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Abdominal obesity and the endocannabinoid system : from basic aspects to clinical management of related cardiometabolic risk

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Despres, Jean-Pierre. --New York, NY: Informa Healthcare , 2009.
Call Number
WD 210 A135 2009
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WD 210 A135 2009
Author
Despres, Jean-Pierre
Other Authors
Di Marzo, Vincenzo
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Informa Healthcare
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
265 p.
ISBN
9781420060843
Subjects (MeSH)
Obesity, Abdominal - physiopathology
Obesity - complications
Endocannabinoids - physiology
Abdominal Fat
Metabolic Syndrome X
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Adipocytokines, Energy Balance, and Cancer

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Ofer Reizes, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Adipocytokines provide the circuitry by which adipose tissue communicates among its component cells which include adipocytes, stromal cells, immune cells and vascular elements, with adipose tissue depots in other locations throughout the body and with other tissues in order to regulate physiologic processes of energy intake, utilization, and distribution. Since disturbances, both qualitative and quantitative, in adipocytokine function contribute significantly to many of the comorbidities associ…
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Reizes, Ofer
Berger, Nathan A
Responsibility
Ofer Reizes, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 302 pages) : 19 illus., 16 illus. in color
Series Vol.
12
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319416779
9783319416755 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2622
Subjects (MeSH)
Adipokines
Energy metabolism - physiology
Neoplasms - etiology
Neoplasms - metabolism
Obesity - complications
Abstract
Adipocytokines provide the circuitry by which adipose tissue communicates among its component cells which include adipocytes, stromal cells, immune cells and vascular elements, with adipose tissue depots in other locations throughout the body and with other tissues in order to regulate physiologic processes of energy intake, utilization, and distribution. Since disturbances, both qualitative and quantitative, in adipocytokine function contribute significantly to many of the comorbidities associated with obesity, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, this volume, which discusses most of the major adipocytokines independently and collectively and their roles in normal and pathologic processes, should be useful to all individuals seeking a deeper understanding of these processes. Moreover, it provides a valuable complement to the series on Energy Balance and Cancer, in which each volume is focused on a specific aspect of this process, which now constitutes an expanding problem as the obesity pandemic continues and more of the population reaches the age where cancer is most prevalent. This volume should provide a valuable resource to all clinicians and scientists engaged in caring for susceptible patients and in exploring the relation between energy balance and cancer as well as an important platform to providing the background for research development.
Contents
Preface -- 1. Adipocytes, Adipocytokines, and Cancer -- 2. Adiponectin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 3. Leptin in Cancer; Epidemiology and Mechanisms -- 4. Leptin Signaling Pathways as Therapeutic Targets in Cancer -- 5. Retinol Binding Protein 4: Role in Diabetes and Cancer -- 6. Visfatin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 7. Apelin and Cancer -- 8. Novel Adipocytokines: Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1, Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1, Chemerin -- 9. Resistin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 10. CRP Role in Cancer -- 11. GI Peptides, Energy Balance and Cancer -- Index.
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Adipose tissue and adipokines in health and disease

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Giamila Fantuzzi, Theodore Mazzone, editors. (Second edition) --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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The field of adipose tissue biology has been expanding at a very rapid pace in the last few years. Numerous advances have been made since publication of the first edition of this book, in terms of basic adipocyte biology, understanding of the determinants of obesity, distribution of body fat and weight loss, as well as the mechanisms linking excess adiposity to various co-morbidities. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition contains updated chapters from the previous…
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Fantuzzi, Giamila
Mazzone, Theodore
Responsibility
Giamila Fantuzzi, Theodore Mazzone, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 372 pages)
Series
Nutrition and Health
Series Title
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9781627037709 (electronic bk.)
9781627037693
Subjects (MeSH)
Adipocytes - physiology
Adipose Tissue - physiology
Obesity - complications
Obesity - etiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Adipose tissues
Fat cells
Adipocytes
Abstract
The field of adipose tissue biology has been expanding at a very rapid pace in the last few years. Numerous advances have been made since publication of the first edition of this book, in terms of basic adipocyte biology, understanding of the determinants of obesity, distribution of body fat and weight loss, as well as the mechanisms linking excess adiposity to various co-morbidities. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition contains updated chapters from the previous volume but as the field has evolved, some areas covered in the first edition have been refocused to address the new knowledge. The volume is divided in four sections: the first two deal with basic adipose tissue and adipokine biology, while the last two address the problem of obesity and alterations in adipose tissue function from an epidemiological and clinical standpoint. The chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific information. Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, Second Edition is a useful resource for physicians interested in adipose tissue biology and basic scientists who want to know more about applied aspects of the field. The book targets endocrinologists, residents and fellows, internists, nutritionists and general practitioners who are exposed to an ever-expanding obese population.
Contents
Adipose Tissue: Structure and Function -- Adipose Tissue in Evolution -- Adipose Stem Cells and Adipogenesis -- Adipose Stem Cells and Adipogenesis -- Metabolism of White Adipose Tissue -- Bad Fat or Just More Fat? Murine Models of Metabolically Healthy Obesity -- The Aging Adipose Organ: Lipid Redistribution, Inflammation, and Cellular Senescence -- Adipokines: Leptin and Adiponectin in the Regulation of Inflammatory and Immune Responses -- Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Adipocyte Dysfunction in Obesity -- Adipose Tissue Inflammation -- Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Adipose Tissue Function -- Autophagy in White Adipose Tissue -- Obesity and Micronutrient Deficiencies -- Obesity -- Epidemiology of Obesity in Children -- Genetics of Obesity -- Epigenetics of Obesity -- Consequences of Rapid Weight Loss -- Adipose Tissue and Disease -- Human Lipodystrophy: An Update in Molecular Genetics and Possible Mechanisms of Fat Loss -- Adipose Tissue and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus -- Adipokines in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease -- Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease -- Respiratory Diseases in Obesity -- Adiposity and Kidney Disease -- Obesity and Joint Disease -- Obesity and Colon and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer.
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Cancer and Energy Balance, Epidemiology and Overview

