blancos overview of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency history biology pathophysiology related diseases diagnosis and treatment

ignacio blanco


blanco's overview of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: history, biology, pathophysiology, related diseases, diagnosis, and treatment is a robust introduction to topics associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (aatd). included are topics ranging from the history of the disease, biology, pathophysiology, related diseases, including the two major manifestations of the disease (liver disease and lung disease), and diagnosis and treatment. the book addresses the need for the amalgamation of current and novel concepts and practices in the field of aatd. aatd is under-recognized in the medical community and, as a result, it is underdiagnosed. the book provides increased awareness and understanding of the condition to improve diagnosis rates and enhance patient care. this book is an essential tool and reference, beneficial to clinicians who screen and treat aatd patients, as well as research scientists working in the aatd field at junior and senior more

best of five mcqs for the endocrinology and diabetes sce

atul kalhan


best of five mcqs for the endocrinology sce is designed specifically for this new high-stakes exam. it contains over 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam. the book is divided into six subject areas, covering all the main themes of the exam, and providing a thorough assessment of the candidate's endocrinological knowledge. uniquely, the explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates' further reading and more

managing diabetes and hyperglycemia in the hospital setting a clinicians guide

boris draznin


as the number of patients with diabetes increases annually, it is not surprising that the number of patients with diabetes who are admitted to the hospital also increases. once in the hospital, patients with diabetes or hyperglycemia may be admitted to the intensive care unit, require urgent or elective surgery, enteral or parenteral nutrition, intravenous insulin infusion, or therapies that significantly impact glycemic control (e.g., steroids). because many clinical outcomes are influenced by the degree of glycemic control, knowledge of the best practices in inpatient diabetes management is extremely important. the field of inpatient management of diabetes and hyperglycemia has grown substantially in the last several years. this body of knowledge is summarized in this book, so it can reach the audience of hospitalists, endocrinologists, nurses and other team members who take care of hospitalized patients with diabetes and more

harrisons endocrinology

m.d. j. larry jameson, ph.d.

endocrinology – with all the authority of harrison’s

featuring a superb compilation of chapters related to endocrinology derived from harrison’s principles of internal medicine, nineteenth edition (including content from the acclaimed harrison’s dvd, now available here in print), this concise, full-color clinical companion delivers the latest knowledge in the field backed by the scientific rigor and authority that have defined harrison’s. you will find 36 chapters from 50 renowned editors and contributors in a carry-anywhere presentation that is ideal for the classroom, clinic, ward, or exam/certification preparation.


– divided into six sections that reflect the physiologic roots of endocrinology: introduction to endocrinology; pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal disorders; reproductive endocrinology; diabetes mellitus, obesity, lipoprotein metabolism; disorders affecting multiple endocrine systems; and disorders of bone and calcium metabolism
– coverage of discoveries emanating from genetics and molecular biology, along with the latest drugs that are transforming the field
– integration of pathophysiology with clinical management
– high-yield board review questions make this text ideal for keeping current or preparing for the boards
– valuable appendix of laboratory values of clinical importance

the pituitary

shlomo melmed


the pituitary, fourth edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. this comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders. the new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, and therapeutics as they apply to the pituitary gland. the wide spectrum of clinical disorders emanating from dysfunction of the master gland is described in detail by experts in the field. fundamental mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis are presented to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of mechanisms subserving both normal and disordered pituitary hormone secretion and action. this extensive body of knowledge is useful for students, trainees, physicians, and scientists who need to understand critical pituitary functions and how to care for patients with pituitary disorders.
chapters provide medical students, clinical and basic endocrinology trainees, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, gynecologists, and neurosurgeons with a comprehensive, yet integrated, text devoted to the science and art of pituitary more

hormones brain and behavior

donald w. pfaff


hormones, brain and behavior, third edition offers a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors, including an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. entries have been carefully designed to provide a valuable source of information for students and researchers in neuroendocrinology and those working in related areas, such as biology, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. this third edition has been substantially restructured to include both foundational information and recent developments in the field. continuing the emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practical applications, the book includes articles aligned in five main subject sections, with new chapters included on genetic and genomic techniques and clinical investigations. this reference provides unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics.
the topics cover an unusual breadth (from molecules to ecophysiology), ranging from basic science to clinical research, making this reference of interest to a broad range of scientists in a variety of fields. * comprehensive and updated coverage of a rapidly growing field of research* unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics* covers an unusual breadth of topics and subject fields, ranging from molecules to ecophysiology, and from basic science to clinical research* ideal resource for interdisciplinary learning and understanding in the fields of hormones and behaviorshow more

