Treatment of the Obese Patient

Editors: Kushner, Robert F., Bessesen, Daniel H. (Eds.)

  • Evidence-based, state-of-the-art update on the physiological control of body weight and the pathophysiology of obesity
  • Authoritative, practical advice on a full range of issues central to clinical management of obesity
  • Written by a panel of highly acclaimed experts
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About this book

This is a timely and informative updated edition for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. Similar to the well-reviewed first edition, this updated title is directed toward individuals who wish to read further about targeted topics, rather than find an introduction to the field. This second edition again provides insights into recent scientific advances in obesity research and provides the most up-to-date instruction about current treatment issues and strategies for both adults and children. While several of the chapters are no longer relevant from the first edition, other topics have emerged as interesting and current. This edition will keep the two-section format of Physiology and Pathophysiology and Clinical Management, but it increases the first section to 10 chapters and reduces the second section to 12 chapters. The plan is to keep this edition in the range of about 350 to 400, maximum, printed pages. The volume is again divided into two parts. Part 1 covers new discoveries in the physiological control of body weight, as well as the pathophysiology of obesity. Expert authors discuss pathways that control food intake, energy expenditure and peripheral nutrient metabolism, including a look at the emerging evidence of the role of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ. Part 2 covers all the key issues central to clinical management, including recent developments in the epidemiology of obesity, assessment of the obese patient, behavioral strategies in weight management, dietary modification as a weight management strategy, physical activity as a weight management strategy, weight loss drugs, surgical approaches to obesity and other important clinical topics. An essential, practical text that sorts, synthesizes and interprets the latest information on obesity-related topics, this second edition will be an essential resource for clinical endocrinologists and other health care providers across a broad spectrum of specialties.

About the authors

An internationally recognized expert in the care of overweight and obese patients, Dr. Kushner helps patients manage their weight with state-of-the art approaches including diet, exercise, behavioral change, pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery. He is past President of The Obesity Society (TOS), the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). Dr. Kushner serves on the editorial boards of two prominent journals, Obesity and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. He has authored numerous articles, reviews, books and book chapters. Among his recent books are Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Toolkit, the American Medical Association’s Assessment and Management of Obesity, Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet, Treatment of the Obese Patient and Fitness Unleashed: A Dog and Owner’s Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This update of a 2007 book on the clinical management of obese patients incorporates some of the recent discoveries and medical therapies. The purpose is to address the physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of obesity. It is written for healthcare practitioners in all specialties who care for these patients.” (Meltem Zeytinoglu, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Neuroregulation of Appetite

    Reizes, Ofer (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Reward, Reinforcement, and Impulsivity in Obesity

    Verdejo-Garcia, Antonio

    Pages 23-35

  • Gut Peptides

    Vakilgilani, Tannaz (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Critical Importance of the Perinatal Period in the Development of Obesity

    Baker, Peter R. (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • Gut Microbiome and Obesity

    Flint, Harry J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-82

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Treatment of the Obese Patient
Editors
  • Robert F. Kushner
  • Daniel H. Bessesen
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1203-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1203-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1202-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5520-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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