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edited by Nathan A. Berger. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2010.
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Berger, Nathan A
Responsibility
edited by Nathan A. Berger
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2010
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9781441955159
Subjects (MeSH)
Energy metabolism
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - etiology
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Obesity - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Metabolic diseases
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e-Book
Location
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The Clinician's Guide to the Treatment of Obesity

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Adrienne Youdim, editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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Presenting detailed information on treatment of the obese patient, this handy, concise title is designed not only to educate practitioners about obesity but, most importantly, to provide practical strategies in the comprehensive approach to treating this disease. Replete with bulleted lists and tables for easy referencing, this unique reference provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and natural history of obesity as well as a thorough review of available treatment options. The…
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Youdim, Adrienne
Responsibility
Adrienne Youdim, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 205 p. : 24 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series Vol.
33
Series Title
Endocrine updates
ISBN
9781493921461
9781493921454 (print ed.)
ISSN
1566-0729
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise Therapy
Gastroenterostomy
Obesity - complications
Obesity - drug therapy
Obesity - surgery
Abstract
Presenting detailed information on treatment of the obese patient, this handy, concise title is designed not only to educate practitioners about obesity but, most importantly, to provide practical strategies in the comprehensive approach to treating this disease. Replete with bulleted lists and tables for easy referencing, this unique reference provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and natural history of obesity as well as a thorough review of available treatment options. The book's early chapters discuss the disease of obesity, its corresponding health burden on individuals and society, the psychosocial morbidity and effect of weight loss. Later practical, treatment-centered chapters include dietary and lifestyle strategies for weight loss, writing an exercise prescription, pharmacologic approaches, perioperative care of the surgical patient, and complications of weight loss surgery, to name just several. An indispensable, easy-to-read resource for all health professionals interested in obesity diagnosis and treatment, The Clinician's Guide to the Treatment of Obesity is a significant contribution to the literature that will be of value to all physicians, with particular appeal to internal medicine and primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and any practitioner who wishes to learn the up to date treatment strategies for the obese patient.
Contents
1 The Disease of Obesity -- 2 The Health Burden of Obesity -- 3 Psychosocial Morbidity and the Effect of Weight Loss -- 4 Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Weight Loss -- 5 Physical Activity and Writing an Exercise Prescription -- 6 The Doctor’s Tool Kit: Pharmacotherapy for the Patient with Obesity -- 7 Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Procedure and Outcomes -- 8 Sleeve Gastrectomy: Procedure and Outcomes -- 9 Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Procedure and Outcomes -- 10 Perioperative Care of the Surgical Patient -- 11 Surgical Complications of Weight Loss Surgery -- Erratum.
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Drug Dosing in Obesity. Volume I, Antimicrobials