textbook of diabetes

richard i. g. holt


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 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 more

the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis in health and disease cushings syndrome and beyond

eliza b. geer


cushing's syndrome is a rare disorder that is associated with many co-morbidities such as systemic hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, impaired immune function, and psychiatric disease, all of which severely reduce quality of life and life expectancy. this book reviews the role of cortisol in the human body, focusing on the effects of excess cortisol due to cushing's syndrome as well as the role of the hpa axis in metabolism, inflammation, and neuropsychiatric function. the volume will cover basic mechanistic data, clinical outcomes data, and novel therapies. also discussed are everything from abnormalities of the hpa axis, to the role of the hpa axis in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders and metabolic disorders, to new definitions of cushing's remission and recurrence. the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis in health and disease will provide a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary review of the pathophysiology and outcomes of excess cortisol in the human body and brain as well as the role of the hpa axis in other disease more

thyroid disorders 2016 basic science and clinical practice

syed khalid imam


this book provides comprehensive knowledge about thyroid gland and highlights the recent trends in the management of thyroid dysfunctions. thyroid disorders are amongst the most prevalent of medical conditions possibly after diabetes. the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in adults in the general population ranges from 1 to 10 percent, and is even higher in selected groups. in the united kingdom, 1-2% of the adult population is found to have thyroid dysfunction. it is interesting to note that thyroxin is the sixth most commonly dispensed drug in scotland. virtually all studies report higher prevalence rates for hypothyroidism in women and with advancing age. abnormal thyroid functions have important public health consequences. suppressed tsh levels have been associated with decreased bone density and with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation and premature atrial beat. it has been known for decades that overt hypothyroidism contributes to elevated serum cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk and recent studies suggest this may also be true with subclinical more

the stress response of critical illness metabolic and hormonal aspects 2016

jean charles preiser


this book demonstrates how the latest insights into the physiopathology of the stress response can be integrated into clinical practice. the topic is particularly relevant since the metabolic changes triggered by acute stress, including adaptive responses such as resistance to anabolic signals, have recently been more precisely delineated. the underlying mechanisms of these changes are also now better understood. the authors analyse how these advances could result in better management and more effective prevention of the long-term clinical consequences of the alterations occurring during the acute phase. an international panel of respected experts discusses these topics and describes the management of some common clinical more

obesity 2016 the medical practitioners essential guide

robin p. blackstone


this book is the most current, comprehensive medical text focusing specifically on obesity and its related syndromes and diseases. this text takes the newest science and latest research about obesity and renders the information imminently readable and immediately useful to the medical practitioner charged with providing best practices health care for patients who are obese. in the process, this text scientifically clarifies obesity as a disease of epidemic proportions, debunks common myths about obesity, and challenges medicine's traditional and oftentimes limited view of obesity. more specifically, in obesity: the medical practitioner's essential guide you will find comprehensive, accurate, science-based information about the epidemiology, biology, genetics, psychology, discrimination and prejudice, causes, and effects of obesity, as well as the latest science about obesity's related syndromes and diseases.
in addition, this book provides the medical practitioner with specific best practices, including preferred methods of measurement, preferred methods of obesity screening, a system of graded interventions, a comprehensive description and analysis of various bariatric/surgical interventions, and a proposed population management strategy. this medical text focusing on obesity and its related syndromes and diseases is not only an invaluable reference source for current front line practitioners, but is an essential tool that can be used both domestically and internationally to educate all students in medical schools, nursing programs, physician assistant programs, doctor of osteopath programs, medical weight loss clinics, and any other health science more

neuroendocrine tumors review of pathology molecular and therapeutic advances 2016

aejaz nasir


this comprehensive subspecialty reference book on neuroendocrine tumor (net) pathology brings together the diagnostic and clinical expertise of an outstanding team of practicing neuroendocrine pathologists and oncologists. in addition to in-depth coverage of clinico-pathologic aspects of nets of the various organ systems, the recent histological grading and staging schemes proposed by the north american and european neuroendocrine tumor societies (nanets, enets), the world health organization (who) and the american joint committee on cancer (ajcc), this book also focuses on the recent molecular and therapeutic advances in the field of net pathology and oncology. neuroendocrine tumors: review of pathology, molecular and therapeutic advances will be an essential reference book for anatomic pathology (histopathology) residents, fellows, surgical pathologists, researchers, oncologists, surgeons and other medical professionals practicing advanced net pathology and oncology in academia, community, private practice and research more

