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Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families (Third Edition)
Daniel J. Wallace
0195181816
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Continuing with his quest for physical and emotional health, Deepak Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind) zeroes in on common intestinal disorders in Perfect Digestion: The Key to Balanced Living, due in October from Harmony. Digestion plays a central role in our lives, says Chopra, turning to Ayurveda, the traditional Indian science of health, for greater understanding of the mind-body connection. Explaining how the gastrointestinal tract works when it's healthy, he offers suggestions for restoring it to health when ideal functioning is lost through imbalance or disease. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate selections. ($15 128p ISBN 0-517-79975-8) An autoimmune disorder that often defies diagnosis and to date has defied a cure is closely considered in Dr. Daniel J. Wallace's The Lupus Book, an...


Living with Lupus
Sheldon Paul Blau
0738209228
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Blau ( Lupus: The Body Against Itself , LJ 4/1/77; Doubleday, 1984. 2d ed.) states that one million Americans suffer from lupus, eight out of nine being women. That's a compelling reason for patients, their families, and their friends to learn more about this connective tissue disease, which affects joints and muscles, skin, blood vessels, lung membranes, the heart, and the kidneys. The cause is unknown, but Blau cites theories regarding genetics, a virus, and environmental causes. He describes 11 diagnostic criteria but recommends that final diagnosis be made by a rheumatologist. Blau explains the main drugs prescribed for lupus, emphasizing corticosteroids, and also discusses accompanying problems like anemia and osteoporosis. While he offers some useful information, the omission of a major resource for obtaining...


Lupus: Alternative Therapies That Work
Sharon Moore
0892818891
September 2000
Paperback
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From Booklist
Moore suffered from lupus for 14 years. After taking control of her health care, though, and drawing on alternative therapies (usually called "complementary" therapies), she has "recovered." Books by lupus patients aren't unusual, but hers is the first to go into complementary medicine in detail. Nutrition and dietary supplements played major roles, Moore says, and naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body medicine were in the mix, too. The hardest part of her return to health was the removal of 22 dental amalgam fillings, which gave new meaning to the trendy saw "No pain, no gain" but produced increasingly noticeable improvement. A problem with using Chinese medicine was the difficulty of finding herbs free of dangerous admixtures. A highly personal chapter, "Caring for Your Spirit," offers suggestions for...


Taking Charge of Lupus
Maureen Pratt
0451206991
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
While there is no known cure for lupus erythematosus and the course of the disease is unpredictable, Maureen Pratt-diagnosed with lupus herself-believes daily life for the sufferer can be greatly improved. Based on her own personal experiences and written with a doctor, this book provides essential information on how to manage with the condition on a day-to-day basis including:

€ Choosing a doctor
€ Coping with medication side effects
€ Designing a home environment that accomodates physical limitations
€ Dealing with insurance and other financial issues
€ and the role of faith

About the Author
Maureen Pratt is an author and playwright diagnosed with lupus. She is a contributor to Lupus Line, the quarterly newsletter of...


Lupus (Barnes & Noble Basics Health Series)
Victoria Stefanakos
0760755906
January 2005
Paperback
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Lupus (The First Year Series): An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
Nancy C. Hanger
1569245096
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A patient-expert walks those newly diagnosed with lupus through everything they need to learn and do during their first year with the condition Lupus, a serious rheumatological, autoimmune disease found predominantly in women, affects the connective tissues and linings throughout the body. Because of the diversity of its symptoms and severity with which it can manifest, it remains one of the most difficult conditions to identify and diagnose. Since her diagnosis with the disease, author Nancy C. Hanger educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with lupus. Starting with the day of diagnosis, Hanger provides vital information on a variety of subjects including: • Strategies for accomplishing necessary...


Lupus Q & A
Robert G. Lahita
1583331964
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Revised consumer text provides current information on the symptoms, detection, diagnosis, treatments, medication, and the psychological impact of lupus. Offers answers from leading experts to the most commonly asked questions. Softcover.

About the Author
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., is the chief of rheumatology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. He is a former chairman of the Lupus Foundation of America.

Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist and the founder and director of the Center for Coping.


ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus: Eradicate Asthma - Now!
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
096299426X
August 2000
Paperback
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The Daily Telegraph, London, England
"He's been arguing for a new scientific approach that turns clinical medicine on its head."

Book Description
This book introduces a new discovery that unintentional dehydration causes many painful, degenerative diseases. It explains the direct relationship between water deficiency in the body and allergies, asthma and lupus. You will learn: -How to prevent and cure childhood asthma without medication -How to recognize the signs of an imminent asthma attack -How to identify chronic dehydration in your body -Compelling stories of naturally cured asthma -Answers to the most frequently asked questions about asthma and allergies -Why medically treated asthma can lead to genetic damage -How to prevent and treat lupus naturally


The New Arthritis Breakthrough : The Only Medical Therapy Clinically Proven to Produce Long-term Improvement and Remission of RA, Lupus, Juvenile RS, Fibromyalgia, ... & Other Inflammatory Forms of Arthritis
Henry Scammell
0871318431
April 25, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Updated edition of the Arthritis Breakthrough...examines clinical trials and subsequent studies in close, dramatic detail.