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Syed Tabish R. Zaidi, Jason A. Roberts, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides an up to date review on antimicrobials dosing in obese patients, including practice recommendations for clinical use. The book is written by a group of doctors and pharmacists working in infectious diseases practice and research. The introductory chapter outlines the important physiological changes in obesity including factors affecting the dosing of antimicrobials in obese patients. The introductory chapter is followed by ten chapters covering the major classes of antibiotic…
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Zaidi, Syed Tabish R
Roberts, Jason A
Responsibility
Syed Tabish R. Zaidi, Jason A. Roberts, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 133 p. : 2 illus.)
ISBN
9783319440347
9783319440323 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug Dosage Calculations
Obesity - complications
Pharmaceutical Preparations - administration & dosage
Pharmacokinetics
Abstract
This book provides an up to date review on antimicrobials dosing in obese patients, including practice recommendations for clinical use. The book is written by a group of doctors and pharmacists working in infectious diseases practice and research. The introductory chapter outlines the important physiological changes in obesity including factors affecting the dosing of antimicrobials in obese patients. The introductory chapter is followed by ten chapters covering the major classes of antibiotics, antifungals, and antivirals. Each chapter briefly discuss the pharmacokinetics changes related to obesity and a summary of the relevant up-to-date literature. Specific dosing recommendations are provided for each class supplemented by real-life examples as clinical cases that are included as an appendix to the book. The book is a useful resource for clinicians, students and researchers needing up-to-date information on antimicrobial dosing in obese patients. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses working in hospital settings, and students of health courses (medical, pharmacy and nursing students) will find this book particularly useful.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Penicillins -- 3. Cephalosporins -- 4. Aminoglycoside Dosing in Obesity -- 5. Fluoroquinolones -- 6. Carbapenems -- 7. Glycopeptides and Antibiotics for Gram-positive Bacterial Infections -- 8. Azole Antifungal Agents -- 9. Echinocandin Antifungals -- 10. Polyene Antifungals -- 11. Miscellaneous Agents -- Appendix 1. Clinical Cases.
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Energy Balance and Hematologic Malignancies

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Steven D. Mittelman, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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The obesity pandemic continues to increase on a world-wide basis with over 70% of the United States population being either overweight or obese. Hematologic malignancies have recently been identified among the obesity associated malignancies spanning the lifespan from childhood to the elderly and include leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma and others. In addition to the potential etiologic association between obesity and hematologic malignancies, the presence of obesity has profound effects on therapy …
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Mittelman, Steven D
Berger, Nathan A
Responsibility
Steven D. Mittelman, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 184 p. : 19 ill., 18 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 5
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9781461424031
Subjects (MeSH)
Energy metabolism - physiology
Hematologic Neoplasms - etiology
Hematologic Neoplasms - metabolism
Obesity - complications
Obesity - metabolism
Subjects (LCSH)
Hematology
Oncology
Abstract
The obesity pandemic continues to increase on a world-wide basis with over 70% of the United States population being either overweight or obese. Hematologic malignancies have recently been identified among the obesity associated malignancies spanning the lifespan from childhood to the elderly and include leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma and others. In addition to the potential etiologic association between obesity and hematologic malignancies, the presence of obesity has profound effects on therapy by impacting pharmacokinetics of chemotherapeutic agents, dose, adipocyte metabolism and drug distribution. These may be particularly important in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Another important aspect of the association of obesity with hematologic malignancies is the increased incidence of obesity in children who successfully complete therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This and other observations indicate important relations between the hematopoietic systems and adipose tissue metabolism. Energy Balance in Hematologic Malignancies will provide an important volume in the series on Energy Balance and Cancer and serve as a basis for better understanding etiology, mechanisms, therapeutic implications and experimental approaches. While this book should be of specific interest and utility to all pediatric and adult hematologists and oncologists dealing with hematologic malignancies, it should also provide an important resource for all investigators concerned, from a clinical or research basis, with the impact of obesity and exercise on hematologic malignancies.
Contents
Preface -- The Epidemiology of Obesity and Hematologic Malignancies -- Adipocytes, Lipid Metabolism and Hematopoiesis -- Mechanisms Linking Obesity and Leukemia Prognosis -- Obesity and Multiple Myeloma -- The Impact of Obesity on Pharmacokinetics and Dosing of Leukemia Chemotherapy -- The Impact of Obesity on Stem Cell Transplant -- Obesity Following Childhood Leukemia: Mechanisms and Consequences -- Physical Activity and Recovery from Hematological Malignancy -- Index.
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Energy Balance and Prostate Cancer

