"The Clinical Dietitian's Essential Pocket Guide" is an up-to-date, concise pocket-sized reference that clinical dietitians can tailor to their own practice. Part I covers nutritional assessment, life stage assessment, and nutrition support. Part II addresses nutrition considerations for specific diseases-cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, liver and pancreatic diseases, renal diseases, and pulmonary diseases. Appendices on food-drug interactions, laboratory assessment, and useful reference materials are also included. Within each disease chapter, a uniform format includes sections on disease process, treatment and nutritional intervention, and patient education. Blank pages in each chapter allow users to add their own notes or references.