Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Diseases and Developmental Disorders: Prevention, assessment, and treatment PDF ebook Free
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By Shirley Walberg Ekvall (Editor), Valli K. Ekvall (Editor)
- Hardcover:560 pages
- Publisher:Oxford University Press; 2 edition (March 3, 2005)
Nutrition is in the news nowadays and is also the focus of government action. The Healthy People 2010 National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives provide action strategies to improve nutrition for the nation. The Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health and the Surgeon General’s Report: Children with Special Health Care Needs Cam- paign both verified the need for better nutrition through early intervention, particularly for chil- dren with special health-care needs. They follow up Public Law 99-457, which underscores the importance of early intervention and identifies the need for family-centered care and community-based care to reduce nutrition problems and their related cost in our society. Sev- eral interdisciplinary national workshops/short courses have been convened to make other dis- ciplines aware of the impact of nutrition on chronic diseases and developmental disorders. The growing recognition of the importance of nutrition has been enhanced by the ongoing feder- ally sponsored Center for Disease Control growth charts following the earlier NHANES studies. The second edition of this book spans the void between nutrition research and its practical application to children with chronic diseases and developmental disorders. It is completely rewritten, systematically organized, and user-friendly. All chapters are written by M.D.s and Ph.D.s. The book covers numerous chronic diseases and developmental disorders, including inborn errors of metabolism. New topics such as botanicals, probiotics, sports nutrition, ge- netics, and vegetarianism are included in this edition. Each chapter describes the current status of research on the role of nutrition in develop- mental disorders and chronic diseases of children and helps translate this research into clini- cal practice. The main focus is on treatment, with the goal of helping children who have spe- cial health-care needs to develop their potential. Techniques of assessment (including behavior) and prevention for persons of all ages are addressed. Many behavioral problems such as autism, attention deficit hypersensitivity disorder, and obesity disorders have been increasingly referred to nutritionists in the past 10 years. Teamwork is required for these very complex problems and is emphasized in this book. All the disease chapters are consistently organized to cover biochemical and/or clinical ab- normalities, techniques in nutrition evaluation or diagnosis, nutritional treatment or manage- ment, and follow-up procedures. Part I stresses preventive techniques in assessing and avert- ing diseases and other high-risk problems. Resource materials and quality assurance standards in nutrition also are addressed. Part II deals with nutrition in chronic diseases and develop- mental disorders. Part III describes inborn errors of metabolism and provides methods of di- agnosis and nutritional therapy. This book should continue to be a valuable reference for pediatricians, nutritionists, dieti- tians, psychologists, family practitioners, pediatric residents, medical students, nutrition stu- dents, nursing students, and other allied health personnel. We hope that its use will help im- prove the nutritional status of children with special health-care needs and will stimulate more research in this field.