musculoskeletal disease associated with diabetes mellitus 2016

masaaki inaba


the aim of this book is to review the latest findings on musculoskeletal disease associated with diabetes. it has been increasingly recognized that maintaining skeletal health is an important factor in achieving longevity in healthy subjects. diabetes has been established as a disease independently associated with sarcopenia and increased risk of bone fracture resulting from osteoporosis; therefore, it is reasonable to maintain that musculoskeletal health is important in preserving good health. as either bone or muscle is intimately involved in the regulation of metabolic status, keeping the musculoskeletal system healthy is important for improving abnormal glucose metabolism toward normal levels and is vital, as well, for maintaining normal activities of daily living. muscle is a target of insulin for enhancing the entry of glucose; thus it is conceivable that sarcopenia and muscle containing fat streaks causes insulin resistance in diabetic patients. furthermore, bone is an organ that regulates ca and pi levels in serum by releasing or resorbing ca and pi to and from bone tissue.
it is now known that bone is a definitive endocrine organ for regulating glucose metabolism and pi metabolism by secreting osteocalcin and fgf-23 from osteocytes/osteoblasts. readers will learn of the recent findings in this area, and this book will benefit physicians who deal with diabetes, particularly orthopedists and bone specialists, as well as all physical more

metabolic syndrome 2016 a comprehensive textbook

rexford s. ahima


this comprehensive reference work edited by one of the leading authorities on obesity presents an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of the metabolic syndrome, as well as an overview of the most significant changes to the field over the past 30 years. this volume is a thorough reference for obesity and the metabolic syndrome and will prove an indispensable resource for clinicians and researchers at levels worldwide. the obesity epidemic has generated immense interest in recent years due to the wide-ranging and significant adverse health and economic consequences that surround the problem. much attention has been focused on behaviors that lead to obesity, in particular to over consumption of energy-dense food and to sedentary lifestyle. however, obesity is an extremely complex condition with poorly defined pathogenesis. in addition, when combined with other comorbidities such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, obesity often leads to a patient diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, a very troubling condition that has grown, and is continuing to grow, rapidly each year in prevalence worldwide.
metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions – increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels – that occur together, increasing one's risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. this resource covers the full range of scientific and clinical aspects: epidemiology, genetics, environmental factors, pathophysiology, diseases associated with obesity, and clinical more

metabolic acidosis 2016 a guide to clinical assessment and management

donald e. wesson


this timely volume provides an overview to the causes, effects on systems and clinical approaches of metabolic acidosis. beginning with a basic understanding of the physiology, pathophysiology and development of this disease, subsequent chapters cover the characteristics and context of the processes that can cause it and a thorough presentation of management strategies. recommended treatments include those carried out by the health care provider as well as the individual patient, such as dietary management. clinicians and healthcare professionals will find the tools needed to recognize, work up and manage patients with metabolic acidosis in this practical and concise more

integrated diabetes care 2017 a multidisciplinary approach

david simmons


integrating care across disciplines and organisations around the needs of the person with diabetes has been proposed as an approach that could improve care while reducing cost- but has it and can it integrated diabetes care- a multidisciplinary approach collates evidence of worldwide approaches to both horizontal integration (across disciplines) and vertical integration (across organizations) in diabetes care and describe what was done, what worked and what appeared to be the barriers to achieving the goals of the programmes. evidence is sought from groups who have developed different approaches to integrating diabetes care in different health systems (eg insurance vs tax payer funded, single vs multiple organization, published vs unpublished). a final chapter brings the evidence together for a final discussion about what seems to work and what does more

inherited metabolic diseases 2017 a clinical approach

georg f hoffmann


this book focuses on clinical presentations that may be caused by inherited metabolic diseases. its symptom- and system-based approach will help clinicians with and without detailed knowledge of human biochemistry in all specialties to reach a correct diagnosis and institute the optimal treatment program. the book summarizes the central elements of inherited metabolic diseases and describes clearly how to carry out an efficient yet complete diagnostic work-up, thereby guiding the clinician from the presenting symptoms and signs through to effective initial management. after an introduction to the different disorders, the book explains when to consider an inborn metabolic error and which initial tests to order. core aspects such as structured communication, guidelines, transition, pregnancy, maternal care and how to respond to various medical emergencies are covered. therapeutic concepts such as dietary treatment are delineated and practical advice provided on the quite different treatment approaches required for individual diseases. an extensive section structured according to organ systems outlines the correct approach in the context of specific symptoms and signs.
the value of each of the potential investigations is explained, with precise advice on the interpretation of results. the inclusion of algorithms, tables, lists, and charts facilitates rapid decision making and information retrieval, and the appendices include a helpful guide to differential diagnosis based on clinical and biochemical phenotypes. this new updated edition of inherited metabolic diseases will be an invaluable aid for the busy clinician and an excellent quick reference for metabolic and genetic more

