Diabetes and the Brain by Geert Jan BiesselsDiabetes and the Brain by Geert Jan Biessels

Diabetes and the Brain

EditorGeert Jan Biessels

Paperback | March 3, 2012

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Diabetes, particularly type 2, has become increasingly more common around the world. Consequently, the effect of diabetes on the brain has achieved enormous public health importance. A surge in pre-clinical and clinical research on topics ranging from management of hyperglycemia in acute stroke to disturbances in insulin signaling in Alzheimer's disease has led to substantial progress in the field. Written by a panel of international experts, Diabetes and the Brain provides in depth reviews on the cerebral complications of diabetes, and offers introductory chapters on current insights on the pathophysiology and clinical management of diabetes, as well as neuropsychological assessment and dementia. This relevant and easily accessible book explains the cerebral complications of diabetes, with an update on diabetes for neurologists, psychiatrists, and mental health providers and researchers in general,and on stroke and dementia for those involved in research and clinical practice in diabetes.
Title:Diabetes and the BrainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:486 pagesPublished:March 3, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161779645X

ISBN - 13:9781617796456

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Section 1 update on diabetes for neurologists1. Type 1 diabetes (epidemiology, diagnosis, co-morbidity-complications, management) 2. Type 2 diabetes (epidemiology, diagnosis, co-morbidity-complications, management) Section 2 update on stroke and dementia for diabetologist1. Acute ischemic stroke(epidemiology, diagnosis, co-morbidity-complications, acute treatment, secundary prevention)Dr HB vand der WorpDepartment of Neurology, G03.228University Medical CenterPO Box 855003508 GA Utrechtthe Netherlands2. Neuropsychological assessmentDr Augustina MA Brands, Prof Edward HF de Haan Department of Neurology, G03.228University Medical CenterPO Box 855003508 GA Utrechtthe Netherlands3. Clinical evaluation of cognitive dysfunction and dementiaProf. Philip ScheltensDept. Neurology / Alzheimer CenterVU University Medical Centeremail: p.scheltens@vumc.nl 4. Current treatmet of cognitive dysfunction and dementia  Section 3: Acute cerebral disturbances in diabetes1. HypoglycemiaProfessor Brian M. Frier, Department of Diabetes, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA, UK. E-mail: brian.frier@luht.scot.nhs.uk2. Ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state 3. Diabetes and strokeProfessor Boris N MankovskyInstitute of Endocrinology, Kiev, Ukraine mankovsk@uprotelnetua 4. Hyperglycemia in acute strokeNyika D Kruijt, Y Roos, Department Neurology Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 22700 1100 DE Amsterdam The Netherlands N.D.Kruijt@amc.uva.nl Section 4: Long term cerebral complications in diabetesSection 1: clinical observationsEach chapter should include a clear description of the nature and severity of cognitive/behavioural changes, relate function to brain structure, describe risk factors and possible treatment options and provide a clear statement on implications for daily clinical care 1. Cognition in children with type 1 diabetesProfessor Christopher M. RyanDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA USAryancm@upmc.edu2. Cognition in adults with type 1 diabetesProfessor Ian J DearyDepartment of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K. I.Deary@ed.ac.uk3. Cognition in type 2 diabetes and in pre-diabetic stagesEsther van den BergDepartment of Neurology, G03.228University Medical CenterPO Box 855003508 GA Utrechtthe Netherlands4. Diabetes and dementiaJose A. Luchsinger, MD MPHAssistant Professor of MedicineColumbia UniversityPH9E-105630 West 168th StreetNew York, NY 10032jal94@columbia.edu 5. Diabetes and depressionProfessor Patrick J. Lustman, PhD,Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8134, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail: lustmanp@wustl.edu  6. Central nervous system involvement in painful diabetic neuropathyProfessor Solomon Tesfaye MD FRCPConsultant Physician/Honorary Professor of Diabetic Medicine (University of Sheffield),Royal Hallamshire Hospital,Glossop Road,Sheffield S10 2JF, UKe mail: solomon.tesfaye@sth.nhs.uk Section 5: experimental models and pathophysiology 1. Animal models for "diabetic encephalopathy"Geert-Jan Biessels, MD PhDDepartment of Neurology, G03.228University Medical CenterPO Box 855003508 GA Utrechtthe Netherlands2. Pathofysiology of diabetic encephalopathyProfessor Anders AF SimaDepartment of Pathology, Wayne State University, 540 E. Canfield Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, USA. asima@med.wayne.edu3. Glucose, insulin, cognitive decline and dementiaProfessor Suzanne Craft Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA. scraft@u.washington.edu 4. Effects of insulin and diabetes on neurovascular function and hippocampal size throughout the lifespanProfessor Antonio ConvitNew York University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 560 First Avenue, Center for Brain Health, HN-400, New York, NY 10016, USA. antonio.convit@med.nyu.edu

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From the reviews:"To provide up-to-date information on the acute and chronic consequences of diabetes in the brain. . there is no doubt that this valuable monograph represents a success in the field as summarized in six sections. The Editors were apparently successful in collecting 33 experts from two continents and arrange their contributions in five sections." (Endocrine Regulations, 2009)"This is a comprehensive review of the acute and chronic consequences of diabetes in the brain. . The book targets a wide audience including medical specialists taking care of persons with diabetes and researchers in the diabetes field. . Researchers also would find it useful. . I will use it in my clinical practice to assist in screening and treating my patients with diabetes." (Carol L. Touma, Doody's Review Service, March, 2010)"Part of the Series Contemporary Diabetes, this is an important book as neuro psychological changes are often encountered in the treatment of this disease. The book is divided into 5 parts. . For diabetologists." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (3), March-April, 2010)"Book provides direct practical information for clinicians as well as background information on recent developments in the field for researchers. The book is suitable for internists, paediatricians, emergency physicians, neurologists or general practitioners with a specific interest in diabetes as well as for researchers . . and provides future directions for necessary research. Up-to-date references are provided throughout the book. For physicians, it might be useful to remind that glucose in mmol/L can easily be converted to mg/dL by multiplication with - 18." (Johannes Ruige, Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 65 (6), 2010)"This book provides an update on the acute and chronic complications of diabetes in the brain. It is an update on diabetes for neurologists, and an update on stroke and dementia for diabetologists. The target audience of the book is broad, including medical specialists taking care of diabetic patients and researchers in the diabetes field. . The likely reader of this book would already know the complex nature of diabetes . ." (Ajikumar V. Aryangat and Zaven H. Chakmakjian, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 24 (1), January, 2011)"This multi-authored compendium is a trans-atlantic effort edited by two neurologists . . For those of us who have been away from general internal medicine for more years than we might care to remember, this is a helpful update. . It will be of interest mainly to clinical neurologists or diabetologists working in this particular area. . It would severe as a useful reference book in the library of an academic medical centre--especially one with programmes in diabetes, stroke, and cognitive neurology." (Paul E. Cooper, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 38 (4), July, 2011)"Geert Biessels and José Luchsinger have organized and delivered a compelling review of a variety of ways in which diabetes affects the brain. . this new book is a welcome addition. . designed primarily for neurologists, on type 1 and type 2 diabetes. . Each chapter has been thoroughly prepared and well referenced by one or more experts in the relevant topic. . Thus, one can easily scan the book and rapidly extract its key messages. . recommended to diabetologists, neurologists, and other health professionals." (John A. Colwell, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 (6), August, 2010)