Di TORO, R. (ed.).
Title: Nutritional Support for Sick Children
Publisher:  Karger, Basel , 1988, ISBN:3805547056
Seller ID: 92724
DI TORO, R. (ed.). Nutritional Support for Sick Children. Basel : Karger, (1988). Pp (6),-150. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue and white cloth. Contributions to 'Infusion Therapy and Clinical Nutrition', No. 19. “Nutrition plays an important role in the management of sick children, especially when they suffer from a chronic disease, indeed, malnutrition interferes with a number of metabolic processes affecting immunological reactions, braindevelopment, normal growth, wound healing, etc., so that today it is impos sible to care for infants and children without paying particular attention to their nutritional problems. Moreover, progress in the treatment of many life-threatening diseases requires more and more sophisticated techniques of feeding mat are independent of the oral route and allow tor the long-termmaintenance of a well-balanced nutritional status or provision of selected nutrients. Nutrition is also essential in the care of infants born prematu rely and with a low birth weight. In these children the evaluation of nutritional requirements is still in progress, so that the composition of the formulas for their nourishment must be submitted to closer scrutiny. In this book the above-mentioned problems are treated by internationally known authors who also discuss their own clinical experience with the matter.” - fromthe back cover. Ex-library (spine label, inkstamps, rear pouch), else very good. 45.00