inborn metabolic diseases 2016 diagnosis and treatment

jean-marie saudubray


this work is recognised as the standard textbook for professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism (iem) and an essential resource in this multidisciplinary field. for the 6th edition all 43 chapters have been newly written or revised by authors with particular expertise in their subject areas. contents: a clinical and biochemical approach to the recognition and diagnosis of iem with algorithms to symptoms, signs, and syndromes in patients of all ages; emergency treatments; medications – separate comprehensive sections on iem of: carbohydrates; mitochondrial energy; amino and organic acids; vitamin-responsive defects; neurotransmitter and small peptides, lipid and bile acids; nucleic acid and heme; organelles – disorders affecting the synthesis and remodelling of complex lipids and fatty acid homeostasis are now more

growth hormone deficiency 2016 physiology and clinical management

laurie e. cohen


providing the most current information on the function of human growth hormone (gh) and the consequences of its deficiency, this practical yet comprehensive text is divided into three sections. part one describes the mechanisms of gh secretion and action, including the physiology of gh and its regulation by sex steroids and thyroid hormones, the effects of both under nutrition and obesity on gh secretion, and the metabolic effects of human recombinant gh therapy. the second section covers diagnostic strategies and tests for gh deficiency in both children and adults, including mri of the pituitary. the final section describes the different etiologies of gh deficiency, from molecular mechanisms and gene abnormalities to cranial radiation and traumatic brain injury, along with syndromes related to this deficiency. presenting underlying mechanisms and pathologies, as well as diagnostic methods, growth hormone deficiency will provide the most up-to-date essential information and evidence on this condition for the clinical more

contemporary treatment of erectile dysfunction 2016 a clinical guide

tobias s. kohler


now in a revised and expanded second edition, this comprehensive clinical guide remains a state-of-the-art synthesis of the literature, covering all aspects of treating erectile dysfunction (ed) and other related male sexual dysfunctions. cardiovascular, hormonal, psychological and lifestyle factors are each considered in diagnosis and treatment, which includes pharmacological, surgical and prosthetic management strategies. the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment are also discussed, as are peyronie's disease, priapism and ejaculatory disorders. new chapters in this edition discuss the profound effects of lifestyle change on sexual function, alternative and internet drugs that affect sexual function, endovascular approaches to ed, penile length considerations, the effect of radiation on erectile function, and optimizing ed research.
presenting a better understanding of what causes erectile dysfunction and the effective medications and non-medication treatments used to treat the condition, this invaluable title offers all physicians, residents, and fellows – and even medical students and other health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants – an essential reference for enhancing diagnosis and treatment of this common and debilitating more

clinical management of overweight and obesity 2016 recommendations of the italian society of obesity sio

paolo sbraccia


these guidelines make recommendations regarding the management of individuals with a body mass index greater than 25.0 kg/m2 and cover all age groups, from children to the elderly, as well as various patient subsets. a range of measures to yield health benefits are set out, including healthy eating plans, increased physical activity, and behavioral modifications to help patients to manage obesity. in addition, recommendations are made on the use of bariatric surgery and the new antiobesity drugs. throughout the process of developing the recommendations, every attempt was made to ensure use of a rigorous, evidence-based approach. the guidelines are promoted by the italian society of obesity (sio) and were formulated in compliance with a prespecified process overseen by a steering committee. they are intended for use by a wide range of clinicians, including general practitioners, primary health care nurses, and primary health care professionals, and will hopefully prove of value in combating the obesity epidemic not only in italy but across europe and elsewhere in the more

diabetes mellitus in developing countries and underserved communities 2017

sam dagogo-jack


adopting a truly global perspective and a practical approach to diabetes-including pathophysiology, genetics, regional peculiarities, management, prevention and best practices-this book is an excellent resource for clinicians and policy-makers working with patients in more austere settings. the global prevalence of diabetes is estimated to increase from 422 million in 2014 to 592 million in 2035. sadly, low- and middle-economy countries are projected to experience the steepest increase, but even in developed economies, vulnerable demographic subgroups manifest disparities in diabetes prevalence, quality of care, and outcomes. this book extends coverage to those underserved and minority communities in the developed world. in a consistent chapter format, it discusses classification, pathophysiology, genomics, diagnosis, prevention and management of diabetes in economically challenged regions as well as underserved populations in affluent nations. suggestions regarding future directions in the organization of diabetes care delivery, prevention and research priorities are also provided.
the detailed identification of barriers to optimal care and the practical approach to the management and prevention of diabetes make diabetes mellitus in developing countries and underserved communities a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers and health policy more

