The Lupus Encyclopedia

Author: Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409852
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Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that can affect any system and organ in the body. For the 1.4 million people in the United States who have lupus, an overactive immune system senses that different parts of the body do not belong, and it attacks these parts. The immune system may strike the cells that line the joints or tendons, for example, causing pain and swelling. An incredibly complex disease, lupus must be properly treated for the optimal health and well-being of the person who has it. The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics. -- from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Lupus

Author: Sharon Moore
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818891
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More than four million Americans- 90 percent of them women- have been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a chronice, debilitating disease of the autoimmune system that manifests as extreme fatigue, arthritic pain, rashes, and a host of other symptons.

Despite Lupus

Author: Sara Gorman
Publisher: Sara Gorman
ISBN: 1439234892
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Looking for a better way to manage life with a chronic illness? Despite Lupus will guide you through the proven steps needed to obtain the emotional and physical wellness you deserve.

Lupus

Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199361967
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This book serves as a concise resource on the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of lupus. It is a practical, evidence-based volume that describes the pathophysiology of the condition, diagnostic strategies and tools, as well as current and emergerging therapeutic options.

Positive Options for Living with Lupus

Author: Philippa Pigache
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934873
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Profiling the specific characteristics of lupus while citing common misdiagnoses and misunderstandings, a patient's resource draws on the latest findings and therapies to make recommendations for a range of topics, from symptom management and overcoming lifestyle challenges to coping during pregnancy and knowing when to call a doctor. Original.

The Lupus Book

Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987173
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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 3000 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 Fifth Edition discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. 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 new Fifth Edition offers these patients and their families an abundance of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.

The Sjogrens Book

Author: Daniel J. Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199876223
Format: PDF
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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjogrens 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 Sjogrens, 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 Sjogrens Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjogrens 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 Sjogrens in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjogrens 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 Sjogrens, 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 Sjogrens is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjogrens 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.

The Back Book

Author: Ziya L. Gokaslan
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801890420
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They also:; lay out reasonable expectations for surgical and nonsurgical treatment; illuminate the possibilities, risks, and limitations of back surgery; describe how to select a surgeon and the importance of choosing the right oneInformative and reassuring, The Back Book provides readers with the knowledge they need to understand their back pain a

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author: George Tsokos
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128020091
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus combines basic science with clinical science to provide a translational treatment of the disease and is a useful reference for specialists in the diagnosis and management of patients with SLE, a tool for measurement of clinical activity for pharmaceutical development and basic research of the disease and a reference work for hospital libraries. Provides the very latest overview 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 Discusses the latest treatment options on disease modifying or disease controlling agents Provides 'one stop' coverage of all the latest scientific and clinical developments in SLE

Lupus Novice

Author: Laura Chester
Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
ISBN: 9781581770209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Recommended by Andrew Weil in Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Lupus Novice gives a moving account of the author's successful struggle with incurable SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), affecting mostly women. Ms. Chester shares the personal discoveries behind her recovery, and a meditation on what it means for a body to be attacking itself. This enlarged edition updates her story and includes a foreword by the best-selling authority on immune-system disease: the author of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dr. Jesse Stoff.Laura Chester has written a moving and significant book. On one level, she discusses her personal odyssey through the realm of a serious and inexplicable disease-its history, current cultural status, biology, symbolism, and the doctors of all persuasions who attempt to cure it. On another level, she speaks to the esoteric level of the disease, discussing the initiation into a deeper level of self and a journey through the unconscious and archetypal aspects of nature. On this level, she is an artist more than a patient, an individual who has the power to effect her cure.- Richard Grossinger, author of Planet Medicine