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Diabetes and the Brain

Geert Jan Biessels

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ISBN 10: 1603278494 / ISBN 13: 9781603278492
Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2009, 2009
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Neuware - Diabetes, particularly type 2, has become increasingly more common around the world. Consequently, the effect of diabetes on the brain has achieved enormous public health importance. A surge in pre-clinical and clinical research on topics ranging from management of hyperglycemia in acute stroke to disturbances in insulin signaling in Alzheimer's disease has led to substantial progress in the field. Written by a panel of international experts, Diabetes and the Brain provides in depth reviews on the cerebral complications of diabetes, and offers introductory chapters on current insights on the pathophysiology and clinical management of diabetes, as well as neuropsychological assessment and dementia. This relevant and easily accessible book explains the cerebral complications of diabetes, with an update on diabetes for neurologists, psychiatrists, and mental health providers and researchers in general,and on stroke and dementia for those involved in research and clinical practice in diabetes. 474 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781603278492

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Title: Diabetes and the Brain

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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Diabetes, particularly type 2, has become increasingly more common around the world. Consequently, the effect of diabetes on the brain has achieved enormous public health importance. A surge in pre-clinical and clinical research on topics ranging from management of hyperglycemia in acute stroke to disturbances in insulin signaling in Alzheimer’s disease has led to substantial progress in the field. Written by a panel of international experts, Diabetes and the Brain provides in depth reviews on the cerebral complications of diabetes, and offers introductory chapters on current insights on the pathophysiology and clinical management of diabetes, as well as neuropsychological assessment and dementia. This relevant and easily accessible book explains the cerebral complications of diabetes, with an update on diabetes for neurologists, psychiatrists, and mental health providers and researchers in general,and on stroke and dementia for those involved in research and clinical practice in diabetes.

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“To provide up-to-date information on the acute and chronic consequences of diabetes in the brain. ... there is no doubt that this valuable monograph represents a success in the field as summarized in six sections. The Editors were apparently successful in collecting 33 experts from two continents and arrange their contributions in five sections.” (Endocrine Regulations, 2009)

“This is a comprehensive review of the acute and chronic consequences of diabetes in the brain. ... The book targets a wide audience including medical specialists taking care of persons with diabetes and researchers in the diabetes field. ... Researchers also would find it useful. ... I will use it in my clinical practice to assist in screening and treating my patients with diabetes.” (Carol L. Touma, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2010)

“Part of the Series Contemporary Diabetes, this is an important book as neuro psychological changes are often encountered in the treatment of this disease. The book is divided into 5 parts. ... For diabetologists.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (3), March-April, 2010)

“Book provides direct practical information for clinicians as well as background information on recent developments in the field for researchers. The book is suitable for internists, paediatricians, emergency physicians, neurologists or general practitioners with a specific interest in diabetes as well as for researchers ... . and provides future directions for necessary research. Up-to-date references are provided throughout the book. For physicians, it might be useful to remind that glucose in mmol/L can easily be converted to mg/dL by multiplication with - 18.” (Johannes Ruige, Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 65 (6), 2010)

“This book provides an update on the acute and chronic complications of diabetes in the brain. It is an update on diabetes for neurologists, and an update on stroke and dementia for diabetologists. The target audience of the book is broad, including medical specialists taking care of diabetic patients and researchers in the diabetes field. ... The likely reader of this book would already know the complex nature of diabetes ... .” (Ajikumar V. Aryangat and Zaven H. Chakmakjian, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 24 (1), January, 2011)

“This multi-authored compendium is a trans-atlantic effort edited by two neurologists ... . For those of us who have been away from general internal medicine for more years than we might care to remember, this is a helpful update. ... It will be of interest mainly to clinical neurologists or diabetologists working in this particular area. ... It would severe as a useful reference book in the library of an academic medical centre––especially one with programmes in diabetes, stroke, and cognitive neurology.” (Paul E. Cooper, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 38 (4), July, 2011)

“Geert Biessels and José Luchsinger have organized and delivered a compelling review of a variety of ways in which diabetes affects the brain. ... this new book is a welcome addition. ... designed primarily for neurologists, on type 1 and type 2 diabetes. ... Each chapter has been thoroughly prepared and well referenced by one or more experts in the relevant topic. ... Thus, one can easily scan the book and rapidly extract its key messages. ... recommended to diabetologists, neurologists, and other health professionals.” (John A. Colwell, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 (6), August, 2010)

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