Advances in Clinical Nutrition

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium held in Bermuda, 16–20th May 1982

  • Ivan D. A. Johnston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Branched-Chain Amino Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1 -1
    2. P. Fürst, A. Alvestrand, J. Bergström, J. Askanazi, D. Elwyn, J. Kinney
      Pages 25-36
    3. H. R. Freund, Z. Gimmon, J. E. Fischer
      Pages 37-49
    4. L. L. Moldawer, M. M. Echenique, B. R. Bistrian, J. L. Duncan, R. F. Martin, E. M. St. Lezin et al.
      Pages 65-75
    5. J. Takala, J. Klossner, J. Irjala, S. Hannula
      Pages 77-82
    6. H. Joyeux, B. Saint-Aubert, C. Astre, P. C. Andriguetto, P. Vic, C. Humeau et al.
      Pages 83-101
    7. J. D. Holdsworth, M. B. Clague, P. D. Wright, I. D. A. Johnston
      Pages 103-109
  3. Nutritional Support in Renal Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. J. D. Kopple, E. I. Feinstein
      Pages 113-122
    3. J. Bergström, M. Ahlberg, A. Alvestrand
      Pages 123-129
  4. Special Care Enteral Feedings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. J. E. Wade, M. Echenique, G. L. Blackburn
      Pages 149-161
    3. D. E. Beesinger, K. Gallagher, S. Manning
      Pages 163-170
    4. H. C. Børresen
      Pages 171-176
  5. Current Perspectives in the Use of Lipid Emulsion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177

About this book

Introduction

The advent of any new and effective therapy is soon followed by large numbers of publications in which the indications and benefits are explored critically. It is not unexpected, therefore, that within five years of the first Bermuda Symposium on advances in parenteral nutrition that a second Symposium was considered appropriate to review progress and explore new areas of investigation, as well as enlarging the scope of the meeting to include enteral nutrition. The rate of progress can be judged by the number of subjects which were not discussed at the first Symposium. For example, home parenteral nutrition, computer assisted assessment and prescribing, Studies of body protein synthesis and breakdown and the role of branched-chain amino acids are all new subjects for this Symposium which were not covered at all in the first meeting. Much progress has also been made to our understanding of the biochemi­ cal complications of parenteral nutrition and the problems related to long term access to the circulation. Nutritional care has become safer and more effective. There is an increasing awareness of the difficulties in making a true nutritional assessment in selecting patients for total parenteral nutrition and more attention has also been focussed on different approaches to enteral support in the management of undernourished patients. There is also continuing debate on the cost effectiveness of this expensive method of treatment and critics look in vain for evidence of efficacy based on controlled trials in specific groups of patients.

Keywords

clinical nutrition nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan D. A. Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5918-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-5920-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5918-0
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