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The Lupus Book

Author : Daniel J. Wallace
ISBN : 9780195181814
Genre : Health & Fitness
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One of the world's leading authorities on lupus, who has treated over 2,000 lupus patients, discusses the newest breakthroughs in drug treatments and alternative therapies, as well as updated information on the immune system--in user-friendly language that any patient can understand.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Lupus Book A Guide For Patients And Their Families

Author : Daniel J Wallace
ISBN : 0199740844
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 2000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fourth Edition discusses the newest clinical trials and emerging therapies--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The Fourth Edition of The Lupus Book offers these patients and their families a wealth of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.
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The Lupus Book

Author : Daniel Jeffrey Wallace
ISBN : 0195132815
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 26.23 MB
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An expert on lupus explains what the disease is, why it is so difficult to diagnose, and how patients can ease their suffering
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus E Book

Author : George Tsokos
ISBN : 9780323070874
Genre : Medical
File Size : 82.30 MB
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This new companion to Hochberg et al.'s Rheumatology masterwork provides new insights into the causes, detection and therapy of this challenging disease. In this state-of-the-art resource, you'll find ‘one stop' coverage of all the latest scientific and clinical developments in SLE: new concepts in epidemiology, disease activity measures and outcomes; new concepts in immunoregulation, genetic and pathogenic mechanisms; new understanding and novel presentation of the processes of tissue/organ damage; comprehensive coverage of clinical features; and the very latest concepts in treatment. Provides the very latest understanding of the pathogenesis of SLE. Distills current understanding of the cellular, molecular, genetic and environmental factors that instigate and drive the disease. Includes comprehensive coverage of clinical features, including fatigue, organ system manifestations, overlap syndromes, infections, and more. Conveys the very latest understanding of mechanisms of tissue damage, including immune complexes, antibodies, and other mechanisms that lead to organ damage. Contains expert discussion of processes that are responsible for tissue injury - a hallmark of this text. Incorporates the latest treatment modalities, including steroids and non-steroidals, cytotoxic drug treatment, PAP's, and therapies on the horizon. Discusses the latest treatment options on disease modifying or disease controlling agents.
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The Lupus Encyclopedia

Author : Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
ISBN : 9781421409849
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 57.5 MB
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Offers information on the symptoms, diagnosis, medications, side effects, alternative treatments of lupus along with advice on coping with lupus.
Category: Health & Fitness

Nicki The Lupus In Me

Author : Lois'e Hall
ISBN : 9781403329295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tragedy happened in 1980, and Nicki's life took a turn that changed the lives of much of our family and close friends around us. We called it the evil generation gap, and that explains it all. It changed our future, leaving a scar so wide that no graft could mend the space that was displaced in our healing. It is an incurable disease. I thought, "It is not the hand of God. It can only be the hands of Satan evil hands." I took from every event of our lives, especially mine, searching to find a reason or "the truth of things that had come." In my long search, you will see the point for my calling this thing the evil generation gap. It's a long haul that I found touched not only my family, but also many families like mine. It affects many people of all ages. It does not have a generation. This story not only teaches you the life of lupus, it also teaches you that God plays a very important part in the life of a person dealing with lupus and the family and friends who are around them. Nicki's doctors gave her a short time. When she was diagnosed with lupus, she was eleven years old, very active, smart and loved by all who knew her. God gave us much more time than was expected by her doctors and the medical staff who cared for her. As you take the time to read this book, you will see how illness can destroy, and destroy again, the lives of loved ones. In the still and peaceful night creeps the darkness that stands outside the doorway, awaiting the return of the beautiful smiling face of the one we hold so dear, and beneath that face is held a mound of pain.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author : Robert G. Lahita
ISBN : 0080474543
Genre : Medical
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Fourth Edition, provides an understanding of the basic mechanisms as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of lupus. This book is attractive to both the investigative community and clinicians. As lupus has become a paradigm for the study of autoimmune disease, immunologists investigating autoimmunity are becoming more interested in lupus. Basic immunology of phospholipid antibodies, clotting abnormailities, issues concerning pathogenetic fit with SLE, and newest methods of therapy of APLS are given in this newest edition of a classic reference. * Comprehensive current coverage of basic models of etiology and pathogenesis * Complete catalog of autoantibodies produced * Includes an outstanding review of imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lupus and its complications for each organ system * Includes CD-ROM of images excellent for teaching purposes and downloading into presentations
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus An Issue Of Rheumatic Disease Clinics

Author : Ellen M. Ginzler
ISBN : 9781455700639
Genre : Medical
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This issue brings the rheumatologist on the current thinking on treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, with an eye to the future. Topics covered include B cell biology and related therapies; glutamate receptor biology and its clinical significance in neuropsychiatric SLE; platelet C4d and vascular complications; biomarkers in lupus nephritis; endothelial function and its implications for cardiovascular and renal disease in SLE; changing worldwide epidemiology of SLE and its relationship to environmental, ethnic, and other sociodemographic factors; work loss, disability, quality of life, and compliance in SLE; pediatric lupus; metabolic syndrome and related endocrine abnormalities; the significance of interferon and the consequences of anti-interferon in SLE; and cutaneous lupus and the CLASI instrument.
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Physical Rehabilitation E Book

Author : Michelle H. Cameron
ISBN : 9781416065319
Genre : Medical
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The only physical rehabilitation text modeled after the concepts of the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, this detailed resource provides the most complete coverage of rehabilitation across the preferred practice patterns of physical therapy all in one place! Each chapter is consistently organized to make it easy to find the information you need, with clear guidelines, examples, and summaries based on the latest clinical evidence to help you improve quality of care and ensure positive patient outcomes. In-depth, evidence-based coverage of more key content areas than any other rehabilitation resource of its kind, including orthopedics, neurology, and wound management, ensures a comprehensive understanding of rehabilitation supported by the latest clinical research. More than 65 case studies present a problem-based approach to rehabilitation and detail practical, real-world applications. Over 600 full-color illustrations clarify concepts and techniques. A FREE companion CD prepares you for practice with printable examination forms and reference lists from the text linked to Medline abstracts and reinforces understanding through interactive boards-style review questions, and vocabulary-building exercises.
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The Sjogren S Book

Author : Daniel J. Wallace MD
ISBN : 9780199911790
Genre : Medical
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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjögren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjögren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjögren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjögren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjögren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjögren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjögren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.
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