The first volume of a new book series on hypertension therapy highlights new avenues for treatment.
While studies of hypertension have been performed worldwide in a variety of epidemiological settings such as diabetes, renal function, obesity and thyroid disorders, there is a need to identify appropriate treatment strategies.
Novel Strategies and Approaches in Hypertension Therapy is the first of volume of the book series Current and Future Developments in Hypertension. The volume introduces the reader to different aspects of hypertension treatment (environmental and occupational factors and different clinical settings that can trigger the disease). The book subsequently delves into special topics related to the use of new diagnostic bio-markers for hypertension patients, treatment of hypertension in endocrine disorders (thyroid disorders and diabetes), nutrition focused approaches to treat the condition, and the use of calcium channel blockers.
This reference book is essential reading for medical professionals involved in the management and care of patients affected with hypertension. Find out more about the book here: https://benthambooks.com/book/9789811422720/
The 4th Arab Society of Endocrinology and Diabetes conference | Muscat, Oman | 6-8 December, 2018
The conference mission is to share the experience, promote education, research and update the medical practice which will benefits the children and adolescents with endocrinology diseases and diabetes in Arab Region. This conference is a wonderful learning platform for healthcare professionals and provide them an opportunity to interact with regional and international experts. Plenary sessions, Industry symposia, and meet-the-expert sessions will enable exchange of high quality clinical information and basic science with international experts.
The conference will be held in Muscat which is considered as the pulsating heart of Oman. It is linked to Port Sultan Qaboos by Muttrah Corniche where the visitor to Muscat can view the wonderful variety of nature: golden beaches, mountainous heights, and golden sand dunes. You will have the opportunity to see houses, gates, old markets, small shops, and winding roads redolent of authentic history, side by side with modern markets, shops, buildings, and streets stamped with modern architecture.
Bentham Oncology Collection | Oncology | Bowel Cancer
Background: Dietary Fibre (DF) has been part of human diet since ever, and its benefits for the human health have been well established and scientifically confirmed. However, it is important to study to what extent people are aware of those benefits.
Objective: Having in mind the importance of DF the present work was undertaken to study the level of knowledge of people residing in Portugal about the health effects related to DF.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was undertaken on a non-probabilistic sample of 382 adult participants. Descriptive statistics were used together with some inferential tests, all using the software SPSS and considering a level of significance of 5%.
Results: The results allowed concluding that people were differently informed about the effects of DF in preventing and/or treating various diseases, being constipation the most recognized, followed in decreasing order by obesity, bowel cancer, cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and breast cancer. The results also showed that significant differences were encountered between age groups for most of the diseases evaluated, but not between genders, levels of education or living environments.
Conclusion: Generally, it was concluded that the participants in this study were relatively well informed about the roles of DF in preventing and/or treating several diseases.
Background: Patients with diabetes usually exhibit diabetic dyslipidaemia.
Aim: The aim of the review is to present the quantitative and qualitative alterations of lipids and lipoproteins and the associated mechanisms in patients with diabetic dyslipidaemia.
Results: The main quantitative changes observed in patients with diabetic dyslipidaemia are increased triglycerides and decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Qualitative abnormalities mainly include increased small dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles (despite similar serum LDL cholesterol levels as non-diabetic subjects) and alterations in the apolipoprotein content of HDL particles. Alterations in the activities of enzymes involved in lipoprotein metabolism, such as cholesteryl ester transfer protein, and the lipoprotein content of lipid particles, along with their glycation and oxidation, play a role in the pathogenesis of diabetic dyslipidaemia.
Conclusion: Diabetic dyslipidaemia is associated with quantitative and qualitative alterations of lipids and lipoproteins, which are associated with increased cardiovascular risk.
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