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  • Gestational Diabetes - Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Gestational Diabetes - Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Editor Luis Sobrevia
    ISBN 978-953-51-1077-4
    172 pages, April, 2013
    This book summarizes several aspects of GD, which is caused by not well-understood multifactorial mechanisms. Common strategies seem to be key in the understanding of the syndrome, i.e., endothelial dysfunction and the role of other placenta cells su ...
  • Type 1 Diabetes
    Type 1 Diabetes
    Editor Alan P. Escher and Alice Li
    ISBN 978-953-51-1017-0
    624 pages, February, 2013
    This book contains a series of up-to-date chapters that review our current knowledge of type 1 diabetes as an autoimmune disease, the problems that still remain with existing treatments, and possible solutions for the near future.
  • Current Topics in Hypothyroidism with Focus on Development
    Current Topics in Hypothyroidism with Focus on Development
    Editor Eliška Potluková
    ISBN 978-953-51-0970-9
    230 pages, February, 2013
    Do you regard hypothyroidism as a more complex issue than just a simple prescription of levothyroxine tablet? Are you interested in getting more information on the management of thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy, at birth, in childhood or in subclinic ...
  • Diabetes Mellitus - Insights and Perspectives
    Diabetes Mellitus - Insights and Perspectives
    Editor Oluwafemi O. Oguntibeju
    ISBN 978-953-51-0939-6
    346 pages, January, 2013
    The fundamental treatment and management goals in diabetes mellitus are to control and normalize blood glucose levels and to prevent diabetic complications. It also includes maintaining normal growth and development and normal body weight. Proper die ...
  • Lipid Metabolism
    Lipid Metabolism
    Editor Rodrigo Valenzuela Baez
    ISBN 978-953-51-0944-0
    472 pages, January, 2013
    Lipids (fats and oils) are a wide range of organic molecules that serve several functions in organisms. Lipids are essential components of our diet, highlighting their important contribution in energy, representing 9 kcal/g (or 37.7 kJ/g), and by som ...
  • Insulin Resistance
    Insulin Resistance
    Editor Sarika Arora
    ISBN 978-953-51-0890-0
    276 pages, December, 2012
    This book has been made possible by the contributions of leading scientists and clinicians from upcoming and interdisciplinary fields of research concerning the molecular and clinical features of insulin resistance. Multiple metabolic disturbances as ...
  • Glucose Tolerance
    Glucose Tolerance
    Editor Sureka Chackrewarthy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0891-7
    254 pages, December, 2012
    The progression from normal glucose tolerance (NGT) to type 2 diabetes involves intermediate stages of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), also known as prediabetes. The pathophysiology underlying the development of t ...
  • Steroids - From Physiology to Clinical Medicine
    Steroids - From Physiology to Clinical Medicine
    Editor Sergej M. Ostojic
    ISBN 978-953-51-0857-3
    211 pages, November, 2012
    Steroids - From Physiology to Clinical Medicine covers contemporary basic science on steroids research, along with steroids practical application in clinical medicine. We start by describing physiological and pathophysiological roles of steroids, wit ...