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Approaches to immunological tolerance and potential application in pancreatic islet transplantation

Douglas C. Wu, Gang Feng, William Hsu and Kathryn J. Wood.

in Pancreas, Islet and Stem Cell Transplantation for Diabetes

August 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 13972 words.

Chapter 25 gives a brief overview of the immune response to transplanted cells or organs, discusses the conceptual basis of immunological tolerance, explores the current strategies that...

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Associations Between Trunk, Leg and Total Body Adiposity with Arterial Stiffness

Miryoung Lee, Audrey C. Choh, Ellen W. Demerath, Bradford Towne, Roger M. Siervogel and Stefan A. Czerwinski.

in American Journal of Hypertension

October 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bariatric Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 4461 words.

Background

Obesity and arterial stiffness are associated, but fat distribution patterns may be more strongly related to arterial stiffness than general...

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Autonomic Failure

Edited by Christopher J. Mathias and Sir Roger Bannister.

May 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Neurology; Anatomy; Urology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Pain Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Ophthalmology; Reproductive Medicine; Immunology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Paediatrics; Geriatric Medicine; Anaesthetics; Pharmacology; Medical Toxicology; Surgery. 928 pages.

This new edition of Autonomic Failure features numerous new chapters and makes diagnosis increasingly precise by fully evaluating the underlying anatomical and functional deficits, thereby...

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Beta-cell regeneration in the post-natal pancreas

Gopika Nair and Jon Odorico.

in Pancreas, Islet and Stem Cell Transplantation for Diabetes

August 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 9022 words.

Chapter 29 reviews the current research and the exciting developments in understanding the processes that govern β-cell regeneration, both intrinsic and extrinsic to the pancreas.

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Compliance With a Structured Weight Loss Program Is Associated With Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure in Obese Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

Helen L. MacLaughlin, Pantelis A. Sarafidis, Sharlene A. Greenwood, Katrina L. Campbell, Wendy L. Hall and Iain C. Macdougall.

in American Journal of Hypertension

September 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bariatric Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 4049 words.

Background

The effectiveness of lifestyle-based weight loss programs in obese patients with chronic disease has not been widely studied. This study examined...

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Current Surgical Guidelines

Abdullah Jibawi and David Cade.

October 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Surgical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Communication Skills; Nursing Skills; Haematology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Critical Care; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Anaesthetics; Pain Medicine; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Bariatric Surgery; General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Breast Surgery. 464 pages.

Current Surgical Guidelines covers the main conditions requiring surgical care, such as breast cancer, critically ill surgical patients, and diverticular disease, and focuses on the...

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Diabetic foot

Andy Goldberg and Paul H. Cooke.

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

August 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 3711 words.

Diabetic foot problems are of major socioeconomic importance

Aetiology is multifactorial, with a neuropathic, vascular, and...

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Different Natriuretic Responses in Obese and Lean Rats in Response to Nitric Oxide Reduction

Marta A. Ambrozewicz, Ali A. Khraibi, Fatma Simsek-Duran, Sophia C. DeBose, Hind A. Baydoun and Anca D. Dobrian.

in American Journal of Hypertension

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bariatric Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 5008 words.

Background

Nitric oxide (NO) is an important regulator of renal sodium transport and participates in the control of natriuresis and diuresis. In obesity, the...

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Donor management and selection in pancreas transplantation

Jonathan A. Fridell, Jeffrey Rogers and Robert J. Stratta.

in Pancreas, Islet and Stem Cell Transplantation for Diabetes

August 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Communication Skills. 11926 words.

Chapter 5 reviews deceased-donor pancreas identification, management, selection, allocation, assessment, preservation, and the problem of pancreas under-utilization.

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Emergencies in Clinical Medicine

Edited by Piers Page and Greg Skinner.

January 2008; p ublished online August 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Haematology; Neurology; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Rheumatology; Surgery. 456 pages.

This reference aims to give the junior doctor the confidence to recognise these and manage emergencies. It is concise, didactic and an excellent complement to the Oxford Handbook of...

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