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Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology 3rd Edition

Marcia Nahikian Nelms | Kathryn P. Sucher

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  • ISBN-10: 1305683064
  • ISBN-13: 9781305683068
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  • ISBN-10: 1305111966
  • ISBN-13: 9781305111967
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NUTRITION THERAPY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, 3E provides a comprehensive review of disease pathophysiology and treatment with a focus on current research into and application of evidence-based nutritional care for students, clinicians, and researchers. The third edition continues to provide an all-in-one resource for the study of nutrition therapy that closely integrates the nutrition care process through its chapter organization and pedagogy. NUTRITION THERAPY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY strives to prepare students for success in clinical practice and foster growth in expertise in their field.

Marcia Nahikian Nelms, Ohio State University

Marcia Nahikian Nelms is currently a professor of clinical health and rehabilitation sciences and director of the dietetic internship in the Division of Medical Dietetics-College of Medicine at Ohio State University and a registered dietician. She has practiced as a dietician and public health nutritionist for over 25 years. Her clinical expertise centers on the development and practice of evidence-based nutrition therapy for a variety of conditions including diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, and hematology-oncology for both pediatric and adult populations, as well as the development of alternative teaching environments for students receiving their clinical training. She is the lead author of Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology (2016) and Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Case Study Approach (2014), both published by Cengage Learning. In addition, she has contributed to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Manual sections on gastrointestinal disorders and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters for other texts. Dr. Nahikian Nelms has received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Teaching for the State of Missouri, the award for Outstanding Dietetic Educator in Missouri and Ohio, and the PRIDE award from Southeast Missouri State University in recognition of her teaching.

Kathryn P. Sucher, San Jose State University, Professor emerita

Dr. Sucher received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of California and her ScD from Boston University Medical Center in Nutritional Science. She recently retired from San Jose State University, where she taught medical nutrition therapy and was the dietetic internship director for 20 years. in addition to her research interest in nutrition therapy, she is also a recognized authority on how diet, health, and disease are affected by culture/ethnicity and religion. Dr. Sucher has published newsletters, numerous articles, and textbooks on this subject. She is also the coauthor of Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology, 3e (Cengage Learning 2016) and Food and Culture, 6e (Cengage Learning 2012).
  • Practitioner Interviews provide real-life perspectives on working with patients in different specializations as well as advice for dietetic interns.
  • Chapter Review Questions review key concepts in a discussion format; their answers located in the appendix provide students with a quick and easy reference.
  • End-of-chapter tables describing complementary and alternative therapies provide a handy reference for the intern or practitioner.
  • Additional learning aids, including chapter glossaries, informative tables, explanatory figures, and web links with brief annotations reinforce student learning.
  • NUTRITION THERAPY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, 3E provides ideal coverage for instructors who want a text focused on "clinical" or "diet therapy" topics without the basic nutrition chapters.
  • An emphasis on pathophysiology clearly connects nutrition therapy practices and expected outcomes to underlying disease processes at each level of organization, from cells to organ systems.
  • In-chapter boxes throughout the text focus students on topics related to clinical applications, research, brief historical developments in nutrition, and nutrition therapy for special populations.

Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology


1. Role of the Dietitian in the Health Care System.
2. The Nutrition Care Process.
3. Nutrition Assessment: Foundation of the Nutrition Care Process.
4. Nutrition Intervention and Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation.
5. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support.
6. Documentation of the Nutrition Care Process.
7. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance.
8. Acid-Base Balance.
9. Cellular and Physiological Response to Injury: The Role of the Immune System.
10. Nutritional Genomics.
11. Pharmacology.
12. Diseases and Disorders of Energy Imbalance.
13. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System.
14. Diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract.
15. Diseases of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.
16. Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Exocrine Pancreas.
17. Diseases of the Endocrine System.
18. Diseases of the Renal System.
19. Diseases of the Hematological System.
20. Diseases and Disorders of the Neurological System.
21. Diseases of the Respiratory System.
22. Metabolic Stress and the Critically Ill.
23. Neoplastic Disease.
24. HIV and AIDS.
25. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System.
26. Metabolic Disorders.
Appendix A: Answers to Chapter Review Questions.
Appendix B: Answers to Application of the NCP Questions.
Appendix C1: Nutrition Assessment and Monitoring and Evaluation Terminology.
Appendix C2: Nutrition Diagnosis Terminology.
Appendix C3: Nutrition Intervention Terminology.
Appendix D1: Triceps Skinfold Thickness, Arm Muscle Area (AMA), and Mid-Upper Arm Fat Area (AFA): Procedures, Computations, Interpretations, and Percentiles.
Appendix D2: Nomogram for Calculations of Arm Muscle Circumference and Area.
Appendix E: Routine Laboratory Tests with Nutritional Implications.
Appendix F: Normal Values for Physical Examination.
Appendix G: Nutritional Deficiencies Revealed by Physical Examination.
Appendix H: Evidence-Based Analysis Process.
Appendix I: Enteral Formulas.
Appendix J: Parenteral Formulas.
Appendix K1: Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes.
Appendix K2: Exchange Calculation Form.
Appendix L1: Saturated Fat, Total Fat, Cholesterol, and Omega-3 Content of Meat, Fish, and Poultry (3 oz Portions).
Appendix L2: Heme and Nonheme Iron Content of Selected Foods.
Appendix L3: Dietary and Supplemental Calcium Guide.
Appendix L4: Resistant Starch Guide.
Appendix M: Common Medical Abbreviations.

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