A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management and Obesity

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Overview

This handy, practical guide provides clinicians with a comprehensive approach to the medical management of overweight children and adolescents. Coverage begins with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and developmental aspects of child and adolescent obesity and a guide to evaluation of obese children. Subsequent chapters address respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal, renal, and neurologic complications and comorbid conditions as well as mental health issues, acute obesity-related emergencies, and obesity as part of genetic syndromes. Pathophysiology is linked to clinical presentation, evaluation, and treatment, and lifestyle issues are discussed where appropriate. Highlighted boxes and algorithms help clinicians find and digest information quickly.

This handy, practical guide provides clinicians with a comprehensive approach to the medical management of overweight children and adolescents. Coverage begins with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and developmental aspects of child and adolescent obesity and a guide to evaluation of obese children. Subsequent chapters address respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal, renal, and neurologic complications and comorbid conditions as well as mental health issues, acute obesity-related emergencies, and obesity as part of genetic syndromes. Pathophysiology is linked to clinical presentation, evaluation, and treatment, and lifestyle issues are discussed where appropriate. Highlighted boxes and algorithms help clinicians find and digest information quickly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781764803
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Medical Management of Obesity

Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity

Pathophysiology of Obesity

Obesity in the Context of Child and Adolescent Development

Evaluation of the Obese Child

Respiratory Problems in Obesity

Cardiovascular Disease

Insulin Resistance, The Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes

Orthopedic Complications

Gastrointestinal Complications

Renal Complications

Neurologic Complications

Mental Health Issues

Specific Genetic Causes of Obesity

Acute Obesity Related Emergencies

Practice Management Strategies for Obesity

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