Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome

Author: Steven E. Lipshultz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447123662
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In just under three decades, the world has witnessed an enormous rise in obesity with a parallel growth in cardiometabolic disease risk factors characterized by insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, together known as the metabolic syndrome - conditions previously unheard of in children and adolescents. During this time, we have little knowledge of the global and cumulative detrimental health effects of childhood obesity. As obese children age, not only will their health be negatively affected, but infertility and pregnancy complications associated with the metabolic syndrome will affect generations to come. The work force will undoubtedly be affected because of increased sick days and decreased work productivity. Identifying children and adolescents at the earliest stages of chronic disease onset should be the goal of clinical practice, yet there is no clear guidance for defining the risk of metabolic syndrome or appropriate risk-factor thresholds in these groups. If children are identified early in the disease process, lifestyle and clinical interventions can be instituted when they are potentially more effective. Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome: Comprehensive Clinical Review and Related Health Issues approaches the pediatric metabolic syndrome by elucidating its effects on specific organ systems and by considering the problem through understanding the social, psychological and economic consequences of it. The Editors have recruited an invited group of esteemed experts in the field to provide the most timely and informative approaches on how to deal with this health crisis. Through educating our practitioners, our future researchers, our health and community organizations, our legislators and our families and children, we have the best chance at improving the health trajectory of the next generation.

Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer

Author: Cindy L. Schwartz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331916435X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a comprehensive guide that will help medical professionals – pediatric oncologists, nurses, pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, radiation oncologists, surgeons – to understand and manage the long-term effects of treatment for childhood and adolescent cancer. The consequences of treatment are described for each organ system, with explanation of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, detection and screening and management. Disease- and organ-based algorithms of care and tables designed to facilitate the assessment of late effects are highlights of the book and will assist in the provision of hands-on care that is up to date and geared to clinical need. Among the other topics addressed are stem cell transplantation, psychological care, legal issues, transition to adulthood and methodological issues in the study of survivorship care.

Encyclopedia of School Health

Author: David C. Wiley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452276242
Format: PDF
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Children spend more time at school than anywhere else except home; thus, schools can have a major effect on children's health by providing a healthy physical environment, serving meals and snacks built around sound nutritional guidelines, and teaching about health, as well as modeling and promoting healthy behaviors. School health services programs involve not only school nurses and focus not only on nursing practice, standards, and performance issues; they also include services and classes to teach students the information and skills they need to become health-literate, to maintain and improve their health, to prevent disease, and to reduce risky behaviors impacting health. School nurses, teachers, administrators, health coordinators, guidance counselors and social workers all join with parents in safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children as a basic foundation for academic success. The Encyclopedia of School Health offers quick access to health and wellness information most relevant to children in America's K-12 school setting. You'll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, acute and chronic illnesses, special education, nutrition, crisis response, prevention, and more.

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management and Obesity

Author: Sandra Gibson Hassink
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781764803
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence

Author: W. Kiess
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318027995
Format: PDF, ePub
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Despite the fact that the prevalence of obesity in early childhood has been stable and is no longer increasing in many developed and industrialized countries, the incidence of both obesity and full-blown metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents is still very high. Obesity is a major disease burden in all societies and needs to be prevented early in life. New approaches are eagerly sought and absolutely necessary. This book presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art summary of current and new knowledge in this critical field. Crucial issues such as nutrition and genetics are described in detail. In addition, new ideas such as e-health and the consequences of urban living conditions are explored. Last but not least, modern treatment concepts and prevention even at an early age are competently discussed. Offering a valuable update on new developments in obesity research and the treatment in children and adolescents, this book is essential reading for all pediatricians and health-care professionals who look after young patients on a regular basis.

Overweight and the Metabolic Syndrome

Author: George A. Bray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387321640
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This timely book provides an overview of topics related to obesity. These include associated health risks, childhood obesity, genetics, evaluation, treatment, behavioral strategies, and successes and failures in preventing obesity. The volume covers evaluation guidelines, different approaches to treatment, including diet, exercise, behavior, drugs, and surgery to deal with the current world-wide obesity epidemic.

