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Clinical Nutrition Case Studies

Clinical Nutrition Case Studies - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534516123

Cover of Clinical Nutrition Case Studies 4TH 06 (ISBN 978-0534516123)
ISBN13: 978-0534516123
ISBN10: 0534516122

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $94.75

Clinical Nutrition Case Studies - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534516123

Wayne Billon

ISBN13: 978-0534516123
ISBN10: 0534516122

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No

CLINICAL NUTRITION CASE STUDIES includes over 40 clinical cases, introducing students to the the broad range of clinical situations faced as a diet therapist, from alcoholic cirrhosis and insulin- and noninsulin-dependant diabetes to vegetarianism, body building, atherosclerosis, and much more. Each case includes a detailed description of patients' histories and nutritional problems, followed by a list of questions that invite students to apply their classroom and clinical lessons to the situations presented.


  • NEW! Each case study includes an introduction; a list of skills needed, including abbreviations, formulas, laboratory values, and medications; case scenario descriptions; and a set of questions for students to answer. The case studies have been rewritten to be more consistent in depth, length, and difficulty.
  • This case book can be used standalone or in conjunction with any "Diet Therapy" text, like our Rolfes et al. UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Seventh Edition; Cataldo et al. NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, Sixth Edition; or Whitney et al. NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, Second Edition.
  • Available to be bundled with INFOTRAC® COLLEGE EDITION for no additional charge, this online database includes current, full-text articles from thousands of scholarly and popular publications and is a great source for current information.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of alternative medicines and herbal supplements, as well as protein-energy malnutrition has been included to better reflect the more contemporary nutrition issues presented by patients today. New cases include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, high-protein/low-carb diets, and clinical use of nutritional genomics.
  • NEW! A new table has been added to the beginning of the casebook, providing an alternative to locating or selecting cases based on criteria. The table represents topics/conditions, such as herbal supplements, which are not represented as their own case, but rather part of other cases.
  • NEW! Lab values have been added to each case, using a similar lab panel based on the one used in hospitals, so students see the same information presented for a patient with each disease condition.
  • NEW! Instructional material related to each case is provided to adopters in the "Answer Guide," available both in a print and on the text Web site (
  • NEW! DIET ANALYSIS PLUS 7.0, available Online and a Win/Mac CD-ROM, can be packaged with this text at a substantial discount. An incredible value to your students, this professional-quality software allows student to track and assess food intake for one or more profiles, includes the latest DRI information, such as new energy calculations and Vitamin A and E values, an increased number of foods, and much more. For additional information, visit
  • NEW! Customize your own casebook. Select only those cases discussed in the course and have a course-specific text created unique to your school.
  • The author covers a broad range of clinical situations, including alcoholic cirrhosis, insulin- and noninsulin-dependant diabetes, vegetarianism, body building, atherosclerosis, and much more.
  • Full of additional tools to complete each case study, the appendices includes a list of Commonly Used Formulas and Conversion Factors; Blood, Plasma, or Serium Laboratory Values; a glossary of Abbreviations; Activity and Stress Factors; Multivitamin and Mineral IV Mixtures; a list of Enteral Products; and a list of popular Web sites.

Table of Contents

Index to Other Nutrition Textbooks.
Table of Case Studies at a Glance.


Case Study #1: Vegetarianism.
Case Study #2: Nutritional Screening.
Case Study #3: Nutritional Assessment.
Case Study #4: Anorexia Nervosa-Bulimia Nervosa.
Case Study #5: Polypharmacy.
Case Study #6: Obesity Treated with Diet.
Case Study #7: Obesity Treated with Surgery.
Case Study #8: Obesity Treated with VLCD.
Case Study #9: Weight Management with Cultural Concerns.
Case Study #10: Gastritis in an Elderly Woman.
Case Study #11: Chest Pain in an Elderly Woman.
Case Study #12: Pediatric GERD .
Case Study #13: Pediatric BPD.
Case Study #14: Peptic Ulcer Disease Resulting in Gastrectomy.
Part I: Peptic Ulcer Disease.
Part II: Gastrectomy.
Case Study #15: Diet and Diverticulosis Resulting in a Colostomy.
Part I: Treatment with Diet.
Part II: Treatment with Surgery.
Case Study #16: Nutrigenomics: B+-Thalassemia Minor and Iron Overload.
Case Study #17: Cystic Fibrosis.
Case Study #18: Dietary Management of Atherosclerosis Resulting in Open-Heart Surgery.
Part I: Diet and Balloon Dilatation.
Part II: Diet with Supplements.
Part III: Open-Heart Surgery.
Case Study #19: Myocardial Infarction Resulting in Congestive Heart Failure.
Part I: Myocardial Infarction without Hypercholesterolemia.
Part II: Congestive Heart Failure.
Case Study #20: Open-Heart Surgery Preceded by Cholecystectomy and Complicated by COPD.
Part I: Cholecystectomy.
Part II: Open-Heart Surgery with COPD Complications.
Part III: COPD and Home Health Care.
Case Study #21: Hypoglycemia.
Case Study #22: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Case Study #23: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome.
Part I: Initial Treatment.
Part II: Adjustments in Diet and Medications.
Case Study #24: Complications of Diabetes.
Case Study #25: Gestational Diabetes.
Case Study #26: Metabolic Syndrome.
Case Study #27: Low-Carbohydrate Weight Reduction Diets.
Case Study #28: Closed Head Injury and Home Health Care.
Part I: Hospital Care.
Part II: Home Health Care.
Case Study #29: Pancreatitis/Hepatitis Resulting in Alcoholic Cirrhosis.
Part I: Pancreatitis with Alcoholic Hepatitis.
Part II: Tube Feeding.
Case Study #30: Esophageal Cancer and Chemotherapy.
Part I: Chemotherapy.
Part II: TPN, Surgery and TF.
Case Study #31: Colon Cancer and Malnutrition.
Case Study #32: AIDS.
Case Study #33: Peritoneal Dialysis.
Case Study #34: Hypertension Resulting in Renal Disease, Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplant.
Part I: Hypertension and Diet.
Part II: Hemodialysis and Diet.
Part III: Kidney Transplant.
Case Study #35: Crohn's Disease and TPN.
Part I: Ileostomy and Home TPN.
Part II: TPN to po Feedings.


Introduction to Brief Case Studies.
Case Study #36: Renal Failure from NSAID Abuse.
Case Study #37: Crohn's Disease in a Young College Female.
Case Study #38: Metabolic Syndrome.
Case Study #39: Non-Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
Case Study #40: Herb-Drug Interactions.


Appendix A: Commonly Used Formulas and Conversion Factors.
Appendix B: Blood, Plasma, or Serum Laboratory Values.
Appendix C: Abbreviations.
Appendix D: Multivitamin and Mineral I.V. Mixtures.
Appendix E: A Partial List of Enteral Products.
Appendix F: Electronic Resources Related to Nutrition.