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Elizabeth A. Platz, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This volume provides a comprehensive treatise on the latest studies linking prostate cancer with energy balance, which together constitute a major challenge and opportunity for research scientists and clinicians especially those dealing with the expanding population of older men confronted with obesity and associated comorbidities. This volume should be a valuable resource to physicians, oncologists, urologists, endocrinologists, nurses, nutritionists, dieticians, and exercise therapists dealin…
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Platz, Elizabeth A.
Berger, Nathan A.
Responsibility
Elizabeth A. Platz, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 187 p.) : 11 illus., 10 illus. in color
Series Vol.
v. 14
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319649405
9783319649399 (print ed.)
9783319649412 (print ed.)
9783319879062 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2622
Subjects (MeSH)
Energy Metabolism
Obesity - complications
Prostatic Neoplasms - etiology
Prostatic Neoplasms - metabolism
Risk Factors
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Physiology
Urology
Abstract
This volume provides a comprehensive treatise on the latest studies linking prostate cancer with energy balance, which together constitute a major challenge and opportunity for research scientists and clinicians especially those dealing with the expanding population of older men confronted with obesity and associated comorbidities. This volume should be a valuable resource to physicians, oncologists, urologists, endocrinologists, nurses, nutritionists, dieticians, and exercise therapists dealing with men with energy balance issues and/or questions regarding the linkage between energy balance and cancer. Moreover, this volume should serve as an important resource for cancer researchers especially for scientists studying lifestyle modification and prevention strategies to better understand and disrupt the linkage between obesity and cancer.
Contents
1. Epidemiology, Energy Balance and Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality -- 2. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Association between Energy Balance and Prostate Cancer -- 3. Consequence of Energy Imbalance in Prostate Cancer and Comorbidities -- 4. Adipokines and Prostate Cancer -- 5. Cross-Sectional Epidemiology and Intervention Studies of Mediators of the Energy Imbalance-Prostate Cancer Association -- 6. Impact of Metabolic Factors on Screening, Early Detection, and Management of Prostate Cancer -- 7. Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Effects on Body Composition and Metabolic Health -- 8. The Integration of Exercise and Dietary Lifestyle Interventions into Prostate Cancer Care -- 9. Energy Balance-Based Strategies to Reduce Consequences of Prostate Cancer: How to Communicate with Men.
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Focus on Gynecologic Malignancies

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Nathan A. Berger, Ann H. Klopp, Karen H. Lu, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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Gynecologic malignancies, especially endometrial and ovarian cancers are among the most important and most severely affected by obesity. This volume of Energy Balance and Cancer, written by the world's leading experts in this field, is arranged to provide a transdisciplinary assessment of the pertinent issues, results of relevant research on mechanisms, and control, strategies for dealing with affected patients and improving outcomes and future research needs. The volume comprehensively covers …
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Berger, Nathan A.
Klopp, Ann H.
Lu, Karen H.
Responsibility
Nathan A. Berger, Ann H. Klopp, Karen H. Lu, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 312 p.) : 17 illus., 15 illus. in color
Series Vol.
v. 13
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319634838
9783319634821 (print ed.)
9783319634845 (print ed.)
9783319875699 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2622
Subjects (MeSH)
Genital Neoplasms, Female - etiology
Genital Neoplasms, Female - prevention & control
Obesity - complications
Risk Factors
Specialty
Gynecology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
Gynecologic malignancies, especially endometrial and ovarian cancers are among the most important and most severely affected by obesity. This volume of Energy Balance and Cancer, written by the world's leading experts in this field, is arranged to provide a transdisciplinary assessment of the pertinent issues, results of relevant research on mechanisms, and control, strategies for dealing with affected patients and improving outcomes and future research needs. The volume comprehensively covers the epidemiology linking obesity to endometrial and ovarian cancer as well as the public awareness of this critical problem. Subsequent chapters explain biologic aspects of linkages between energy balance and gynecologic malignancies. The volume further outlines strategies to disrupt the linkage between obesity and gynecologic malignancies and concludes with a series of chapters focused on management strategies for obese patients with gynecologic malignancies. This volume provides a valuable resource for all physicians, scientists and other transdisciplinary investigators and practitioners interested and involved in energy balance and cancer. It should be a particularly useful guide to optimize outcomes for all practitioners dealing with patients with gynecologic malignancies challenged by energy balance issues. Moreover, it should serve as a useful guide to students and investigators interested in conducting further research on defining and disrupting the important linkage between energy balance and gynecologic malignancies.
Contents
1. Epidemiologic Evidence for the Obesity-Endometrial Cancer Relationship -- 2. Epidemiologic Relationship Between Obesity and Ovarian Cancer -- 3. Public Knowledge of Obesity and Gynecologic Cancer Risk -- 4. Role of Estrogen and Progesterone in Obesity Associated Gynecologic Cancers -- 5. Obesity and Endometrial Cancer Precursors -- 6. Obesity, Adipokines, and Gynecologic Cancer -- 7. Adipose Derived Stromal Cells in Gynecologic Cancers -- 8. Obesity and Endometrial Cancer: Mouse Models for Preclinical Prevention Studies -- 9. Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce the Risk of Obesity-Associated Gynecologic Malignancies: A Focus on Endometrial Cancer -- 10. Hormonal and Metabolic Strategies to Overcome Insulin Resistance and Prevent Endometrial Cancer -- 11. Management of Endometrial Cancer Precursors in Obese Women -- 12. Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors -- 13. Physical Activity as a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer -- 14. Impact of Obesity on Surgical Approaches to Gynecologic Malignancies -- 15. Obesity, Fertility Preservation and Gynecologic Cancers -- 16. Metformin as Adjuvant Therapy in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers.
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The globesity challenge to general surgery : a guide to strategy and techniques

