The Diabetes in Pregnancy Delemma

by Oded Langer

Diabetes mellitus is approaching epidemic proportions worldwide, and the effects and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy are not well enough understood by many doctors who see pregnant women in their practices. The goal of this book is to provide much-needed information to clinicians about pregestational and gestational diabetes in pregnancy and help them develop the tools and skills to improve the outcome of these pregnancies.This is the second edition of a highly regarded book on diabetes in pregnancy, strongly recommended in JAMAto anyone involved in the care of pregnant women with diabetes mellitus. The second edition will be organized similarly to the first edition, but all of the chapters have been updated with new information and references.The book emphasizes diagnosis and treatment, making it particularly valuable to clinicians. An evidence-based approach supplements the standard expert-opinion approach wherever clinical trials have provided sufficient evidence, and strong evidence is given for close nutritional management.Like the first edition, the book is organized into two major sections: I. The Scientific Rationale for Global Issues Affecting Diabetes in Pregnancy and II. The Scientific Rationale for the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy.


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Advances in Healthcare Technology: Shaping the Future of Medical Care

cby Gerhard Spekowius (Editor), Thomas Wendler (Editor)

Improving healthcare and staying healthy is one of the most discussed and important issues in our society. Technology has played and will play an important role in many aspects of the healthcare system, and it offers new and better ways to solve the key health problems of the new century.

This book describes valued contributions of technology for improving hospital and home healthcare, and gives a perspective on how they will influence critical aspects of future medical care. It provides an overview and discussion of trends, presents the state-of-the-art of important research areas, and highlights recent breakthrough results in selected fields, giving an outlook on game-changing developments in the coming decades.

The material is arranged in 6 parts and a total of 31 chapters. The healthcare areas addressed are: General advances and trends in healthcare technology, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and therapy, molecular medicine, medical information technology and personal healthcare.

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Obstetric Medicine : Management of Medical Disorders in Pregnancy

Wayne R. Cohen; Phyllis August
>The book s level of sophistication will make it useful primarily to physicians practicing obstetrics, especially in the subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine, and to internists and family physicians who see pregnant patients. It will also be an important resource for residents in obstetrics and gynecology, fellows in maternal- fetal medicine, medical residents in a Women s Health track, and for medical students in their clinical clerkships. Several new chapters will be added to the sixth edition, including The Pregnant Trauma Patient, Burns During Pregnancy, Liver Disease, Other Infections of Reproductive Significance, Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, and Medical Management of the Older Gravida. The rationale for chapters on burns and trauma is that these are important topics that receive little or no coverage in competing textbook on complications of pregnancy. A major feature of this book, and what distinguishes it appreciably from its competition, is its comprehensive coverage of common as well as uncommon conditions encountered during pregnancy. While information about hypertension, diabetes, and other prevalent diseases that coexist with pregnancy is readily available from many sources, the same cannot be said about other disorders. For example, finding a comprehensive resource for information about pregnant women with thermal burns, myotonoic dystrophy, otosclerosis, or parasitic diseases is not so simple. This book provides that resource. In addition, the coverage of common diseases is thorough, draws upon genuine experts, and is of exceptional quality. Our emphasis on the inclusion of logic trees and having a brief list of clinical pearls at the end of each chapter will serve a useful pedagogical end.

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Janeway’s Immunobiology / Edition 8

by Kenneth Murphy, Paul Travers, Mark Walport

Janeway’s Immunobiology is a textbook that introduces the immune system in all its aspects to undergraduates, and also provides a treatment of the subject that is comprehensive enough to be useful to graduate students interested in research, and to medical students focused on clinical applications. The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and is available in both print and e-book formats.

Janeway’s Immunobiology continues to set the standard for currency and authority with its clear writing style and organization, uniform art program, and scientific accuracy. It presents a consistent point of view throughout—that of the host’s interaction with an environment containing many species of potentially harmful microorganisms. The full-color art program is conceptually coherent and illustrates the processes and mechanisms underlying the concepts in the text. The 16 chapters in this readable, accessible textbook are organized and presented in such a way as to help deliver a complete one-semester immunology course, beginning with innate immunity, then moving to adaptive immunity, and ending with applied clinical immunology.

Discussion questions are provided at the end of Chapters 2 to 16. These questions can be used for review, or as the basis for discussion in class or in informal study groups. Summaries conclude each section and each chapter. As in previous editions, a caduceus icon in the margins indicates topics which are correlated to Case Studies in Immunology, Sixth Edition by Geha and Notarangelo.

New in the Eighth Edition

Innate immunity has been updated and expanded and is now presented in two separate chapters (Chapters 2 and 3), as well as being further emphasized in the rest of the textbook. Chapter 2 covers antimicrobial peptides and the complement system, and Chapter 3 deals with cellular innate receptors and cell-mediated innate immunity (e.g. TLRs, phagocytosis, NK cells, interferon production, innate-like lymphocytes). The section on complement has been reworked and reconceived—explaining the lectin pathway first—making it easier to teach by placing it into the context of innate recognition. Evolution is now incorporated throughout the text, helping students see similar strategies used by different organisms. The text and figures of Chapter 7 Signaling Through Immune System Receptors have been revised to present a cohesive synthesis of signaling for immunology, focusing on improved illustration of antigen recognition signaling and lymphocyte activation. Signaling through other receptors is dealt with wherever appropriate throughout the book. Updated chapter on B-cell immune responses (Chapter 10), especially on trafficking of B cells in peripheral lymphoid organs (e.g. lymph nodes) and the locations at which they encounter antigen. Coverage of mucosal immunity (Chapter 12) has been brought up to date, including responses to the commensal microbiota and the role of specialized dendritic cells and the regulatory T cells in maintaining tolerance to food antigens and commensal bacteria. Chapter 13, Failures of Host Defense Mechanisms, has been reorganized and revised to structure an understanding of primary immunodeficiencies in the context of developmental pathways. Chapter 16, Manipulation of the Immune Response, has been heavily revised to include a greater emphasis on clinical issues and a complete update of immunotherapeutics and vaccines. Many new and revised figures illustrate the processes and mechanisms underlying the concepts presented in the text. The icons used have been updated and expanded to incorporate a new emphasis on signaling pathways. New references have been added throughout the text.


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