Diabetes-related cardiovascular complications often cause premature mortality,
as well as disabilities such as blindness, foot ulceration and amputation.
The health care and social care costs of managing these complications are
enormous, but new treatments, devices and clinical management protocols
are steadily improving the longer term outcomes for people with diabetes.
This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect state of the art
The editors have done an excellent job in compiling a series of contributions
on complications after surgery. The contributors are from the UK in addition
to a substantial number of contributions from other countries.
The book opens with a fascinating chapter on the history of surgical complications.
The author concludes by pointing out that complications in surgery
today vastly exceed those encountered in the past, but hastens to add that this
is because of the complexity and variety of operative procedures performed
today compared with the past...
We appear to be on the threshold of witnessing a substantial reduction in the longterm
complications of diabetes. Modern treatment regimens, better monitoring of
control and the huge impact of improved education all combine to offer the
prospect of real progress towards prevention of complications and lessening of
progression in those in whom complications may be present. The Diabetes Control
and Complications Trial (DCCT) has provided eveidence that such can be
achieved, while the St Vincent Declaration initiative has set the standards to
enable these benefits to become reality....
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common neoplastic condition
afflicting men and constitutes a major health factor impacting
patients in every part of the world. Bladder neck obstruction secondary to
BPH can result in significant medical complications including renal failure,
urinary retention, recurrent urinary tract infection, bladder stones, significant
hematuria, and marked and disruptive bladder symptoms
Modern medicine is characterized by the continuously growing
spectrum of improving diagnostic methods and therapeutic processes.
It keeps getting more complicated and confusing and therefore
also needs more order.
The main goal of medical documentation is to provide information
for the adequate care of patients. Carefully carried out written
records like a patient history, physician indexes, or, more recently,
patient databases serve to reach this goal.
Using this handy pocket-sized book, you will be able to do the following: Decipher complicated medical terms by recognizing and finding the meanings of individual word parts, distinguish between commonly misunderstood medical terms, recognize specialized terms used in medical records access information on medical abbreviations symbols acronyms and professional designations , understand the definitions of commonly used diagnostic tests and procedures,...
Paraplegia remains a potential complication of spinal cord ischemic reperfusion injury (IRI) in which oxidative stress induced cyclooxygenase activities may contribute to ischemic neuronal damage. Prolonged administration of vitamin E (α-TOL), as a potent biological antioxidant, may have a protective role in this oxidative inflammatory ischemic cascade to reduce the incidence of paraplegia. The present study was designed to evaluate the preventive value of α-TOL in IRI of spinal cord.
Medicine Chapter 7. Medical Disorders during Pregnancy
Medical Disorders during Pregnancy: Introduction
Approximately 4 million births occur in the United States each year. A significant proportion of these are complicated by one or more medical disorders. Three decades ago, many medical disorders were contraindications to pregnancy.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to edit this important issue of Obstetrics and
Gynecology Clinics of North America on the topic of Medical Complications in Pregnancy.
The broad field of medicine changes rapidly, with constantly occurring new
breakthroughs, approaches, and recommendations. The area of medical disorders in
pregnancy encompasses a broad range of diseases; a woman may have a long-term
chronic disorder that can have major implications for undertaking a pregnancy. Yet,
other medical conditions are unique to pregnancy but also influence gestational
Today’s nurses enter a realm of opportunities and challenges for
providing high-quality, evidence-based care in traditional as well as
new and innovative health care settings. The rapid changes in
health care mandate that nurses be prepared to provide or plan care
across the continuum of settings—from hospital or clinic, to home,
to community agencies or hospice settings—and during all phases
of illness. Recent research has indicated that nurses make significant
contributions to the health care outcomes of patients who are hospitalized.
Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy: Treatment Pregnancy complicated by diabetes mellitus is associated with higher maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality rates. Preconception counseling and treatment are important for the diabetic patient contemplating pregnancy and can reduce the risk of congenital malformations and improve pregnancy outcome. Folate supplementation reduces the incidence of fetal neural tube defects, which occur with greater frequency in fetuses of diabetic mothers.
This book is written with the intention of providing nurse practitioners working in
the field of acute medicine with an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to
the management of acute medical patients.
It is hoped that it will serve as a text from which the busy, highly skilled nurse can
obtain information on the assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of
acute medical conditions.
In my role as Consultant Nurse in Acute Medicine I appreciate the diversity this
speciality brings and the challenges faced by working at an advanced level in this
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Care for pregnant women differs fundamentally from most other medical
endeavours. ‘Routine’ care during pregnancy and birth interferes in the
lives of healthy people, and in a process which has the potential to be
an important life experience. It is diffi cult to measure the extent to which
our efforts may, for example, disturb the development of a confi dent,
nurturing relationship between mother and baby. The harmful effects we
measure in randomised trials are limited to those we have predicted may
Surgical Atlas of Pediatric Otolaryngology is a unique and comprehensive reference
for clinicians who care for infants and children with disorders of the
ears, nose, throat, head, neck, and related structures. Over 200 procedures
are described in 650 figures in 900 parts, with step-by-step instructions for
patient preparation, surgical techniques, postoperative care, and prevention
Diabetes mellitus is a common disease all over the world and its frequency is steadily
increasing. The availability of a wide variety of treatment options results in improvement
or even normalization of hyperglycemia as well as of the accompanying metabolic
disorders. However people with diabetes continue to suffer from the complications of
Diabetic foot-related problems occur frequently and may have serious consequences.
Amputations at different anatomical levels are the most serious of them....
I have been involved in the treatment of chronic renal insuffi ciency for 40 years,
beginning with peritoneal dialysis immediately after graduation from medical school
in 1965, then with hemodialysis in 1967 after I fi rst experienced it in Kanazawa, and
with renal transplantation since 1972, when I was studying in the United States.
During this period, the number of dialysis patients has continued to increase rapidly
to the present fi gure of 257 765 (at the end of 2005), and with surprising increases in
the survival rate.