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Mirto Foletto, Raul J. Rosenthal, editors ; foreword by Nicola Scopinaro. --Milan: Springer , c2014.
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The increasing prevalence of morbid obesity has led the World Health Organization to coin the descriptive term "globesity" to reflect the worldwide nature of the problem. Providing health care to these patients, especially when surgery is required, can be extremely challenging owing to the specific needs in respect of logistics, facilities, and professional expertise. Appropriate care has too often been unachievable and unaffordable outside of established bariatric centers, but such centers the…
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Foletto, Mirto
Rosenthal, Raul J
Responsibility
Mirto Foletto, Raul J. Rosenthal, editors ; foreword by Nicola Scopinaro
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages)
ISBN
9788847053823 (electronic bk.)
9788847053816
Subjects (MeSH)
Bariatric Surgery - methods
Intraoperative Complications - prevention & control
Obesity - complications
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Surgical Procedures, Operative - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Surgery
Overweight persons - Surgery
General Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Primary Care Medicine
Diabetes
Abstract
The increasing prevalence of morbid obesity has led the World Health Organization to coin the descriptive term "globesity" to reflect the worldwide nature of the problem. Providing health care to these patients, especially when surgery is required, can be extremely challenging owing to the specific needs in respect of logistics, facilities, and professional expertise. Appropriate care has too often been unachievable and unaffordable outside of established bariatric centers, but such centers themselves usually have insufficient capacity and resources to cope with growing demand. This book aims to provide guidance and helpful tips and tricks on how to deal with obese patients within a general surgery setting. Epidemiology, organizational and logistical aspects, nursing issues, patient assessment, anesthesiology, and surgical practicalities are expertly covered in the opening chapters. Techniques of relevance to the general surgeon are described according to anatomic region, covering the head and neck; cardiothoracic and vascular system; upper and lower GI tract; pancreas, liver and adrenal glands; urinary tract and kidneys; the reproductive system; and the abdominal wall. Results achieved by bariatric surgery worldwide are reviewed, and the book closes with a chapter devoted to plastic and reconstructive surgery. The Globesity Challenge to General Surgery highlights a need for global rethinking on public health as regards resource allocation and patterns and standards of care, improving outcomes through greater affordability.
Contents
1. Definition, Epidemiology and Social Implications of Obesity -- 2. Organizational Issues, Logistic and Economic Implications of Obesity -- 3. Nursing and Psychological Issues in Obese Patients -- 4. Patient Assessment and Post-Op Management of Obesity from the Physician?s Point of View -- 5. Anesthesiology in Obesity: Pre-Op Assessment, OR Strategy, Tips and Tricks for a Successful "Go-Through -- 6. Surgical Practicalities: Fast-Track Lessons from the Bariatric Surgery -- 7. Head and Neck Surgery in Obese patients -- 8. The Impact of Obesity in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery -- 9. Upper GI Tract in Obese Patients -- 10. Lower GI Tract In Obesity -- 11. Pancreas, Liver and Adrenal Glands in Obesity -- 12. Effects of Bariatric Surgery on the Kidneys and Urinary Tract -- 13. OBGYN and Bariatric Surgery -- 14. Considerations on the Abdominal Wall in Obese Patients -- 15. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Obese Patients -- 16. Bariatric Surgery Worldwide: Overview and Results.
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Impact of energy balance on cancer disparities

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Deborah J. Bowen, Gerald V. Denis, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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This volume reviews disparities in cancer genetics, etiology, treatment and survivorship that are associated with differences in energy balance and how those differences and disparities may be affected by geography, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, biology, behavior and others. State-of-the-art strategies are outlined to alter these problems at the individual, community and policy levels. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of the multiple contributions of disparities in energy balance…
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Bowner, Deborah J.
Denis, Gerald V.
Berger, Nathan A.
Responsibility
Deborah J. Bowen, Gerald V. Denis, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 308 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 9
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319061030 (electronic bk.)
9783319061023
Subjects (MeSH)
Energy metabolism - physiology
Health Status Disparities
Neoplasms - ethnology
Neoplasms - metabolism
Obesity - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer - Research
Abstract
This volume reviews disparities in cancer genetics, etiology, treatment and survivorship that are associated with differences in energy balance and how those differences and disparities may be affected by geography, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, biology, behavior and others. State-of-the-art strategies are outlined to alter these problems at the individual, community and policy levels. The book provides a comprehensive assessment of the multiple contributions of disparities in energy balance and how they affect cancer. this volume should constitute a valuable resource to disparity focused investigators at all levels and serve s an important guide to professionals that deal with these issues, especially those who determine and implement policy.
Contents
Obesity and Cancer in Appalachia -- Disparities in Cancer Outcomes: A UK Perspective -- Behavioral Differences Leading to Disparities in Energy Balance and Cancer -- Impact of Obesity, Race, and Ethnicity on Cancer Survivorship -- The Biology of Aging: Role in Cancer, Metabolic Dysfunction, and Health Disparities -- Energy Balance and Multiple Myeloma in African Americans -- Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Obesity and Inflammatory Genes in African Americans with Colorectal Cancer -- Ethnic Differences in Insulin Resistance as a mediator of Cancer Disparities -- Role of Ethnic Differences in Mediators of Energy Balance -- Community-Based Strategies to Alter Energy Balance in Underserved Breast Cancer Survivors -- The Role of Policy in Reducing Inflammation -- Cancer Prevention through Policy Interventions that Alter Childhood Disparities in Energy.
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Insulin Resistance and Cancer : Epidemiology, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

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edited by I. George Fantus. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Fantus, I. George
Responsibility
edited by I. George Fantus
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
Series Vol.
1
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9781441999115
Subjects (MeSH)
Insulin Resistance
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Obesity - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Endocrinology 
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Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes

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edited by Robert J. Ferry, Jr. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2011.
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Ferry, Jr., Robert J
Responsibility
edited by Robert J. Ferry, Jr
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2011
Series
Nutrition and Health
Series Title
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
ISBN
9781603272568
Subjects (MeSH)
Child
Obesity - complications
Obesity Management
Pediatric Obesity - prevention & control
Diabetes Mellitus - prevention & control
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e-Book
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Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient

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Antonio M. Esquinas, Malcolm Lemyze, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is the first to describe a practical evidence-based approach to the management of critically ill obese patients with various medical or postoperative respiratory problems in the intensive care unit. In brief, the book aims to identify the best strategy and present clinical recommendations for different circumstances, to establish indications for and contraindications to noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, and to offer clear guidance on weaning from mechanical ventilation …
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Esquinas, Antonio M.
Lemyze, Malcolm
Responsibility
Antonio M. Esquinas, Malcolm Lemyze, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 315 p.) : 22 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319492537
9783319492520 (print ed.)
9783319492544 (print ed.)
9783319841151 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - methods
Critical Illness - therapy
Obesity - complications
Respiration, Artificial - methods
Respiratory Insufficiency - etiology
Specialty
Biomedical Technology
Critical Care
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This book is the first to describe a practical evidence-based approach to the management of critically ill obese patients with various medical or postoperative respiratory problems in the intensive care unit. In brief, the book aims to identify the best strategy and present clinical recommendations for different circumstances, to establish indications for and contraindications to noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, and to offer clear guidance on weaning from mechanical ventilation and on respiratory care. Causes of acute respiratory failure in the obese patient are discussed, and advice is offered on the prevention and management of complications during mechanical ventilation and on moving and feeding critically ill obese patients. Long-term outcomes, ethical issues, and health care costs are also addressed. The multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from international experts in different specialties, ensures that the book will be of interest to a range of health professionals involved in critical care, including intensivists, anesthesiologists, and pulmonologists.
Contents
Part I. Effects of Obesity on Respiratory Physiology -- 1. Control of Ventilation in Obesity -- 2. Obesity, Respiratory Mechanics and Its Impact on the Work of Breathing, Neural Respiratory Drive, Gas Exchange and the Development of Sleep-Disordered Breathing -- 3. Implications of Obesity for Mechanical Ventilation -- Part II. Causes of Acute Respiratory Failure in the Obese Patient -- 4. Obesity and Comorbidities -- 5. Atelectasis -- 6. Obesity and Congestive Heart Failure -- 7. Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Consequences for Mechanical Ventilation -- 8. Impact of Sleep Breathing Disorders in Obese Critically Ill Patients -- 9. Drugs and Medications -- Part III. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient -- 10. Preoxygenation Before Intubation in the Critically Ill Obese Patient -- 11. Analgesia in the Obese Patient -- 12. Sedation of the Obese Patient: Indications, Management, and Complications -- 13. Positioning of the Critically Ill Obese Patient for Mechanical Ventilation -- 14. Obesity and Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP)-Obesity and Recruitment Maneuvers During the Intraoperative Period -- 15. Complications Associated with Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Obese Patients -- 16. Management of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury -- 17. Ventilation Modes for Obese Patients Under Mechanical Ventilation -- 18. Obesity and Tracheostomy: Indications, Timing, and Techniques -- 19. Decannulation Process in the Tracheostomised Obese Patients -- Part IV. Noninvasive Ventilation and Oxygen Delivery in the Critically Ill Obese Patient -- 20. The Choice of Interface -- 21. The Choice of Ventilator and Ventilator Setting -- 22. Obesity and Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure -- 23. High-Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy: Principles and Potential Use in Obese Patients -- 24. NIV in Type 2 (Hypercapnic) Acute Respiratory Failure -- 25. Prevention of Post-extubation Failure in Critically Ill Obese Patient -- 26. NIV in the Obese Patient After Surgery -- 27. Determinants of NIV Success or Failure -- 28. Chronic Ventilation in Obese Patients -- Part V. How to Support Nutritionally the Critically Ill Obese Patient -- 29. Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill Obese Ventilated Patient -- 30. Long-Term Outcomes After Mechanical Ventilation.
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e-Book
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Murine Models, Energy Balance, and Cancer

