Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics)

Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics)

By: John W.L. Puntis (author), Mark Beattie (author), Anil Dhawan (author)Paperback

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This handbook of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition provides a concise overview of key topics in these three closely related specialties. This handbook is a practical reference manual, containing information on day-to-day management as well as background information on specific scenarios and conditions, for practitioners who regularly see children with common and rarer paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional problems. Pocket sized, and user friendly, it aims to be a ready source for medical staff in training, as well as more experienced colleagues, and other members of multidisciplinary teams such as specialist nurses, dieticians, and pharmacists. Information is provided in the form of bullet point list and tables, with reference to key articles for further reading, in addition to useful websites and contacts.

About Author

Dr Mark Beattie trained at the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London qualifying in 1986. He passed his paediatric membership examinations in 1989 and was research fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology from 1993-5. He was appointed as Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in paediatric gastroenterology in Peterborough in 1995 and subsequently as Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist in Southampton in 2000. His main clinical and research interest is the nutritional management of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr Beattie has an interest in medical education and has written several revision texts. He was the convener of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2002-2005. Dr Anil Dhawan is a consultant at the King's College Hospital, London. He is also the chairman of the ESPGHAN Committee of Hepatology, and is an Associate Editor of Pediatric Transplantation. Dr Puntis qualified in Southampton, and undertook postgraduate training in Birmingham where he developed an interest in clinical nutrition while a Lecturer based in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Birmingham. He took up a Senior Lecturer's post in Leeds in 1990 and was appointed Director of Neonatology at the General Infirmary. Currently he works as a paediatric gastroenterologist and leads a multi-disciplinary Nutritional Support Team within the Children's Centre. Dr Puntis is regularly involved with teaching clinical nutrition to NHS staff and sits on a number of national and international nutrition committees. He supervises the home parenteral nutrition programme, and maintains an interest in nutritional support for the premature newborn.


1. Nutritional assessment and requirement ; 2. Breast-feeding ; 3. Formula and complementary feeding ; 4. The premature newborn ; 5. Necrotizing enterocolitis ; 6. Growth faltering (failure to thrive) ; 7. Iron deficiency ; 8. Micronutrients and minerals ; 9. Nutrition support teams ; 10. Enteral nutritional support ; 11. Refeeding syndrome ; 12. Parenteral nutrition ; 13. Intestinal failure ; 14. Home nutritional support ; 15. Eating disorders ; 16. Difficult eating behaviour in the young child ; 17. Food allergy ; 18. Carbohydrate intolerance ; 19. Nutritional problems in the child with neurological handicap ; 20. Obesity ; 21. Cystic fibrosis ; 22. Cystic fibrosis-associated liver desease ; 23. Vomiting ; 24. Acute gastroenteritis ; 25. Gastro-esophageal reflux ; 26. Helicobacter pylori infection, peptic ulceration and Meckel's diverticulum ; 27. Cyclical vomiting syndrome ; 28. Pyloric stenosis ; 29. Achalasia and malrotation ; 30. Gastrointestinal bleeding ; 31. Gastrointestinal polyposis ; 32. Chronic diarrhoea ; 33. Coeliac disease ; 34. Nutritional management of coeliac disease ; 35. Bacterial overgrowth ; 36. Acute abdominal pain ; 37. Recurrent abdominal pain ; 38. Chronic constipation ; 39. Hirschsprung's disease ; 40. Perianal disorders ; 41. Inflammatory bowel disease: introduction ; 42. Crohn's disease ; 43. Nutritional management of Crohn's disease ; 44. Ulcerative colitis ; 45. Eosinophilic disorders ; 46. The pancreas ; 47. Neonatal jaundice ; 48. Biliary atresia ; 49. *b1-antirypsin deficiency ; 50. Alagille syndrome ; 51. Familial and inherited intrahepatic cholestatic syndromes ; 52. Drug-induced liver-injury ; 53. Autoimmune liver disease ; 54. Metabolic liver disease ; 55. Fatty liver disease in children ; 56. Wilson's disease ; 57. Hepatitis B ; 58. Hepatitis C ; 59. Bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections of the liver ; 60. Liver tumours ; 61. Complications of chronic liver disease ; 62. Dietary interventions in liver disease ; 63. Acute liver failure ; 64. Portal hypertension ; 65. Paediatric liver transplantation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198569862
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 530
  • ID: 9780198569862
  • weight: 287
  • ISBN10: 0198569866

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