Questions such as ′What is the definition of dietary fibre?′ and ′What are the types of enteral nutrition?′ are answered with refreshing clarity as the authors move from the basics of human nutrition through to the clinical needs of patients suffering various disease states, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological disorders and obesity. Special attention is given to nutrition during cancer treatment and those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Nutritionists, dietitians and other health professionals working with patients with impaired nutrition or special nutritional requirements, cardiologists and oncologists will find this a refreshing approach to an important subject. Nurses, medical students and those working in the medical nutrition industry will also find this a handy guide.
- Easy–to–follow style with questions clearly posed and evidence–based answers.
- Outlines the basics of health and nutrition before addressing individual disease states.
- Written by practitioners, for practitioners.
1 Principles of Healthy Nutrition 1Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos, Meropi Kontogianni and Evangelia Manglara
2 Nutritional Assessment 27Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos
3 Malnutrition 37Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos
4 Weight Management and Eating Disorders 45Nikolaos Katsilambros and Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos
5 Diabetes 61Nikolaos Katsilambros and Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos
6 Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases 79Meropi Kontogianni
7 Gastrointestinal Diseases 93Meropi Kontogianni
8 Renal Disease 127Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
9 Pulmonary Diseases 139Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos, Meropi Kontogianni and Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
10 Life Expectancy 143Evangelia Manglara
11 HIV/AIDS 147Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
12 Metabolic Stress 155Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos
13 Neoplastic Diseases 163Meropi Kontogianni
14 Rheumatic Diseases 171Meropi Kontogianni
15 Nutrition and Anaemias 181Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
16 Neurological and Mental Disorders 187Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
17 Enteral Nutrition 197Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
18 Parenteral Nutrition 205Kalliopi–Anna Poulia
19 Food Allergy 213Meropi Kontogianni
This is an excellent clinical guide to nutrition that I recommend to all nurses, midwives, nursing and medical students and dieticians. (Cancer Nursing Practice, 1 April 2012)
"This is an excellent clinical guide to nutrition that I recommend to all nurses, midwives, nursing and medical students and dieticians." (Nursing Standard, 11 January 2012)