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Nutrition in Neurologic Disorders

A Practical Guide

  • Ethem Murat Arsava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lubos Sobotka
    Pages 1-17
  3. Miguel León-Sanz, Maria Angeles Valero
    Pages 19-38
  4. Levent Gungor
    Pages 39-50
  5. R. Haldun Gundogdu
    Pages 51-76
  6. Imad Khan, Sundeep Bojedla, Neeraj Badjatia
    Pages 77-90
  7. Theocharis Stavroulakis, Christopher J. McDermott
    Pages 91-104
  8. Francesco Mozzanica, Nicole Pizzorni, Antonio Schindler
    Pages 115-137
  9. Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
    Pages 139-153
  10. Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu, Ethem Murat Arsava
    Pages 155-206

About this book


This book offers focused and concise coverage of all issues relating to malnutrition in the field of neurology, and in particular addresses practical aspects of nutritional support from a neurology perspective. In addition to providing basic knowledge on important nutritional concepts (body metabolism, assessment and diagnosis of malnutrition, epidemiology, enteral/parenteral nutrition), detailed information is presented on nutritional support for various neurologic disorders handled in a variety of settings, including the neurointensive care unit. Much consideration is also given to the diagnosis and management of dysphagia, which is a common and highly critical cause of malnutrition in these patients. Finally, the newly developing concept of neuronutrition (or brain foods) – the use of certain nutrients for treatment of neurologic disorders – is discussed. By providing practical solutions to commonly encountered challenges in the nutritional management of neurologic patients, this book will prove a valuable resource for practicing neurologists in a wide variety of fields. It will also be very useful for medical personnel from other specialties such as clinical nutrition, critical care, and geriatric medicine.


Malnutrition in neurologic diseases Diagnosis of dysphagia Management of dysphagia Enteral nutrition Parenteral nutrition Metabolism Chronic muscular disorders Chronic degenerative diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Ethem Murat Arsava
    • 1
  1. 1.Hacettepe University Faculty of MedicineAnkaraTurkey

About the editors

Ethem Murat Arsava, MD, is Professor of Neurology in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Arsava completed his neurology training in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2005. Between 2005 and 2009 he was affiliated as a research fellow with AA Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. Thereafter he returned to Hacettepe University, where he has since worked, primarily focusing on the subjects of stroke, stroke imaging, neurocritical care, and nutritional issues in neurological diseases. Dr. Arsava received a Young Investigator Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2012. He has been the author or co-author of more than 80 published papers in international peer-reviewed journals; his current h-index is 19. He is the co-founder of the Neuro-nutrition Workgroup within the Turkish Neurological Association.

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