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Medicine - Internal Medicine | The Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support

The Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support

O'Keefe, Stephen J.D.

2015, XI, 237 p. 78 illus., 52 illus. in color.

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  • Reviews appropriate applications of nutritional support
  • Instructs the reader on how and when to use nutritional support
  • Authored by an expert with 30+ yrs. experience in this field

This book provides the reader with an understanding of human nutritional and metabolic physiology and how it goes wrong in illness. Divided into three major sections, the volume instructs the reader on how and when to use nutritional support, and includes a summary of the published outcome studies on the application of nutritional support to the management of common illnesses. In this way, the book supplies the reader with all the known information on how to make the best judgment of when, what and how to feed sick patients.

Authored by a renowned expert in the field, The Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support is a valuable resource for gastroenterologists, surgeons, critical care physicians, endocrinologists, and all those involved with patient-care, both in hospital, in rehabilitation, or at home.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Enteral nutrition - Parenteral nutrition - Physiology of feeding - Topical nutrients - colonic mucosa

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine - Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Section 1: The Principles

Chapter 1: Cell Biology          
Chapter 2: Physiology of Human Nutrition: Starvation and Obesity    
Chapter 3: Physiology of Digestion and Absorption: the interdependence between food and the gut    Chapter 4: Pathophysiology: Nutrition in Illness       
Chapter 5: Nutritional Support
Section 2: The Practice

Chapter 6: The Nutrition Support Team        
Chapter 7: Key Principles for Nutritional Intervention
Chapter 8: Enteral Nutrition
Chapter 9: Parenteral Feeding
Chapter 10: Nutritional Support at Home         

Section 3: Diseases That Affect Digestion, Absorption and Assimilation

Chapter 11: Permanent Intestinal Failure and the Short Bowel Syndrome   
Chapter 12: Small Bowel Transplantation        
Chapter 13: Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis       
Chapter 14: Liver Disease
Chapter 15: Renal Disease
Chapter 16: Nutrition Support in the Obese
Chapter 17: Nutritional Support in the Elderly
Elizabeth A O’Keefe

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