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Optimizing Metabolic Status for the Hospitalized Patient
The Role of Macro- and Micronutrition on Disease Management

ISBN 9781138610880
Published August 26, 2022 by CRC Press
424 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is a guide for clinicians seeking to use metabolic approaches in the care of hospitalized patients. Since a nutritional component exists for practically any disease process managed, it is important to properly address the macro- and micronutrient issues that can help facilitate a favourable clinical outcome.

Metabolic medicine is a newly recognized speciality that applies proven nutritional approaches to support hospitalized patients within existing standards of care. Optimizing Metabolic Status for the Hospitalized Patient: The Role of Macro- and Micronutrition on Disease Management addresses the gap of nutrition knowledge among physicians who generally care for patients without addressing the nutritional and metabolic perspective.


  • State-of-the-art guidelines for practicing metabolic medicine in the hospital setting
  • “Hands on” guide for day-to-day metabolic management of hospitalized patients
  • Personal insights from one of the field’s leading practitioners, drawing upon decades of experience
  • Historical reviews of key scientific developments

This book is written by Dr Michael M. Rothkopf, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School. Dr Rothkopf founded the Metabolic Medicine Center at Morristown Medical Center and is the current Metabolic Medicine Consultant for the Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Cardiac Surgery and Wound Care Programs at RWJBH/Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

This book is directed at the physician level of hospital care. It provides value to a broad range of physicians regardless of their medical specialty or subspecialty. It will also be useful for medical students and resident physicians in training as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in hospital settings.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Metabolic Medicine

Chapter 2. A Brief History of Nutritional Medicine and the Emergence of Nutrition as a Medical Subspecialty

Chapter 3. An Abbreviated History of Nutritional Support

Chapter 4. Overview of the Metabolic Practices

Chapter 5. Hospital Resources

Chapter 6. The Initial Metabolic Medicine Hospital Consult

Chapter 7. The Nutrition-Focused History and Physical Examination (NFPE) in Malnutrition

Chapter 8. Metabolic Laboratory Data

Chapter 9. The Metabolic Cart

Chapter 10. Preparing the Malnourished Patient for TPN

Chapter 11. Parenteral Nutrition Components, Admixture and Administration

Chapter 12. Writing the Initial Parenteral Nutrition Order

Chapter 13. The Follow-up Metabolic Hospital Consultation

Chapter 14. Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in Critical Illness

Chapter 15. Tube Feedings Formulas and Methods

Chapter 16. Oral Nutritional Supplements and Appetite Stimulation Therapy 

Chapter 17. Transitioning the Nutritional Support Patient to Homecare

Chapter 18. The Metabolic Post-Operative Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Dr. Michael Rothkopf’s career represents the balance of compassionate patient care, medical foresight and technological innovation. His clinical efforts have directly touched thousands of patients. He has contributed to important developments in medical nutrition, homecare therapeutics and medical technology. He holds four patents, has written more than 100 scientific publications and three medical textbooks. He is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of successful medical ventures. Dr. Rothkopf is currently the Director of Metabolic Medicine at Morristown Medical Center and President of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.

Jennifer C. Johnson is a Professor of Writing Studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She hold degrees in English, Spanish, and Molecular Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. Her teaching centers on science and business writing and technical writing and research skills, but she also has a background in world literatures and cultures. She is the co-author of one science book and has edited several other science and literature books. She is currently the chair of the Professional Writing Minor at Montclair State University.