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ESPEN Book - Basics in Clinical Nutrition
Seven years after the third edition, the fourth edition of the famous ESPEN Book is now available.
With substantial updates and new sections (250 extra pages), it was well worth the wait!
The price is 1000 CZK ( »39 € ) + shipping.


Basics in Clinical Nutrition, by Luboš Sobotka (editor) Order Now.


Please direct all inquiries related to book purchases to the publisher, Galen.




About the book




Fourth Edition



Luboš Sobotka


Associate Editors

Simon P. Allison

Alastair Forbes

Olle Ljungqvist

Rémy F. Meier

Marek Pertkiewicz

Peter B. Soeters



SP Allison, R Antonione, P Austin, MM Berger, G Bodoky, Y Boirie, F Bozzetti, M Braga, F Cai, PC Calder, ME Camilo, N Cano, YA Carpentier, L Cynober, E Dardai, NEP Deutz, DF Driscoll, W Druml, SJ Dudrick, Y Dupertuis, M Elia, J Faintuch, KCH Fearon, E Fontaine, A Forbes, K Fragkos, P Fürst, WG van Gemert, L Genton, MC Gonzalez, RF Grimble, O Goulet, M Haluzik, F Hammarqvist, G Hardy, L Harsanyi, R Hawary, C-P Heidegger, JP Howard, PY Hsiao, GL Jensen, P Jolliet, CF Jonkers-Schuitema, L Kent-Smith, B Koletzko, J Kondrup, M Kunecki, I Kushta, A Laviano, M Leon-Sanz, X Leverve, O Ljungqvist, DN Lobo, H Lochs, J Maňák, MM Meguid, RF Meier, MF von Meyenfeldt, M Muscaritoli, S Mühlebach, T Naber, L A Nin, I Nyulasi, A Ödlund Olin, J Ockenga, M Pertkiewicz, C Pichard, M Pirlich, M Plauth, J-C Preiser, I Preziosa, JW L Puntis, PLM Reijven, F Rossi-Fanelli, E Roth, HP Sauerwein, SM Schneider, AMWJ Schols, JMGA Schols, A Shenkin, P Singer, A Sitges-Serra, L Sobotka, PB Soeters, Z Stanga, RJ Stratton, Š Svačina, B Szczygiel, L Tappy, V Teplan, N Vaisman, MAE van Bokhorst - de van der Schueren, A Van Gossum, MFJ Vandewoude, G Wanten, J Wernerman, KR Westerterp, T Wild, Z Zadak



This exciting book allows reader to receive basic information in the field as well as the latest scientific knowledge of all 99 contributors. The book is also basis for all educational activities of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism – ESPEN. We hope that it will be important source of knowledge and of up-to-date information for physicians, dieticians, pharmacists, nurses and students and that it will help to improve practice in clinical nutrition world wide.


Paperback - 756 pages


ISBN 978-80-7262-821-6 September 2011


Key topics

• Basic concepts in nutrition

• Nutritional physiology and biochemistry

• Indications for nutritional support

• Organisation and legal aspects

• Substrates used for parenteral and enteral nutrition

• Techniques of nutritional support

• Enteral nutrition

• Parenteral nutrition

• Monitoring of nutrition support



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