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AuthorFloch, Martin H. author
TitleNutrition and Diet Therapy in Gastrointestinal Disease [electronic resource] / by Martin H. Floch
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1981
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Descript XXII, 480 p. 13 illus. online resource


A physician with a broad consultative practice, Dr. Floch combines his clinical experience with a zeal for exploring what has been written by others. Chief of Medicine at the Norwalk Hospital for the past decade and still an active consultยญ ing gastroenterologist, Dr. Floch has given us a volume which every clinician dealing with digestive disorders will want to have at his or her desk. Not everyone will agree with all that Dr. Floch has prescribed in the way of detailed dietary help for the common afflictions of mankind's gut, but in this book the reader can get at the background of the controversy. All clinicians have had problems in assessing when to use elemental diets, how to apply advances in peripheral and intravenous alimentation, and in many other matters which are discussed in detail in this fine volume. Dr. Floch displays what is available in dietary therapy, evaluates the nutritional inadequacies surrounding most digesยญ tive disturbances, and calmly evaluates competing claims. He gives a brief overview of gastrointestinal physiology pertaining to an understanding of nutriยญ tional complications as well as the genesis of the major gastrointestinal disยญ orders. In this sense his book can be read as a mini-physiological text. I am delighted to have this book in our gastrointestinal series and I hope that the reader will profit from it as much as I have


I: Basic Gastrointestinal Physiology of Nutrition -- 1: The Physiology of Eating -- 2: Normal Nutrient Requirements -- 3: Facts about Vitamins and Minerals -- 4: Fiber and the Intestinal Microflora -- 5: Weight Loss and Nutritional Assessment -- II: Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Diseases, and Nutritional Recommendations -- 6: Starvation: Anorexia Nervosa, Marasmus, and Kwashiorkor -- 7: Esophagitis and Esophageal Disease -- 8: Gastric and Duodenal Diseases -- 9: Nutritional Problems Following Gastric and Small-Bowel Surgery -- 10: Liver Diseases -- 11: Gallbladder Diseases -- 12: Pancreatic Diseases -- 13: Malabsorption and Small-Intestine Diseases -- 14: Constipation, Diarrhea, Gas, and the Intestine -- 15: Diverticular and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases -- 16: The Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- 17: Gastrointestinal Allergy and Food Hypersensitivity -- III: Methods of Nutritional Treatment -- 18: Enteral Alimentation -- 19: Peripheral and Total Parenteral Nutrition -- 20: Diets and Food Lists

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