Clinics Collection: “Type II Diabetes Mellitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach” receives 5 star Doody’s Review rating!
One of Elsevier’s Clinics Collections, “Type II Diabetes Mellitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach”, received a 5 star rating from Doody’s Review Service.
“The Clinics Collection is a series of focused monographs based upon previously published articles in the Clinics of North America series and Elsevier’s Clinics Review Articles. This book pulls articles from these databases on type II diabetes mellitus, with a focus on pathophysiology and complications.
The purpose is to bring together in one place the most recent pertinent, evidence-based information on the diagnosis and treatment of type II diabetes mellitus.
This is a very comprehensive presentation of the types and varieties of complications that primary care clinicians and specialists will encounter in their patients in the daily practice of medicine. The breadth of the information makes the monograph extremely valuable for nurses and other medical professionals as well, giving them a broader picture.
Most of the chapters are drawn from articles published in 2013 and 2014 and the book begins with well-written explanations of the pathogenesis of type II diabetes mellitus, followed by complications and management including kidney disease, cardiorenal syndrome, gastrointestinal complications, ophthalmologic symptoms, an outstanding dermatology chapter, and neurological complications.
One chapter describes the effects of antipsychotic medications and subsequent implications for appetite, weight, and insulin resistance. There is an extraordinarily well written article on the foot abnormalities associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the use of orthotics and prescription shoes by diabetics. The tables are intuitive and the photographs are well done. As these are articles reproduced from elsewhere, there is no index, but that does not affect the value of the book.
This is an overwhelmingly important addition to a primary care clinician’s library as both an update and a reference. The graphics are superb. The manner in which the evidence is presented gives clinicians the ability to find what they are looking for, with the confidence that this series will continue to bring together the best evidence in one monograph.”
Reviewed by: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences).