BASICS  IN CLINICAL NUTRITION

 

Preface by Simon Allison, ESPEN Chairman

As chairman of ESPEN I would like to thank all those who have contributed to this ESPEN Course book particularly its Editor in Chief Lubosˇ Sobotka.

 

Lack of nutritional education among doctors and nurses is one of the main barriers to improving the nutritional care of patient.

 

 It is one of ESPEN’s main goals to remedy this situation and thereby raise standards of nutritional care.

 

This book which developed from the syllabus of our Basic Course will be improved and revised each year as a basis for all ESPEN’s educational activities, making it relevant to all countries in Europe but also world wide.

 

 It is aimed mainly at the problem of disease related malnutrition but contains principles, which are more generally applicable.

 

Please let us have your criticism and suggestions so that we can make it more and more relevant to your needs.

Simon P. Allison

 

 

Basics in Clinical Nutrition, by Lubosˇ Sobotka (editor)

 

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Galen CZ at mailto:galen@galen.cz

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About the book

BASICS IN CLINICAL NUTRITION

Edited for ESPEN Courses - Second Edition

Editor-in-Chief

Lubosˇ Sobotka

Associate Editors

Simon P. Allison

Peter Fürst

Rémy Meier

Marek Pertkiewicz

Peter B. Soeters

Zeno Stanga

    

 This exciting book is a useful practical guide for all those involved in the nutritional care of patients. It allows reader to receive basic information in the field of clinical nutrition as well as the latest scientific knowledge and clinical experience of all contributors. It is aimed mainly at the problem of disease related malnutrition but contains principles, which are more gene-rally applicable.

 

     The book is written by lecturers on ESPEN courses, particularly the ESPEN Basic Course and it is basis for all ESPEN’s educational activities, making it relevant to all countries in Europe but also world wide.

Paperback - 300 pages, 38 figures, 77 tables

ISBN 80-7262-070-3 - December 2000

 

CONTENTS-KEY TOPICS

 

* Malnutrition

* Substrates used for parenteral and enteral nutrition

* Enteral nutrition

* Parenteral nutrition

* Monitoring of nutritional support

* Disease oriented nutritional support

* Complications of nutritional support

·          Organization of nutritional support

 

CONTENTS

       Preface

1.    Introduction

2.    Malnutrition

2.1. Prevalence of Malnutrition

2.2. Simple starvation         

2.3. Stress starvation

2.4. Influence of malnutrition on physiological function

2.5. Malnutrition and the reaction to acute illness or trauma

2.6. Diagnosis of malnutrition. Screening and assessment

3.    Substrates used in parenteral and enteral nutrition

3.1. Energy

3.2. Carbohydrates

3.3. Lipids

3.4. Proteins and amino acids

3.5. Water and electrolytes

3.6. Trace elements and vitamins in parenteral and enteral nutrition

3.7. Fibre and short chain fatty acids

3.8. Role of antioxidants in nutritional support

4.    Nutritional support

4.1. Enteral nutrition

4.2. Parenteral nutrition

5.    Monitoring of nutritional support

6.    Organization of nutritional support

6.1. Ethical and legal aspects

6.2. Organization of nutritional care

7.    Nutritional support in different clinical situations

7.1. Nutritional support in severe malnutrition

7.2. Perioperative nutrition

7.3.   Nutritional support in critically ill patients

7.4.   Nutritional support in inflammatory bowel disease

7.5.   Nutritional support in liver disease

7.6.   Nutritional support in renal disease

7.7.   Nutrition in cardiac and pulmonary diseases

7.8.   Nutritional support in acute and chronic pancreatitis

7.9.   Nutrition support in GI Woolrich fistulas

7.10. Nutritional support in extensive gut resections (short bowel)

7.11. Nutritional support in the diabetic patient

7.12. Nutrition in the elderly

7.13. Nutritional support in burn patients

7.14. Nutritional support in cancer

7.15. Nutritional support in AIDS

7.16. Nutritional support in paediatrics

7.17. Nutritional support during pregnancy

7.18. Home artificial nutrition

         Index