Morbid Obesity in Adolescents

Conservative Treatment and Surgical Approaches

Editors: Widhalm, Kurt, Prager, Gerhard (Eds.)

  • Covers the entire range of adolescent obesity management from diagnosis to long-term treatment
  • Establishes guidelines and standards for the use of bariatric procedures
  • With contributions by international experts
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As the worldwide prevalence of morbid obesity among adolescents continues to rise, recent years have seen a large increase in the performance of adolescent bariatric surgery. While surgical intervention often becomes necessary when conservative weight-loss therapies have failed, no standards regarding the post-operative regimen and long-term management of adolescent patients have been established. Thus, the treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities requires a multidisciplinary approach, taking into account epidemiological, clinical, nutritional and genetic aspects of morbid obesity in the pediatric age group.

This volume discusses both conventional therapy and surgical options for morbid obesity in the pediatric age group. In the first part, obesity-related diseases, genetics and psychological factors are analyzed. The second part focuses on current bariatric surgery procedures, including dietary restrictions and guidelines to prevent nutritional deficiencies common after surgery. Therefore, the book will prove an invaluable resource for pediatricians, surgeons, nutritionists, dieticians and all other health professionals who treat adolescent obesity.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Paediatric Body Composition Measurement Techniques in Morbidly Obese Patients

    Tosi, Caterina (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Insulin Resistance in the Morbidly Obese Adolescent

    Weiss, Ram

    Pages 7-14

  • Inflammation as a Trigger for Insulin Resistance and Cardiometabolic Disease

    Stulnig, Thomas M.

    Pages 15-20

  • Inpatient Lifestyle Interventions to Treat Childhood Obesity

    Siegfried, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 21-26

  • Conservative Treatment for Morbidly Obese Adolescents: The German Experience

    Egmond-Fröhlich, Andreas

    Pages 27-39

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eBook $149.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-0967-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1952-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morbid Obesity in Adolescents
Book Subtitle
Conservative Treatment and Surgical Approaches
Editors
  • Kurt Widhalm
  • Gerhard Prager
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0968-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0968-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0967-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1952-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations
Topics