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Gestational Diabetes

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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 such as trophoblasts. It is a book that will definitively help to increase the knowledge-based management of GD for the well being of the mother and the fetus. Several chapters lead us to the conclusion that pre-pregnancy and antenatal screening of women is required, something that will improve the management and outcome of a current pregnancy but will also optimize life-long health and well being considering the inter-generational consequences.

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Gestational DiabetesCauses, Diagnosis and TreatmentEdited by Luis Sobrevia

Published: April 24th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46133

ISBN: 978-953-51-1077-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7134-8

Copyright year: 2013

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23130 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations


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1. GDM: Management Recommendations During Pregnancy

By Mosammat Rashida Begum


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2. Multidisciplinary Care of Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Improve Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes

By Elaine Christine Dantas Moisés


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3. The Role of Placental Exosomes in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

By Carlos Salomon, Luis Sobrevia, Keith Ashman, Sebastian E. Illanes, Murray D. Mitchell and Gregory E. Rice


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4. The Adenosine–Insulin Signaling Axis in the Fetoplacental Endothelial Dysfunction in Gestational Diabetes

By Enrique Guzmán-Gutiérrez, Pablo Arroyo, Fabián Pardo, Andrea Leiva and Luis Sobrevia


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5. Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines, Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus as Cause of Insulin Resistance

By Alexander E. Omu


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6. Maternal Hypercholesterolemia in Gestational Diabetes and the Association with Placental Endothelial Dysfunction

By A. Leiva, C Diez de Medina, E. Guzmán-Gutierrez, F. Pardo and L. Sobrevia


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7. The Role of Placenta in the Fetal Programming Associated to Gestational Diabetes

By Carlos Escudero, Marcelo González, Jesenia Acurio, Francisco Valenzuela and Luis Sobrevia


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