Lupus Book A Guide for Patients and Their Families

ISBN-10: 0199929408

ISBN-13: 9780199929405

Edition: 5th 2012

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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. HisThe 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 revisedThe 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.
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List price: $33.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Introduction and Definitions
Why Write a Book on Lupus?
What Is Lupus?
The History of Lupus
Who Gets Lupus?
Inflammation and Immunity
The Body's Protection Plan
The Enemy Is Our Cells
What Causes Lupus?
The Genetic Connection
Environmental Villains
Drugs That May Cause Lupus or Produce Flare-ups
Where and How Can the Body Be Affected by Lupus?
History, Symptoms, and Signs
Must We Draw Blood?
Reactions of the Skin: Rashes and Discoid Lupus
Why the Aches? Arthritis, Muscles, and Bone
Pants and Pulses: The Lungs and Heart
Heady Connections: The Nervous System and Behavioral Changes
The Head, Neck, and Sj�gren's Syndrome
What about Hormones?
The Impact of Lupus on the GI Tract and Liver
Lupus in the Kidney and Urinary Tract
The Blood and Lymphatic Systems
Why Do Blood Clots Develop?
Lupus through the Ages: Lupus in Children and the Elderly
Is It Really Lupus?
The Management of Lupus Erythematosus
How to Treat Lupus with Physical Measures
You Can Help Conquer Lupus
Taming Inflammation: Anti-inflammatory Therapies
Big Guns and Magic Bullets: Disease-Modifying Drugs
Other Options: Treatments Occasionally Used to Manage Lupus
Fighting Infections, Allergies, and Osteoporosis
Can a Woman with Lupus Have a Baby?
Economic Impact of Lupus in the United States and Disability Issues
What's the Prognosis?
Clinical Trials, New Therapies for Lupus, and Future Directions
Appendix: Lupus Resource Materials
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