This up-to-date reference on the nutrition management of inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) covers a wide range of these disorders, including phenylketonuria and other aminoacidopathies, organic acidemias, urea cycle disorders, fatty acid oxidation disorders, galactosemia and glycogen storage diseases. Guidance is also provided on laboratory evaluations and biochemical testing and monitoring.
Topics such as newborn screening for IMD, as well as nutrition management during pregnancy and transplantation, are addressed. The book is based on 7 years of lectures delivered through Metabolic University – an interactive, didactic program designed to provide training to dietitians who work with individuals with IMD. This book provides the basic information required to manage nutrition care and is a resource for clinicians new to this complex field.
About the Author
Laurie E. Bernstein, MS, RD, FADA, FAND is Associate Professor in the School of Medicine – Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, where she has been Director of the Inherited Metabolic Disease Nutrition Clinic since 2006. Professor Bernstein co-founded and serves on the faculty of Metabolic University.
Frances Rohr, MS, RD, LDN, is a Clinical Nutrition Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital who has been involved in the nutritional care of individuals with inherited metabolic disorders for 30 years. She has been an investigator on several clinical research studies and is a Founder and Past President of Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International (GMDI).
Joanna R. Helm, MS, RD, graduated from Oregon Health and Science University with her masters in Clinical Nutrition. She is the co-author of “Penny the Penguin has PKU” and completed research addressing the impact of exercise on plasma phenylalanine concentrations in adolescent boys with phenylketonuria.