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New Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook

ISBN-10: 0195172280
ISBN-13: 9780195172287
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Afflicting nearly four million Americans, Sjogren'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  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Afflicting nearly four million Americans, Sjogren'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 Sjogren'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 New Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook, Third Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on auto-immune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjogren's in an easily readable and understandable book. The handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice to assist those seeking information. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjogren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as an appendix listing the resources available for patients with the disease. 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 Sjogren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. The most reliable and informative guide available, The New Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook, Third Edition is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.

Preface
Introduction : why write a book on Sjogren's syndrome?
The history of Sjogren's syndrome
What is Sjogren's syndrome?
Who develops Sjogren's syndrome?
What leads to dryness?
Sjogren's syndrome : a genetic and immunologic perspective
Generalized symptoms and signs of Sjogren's syndrome
The dry eye
The salivary glands, ears, nose, and larynx
The dry mouth : a dental perspective on Sjogren's
The internal organs in Sjogren's
Manifestations of connective tissue diseases seen in secondary Sjogren's
Useful studies : blood tests, imaging, biopsies, and beyond
How can I be sure it's really Sjogren's?
Treatment of dry eye
Treatment of dry mouth
Systemic therapies in Sjogren's
Taming Sjogren's : fighting fatigue, lifestyle factors, and nondrug management
Conquering Sjogren's
Complementary and alternative therapies for Sjogren's syndrome
How are drugs tested for Sjogren's?
Adjunctive measures, comorbidities, and reproductive issues in Sjogren's
Can I work?
What will happen to me?
Is there hope for a cure?
Resource materials
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