Endocrinology Adult and Pediatric: Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323240611

Endocrinology Adult and Pediatric: Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity

6th Edition

Authors: Gordon Weir J. Larry Jameson Leslie De Groot
Paperback ISBN: 9780323240611
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 5th August 2013
Page Count: 496

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Meet the growing challenges of diabetes and obesity management with Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity, a compilation of chapters from the highly acclaimed two-volume textbook, Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric. Never before available as a stand-alone offering, this derivative book will enable you to put today's best endocrinology practices in diabetes and obesity management to work for your patients.

Key Features

  • Stay abreast of the newest knowledge and advances in diabetes and obesity management, including…
    • today's increased focus on controlling autoimmunity and preserving or replenishing beta-cell mass in the management of type 1 diabetes
    • complications of diabetes and their pathogenesis, morbidity, and treatment
    • new findings and treatments for obesity
    • and much more.
  • Make the best clinical endocrinology decisions with an enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice in conjunction with expert opinion.
  • Count on all the authority that has made Endocrinology, 6th Edition, edited by Drs. Jameson and De Groot, the go-to clinical medical reference for endocrinologists worldwide.

Table of Contents

  1. Appetite Regulation and Thermogenesis
  2. Obesity: The Problem and Its Management
  3. Genetic Syndromes Associated with Obesity
  4. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Other Eating Disorders
  5. Development of the Endocrine Pancreas
  6. Biosynthesis, Processing, and Secretion of the Islet Hormones: Insulin, Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (Amylin), Glucagon, Somatostatin, and Pancreatic Polypeptide
  7. Insulin Secretion
  8. The Mechanisms of Insulin Action
  9. Glucagon and Glucagon-like Peptides
  10. Regulation of Intermediatory Metabolism During Fasting and Feeding
  11. Role of the Adipocyte in Metabolism and Endocrine Function
  12. Lipodystrophy Syndromes
  13. Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus
  14. Type 1 (Insulin-dependent) Diabetes Mellitus: Etiology, Pathogenesis, Prediction, and Prevention
  15. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Natural History
  16. Lipoprotein Metabolism and the Treatment of Lipid Disorders
  17. Hyperglycemia Secondary to Nondiabetic Conditions and Therapies
  18. The Metabolic Syndrome
  19. Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults
  20. Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Coma
  21. Hypoglycemia and Hypoglycemic Syndromes
  22. Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  23. Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Children
  24. Pancreatic and Islet Transplantation
  25. Diabetes Control, Long-Term Complications, and Large Vessel Disease
  26. Diabetic Eye Disease
  27. Diabetes Mellitus: Neuropathy
  28. Diabetic Nephropathy
  29. Diabetic Foot and Vascular Complications
  30. Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy


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About the Authors

Gordon Weir

J. Larry Jameson

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine, Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman, School of Medicine, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leslie De Groot

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, University of Rhode Island; Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago; President, MDTEXT.COM, Incorporated, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts