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Textbook of Diabetic Neuropathy


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783131275813
Publication Date: December 2002

Awareness of neuropathy as a chronic complication of diabetes is constantly increasing. Diabetes centers adopt methods to diagnose neuropathy without neurological training. This trend calls for instructions on how to use and interpret diagnostic methods. This book includes recent research and covers clinical, technical, and public health aspects of neuropathy, bringing together the top experts in the field.

1 Diabetes Mellitus: An Introduction
2 Structure and Function of the Nervous System
3 Epidemiology of Diabetic Neuropathy
4 Pathogenesis and Pathology of Diabetic Neuropathy
5 Clinical Features and Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy
6 Socioeconomic Aspects
7 Recommendations for Structured Care
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Outpatient Management of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Well-organized and clearly written. . .The tables are excellent, and the figures are helpful. The introductory material summarizing the current understanding of diabetes wll be valuable for neurologists and other clinicians. . .Medical practitioners. . .will appreciate the review of nervous system anatomy and physiology. . .The book beloings in endocrinology and neurology libraries and in units that develop treatment trials for diabetes. -- Annals of Internal Medicine

''Impressive. . .extensively referenced. . .a gold mine of information about the diabetic neuropathies. . .contains most of the information that one needs to know or wants to find out.'' --The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

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