The Practical Handbook of Perioperative Metabolic and Nutritional Care

The Practical Handbook of Perioperative Metabolic and Nutritional Care

1st Edition - June 25, 2019

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  • Author: M. Isabel T.D Correia
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164389
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175118

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Intended for any healthcare professional working with surgical patients, including medical students, residents, surgeons and internists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and physical therapists, The Practical Handbook of Perioperative Metabolic and Nutritional Care focuses on topics from the history of surgery and metabolism, to organic response to stress. Based on clinical processes, the author explores screening, assessment, and the impact of nutritional status on outcomes, in addition to investigating nutritional requirements, including macronutrients and micronutrients. Chapters examine wound healing as well as metabolic and nutritional surgical preconditioning, including coverage of preoperative counseling, preoperative nutrition, and preoperative fasting. Physical exercise is addressed, as well as nutritional therapy in the form of oral supplements, and enteral and parenteral approaches. Additional topics explored include nutrition therapy complications and immunomodulatory nutrients, pro, pre and symbiotics, postoperative oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition, enteral access, vascular access, fluid therapy, and more. With up-to-date information, practical and cost-effective data, this resource is critical for translating theory to practice.

Key Features

  • Focuses on preoperative metabolic and nutritional preparation for surgery
  • Explores processes for intra and postoperatively assessing metabolic and nutritional state to ensure patient progress
  • Contains content based on clinical process


medical students, residents, surgeons and internists, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists and physical therapists

Table of Contents

  • 1. History of surgery, metabolism, and nutrition therapy
    2. Organic response to stress
    3. Nutritional status and requirements
    4. Wound healing
    5. Metabolic and nutritional surgical preconditioning
    6. Bowel preparation
    7. Rational for the use of antibiotics
    8. Postoperative nutrition therapy
    9. Nutrition therapy complications
    10. Immunonutrition
    11. Pro-, pre-, and symbiotics
    12. Exercise therapy
    13. Catheters
    14. Fluid and electrolyte therapy
    15. Acute pain management
    16. Antiemetic agents and motility stimulant medications
    17. Other multimodal strategies
    18. Music in the perioperative period
    19. The special patient
    20. Interdisciplinary teams
    21. Quality, safety, and performance improvement
    22. Clinical and economic impact of protocols
    23. Knowledge translation
    24. Patient empowerment
    25. Ethical considerations
    26. Evidence-based Medicine in surgery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: June 25, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164389
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175118

About the Author

M. Isabel T.D Correia

Dr. Correia is a retired professor of surgery at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Medical School, and currently, she still acts as an invited professor of surgery at the same university. She has dedicated her time to clinical practice in surgery and nutrition, is the head of the nutrition therapy team at the Surgical Gastrointestinal Department at the University Hospital, and is a member of the nutrition team Eterna at Rede Mater Dei. She is the deputy editor-in-chief for Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences and is also editor for the gastrointestinal issue of Current Opinion in Metabolic and Nutrition Care, as well as an editorial board member for several other nutrition journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

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