A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management and Obesity

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 205 pages
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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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Contents

Medical Management of Obesity
1
Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity
7
Pathophysiology of Obesity
18
Obesity in the Context of Child and Adolescent Development
30
Evaluation of the Obese Child
39
Respiratory Complications
51
Cardiovascular Complications
63
Insulin Resistance the Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes
85
Gastrointestinal Complications
114
Renal Complications
130
Neurologic Complications
137
Mental Health Issues
149
Specific Genetic Causes of Obesity
158
Acute ObesityRelated Emergencies
166
Practice Management Strategies for Obesity
175
Index
199

Orthopedic Complications
104

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