Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity

Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity

by Robert Kushner, Victor Lawrence, Sudhesh Kumar
     
 

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Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity provides practical, accessible and expert advice on the clinical diagnosis and management of obesity and will be your perfect go-to tool in the management of your patients.

Information is clear, didactic and attractively presented, with every chapter containing plenty of engaging text features such as key points,

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Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity provides practical, accessible and expert advice on the clinical diagnosis and management of obesity and will be your perfect go-to tool in the management of your patients.

Information is clear, didactic and attractively presented, with every chapter containing plenty of engaging text features such as key points, pitfall boxes, management flowcharts and case studies to enable a rapid understanding of obesity diagnosis and management. Key clinical trials and major international society guidelines are referred to throughout.

Topics covered include:
• Assessment of the patient, including patient history, examination and investigations
• Patterns, risks and benefits of weight loss
• Evaluation of management options: diet, exercise, drugs, psychological treatments, and surgery
• Management of obesity related co-morbidities

Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity is ideal reading for endocrinologists of all levels, as well as all other health professionals who manage obese patients such as specialist nurses, dieticians, and GP’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470654767
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
1,048,613
Product dimensions:
16.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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