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Clinical Paediatric Dietetics, 2nd Edition

Clinical Paediatric Dietetics, 2nd Edition

Vanessa Shaw (Editor), Margaret Lawson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-68010-0 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 480 Pages




This standard work for practising dietitians and students has been revised to reflect the growing importance of nutritional support in many paediatric conditions and the numerous advances which have occurred since the first edition was published in 1994. Fully comprehensive and covering all disorders of the body systems relating to nutrition, it includes enteral and parenteral feeding, the nutrition and feeding of premature infants, diseases of organ systems, lipid disorders, nutrition for children with feeding difficulties, burns, obesity and failure to thrive.

The second edition has expanded the range of disorders and treatments described, with additional information on nutritional assessment, inborn errors of metabolism, food allergy and intolerance, immunodeficiency syndromes and gastroenterology. Arranged under headings of disorders of organ systems rather than type of diet, and with much information presented in tabular form, the manual is easy to use. Dietary restrictions due either to customs, religious beliefs or environmental conditions which may affect the nutritional adequacy of the diet of the growing child are also discussed.

Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Principles of paediatric dietetics; Provision of milk formula and diet service; Enteral feeding; Parenteral feeding: The premature infant; The Gastrointestinal tract; Anatomical abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract; The liver and pancreas; Diabetes mellitus; Cystic fibrosis; The kidney; The cardiothoracic system; The immune system; Ketogenic diet for epilepsy; Defects of amino acid metabolism; Defects of carbohydrate metabolism; Defects of B-oxidation; Lipid disorders; Refsum's disease; Adrenoleukodystrophy; Nutrition in cancer; Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; Obesity; Epidermolysis bullosa; Burns; Nutrition for children with feeding difficulties; Failure to thrive; Children from the ethnic minorities and those following cultural diets; Appendices; Index.

  • Edited by leading experts at Great Ormond Street, which is recognised as an international centre, with contributions from leading paediatricdietitians
  • Officially supported by the British Dietetic Association
  • The standard work covering all diseases relating to diet which affects children
  • Deals with all the latest topics including nutritional support, HIV and AIDS, and food allergic disorders
  • Indispensable reference for all dietitians