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Nathan A. Berger, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This volume provides a transdisciplinary and translational review of many of the leading murine models used to study the mechanisms, mediators and biomarkers linking energy balance to cancer. It provides a review of murine models that should be of interest to basic, clinical and applied research investigators as well as nutrition scientists and students that work in cancer prevention, cancer control and treatment. The worldwide obesity pandemic has been extensively studied by epidemiologic and …
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Berger, Nathan A
Responsibility
Nathan A. Berger, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 295 p. : 40 illus., 36 illus. in color)
Series Vol.
10
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319167336
9783319167329 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2622
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomarkers
Disease Models, Animal
Energy metabolism
Mice
Neoplasms - etiology
Obesity - complications
Abstract
This volume provides a transdisciplinary and translational review of many of the leading murine models used to study the mechanisms, mediators and biomarkers linking energy balance to cancer. It provides a review of murine models that should be of interest to basic, clinical and applied research investigators as well as nutrition scientists and students that work in cancer prevention, cancer control and treatment. The worldwide obesity pandemic has been extensively studied by epidemiologic and observational studies and even, in some cases, by randomized controlled trials. However, the development and control of obesity, its comorbidities and its impact on cancer usually occurs over such long periods that it is difficult, if not impossible to conduct randomized controlled trials in humans to investigate environmental contributions to obesity, energy balance and their impact on cancer. In contrast, model organisms, especially mice and rats, provide valuable assets for performing these studies under rigorously controlled conditions and in sufficient numbers to provide statistically significant results. In this volume, many of the leading and new murine models used to study the mechanisms and mediators linking cancer with obesity, sleep, exercise, their modification by environment and how they may continue to be used to further elucidate these relations as well as to explore preclinical aspects of prevention and/or therapeutic intervention are considered. This volume provides an important compilation and analysis of major experimental systems and principles for further preclinical research with translational impact on energy balance and cancer.
Contents
Relevance of Circadian Rhythm in Cancer -- Environmental Manipulation and Neuropeptide Effects on Energy Balance and Cancer -- The MRL Mouse: A Model of Regeneration and Cancer -- Living Large: What Mouse Models Reveal about Growth Hormone and Obesity -- Mouse Models to Study Obesity Effects on Hematologic Malignancies -- Energy Balance, IGF-1 and Cancer: Causal Lessons from Genetically Engineered Mice -- Mouse Models to Study Leptin in Breast Cancer Stem Cells -- Mouse Models used to study the effects of Diabetes, Insulin and IGFs on cancer -- Impact of Energy Balance on Chemically Induced Mammary Carcinogenesis in a Rat -- Models and Mechanisms of High Fat Diet Promotion of Pancreatic Cancer -- Maternal energetics and the developmental origins of prostate cancer in offspring -- Mouse Models to Study the Effect of Natural Products on Obesity-Associated NAFLD/NASH -- Mouse Models to Study Metformin Effects in Carcinogenesis.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Obesity and Cancer

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Tobias Pischon, Katharina Nimptsch, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer. It opens with a global perspective on obesity and cancer incidence, followed by in-depth discussions of those cancers for which we have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. It addresses topics such as the effects of obesity on cancer incidence and cancer survival, the effects of weight gain and weight loss in adulthood on cancer risk, the effects of childhood and adoles…
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Pischon, Tobias
Nimptsch, Katharina
Responsibility
Tobias Pischon, Katharina Nimptsch, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 256 p. : 20 illus., 8 illus. in color)
Series Vol.
208
Series Title
Recent results in cancer research
ISBN
9783319425429
9783319425405 (print ed.)
ISSN
0080-0015
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - etiology
Obesity - complications
Risk Factors
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between obesity and cancer. It opens with a global perspective on obesity and cancer incidence, followed by in-depth discussions of those cancers for which we have sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with obesity. It addresses topics such as the effects of obesity on cancer incidence and cancer survival, the effects of weight gain and weight loss in adulthood on cancer risk, the effects of childhood and adolescent obesity, and the role of body fat distribution in cancer risk. Individual chapters discuss potential pathways for the observed associations and explore possible mechanisms from both an epidemiological and an experimental perspective. It concludes with a population perspective on the cancer risk that is attributable to obesity and is thus potentially avoidable. This book is of particular value to researchers and epidemiologists and is also of interest to public health workers and clinicians.
Contents
Obesity and Risk of Cancer: An Introductory Overview -- Obesity and Colorectal Cancer -- Obesity and Breast Cancer -- Obesity and Oesophageal Cancer -- Obesity and Kidney Cancer -- Obesity and Pancreatic Cancer -- Obesity and Endometrial Cancer -- Obesity and Prostate Cancer -- Obesity and Ovarian Cancer -- Obesity and Liver Cancer -- Obesity Biomarkers, Metabolism and Risk of Cancer: An Epidemiological Perspective -- Biological Mechanisms for the Effect of Obesity on Cancer Risk: Experimental Evidence -- Obesity as an Avoidable Cause of Cancer (Attributable Risks).
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e-Book
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Obesity and cardiovascular disease

