The last decade has seen an explosion of medical information in regards to the nutrition care and management of children. While nutritional therapies have expanded, the treatment choices have become increasingly complex.
This exciting title addresses the extensive amount of information available to practitioners in a concise, accessible fashion via a series of algorithms. It focuses on the normal growing healthy child from birth through adolescence, covering common pediatric diseases and disorders through a series of flows charts which outline step-by-step nutritional processes for pediatric patients. The highly visual format of the book allows the practitioner to make rapid, evidence based choices.
- Unique algorithm approach to the largest dietetic specialism
- Highly visual approach allows quick decision making
- All algorithms and text built on evidence-based research
- Covers the pediatric phase from birth to adolescence
- Includes common childhood diseases and disorders
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This fully updated and expanded third edition is a reference guide on nutrition and its clinical implications for health and disease through the life-cycle. The book endeavors to address the needs of those who would most benefit from up-to-date information on recent advances in the field of nutrition. Written by experts in the field, chapters cover a diverse range of nutritional areas that present a succinct overview of recent thinking and discoveries that have the greatest capacity to aid physicians and other healthcare professionals in improving the nutritional health of their clients. The text is divided into eight parts. Part one and two address the nutrient requirements and special nutrition-related issues for people across all stages of the lifespan―from pregnancy and infancy through the adolescent years to the older adult years. Part three summarizes the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of chronic conditions frequently seen in clinical practice, including obesity, diabetes, bone disorders, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. Part four describes different dietary patterns (the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, the vegetarian diet, and the ketogenic diet). Part five describes nutrition challenges specific to surgery and several different acute diseases and disorders (gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy and intolerance, diseases of the liver and pancreas, kidney disease, eating disorders, bariatric surgery, sarcopenia, and drug interactions with food). Part six looks at different aspects of the diet (coffee, tea, dietary fat, dietary sugars, energy drinks, alcohol, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and the gut microbiome). Part seven examines a range of factors that influence dietary health decisions (creating nutritional behavior change, methods for assessing nutritional status, Dietary Reference Intakes, an overview of the diet and food guides, food labels, and sources of nutrients). Finally, part eight looks at dietary supplements (including the problem of dishonest marketing) and false and misleading information in the area of nutrition. The growing nutritional impact of COVID-19 is discussed throughout the book where appropriate.
Nutrition Guide for Physicians and Related Healthcare Professions Third Edition serves as a comprehensive guide that is organized by age/lifespan, nutrition therapy in relation to chronic disease and COVID, diet and its role in prevention, dietary requirements and recommendations, and influencing health decisions for the patient. It is a valuable resource of practical and easy-to-access information on nutrition for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others in their daily practice.
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Sarcopenia—the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with advancing age—is a major health challenge, particularly in North America, Europe, and Japan, which have large aging populations. This compendium volume is a valuable addition to the existing literature, providing state-of-the-art information on the most effective prevention and treatment options. Included are research articles on nutrition management and the prevention of sarcopenia; protein therapy for sarcopenia; effect of exercise on sarcopenia; and other therapeutic strategies, including antioxidants and steroids.
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Get all the basics on fluids and electrolytes, with the newest edition of the one-and-only Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy!
Backed by plenty of real-world examples, this popular guide is full of clear definitions, practical patient care info, and on-the-job how-to. Humor, illustrations, and a fun and easygoing style make it the most enjoyable way to absorb the science, concepts and real-world patient care skills. Gain the fluids and electrolytes knowledge and skills you need—in an incredibly easy way!
Get the lowdown on fluids and electrolytes, with. . .
• NEW! All content fully updated
• Easy-to-follow definitions for fluid-related concepts
• Science of fluids and electrolytes offered in clear terms, as they relate to patient care
• Fluid types and fluid movements in different body systems
• How hormones and other elements affect fluid balance, losses and gains
• Nurse Joy and Nurse Jake explain key concepts in clear terms, offer important care reminders, and keep it light
• Plenty of patient care examples, including common fluids-related diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment
• Four easy sections:
o Balancing Basics – Balancing fluids; balancing electrolytes; balancing acids and bases
o Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances – Imbalances in: fluids; sodium; potassium; magnesium: calcium; phosphorus; chloride; and acids and bases
o Disorders that Cause Imbalances – Heat-related illnesses; heart failure; respiratory failure; excessive GI fluid loss; acute pancreatitis; renal failure and burns
o Treating Imbalances – IV fluid replacement; total parenteral nutrition
• Fun drawings and cartoons make skills and concepts easy to remember
• Plenty of quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts offer key info
• Great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their fluids and electrolytes knowledge
• Illustrated features in each chapter include:
o Memory joggers – Simple tricks for remembering crucial info
o Caution – Danger signs and symptoms, so you can recognize trouble right away
o It’s not working – Alternative interventions, for when patient outcomes are not what you expected o Chart smart – Critical items you need to document
o Teaching points – Clear patient-teaching tips to help your patients prevent recurrence of the problem
o Ages and stages – Common fluid and electrolyte issues to watch for in very young and elderly patients
o Just the facts – Brief outline of content at start of every chapter
o Quick Quiz – NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter
o That’s a wrap! – Summary at end of every chapter
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Human Growth and Development, Third Edition provides a comprehensive volume covering the biology of human growth and the genetic, endocrine, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic factors that contribute towards its full expression. Human Growth and Development continues to be a valuable resource for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. For the new edition, updates are made to all fourteen of the “core chapters” of the book which form the essential reading for a comprehensive understanding of human growth and development. Additionally, new special topics are covered including the interpretation of recently found sub-adult fossils that expand our understanding of the evolution of human growth and a discussion of the early pattern of growth and development as the developmental origins of risk for non-communicable diseases of adulthood.
Human Growth and Development, Third Edition includes contributions from the well-known experts in the field and is the most reputable, comprehensive resource available.
- New chapters include the impact of physical activity across childhood and adolescence, information on the evolution of the human growth pattern and the contribution of epigenetics to our understanding of human growth
- Offers the necessary tools to connect human development data with predictive medicine
- Provides extensive depth on content in the form of easily digestible lecture length chapters
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Chinese Dietary Therapy is one of the pillars of Chinese medicine and has a large role to play in health. This comprehensive book allows practitioners to add this important element to their paediatric practice and to advise parents on positive food choices for their children.
With childhood allergies, asthma, ADHD, obesity and childhood diabetes on the rise, this indispensable resource provides advice on using food as medicine for particular common ailments – such as chronic coughs, colds, stomach aches and constipation. It describes how to use food to prevent illness in children and for long-term health benefits, with a focus on strengthening digestion for a resilient immune system. It also demonstrates how diet can bring the body closer to a state of balance by living in accordance with seasons and the world around us, and listening to the body’s intuitions.
Focusing on the pivotal role of digestion in a resilient and better immune system for optimal health, Treating Children with Chinese Dietary Therapy gives practitioners of Chinese medicine a resource to bring this ancient awareness to today’s parents.
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