Samy I. McFarlane

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Samy I. McFarlane, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP is a distinguished teaching professor of Medicine and Endocrinology and an Associate Dean at the College of Medicine, State University of New YorkDownstate Health Science University, USA. He has extensive experience in clinical and translational research and has led the largest center in North America in the landmark diabetes prevention trial, the DREAM trial. He has edited several books and authored over 300 publications on diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and related areas. His work has been among the most read articles with over 10,000 citations in major medical journals. He is the Founding Editor-In-Chief for the International Journal of Clinical Research and Trials and has served as the Editor-In-Chief for several other journals. He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar who served as a member at the National Institute of Health-NIDDK committee (two terms) and as a chair of the NIH-NIDDK U01 review committee (twice). He has received multiple recognitions including Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and he also served as District President for the American College of Physicians. He is also a well-recognized mentor with some of his trainees serving in leadership positions at the NIH and other major institutions.

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Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the globe, particularly among aging populations. Lipoprotein disorders, frequently encountered by clinicians, require early recognition and treatment. In this book, we assembled a group of world-renowned scholars in their field to address major areas in lipoprotein disorders that are imminently relevant to clinicians and other healthcare providers. Areas discussed include an overview of lipid metabolism, a complex topic, presented in a simplified and rational way. We also highlight recent developments in the field including dyslipidemias characterized by nontraditional lipid biomarkers. Furthermore, we discuss the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and the role of dyslipidemia. Other chapters include the assessment of primary and secondary causes of dyslipidemia. Targets for treatment as well as the role of major therapeutic agents including statins and PCSK9 inhibitors are also discussed in light of the most recent guidelines by major international organizations. This is in addition to an overview of lifestyle and dietary modification as well as alternative options for dyslipidemia management. Furthermore, dyslipidemia in special populations is emphasized including various ethnic groups as well as those with HIV disease, chronic kidney disease, among others. The role of adiposity including brown fat together with highlights on lipidomics and dyslipidemias characterized by nontraditional lipid biomarkers is also highlighted. We believe that this volume will serve as a valuable resource, not only for clinicians and other healthcare providers, but for students and research scholars as well.

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