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Nutrition for the Hospitalized Patient
Basic Science and Principles of Practice

ISBN 9780824792923
Published January 25, 1995 by CRC Press
712 Pages

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Book Description

This work offers detailed coverage of the biochemical and metabolic framework that forms the basis for the current theory of nutrition support. It presents analyses of the practical aspects of providing nutrition to hospitalized patients, and examines nutrition support in critical care and sepsis, cancer, gastrointestinal disease, cardiac and pulmonary disease, burns, renal failure, newborns and children, pregnancy, AIDS, neurological impairment and perioperative patients.

Table of Contents

Science - carbohydrate metabolism, protein metabolism, lipid metabolism, nutrition and wound healing, nutrition and immune function, nutrition and cytokines, alternative lipids, vitamins, trace elements, amino acids, anabolic hormones in nutrition support; principles of practice - nutritional assessment, basic concepts of enteral and parenteral nutrition, total parenteral nutrition solutions, enteral formulas, vascular access techniques, enteral feeding techniques, complications of parenteral and enteral nutrition support, nutrition in critical illness and sepsis, nutrition in cancer patients, perioperative nutritional support, nutrition in gastrointestinal disease, nutrition in burns, nutrition in cardiac and pulmonary disease, nutrition in patients with renal failure, nutrition in newborn and pediatric patients, nutrition in pregnancy, metabolic and nutritional disorders in HIV-positive and AIDS patients, nutrition and the neurologically impaired patient, nutrition and aging. (Part Contents).

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"From the reviewers. . . This book should be on the shelf of every nutrition support practitioner. . .. . . .more uniquely, the book includes comprehensive chapters on nutrition and immune function, cytokines, and alternative lipids. It also has a thorough chapter on the role of anabolic hormones as an adjunct therapy in nutrition support. . ... . . .The chapters on pediatrics and neurology are especially comprehensive. This book does an excellent job of integrating research concepts with practical applications. The authors display complex information in a very readable, easy-to-understand format, which is why entire disciplinary teams of nutrition professionals will find this book comprehensive and current."
---Journal of the American Dietetic Association