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Autoimmune Disorders
Stephen B. Edelson
0446679240
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The immune system is a scapegoat for a variety of ills in this wide-ranging but tendentious guide to approaching diseases like lupus, Crohn's disease, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis. The author argues that autoimmune disorders, in which a malfunctioning immune system attacks healthy tissues, are caused or triggered by environmental toxins, especially heavy metals and free radicals. Drawing on his experience treating patients for the above disorders as well as chronic fatigue syndrome and autism, he recommends a variety of unconventional regimens to purge toxins from our bodies and surroundings, including chelation therapy, herb, vitamin and anti-oxidant supplements, an organic diet free of additives and allergens, sauna and massage, and the systematic use of air and water filters. Edelson provides detailed...


Coping with Lupus: A Practical Guide to Alleviating the Challenges of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Robert H. Phillips
158333095X
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
(Penguin Putnam) Consumer guide to coping with the challenges of lupus. Facts discussed include what lupus is, how it is treated, lifestyle habits to facilitate better emotional and physical health, and methods of pain control, exercise and diet. Discusses both discoid and systemic lupus, with the main emphasis on systemic lupus. Softcover.

Book Info
(Penguin Putnam) Consumer guide to coping with the challenges of lupus. Facts discussed include what lupus is, how it is treated, lifestyle habits to facilitate better emotional and physical health, and methods of pain control, exercise and diet. Discusses both discoid and systemic lupus, with main emphasis on systemic lupus. Softcover.

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Lupus Handbook for Women
Robin Dibner
0671790315
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
A complete Guide for Women with LupusThe Lupus Handbook for women provides all the information a woman needs to understand the disease, its diagnosis, and the treatment. It will answer her questions and help her to work with her doctor in managing the disease.Rheumatologist Dr. Robin J. Dibner, in clear and supportive terms, tells women what they need to know, including:* What lupus is, how it affects the body, and why women are particularly vulnerable to it (90 percent of Americans with lupus are women)* The three different types of lupus (discoid lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], and drug-induced lupus)* How to get a correct diagnosis and understand the tests (because the symptoms are often mistaken for those of other illnesses, it can take three to five years to get a definitive diagnosis)* The pros and...


Lupus Underground: A Patient's Case for a Long-Ignored, Drug-Free, Non-Patentable, Counter-Intuitive Therapy That Actually Works
Anthony DeBartolo
0976342804
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A Chicago reporter suddenly stricken with lupus gives himself the assignment of finding a way back on his feet. After spending nearly two and a half years researching and exactly $4,934.48 on tanning equipment (that’s right, sun tanning equipment), he files this report on a long-ignored, drug-free, non-patentable, counter-intuitive therapy that actually worked – UVA1 Phototherapy.

From the Publisher
If the demonstrated potential of UVA1 light to improve the lives of lupus suffers were more publicly known, if research concerning both benefits and risks were accurately presented, if critics were fair, if our pharmaceutical industry didn’t hold excessive power over medical research and practice, if patients were more motivated to take responsibility for their own...


Talking about Lupus
Triona Holden
0749924683
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
(Piatkus) Consumer text discusses the medical issues relevant to lupus, from symptoms and diagnosis to treatment and prognosis. Discusses what lupus is and how to live with it, which drugs and treatment are used, which alternative treatments are effective, and how to manage the disease. Softcover.


Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Annegret Kuhn
3540442669
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by a wide spectrum of manifestations with a variable evolution. There has been a long-standing need for a book with a unifying concept on the cutaneous manifestations of this disease. The book is based on multidisciplinary knowledge and is written by leading clinicians and scientists. It provides not only a comprehensive description of the vast variety of cutaneous abnormalities but also a synthesis of the relationship between cutaneous and systemic changes, including chapters on classification and clinical aspects, pathogenesis and pathologic features, and treatment and management of lupus erythematosus. In summary, the book is an important resource for clinicians and scientists working in the field of autoimmune diseases.


Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus
Daniel J. Wallace (Editor), et al
0781724643
January 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than 60 distinguished authorities provide comprehen sive coverage of every aspect of cutaneous and systemic lupus Erthematosus-inlcuding definition, classification,epidem iology, pathogenesis, and patient education.

Book Info
Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Reference for clinicians. Includes latest advances; new clinical chapters highlighting biologic therapies, disability, cox-2 interventions, clinical trial methodologies; and outcomes research. Basic science sections have been completely rewritten. Previous edition: c1997. DNLM: Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid.


New Hope for People with Lupus
Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
076152097X
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Review
"A great resource for people with lupus, especially those recently diagnosed. New Hope for People with Lupus gives valuable and credible information about the many aspects of lupus which, as most of us know, can be very confusing."
—Gloria M. Spadaro, R.N., executive director, Lupus Foundation Inc. of New Jersey

Review
"A great resource for people with lupus, especially those recently diagnosed. New Hope for People with Lupus gives valuable and credible information about the many aspects of lupus which, as most of us know, can be very confusing."
?Gloria M. Spadaro, R.N., executive director, Lupus Foundation Inc. of New Jersey

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Discoid Lupus: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
James N. Parker
0497003716
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

Download Description
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to discoid lupus. It also...

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