Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease

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Alan Buchman
SLACK, 2006 - Medical - 674 pages

Nutrition has been identified as one of the most neglected, but important aspects of gastroenterology. Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease covers all of the vital aspects of nutrition and serves as the definitive resource on this topic.

Dr. Alan Buchman has teamed up with more than 70 world renowned leaders in the field to provide today’s professional specializing in gastrointestinal disease with a practical guide that examines and explains the necessary elements and principles of nutrition. With more than 100 images and 180 tables, Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease contains essential information to optimally and successfully manage pediatric and adult patients.

Some Topics Covered Include:

• Nutritional assessment
• Nutrition in critical care
• Nutritional support
• Management of intestinal failure
• Obesity
• Pediatrics
• Probiotics
• Nutrient absorption
• Metabolism
• Home care

Some Gastrointestinal Diseases Covered Include:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Colon cancer
• Pancreatititis
• Heptatic failure
• Celiac sprue

Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease delivers the latest information in a comprehensive and well-organized format that is perfect for gastroenterologists, general surgeons, and general internists looking to increase their knowledge of clinical nutrition. The extensive use of images, graphs, and tables compliments the text and makes this one of the most authoritative and thorough books on gastrointestinal disease currently on the market.

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About the author (2006)

Alan L. Buchman, MD, MSPH is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He began his training in nutrition and gastroenterology under his mentor Dr. Marvin Ament at UCLA, where he completed his master's degree in nutrition and a fellowship in clinical nutrition. Following his gastroenterology fellowship at Emory University, Dr. Buchman served on the faculties of the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Houston Medical School prior to moving to Northwestern, where he is the Medical Director of the Northwestern Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Northwestern Intestinal Rehabilitation Centers. He is recognized as an international authority on intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition in gastrointestinal disease.

Dr. Buchman's nearly 200 contributions to the medical literature have served to advance the field in these arenas. He has served on many peer-reviewed journal editorial boards, and has had leadership positions on numerous national committees, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the American Federation for Clinical Research, and the United States Food and Drug Administration.

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