Treatment of the Obese Patient by Robert F. KushnerTreatment of the Obese Patient by Robert F. Kushner

Treatment of the Obese Patient

EditorRobert F. Kushner, Daniel H. Bessesen

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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Treatment of the Obese Patient is a timely and informative text for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight.  This volume includes insight into recent scientific advances in obesity research and provides the most up-to-date reviews of current treatment issues and strategies.The volume is divided into two parts. Part I covers new discoveries in the physiological control of body weight, as well as the pathophysiology of obesity. Expert authors discuss pathways that control food intake, energy expenditure, and peripheral nutrient metabolism, including a look at the emerging evidence of the role of adipose tissue as an endocrine organ. Part 2 covers issues central to clinical management. Authors in this section discuss polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, energy density, glycemic index, low-carbohydrate diets, the role of physical activity, and novel approaches to pharmacotherapy, surgery, and management of micronutrient deficiencies in the postbariatric patient. An essential, practical text that sorts, synthesizes, and interprets the latest information on obesity-related topics, Treatment of the Obese Patient is an essential volume for clinical endocrinologists and other health care providers.
Title:Treatment of the Obese PatientFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Treatment of the Obese PatientContemporary EndocrinologyTable of ContentsSection One: Physiology & PathophysiologyChapter 1 Neuroregulation of appetiteOfer ReizesStephen C. BenoitDeborah J. CleggChapter 2 Gut peptidesVian AmberSteve BloomChapter 3 New biology of endocannabanoidsStephen C. Woods PhDDaniela CotaChapter 4 Obesity and adipokinesNicole H. Rogers, MSMartin S. Obin, PhDAndrew Greenberg, MDChapter 5 Free fatty acids, insulin resistance and ectopic fatDavid E. Kelley MDChapter 6 Critical Importance of the Perinatal Period in the Development of ObesityBarry E. Levin, MDChapter 7 Body composition in obesityJennifer L. Kuk, MScRobert Ross, PhDChapter 8 Energy expenditure and obesityEric Ravussin, PhDLeanne M. Redman, Ph.D. Section Two: Clinical managementChapter 9 Socioeconomics of obesityRoland Sturm, PhDYuhua Bao, PhDChapter 10 Assessment of the obese patientDaniel H. Bessesen, MDChapter 11 Polycystic Ovarian SyndromeRichard Legro, MDRomana Dmitrovic, M.D. Chapter 12 Weight management in diabetes prevention: Translating DPP into clinical practiceF. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D.Chapter 13 Energy Density and weight regulationJenny H. Ledikwe, PhDHeidi M. Blanck, PhDMary K Serdula, PhDJennifer D. Seymour, PhDBeth C. Tohill, PhDBarbara J. Rolls, Ph.D.Chapter 14 Glycemic index, diabetes and obesityDavid S. Ludwig, MD, PhDCara B. Ebbeling, PhDChapter 15 Update on low carbohydrate dietsGary D. Foster, Ph.D.Angela P. Makris, Ph.D., R.D.Chapter 16 Physical activity and obesityJohn M. Jakicic, Ph.D.Amy D. Otto, PhD, LDNKristen Polzien, PhDKelli Ann Davis, MSChapter 17 Strategies for behavior change: motivational interviewingKen Resnicow, PhDAbdul R. Shaikh, MHSc.Chapter 18 Weight loss drugs: current and on the horizonGeorge A. Bray, M.D.Frank L. Greenway, M.D.Chapter 19 Surgical approaches and outcomesGeorge L. Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D.Vivian SanchezChapter 20 Management of the post-bariatric surgical patientRobert F. Kushner, MDChapter 21 Lessons from the National Weight control registryJames O. Hill, PhDHolly R. Wyatt, MDSuzanne Phelan, PhDRena R. Wing, PhDChapter 22 Pediatric obesityLawrence D. Hammer, M. D.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...provides a timely and excellent overview of obesity, it's determinants, and the future trends in its epidemiology and treatment." -Irish Journal of Medical Science"Part of the Series Contemporary Endocrinology, this volume written by US scientists reviews recent advances in obesity. . Although addressed to adult patients, the basic chapters also apply to the pediatric population." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 5 (2), December, 2007)"Treatment of the Obese Patient, a well-referenced book, is a detailed review of the various systems that regulate eating behavior and body weight. It includes discussions of neurobiology, gut peptides, adipokines, and ectopic fat. . In summary, this book provides new tools for immediate application in clinical practice." (Margo A. Denke, The New England Journal of Medicine, December, 2007)"A comprehensive, multiauthored review of the physiological factors that contribute to weight, pathophysiology of obesity, and treatment options for the obese patient. ... Recommended Readership: Any student or health care professional with a specific interest in learning more about the physiology and pathophysiology of bogy weight as well as current treatment options for obesity." (Helen Karakelides, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (11), November, 2007)