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Hyperalimentation: A Guide for Clinicians.

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Edited by Kaminski Mitchell V. Jr.. 744 pages. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York: , 1985.. $95.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):157. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-157_1
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Managing the patient who requires nutritional support is a complicated task requiring knowledge of nutriture; fluid, electrolyte, and metabolic acid-base balances; glucohomeostasis; and feeding systems. The successful implementation of enteral and parenteral hyperalimentation will depend on a metabolic support team including a physician, nurse, pharmacist, dietitian, and physical therapist. All of these professionals will find this book a useful resource.

The dedication of the editor to producing a book that combines theoretical and practical material in clinical nutrition is obvious. Each chapter shows the contributing authors' knowledge and expertise in research and experience. Virtually every relevant topic in hyperalimentation is


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