Mar 162014
 

Nutrition in Kidney Disease (Nutrition and Health)


Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Second Edition addresses  the relationships between nutrition and (1) normal kidney function and disease, (2) the progressiveness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and strategies to prevent further compromise, and (3) the treatment and management of kidney failure especially during medical crises, such as acute kidney injury and its consequent nutritional therapies (e.g., enteral and parenteral nutrition).   Demographic patterns, trends and outcomes in the current health care systems are explored in the United States and abroad.  Disease prevention and management are presented over the entire lifespan, beginning with pregnancy, followed by infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, concluding with the elder years.  Foundations for clinical practice are established by devoting a complete section towards conducting a comprehensive nutritional assessment, comprising of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, physical parameters and psychosocial concerns unique to the kidney disease population.  Nutritional therapy is also discussed across the spectrum of kidney disease, and pertinent aspects critical to successful management of disorders and conditions, such as bone disease, obesity, and nephrotic syndrome are explored.

Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Second edition highlights cutting edge research in regards to exercise and functional outcomes, malnutrition and the inflammatory response, experimental therapies, and the use of complementary and alternative medicine, with a special emphasis on relevant preventative strategies. 

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Feb 262014
 

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, 13th Edition


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By (author): Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer, Ellie Whitney

Ideal for both non-majors and mixed-majors, NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES provides practical applications and accessible explanations to dispel common misconceptions about nutrition and empower readers to make lasting behavior changes. Do pregnant women really crave pickles and ice cream? Are carbohydrates good or bad? These and many more topics are explored in NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES. The Thirteenth Edition of this text dispels common misconceptions about nutrition, and equips you with a thorough understanding of important nutrition concepts and tools that empower you to make informed decisions about your own nutrition choices. Known for its clear explanations that show you how topics relate to your life, the text provides the basics of nutrition–from how to be a good consumer to understanding the science of nutrition–and is packed with interactive learning tools and study aids to help you in your course. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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Feb 062014
 

Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, Fourth Edition (Food Science and Technology)


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The accelerated globalization of the food supply, coupled with toughening government standards, is putting global food production, distribution, and retail industries under a high-intensity spotlight. High-publicity cases about foodborne illnesses over recent years have heightened public awareness of food safety issues, and momentum has been building to find new ways to detect and identify foodborne pathogens and eliminate food-related infections and intoxications. This extensively revised 4e covers how the incidence and impact of foodborne diseases is determined, foodborne intoxications with an introduction noting common features among these diseases and control measures that are applicable before and after the basic foodstuff is harvested.

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Oct 282013
 

Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set, Second Edition


This Second Edition is a thorough revision and 20% expansion of the 1998 release, reflecting the continuing scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. Now a four-volume set, nearly 300 articles with concise, up-to-date information are complemented by an award-winning indexing system. Included is expanded coverage of epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, clinical nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders. Virtually everyone will find the Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition an easy-to-use resource making it an ideal reference choice for both the professional and the non-professional alike.

Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.

FEATURES OF SECOND PRINT EDITION
* Now a four-volume set with over 250 articles
* Expanded coverage of epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, and gastrointestinal disorders, among other topics

ONLINE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITIES
* Browse the whole work by volume, authors or article titles
* Full and extensive subject index can be searched or browsed online, and takes you directly to the indexed paragraph, section, figure or table
* Basic and advanced search functionality across the entire work or by specific volume
* Users can build, save and re-run seraches, as well as combine saved searches
* Extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking from biliographic references to primary-source material, increasing the scope of your research rapidly and effectively
* All articles available as full-text HTML files, or as PDF files that can be viewed, downloaded or printed in their original format

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Oct 012013
 

Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition


The role of nutrition in improving quality of life and combating disease is undeniable ? and researchers from different disciplines are bringing their perspectives to bear on this fundamental topic.

The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, is a thorough revision of the previous award-winning version and reflects the scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. It presents the latest understanding on a wide range of nutrition-related topics including food safety, weight management, vitamins, bioengineering of foods, plant based diet and raw foods among others. New articles on organic food, biofortification, nutritional labeling and the effect of religious customs on diet, among many others, reflect the dedication to currency in this revision.  It not only contains the most current and thorough information available on the topic, but also contains broader cross-referencing on emerging opportunities for potential treatment and prevention of diseases. An ideal starting point for scientific research, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, continues to provide authoritative information in an accessible format, making this complex discipline available to readers at both the professional and non-professional level.

