Oral Hypoglycemic Agents - ECAB - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131223956, 9788131232163

Oral Hypoglycemic Agents - ECAB

1st Edition

Editors: Abdul Zargar
eBook ISBN: 9788131232163
Paperback ISBN: 9788131223956
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 25th September 2009
Page Count: 108
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Description

Even though we have many advances in the development of oral hypoglycemic agents, an ideal drug for treating type 2 diabetes is still a distant reality. Today, physicians can choose from a variety of medications targeting numerous facets of disease, but each drug class poses some limitations. The age-old molecules, such as sulfonylureas and biguanides, are still valued because of their well-studied mode of action, safety, tolerability, and predictable pharmacodynamic effects. This book attempts to describe the historical aspects and advances in the arena of oral hypoglycemic agents, extended- and sustained-release formulations of glipizide and metformin (both of which have great promise in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus) as well as evaluates the role of the group in diabetic foot infections.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Oral Hypoglycemic Agents: Historical Perspectives and Current Trends

Emerging and Future Concepts of Oral Hypoglycemic Agents

Metformin: An Old Drug Rediscovered

Oral Hypoglycemic Agents and Diabetic Foot

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Details

No. of pages:
108
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier India 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier India
eBook ISBN:
9788131232163
Paperback ISBN:
9788131223956

About the Editor

Abdul Zargar

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir.