Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management and Obesity

Publication Year: 2007

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Sandra Gibson Hassink MD

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-0-78-176480-3

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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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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Sandra Gibson Hassink MD
ISBN: 978-0-78-176480-3
Specialty:
Pediatric Nursing
Pediatrics
Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 208
Illustrations: 32
Year: 2007

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