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The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity

Youdim, Adrienne (Ed.)

2015, I, 299 p. 24 illus., 18 illus. in color.

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  • Comprehensive text that offers a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and natural history of obesity
  • Practical, state-of-the-art clinical guidance on diagnosing and treating the obese patient 
  • Covers diet and exercise, pharmacotherapy and surgical aspects of treatment

Presenting detailed information on treatment of the obese patient, this handy, concise title is designed not only to educate practitioners about obesity but, most importantly, to provide practical strategies in the comprehensive approach to treating this disease.  Replete with bulleted lists and tables for easy referencing, this unique reference provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and natural history of obesity as well as a thorough review of available treatment options.  The book’s early chapters discuss the disease of obesity, its corresponding health burden on individuals and society, the psychosocial morbidity and effect of weight loss.  Later practical, treatment-centered chapters include dietary and lifestyle strategies for weight loss, writing an exercise prescription, pharmacologic approaches, perioperative care of the surgical patient, and complications of weight loss surgery, to name just several.  An indispensable, easy-to-read resource for all health professionals interested in obesity diagnosis and treatment, The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity is a significant contribution to the literature that will be of value to all physicians, with particular appeal to internal medicine and primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and any practitioner who wishes to learn the up to date treatment strategies for the obese patient.


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Diabetes - Heart disease - Obesity - anxiety - body image - depression - eating disorders - psychosocial

Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Internal Medicine - Medicine

Table of contents 


Chapter 1. The Disease of Obesity
Chapter 2. The Health Burden of Obesity
Chapter 3. Psychosocial Morbidity and the Effect of Weight Loss

Chapter 4. Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Weight Loss

Chapter 5. Physical Activity and Writing an Exercise Prescription

Chapter 6. The Doctor’s Tool Kit: Pharmacotherapy for the Patient with Obesity

Chapter 7. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Procedures and Outcomes
Chapter 8. Sleeve Gastrectomy: Indications, Procedure and Outcomes

Chapter 9. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Procedures and Outcomes

Chapter 10. Perioperative Care of the Surgical Patient

Chapter 11. Complications of Weight Loss Surgery





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