The Sjogren's Book

The Sjogren's Book

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"The Sjogren's Book is a comprehensive guide for patients and their families about Sjogren's syndrome. This text, which is sponsored by the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, provides medical and practical information about the disease including treatment options, coping mechanisms, and questions for patients to ask their doctors. The book also contains a summary of useful medical terms for patients"-- Provided by publisher.
"Afflicting one in seventy 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 Sjogren's Book, Fourth 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 autoimmune 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, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjogren'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 Sjogren'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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780199737222
0199737223
Branch Call Number: APH R 616.775 SJOGREN 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 393 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: New Sjogren's syndrome handbook

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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. FF 310 W 2011

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