. Apply the latest knowledge on anti-VEGF therapy for age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vein disease. Learn about artificial vision, drug delivery to the posterior segment, advances in macular surgery, vitrectomy, and complex retinal detachment, with updates on tumors, retinal genetics, cell biology, important basic science topics, and much more. Get the most out of new pharmacologic approaches in the management of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. In your practice, diagnostic evaluations, and now even treatments, will be influenced by recent scientific discoveries such as in the areas of nanotechnology, neuro protection, stem cells and gene therapy, among other scientific contributions. View videos of surgical procedures and access the complete contents of Retina, 5th Edition online at www.expertconsult.com, fully searchable, with regular updates and a downloadable image gallery.
Description : The Handbook of Chronic Kidney Disease Management focuses on practical aspects of managing patients with mild to moderate Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), incorporating the expertise of cardiologists, endocrinologists, general internists, and nephrologists. Chapters include case vignettes and management algorithms, and treatment recommendations reconcile recently published clinical guidelines from NKF, AHA, NCEP, and ADA. In addition, treatment recommendations in this handbook take into account the realities of reimbursements in the U.S.