  • Selected for inclusion in Doody’s Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries
  • Approximately 30% new content ensures readers have the latest research information
  • Extensive cross-referencing provides key connections between topics in this multidisciplinary field
  • Presents current information on relationships between disease and nutrition
  • Covers thoroughly topics ranging from nutrient biochemistry and function to clinical nutrition and the epidemiology of diet, health and disease.
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Oct 012013
 

Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Neonatology Questions and Controversies: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2e (Neonatology: Questions & Controversies)


By (author): Josef Neu MD

Gastroenterology and Nutrition, a volume in Dr. Polin’s Neonatology: Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest neonatal gastroenterologic and nutritional challenges you face in your practice. This medical reference book will help you provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances.

  • Reconsider how you handle difficult practice issues with coverage that addresses these topics head on and offers opinions from the leading experts in the field, supported by evidence whenever possible.
  • Find information quickly and easily with a consistent chapter organization.
  • Get the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who have the inside track on new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Purchase each volume individually, or get the entire 6-volume set, which includes online access that allows you to search across all titles!
  • Stay current in practice with coverage on what the controversies are and where the field is moving in terms of basic intestinal development and nutritional requirements for the neonate.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com.
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Oct 012013
 

Nutritional Management of Renal Disease, Third Edition


This translational text offers in-depth reviews of the metabolic and nutritional disorders that are prevalent in patients with renal disease. Chapter topics address the growing epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Each chapter integrates basic and clinical approaches, from cell biology and genetics to diagnosis, patient management and treatment. Chapters in sections 4-7 include new illustrative case reports, and all chapters emphasize key concepts with chapter-ending summaries. New features also include the latest National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nutrition in Chronic Renal Failure, the most recent scientific discoveries and the latest techniques for assessing nutritional status in renal disease, and literature reviews on patients who receive continuous veno-venous hemofiltration with or without dialysis.

  • Provides a common language for nephrologists, nutritionists, endocrinologists, and other interested physicians to discuss the underlying research and translation of best practices for the nutritional management and prevention of renal disease
  • Saves clinicians and researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on nutritional practice as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles.
  • Correct diagnosis (and therefore correct treatment) of renal, metabolic, and nutritional disorders depends on a strong understanding of the molecular basis for the disease – both nephrologists and nutritionists will benefit
  • Nephrologists and nutritionists will gain insight into which treatments, medications, and diets to use based on the history, progression, and genetic make-up of a patient
  • Case Reports will offer an added resource for fellows, nutritionists, and dieticians who need a refresher course
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Sep 032013
 

Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill Patient: A Guide to Practice


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Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill Patient: A Guide to Practice provides state-of-the-art practices and key principles of nutrition support through evidence-based medicine.

Following a review of the metabolic alterations that occur during critical illness, this book discusses the nutrient requirements of critically ill patients as well as their needs for specialized nutrients. It covers issues surrounding the delivery of nutrition support to the critically ill, outlines the unique nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle, and describes the special considerations for the diseases and complications that can occur in critically ill patients. The text concludes with professional issues, such as ethical and economic considerations, as well as an extensive list of current references, protocols, tables, figures, and case studies

This practical reference is written by a distinguished panel of authors who continue to commit their careers to the nutritional support of critically ill patients. It is designed for all critical care practitioners, including physicians, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists.
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Jul 232013
 

Pocket Atlas of Nutrition (Flexibook)


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By (author): Hans Konrad Biesalski

With obesity and diabetes assuming alarming epidemic proportions, diet and nutrition are in the spotlight more than ever before. It has never been more important for health care professionals to be well informed, not only about the latest developments, but also about the scientific facts. The Pocket Atlas of Nutrition is an accessible guide to all aspects of nutrition, from basic chemistry to the most recent dietary guidelines.

Includes:

– More than 150 easy-to-understand, full-color plates

– A comprehensive list of nutrients, including for each its composition, effect, function, occurrence and daily requirements, as well as recommended intake

– An extensive listing of all vitamins, minerals, trace elements as well as non-nutritive substances with their function and interaction

– Accessible discussions of special diets as well as nutritional recommendations for various medical conditions and throughout the life course, e.g. for pregnant women or athletes

– Up-to-date coverage of food-related diseases, including BSE, genetically modified foods, food quality, food allergies, and functional foods

We are bombarded by new information and claims about nutrition every day. The Pocket Atlas of Nutrition — concise, practical, and designed for quick reference — is an ideal basic guide for professionals and interested lay readers alike.

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