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Non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) is a heterogeneous state involving various degrees of beta-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance, although the relative importance of these two factors is controversial. Several single gene disorders of carbohydrate metabolism have their main pathophysiological defect largely restricted to the beta-cell or to(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Disasters and armed conflicts are characterized by high numbers of trauma cases, and occur mainly in developing countries where the healthcare response is already impaired, resulting in an inadequate response. Aside of the trauma cases, other surgical health conditions are also still present and require urgent care. Surgical care needs are(More)
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