Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity

Overview

This accessible guide to obesity and its clinical management provides clear, didactic, clinically focused guidance for all healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with obesity, thus acting as a repository of essential practical knowledge. It is an ideal practical guide for registrars and residents in endocrinology and metabolic disease, as well as all other health professionals who regularly manage obese patients, such as specialist obesity and diabetes nurses, dietitians, ...

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Overview

This accessible guide to obesity and its clinical management provides clear, didactic, clinically focused guidance for all healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with obesity, thus acting as a repository of essential practical knowledge. It is an ideal practical guide for registrars and residents in endocrinology and metabolic disease, as well as all other health professionals who regularly manage obese patients, such as specialist obesity and diabetes nurses, dietitians, and general practitioners with an interest in obesity management.

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"Written by experts in the field of obesity, this book covers an extremely important topic and all clinicians would benefit from reading it. Many health conditions can be linked to obesity, and many diseases are worsened by obesity. Teaching medical students, residents, and clinicians to treat and manage obesity is essential to the health of the world.” (Doody’s, 25 April 2014)
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Reviewer: Colleen Majewski, MD (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This guide to treating overweight patients begins with a review of what is known about the biology of obesity, then details the management of obese patients along with common comorbid conditions.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a review of the obesity epidemic and the clinical management of overweight patients. This is an incredibly worthy objective given the worldwide epidemic of obesity.
Audience: The book is intended for busy clinicians and students of medicine. All fields of medicine are impacted by obesity, and all specialists would benefit from the topics this book covers.
Features: After reviewing the biology of obesity and exploring why certain individuals are overweight, the book reviews the treatment of obesity. It concludes by covering the management of obesity-associated diseases. Unique features include key points, case studies, and discussions of common pitfalls at the conclusion of each section.
Assessment: Written by experts in the field of obesity, this book covers an extremely important topic and all clinicians would benefit from reading it. Many health conditions can be linked to obesity, and many diseases are worsened by obesity. Teaching medical students, residents, and clinicians to treat and manage obesity is essential to the health of the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470654767
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 865,073
  • Product dimensions: 16.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kushner, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine, Chicago, USA

Victor Lawrence, Consultant Physician, Endocrinology and Diabetes,
St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

Sudhesh Kumar, Professor of Medicine, Warwick Medical School,
University of Warwick, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface, vii

Part 1 The Biology of Obesity—Why It Occurs, 1
Victor Lawrence, Section Editor

1 Energy Balance and Body Weight Homeostasis, 3

2 The Genetic Basis of Obesity, 13

3 Adipocyte Biology, 25

4 Fetal and Infant Origins of Obesity, 33

5 Metabolic Fuels and Obesity, 41

Part 2 Clinical Management of the Obese Individual, 51
Robert Kushner, Section Editor

6 Practical Guide to Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning, 53

7 Stages of Obesity and Weight Maintenance, 63

8 Dietary Management, 71

9 Physical Activity and Exercise, 81

10 Behavior Therapy, 91

11 Pharmacotherapy, 99

12 Surgery, 109

Part 3 Clinical Management of Obesity-Related Co-morbidities, 121
Sudhesh Kumar and Milan K. Piya, Section Editors

13 Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, 123

14 Obesity and Reproductive Health, 133

15 Gastro-intestinal and Hepatobiliary Disease, 141

16 Respiratory Disease, 149

17 Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease, 157

18 Obesity: Mental Health and Social Consequences, 167

19 Obesity and Musculo-skeletal Disease, 175

20 The Obese Patient in Hospital, 181

Conversion Table, 187

Index, 189

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