type 1 diabetes 2

david levy


providing clinicians with the latest developments in research, this new edition of type 1 diabetes is a succinct and practical guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of type 1 diabetes. part of the oxford diabetes library series, this pocketbook contains 12 fully updated chapters on key topics such as history, epidemiology, aetiology, presentation, insulin treatment, and microvascular and macrovascular complications. it also features new chapters on technology, diet and lifestyle, and pregnancy planning to ensure the reader is fully equipped with the latest understanding of type 1 more

diabetes management in long term settings a clinicians guide to optimal care for the elderly

linda b. haas

diabetes management in long-term settings is a clinical guide for the treatment of elderly patients with diabetes. with the number of older adults growing exponentially and with a growing percentage of this group facing diabetic and prediabetic conditions, diabetes management in long-term settings will help physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and administrators develop effective programs to care for this growing population. it is a practical clinical guide outlining the protocols of geriatric diabetes care and will be a sought-after reference for all clinicians.

insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring made easy

s. sufyan hussain

this innovative new guide to the diabetes technology introduces both insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring to the range of healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care. it is the first book of its kind and covers the principles and step by step implementation of state of the art devices to support people with diabetes. with interactive clinical cases and worked examples it will prove to be an invaluable, practical guide. it will also prove highly informative for diabetes patients. * complete, up-to-date guide to insulin pump initiation and getting the most out of pump therapy * a clear framework for systematic interpretation and making the best use of continuous glucose monitoring data * tips for managing challenging glucose patterns including exercise, alcohol and fasting * bonus access to the complete able ebook version on expert consult

managing patients with obesity 2016

hania gonzalez

this is a concise and timely review, which discusses the background of obesity, preventative care, medical and surgical treatment options, and long-term support for patients with obesity. busy healthcare professionals who want a rapid review of obesity as well as a summary of the most recently approved surgical devices and medical therapies will benefit from this succinct guide.

hyperparathyroidism 2016 a clinical casebook

ann e. kearns

comprised exclusively of clinical cases involving hyperparathyroidism, this concise, practical casebook will provide clinicians in endocrinology with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat the various forms of the condition they may encounter. each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. cases included illustrate primary, secondary and tertiary forms of hyperparathyroidism, as well as hpt as a comorbid or co-existing condition and as a result of treatment of other conditions. pragmatic and reader-friendly, hyperparathyroidism: a clinical casebook will be an excellent resource for endocrinologists and family medicine physicians alike.

a practical guide to diabetes mellitus 7th edition

nihal thomas

a practical guide to diabetes mellitus is the latest edition of this comprehensive, highly illustrated guide to diabetes. the book is comprised of 30 chapters, encompassing a range of practical treatments for diabetes. beginning with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas, subsequent chapters cover topics such as medical nutrition therapy, insulin therapy, diabetic foot, and ocular disease. this edition includes brand new chapters on obesity, wound care, the elderly and epidemiology. the chapter on insulin therapy outlines key aspects of insulin injection techniques, mixing of insulin, and sites for insulin administration. this revised and enhanced edition of a practical guide to diabetes mellitus is enhanced by 136 full colour images and illustrations, making it an ideal companion for all students and practitioners of diabetology, and general physicians. key points * latest edition of comprehensive guide to diabetes * previous edition published 2012 (9789350259672) * new chapters on obesity, wound care, the elderly, and epidemiology *136 full colour images and illustrations

plants with anti diabetes mellitus properties

appian subramoniam

the incidence and severity of diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide, presenting a significant burden to society both in economic terms and overall well-being. fortunately, time-tested anti-diabetes mellitus plant foods exist that are safe and could be effective in addressing this condition when consumed judiciously with a concomitant change in lifestyle.

plants with anti-diabetes mellitus properties presents an exhaustive compilation of the anti-diabetes mellitus activities of more than 1000 plants occurring worldwide. the author provides a brief botanical description, distribution, pharmacological properties, and phytochemicals, where appropriate. a list of traditional medicinal plants used to treat diabetes, but not tested for anti-diabetic activity, is also given.

this unique reference highlights anti-diabetes mellitus plant foods along with a list of the edible parts of plants with anti-diabetes mellitus properties. anti-diabetes mellitus nutraceuticals are described with guidelines for the development of food supplements and formulations of diets appropriate for diabetic patients. this is a valuable source of information for researchers, students, doctors, diabetic patients, and other individuals wanting to learn more about plant-based treatments for diabetes mellitus.

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a biographical history of endocrinology

lynn loriaux; 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.