While the gastrointestinal tract ingests, digests, and absorbs nutrients, the liver transforms nutrients, synthesizes plasma proteins, and detoxifies bacteria and toxins absorbed from the gut. It is therefore not surprising that gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases have a major impact on the nutritional state of the individual. Integrating nutrition and the gastrointestinal system, the Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference brings together experts in the field of nutrition, gastroenterology, and hepatology to offer dietary, nutritional, and natural therapies for gastrointestinal and hepatic ailments in order to improve overall health.
Providing a review of the digestive tract, liver, and core concepts, this important reference presents the nutritional consequences and considerations of digestive disorders. Contributors examine the role of nutrition in gastrointestinal and liver disease, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, malabsorption, colorectal disease, transplantation, pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Of special interest to the practitioner are chapters on food allergy and intolerance, the effects of medicinal plants, and the role of fiber in the gastrointestinal tract. The reference also addresses the challenges of managing nutritional issues for hospitalized patients, and covers eating disorders and ethical issues.
Other key topics include:
- Clinical applications of probiotics
- The impact of micronutrient deficiencies
- Genomic applications for gastrointestinal care
- Drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions
- Guidelines for performing a nutrition assessment
- This comprehensive reference offers a toolbox of key concepts, charts, tables, algorithms, and practical therapeutic strategies for practitioners involved in gastrointestinal and hepatic nutrition care.
- Written by internationally recognized experts in nutrition from leading medical institutions
- Reviews gut structure and function to help readers understand the management of nutritional disorders through the digestive tract
- Offers a toolbox of key concepts, charts, tables, and algorithms to solve nutritional management problems
- Provides expert guidance on the newest advances in diagnostic testing
- Offers case studies on the role of diet, enteral and parenteral formulations, probiotics, and food and herbal-based supplements
Table of Contents
- Major Components of the Gastrointestinal System and Their Role in Digestion; Monica Van Dongen and Gerard E. Mullin
- Malabsorption; Babatunde Adeyefa and Carla W. Brady
- The Role of the Gut Microbiota and Probiotics in Gastrointestinal Disease Prevention and Management; Gerard E. Mullin
- Short Bowel Syndrome; Laura E. Matarese
- Celiac Disease; S. Devi Rampertab
- Food Allergy and Food Intolerance; John Leung and Sheila E. Crowe
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver; Melissa Palmer
- Nutrition and Alcoholic Liver Disease; Melissa Palmer
- Nutrition and Nonalcoholic and Viral Liver Diseases; Melissa Palmer
- General Nutritional Guidelines for Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, and Its Complications; Melissa Palmer
- Nutrition and Liver Transplantation; Melissa Palmer
- Nutritional Considerations in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis; Deepa Gosine, Mohammed Kaleel, and Vikesh K. Singh
- Nutrition in Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Gerard E. Mullin and Ashley Koff
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease; S. Devi Rampertab, Amy Brown, and Gerard E. Mullin
- Nutrition and Colorectal Disease; Myles R. Joyce and Victor W. Fazio
- Nutrition and Colorectal Cancer; Mitra Rangarajan and Gerard E. Mullin
- The Influence of Bitter, Aromatic, and Pungent Medicinal Plants on Gut Function; James Snow and Kevin Spelman
- Obesity and Nutrition; Katrina B. Seidman and Lawrence J. Cheskin
- Micronutrients; Omar S. Khokhar and Timothy O. Lipman
- The Role of Fiber, Prebiotics, and Probiotics in Gastrointestinal Health and Disease; Martin H. Floch and Violeta B. Popov
- An Overview of Genomics and Gastrointestinal Health and Disease; Ruth DeBusk
- Enteral Access and Enteral Nutrition; Amy Berry and Mark H. DeLegge
- Parenteral Nutrition; Mandy Corrigan, Bijo K. John, and Ezra Steiger
- Pediatric Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition; Jenifer Hampsey and Tiffani Hays
- Drug-Drug and Drug-Nutrient Interactions in Gastrointestinal Disease; Mark G. Klang
- Nutrition Assessment; Tina Colaizzo-Anas
- Critical Care Nutrition; Tara Nealon and Jonathan Waitman
- Perioperative Nutrition Support; Jill Schuman and Kishore R. Iyer
- Bariatric Surgery; Scott A. Shikora, Kerri Anne Hawkins, and Meghan Ariagno
- Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN); Alice Illian, Kevn McNamara, and Carol Ireton-Jones
- An Integrative Nutrition Approach to Eating Disorders; Carolyn Coker Ross and Gerard E. Mullin
- Ethical and Medical-Legal Considerations; Julie O’Sullivan Maillet
Gerard E. Mullin, MD, is an associate professor in the department of medicine as well as director of integrative gastroenterology nutrition services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is an internist, gastroenterologist, and nutritionist and the only physician in the United States who is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Gastroenterology, National Board of Nutrition Support Certification, American College of Nutrition, and the American Board of Nutrition Physician Specialists.
Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, CNSD, is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of nutrition for the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is the author of over 150 books, chapters, manuscripts, abstracts, and videos and currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
Melissa Palmer, MD, is medical director of hepatology at New York University Hepatology Associates Plainview and clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA and was trained in hepatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She is the author of the best-selling book Dr. Melissa Palmer’s Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease and runs the popular liver website www.liverdisease.com.