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The principles and practice of nutritional support
  1. Simon Lal
  1. Correspondence to Professor Simon Lal, Consultant Gastroenterologist (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust) Honorary Professor of Gastroenterology (University of Manchester) Simon.Lal{at}srft.nhs.uk

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Stephen JD O'Keefe. Spring-Verlag New York Inc. New York, USA. ISBN: 1493917781.

This book provides exactly what it says on the cover: a useful practical guide for multidisciplinary health professionals in nutrition support. It is, of course, strengthened by the expertise and reputation of Dr O'Keefe in the field, and I agree with Dr O'Keefe that the book's single authorship avoids overlap and allows focus on the common principles of nutritional support that are applicable to various disease states.

The book is divided into three parts: ‘the principles' and ‘the practice’ of general nutrition support and a final part that reviews nutritional support in different diseases, along with a succinct overview of the more complex conditions of intestinal failure and small bowel transplantation.

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