Gestational Diabetes During and After Pregnancy (2010) (PDF) Kim, Catherine, Ferrara, Assiamira

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2010
  • Page Number: 394
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 2.62 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Kim, Catherine, Ferrara, Assiamira

Description:

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is becoming an increasingly prevalent disease as obesity and other chronic diseases are on the rise. It requires careful and informed clinical management as the care received during pregnancy affects not only perinatal health but the risk of developing type 2 diabetes even decades into the future, in both the mother and the child.From epidemiology and pathophysiology to diagnosis and management, covering recent breakthroughs in research and up-to-date developments in clinical practice, Gestational Diabetes During and After Pregnancy offers the reader a comprehensive and current look at Gestational Diabetes. Public Health issues are also addressed, with discussions on screening, control programs and policy. Also included are the results of the landmark Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) study.Anyone involved in the research, public health or clinical aspects of Gestational Diabetes will find this volume a valuable aid in consolidating all recent developments regarding this disease.

Catherine Kim, MD MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michican Medical School, MI, USA.Assiamira Ferrara, MD PhD is a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California, CA, USA.

User’s Review:

“Written by a team of international experts, this book is not only of interest to obstetricians and diabetologists, but also to neonatologists and pediatricians who take care of the products of GDM.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (2), December, 2011)

“This book provides a wide historical and global perspective on gestational diabetes and touches on some current management principles. … the audience appears to be anyone interested in the prevalence and pathophysiology of gestational diabetes. … book will be useful to anyone interested in understanding the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes, and anyone interested in its management through diet and exercise as well as sulfonylureas.” (Suma Dronavalli, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2011)

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