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24583
Iacobellis, Gianluca. --Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 2009.
Call Number
WD 210 I11o 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WD 210 I11o 2009
Author
Iacobellis, Gianluca
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
272 p.
ISBN
9780199549320
Subjects (MeSH)
Obesity - complications
Cardiovascular Diseases - etiology
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Obesity and diabetes

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24596
Barnett, Anthony H. (2nd ed.) --Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009.
Call Number
WK 840 O12 2009
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WK 840 O12 2009
Author
Barnett, Anthony H
Other Authors
Kumar, Sudhesh
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Chichester, England
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
328 p.
Series Title
Diabetes in practice
ISBN
9780470519813
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 - etiology
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 - epidemiology
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 - therapy
Obesity - complications
Obesity - therapy
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Obesity and Diabetes

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat30228
edited by Christos S. Mantzoros. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2006.
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Mantzoros, Christos S
Responsibility
edited by Christos S. Mantzoros
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2006
Series Title
Contemporary diabetes
ISBN
9781592599851
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus - physiopathology
Obesity - complications
Obesity - physiopathology
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetes
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Obesity and Diabetes : New Surgical and Nonsurgical Approaches

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39158
Joel Faintuch, Salomão Faintuch, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This timely and clinically oriented book uniquely addresses the entire spectrum of treatment for severe obesity and diabetes. It thoroughly examines all aspects from robotic surgery to cell therapy, from the latest antidiabetic drugs to endoscopic procedures and devices, from appetite-inhibiting signals and nutrients to gastric arterial embolization. It offers objective and authoritative information for practicing professionals; not only are successful interventions discussed and updated, but c…
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Faintuch, Joel
Faintuch, Salomão
Responsibility
Joel Faintuch, Salomão Faintuch, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 282 p. : 61 illus., 43 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319131269
9783319131252 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus - therapy
Obesity - complications
Obesity - therapy
Weight Loss
Abstract
This timely and clinically oriented book uniquely addresses the entire spectrum of treatment for severe obesity and diabetes. It thoroughly examines all aspects from robotic surgery to cell therapy, from the latest antidiabetic drugs to endoscopic procedures and devices, from appetite-inhibiting signals and nutrients to gastric arterial embolization. It offers objective and authoritative information for practicing professionals; not only are successful interventions discussed and updated, but cutting-edge and experimental pathways are also anticipated. Obesity is the foremost nutritional challenge worldwide. Its companion is type-2 diabetes, the most prevalent metabolic disease. Together they represent the diabesity epidemic, which is draining resources, overwhelming healthcare facilities, and impacting life expectancy and quality of life everywhere. No country has been spared, and most medical specialties have been affected. Many books focus on the surgical options for obesity and diabetes, namely bariatric and metabolic operations. Information on the clinical and pharmacological treatment is also available, conveyed by standard texts on internal medicine and endocrinology. Yet endoscopic maneuvers and prostheses, cell therapy for diabetes, and other innovative approaches are hard to come by, as conventional texts overlook such therapies. This timely publication bridges the gaps between all different therapeutic options, also covering advances in the conservative, surgical and parasurgical domains. This book will appeal to seasoned specialists, students and healthcare professionals in training alike.
Contents
The Dual Problem of Obesity and Diabetes: Old Problems Die Hard -- Cost of Obesity Recurrence -- Recent Trends in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery -- Perspectives of Robotic Bariatric Surgery -- Sleeve Gastrectomy and Transit Bipartition -- Surgical Options in Type 2 Diabetes -- Endoscopic Therapeutic Options for Type 2 Diabetes -- Ileal Transposition Surgery: Mechanisms of Weight Loss and Diabetes Improvements -- Left Gastric Artery Embolization to Treat Obesity: Rationale, Technique, Experimental and Clinical Studies -- Pharmacologic Approach to Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients -- Peripheral Signals and Food Intake Control -- Appetite-Inhibiting Properties of Proteins -- Cell Therapy for Diabetes -- Stem Cells Derived Insulin-Secreting Cells for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: Exploiting Laboratory Discoveries.
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e-Book
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