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A Clinical Guide for Management of Overweight and Obese Children and Adults

2006 Edition, December 15, 2006

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ISBN: 978-0-8493-3085-8
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  • Revision: 2006 Edition, December 15, 2006
  • Published Date: December 15, 2006
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 328
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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A Clinical Guide for Management of Overweight and Obese Children and Adults originated from our perception of a need for a reference that offered a distinction between childhood and adult obesity and addressed both in a practical fashion for the busy health care provider. This guidebook is a collaborative effort edited by adult and pediatric nutrition specialists and reflects our experiences treating obesity in our respective domains.

In this reference, you, the practitioner, will find helpful information on assessment and treatment for simple overweight to complex severe obesity with multiple comorbidities. Treatment modalities range from lifestyle change to bariatric surgery. The core management strategy for any modality of treatment is the weight maintenance phase, and hence much attention has been placed on maintenance strategies and follow-up of the weight management patient.

In keeping with the emergence of a new discipline called "obesity medicine," we start with getting the office ready for the particular needs of this patient population. One of the most important first steps is making sure patients feel comfortable in your office even before seeing you, be it an academic hospital setting or private practice. Your entire staff should be well prepared to ensure that the environment is welcoming to this patient population. Assessment strategies are covered including psychological tools, as is the core prescription of nutrition and physical activity with a focus on behavior change. Pharmacotherapeutic options and surgical options are explored.

We consider A Clinical Guide for Management of Overweight and Obese Children and Adults to be a review of state-of-the-art management of this burgeoning disease state. We dedicate this book to the millions of people worldwide who suffer the devastating psychological and physical consequences of obesity, especially the children.