A clinical guide to pediatric weight management and obesity by Sandra Gibson Hassink MD

By Sandra Gibson Hassink MD

This convenient, sensible consultant offers clinicians with a accomplished method of the clinical administration of obese youngsters and teens. insurance starts off with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and developmental elements of kid and adolescent weight problems and a advisor to overview of overweight young children. next chapters deal with respiration, cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic, orthopaedic, gastrointestinal, renal, and neurologic problems and comorbid stipulations in addition to psychological health and wellbeing matters, acute obesity-related emergencies, and weight problems as a part of genetic syndromes. Pathophysiology is associated with scientific presentation, review, and therapy, and way of life matters are mentioned the place applicable. Highlighted bins and algorithms aid clinicians locate and digest details quickly.

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8% of obese children (26). 76 per 100,000 for girls in a study from Japan. This incidence is five times higher than that in 1976 (27). Pseudotumor Cerebri Pseudotumor cerebri is more common in obese than in normal weight children. 9 per 100,000. 7 times more likely in girls and twice as likely in adolescents (28). In another study, obesity was found in 29% of children and adolescents with pseudotumor cerebri (29). Health care providers are at the epicenter of the obesity epidemic. Prevention is critical, and every practitioner should have a strategy for encouraging healthy eating and activity habits in families and children at every health encounter.

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