Clinical Disorders of the Kidney An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America Ebook

Author: James C Chan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323655106
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With consultation of Dr. Bonita Stanton, Dr. James Chan has assembled a comprehensive list of articles that update the topic of kidney disorders in children. He has secured expert authors from around the world to contribute clinical reviews on the following topics: Urinary tract infection; Hematuria and proteinuria; Metabolic syndrome in childhood obesity; Hypertension; Post-infectious glomerulonephritis; Nephrotic syndrome and glomerular disease; Lupus nephritis; IgA nephropathy and anaphylactoid purpura nephropathy; Tubulointerstitial nephritis; Bartter syndrome and Gitelman syndrome; Renal tubular acidosis; Fanconi syndrome; Dent disease; Hypophosphatemic rickets; Syndrome inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH); Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus; Hemolytic uremic syndrome and other acute kidney injuries; Chronic kidney disease and dietary measures to slow progression; and Long-term outcome of renal transplantation. Readers will come away with the most current clinical information they need to inform decisions to improve outcomes in pediatric patients.

Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes

Author: Robert J. Ferry, Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603272568
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The twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) continue to affect an ever increasing number of children, adolescents, and young adults. Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes provides healthcare trainees and professionals with practical, comprehensive, and contemporary approaches to the pediatric patient at risk for obesity, T2DM, and related conditions. A unique guide on the subject, this volume provides clinical paradigms for diagnosis and management of pediatric T2DM and related conditions, while succinctly describing state-of-the-art basic and clinical sciences underlying these problems. The chapters in this volume are independent and concise. Each chapter focuses on a key clinical issue or mechanism of disease. Providing practical, data-driven resources based upon the totality of the evidence, this important text helps the reader understand the basics of pediatric obesity and T2DM and implement strategies to prevent and treat obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents. Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes provides health professionals across many areas of research and practice with up-to-date, well-referenced, and comprehensive evidence on identification, treatment, and prevention of these chronic, serious, metabolic diseases in children. This volume will serve the reader as the most authoritative resource in the field to date.

Handbook of Dialysis Therapy E Book

Author: Allen R. Nissenson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437711103
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Here's an in-depth, quick-reference, problem-solving resource for those involved in the care of dialysis patients. More than 120 world-class authorities discuss dialysis techniques, mechanical considerations, and complications related to various diseases for both pediatric and adult patients. Selected annotated references and excellent cross-referencing between chapters help you find answers fast, and more than 100 photos, drawings, charts, and tables, mostly in color, clarify complex topics. Providing practical, immediately useful guidelines that can be applied directly to patient care, this book is a "must-have" for all dialysis caregivers. Presents the practice-proven experience of top experts in the field of dialysis treatment. Offers dialysis guidance for both adult and pediatric patients in one convenient source. Features a readable hands-on approach, allowing you to quickly review the complicated concepts of dialysis. Includes helpful annotated bibliography lists in each section for further in-depth research on any subject. Explains complex dialysis concepts through abundant diagrams, photos, line drawings, and tables. Features a new 4-color format, enabling you to find the guidance you need more quickly. Includes coverage of convective dialytic therapies and the results of recent clinical trials. Ensures that you keep current on pediatric dialysis concerns prevention and treatment with new chapters including prevention and treatment of bone disease, management of anemia, assessing quality of life in pediatric patients undergoing dialysis, and immunizations in children undergoing dialysis.

Comprehensive Pediatric Nephrology E Book

Author: Denis F. Geary
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323070965
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new clinical resource brings you a state-of-the-art comprehensive review on every clinical condition encountered in pediatric nephrology in one concise, clinically focused text. International experts provide you with the latest on epidemiology, diagnosis, investigations, management, and prognosis for a full range of pediatric kidney disorders. A full-color, highly visual, meticulously crafted format, makes this material remarkably easy for you to access and apply. Comprehensive Pediatric Nephrology also serves as an ideal resource for board review study for the ABP subspecialty boards in pediatric nephrology. Just the right amount of "need-to-know" basic science coupled with practical clinical guidance for every disorder helps you make efficient, informed decisions. The book provides a much needed update on the genetic origins of pediatric kidney disorders. Chapters about glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and tubular disorders provide an orientation in the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of these heterogeneous disease entities. Disease specific chapters include diagnostic work-up, laboratory evaluation, and management of disorders and complications, making this necessary information readily accessible. The prevention and management of pediatric chronic renal failure and its complications are comprehensively covered in many detailed chapters. Four chapters devoted to childhood hypertension offer you insights into an increasingly prevalent condition among pediatric patients so you can treat them more effectively. A chapter on the role of the interventional radiologist in pediatric nephrology keeps you apprised of the latest advances in a key area in the field. The function of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with renal disease is reviewed for the first time in a standard pediatric nephrology textbook. A consistent organization throughout and a full-color layout lets you find diagnostic guidance quickly.