NUTRITION

Feeding Children with Neurodisabilities

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Chapter 29Feeding Children with Neurodisabilities Jennifer Douglas and Leanie Huxham Introduction Neurodisability is a term used to describe conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system (CNS) and includes muscular,…

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Endocrinology

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Chapter 10Endocrinology Alison Johnston and Jacqueline Lowdon Diabetes Mellitus Alison Johnston Introduction Type 1 diabetes is a disease of insulin deficiency due to autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic islet β…

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Congenital Heart Disease

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Chapter 13Congenital Heart Disease David Hopkins Introduction Congenital heart disease in infancy and childhood refers to structural abnormalities that arise in the four main chambers of the heart itself and/or…

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Epidermolysis Bullosa

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Chapter 24Epidermolysis Bullosa Melanie Sklar and Lesley Haynes Introduction Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) comprises a group of rare genetically determined skin blistering disorders characterised by extreme fragility of the skin and…

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Faltering Weight

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Chapter 28Faltering Weight Zofia Smith Introduction The term ‘failure to thrive’ was once used to describe infants and young children who failed to reach their expected growth. Over the last…

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The Liver and Pancreas

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Chapter 9The Liver and Pancreas Jason Beyers The Liver Introduction Liver disease in children differs greatly from that in adults. Klein et al. have summarised the differences [1]: liver disease…

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