The Practical Handbook of Nutrition in Clinical Practice is an excellent supplement to standard textbooks in nutrition support and a must-have reference for those with an interest in this area. The text reviews nutrition assessment techniques from the very basic to the latest research methods. The areas of malnutrition and refeeding are explored as are overnutrition and obesity. Enteral access techniques and enteral nutrition are expertly covered. The history and current practice of total parenteral nutrition are discussed by one of the modern-day developers of this lifesaving technique. The role of managed care in nutrition is a timely chapter with current health care reform in mind. Nutritional immunology, nutrition in renal disease, nutrition fraud and ethical issues in nutrition support, along with nutrition support in short bowel syndrome and the surgical patient, are all discussed in detail.
Nutritional Assessment: The High Tech and Low Tech Tour (D.F. Kirby and M.H. DeLegge).
Understanding Malnutrition and Refeeding Syndrome (A. Foxx-Orenstein and D.F. Kirby).
Overnutrition and Obesity Management (C.M. Apovian and G.L. Jensen).
Characteristics of the Obesity Syndromes.
Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease: An Overview (G.G. Ginsberg and T.O. Lipman).
Nutrition and the Immune System (D.L. Dent, B. Langkamp-Henken, and K.A. Kudsk).
Enteral Nutrition: The Challenge of Access (D.F. Kirby and M.H. DeLegge).
Pull Technique of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.
Push Technique of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.
Introducer (Russell) Technique of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy.
VERSA-PEG Technique of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy.
PEG/J Technique of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrojejunostomy.
Enteral Feeding: Methods of Delivery, Formula Selection, and Complications (M.H. DeLegge and D.F. Kirby).
Total Parenteral Nutrition (S.J. Dudrick and R. Latifi).
Nutrition in Surgical Patients (R. Latifi and S.J. Dudrick).
Care Management Development (R.S. Moore).
Nutrition and Renal Disease (M.H. DeLegge and D.F. Kirby).
Management of Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome (S.J. Dudrick and R. Latifi).
Diet and Cancer Prevention: Puzzles Yet Unsolved (W.L. Banks, Jr. and R.B. Brandt).
Nutrition Quackery-Facts and Fraud and Practical Counseling Advice (D.F. Kirby and J.V. Starkey).
Consumer Nutrition Hotline.
An Ethical and Legal Analysis of Enteral Nutrition (K.N. Swisher and K.B. Miller).
Foods of the Future: What Will We Be Eating in the Next Century? (J.F. Borzelleca).