Explaining Unexplained Illnesses

Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome and Others

Author: Martin Pall

Publisher: Informa Health Care

ISBN: 9780789023889

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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Discover the answer to the mysteries of these debilitating illnesses Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” provides long-sought explanations for the properties of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. This groundbreaking book examines common symptoms and signs; short-term stressors such as infection, chemical exposure, physical trauma, and severe psychological stress; why people are often diagnosed as having more than one of these illnesses, and approaches for treating the cause of each disease, rather than the symptoms. The book presents a detailed and well-supported mechanism (the NO/ONOO- cycle) that provides consistent explanations for many of the puzzling elements of these diseases. At least a dozen scientists have proposed that chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia must share a common mechanism; others have suggested posttraumatic stress disorder may belong to this group as well. This unique book provides explanations for their previously unexplained properties with more than 1,500 references to scientific literature, creating a whole new approach to therapy and treatment of these illnesses. Explaining "Unexplained Illnesses" provides answers to these questions: how do short-term stressors initiate chronic illness? how does the biochemistry of the NO/ONOO- cycle produce chronic illness? how can the diverse symptoms and signs of these illnesses be generated as a consequence of their common biochemistry? why is there so much variation in symptoms from one sufferer to another? what are the principles underlying the NO/ONOO- cycle mechanism? how does the NO/ONOO- cycle provide explanations for a dozen previously unexplained properties of these illnesses? how might 14 additional illnesses/diseases also be caused by the NO/ONOO- cycle etiology? and many more Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” is a must-read for physicians and scientists, and for anyone who suffers from-or knows someone who suffers from—these previously puzzling illnesses.

Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Redefining an Illness

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309316928

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 5206

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are serious, debilitating conditions that affect millions of people in the United States and around the world. ME/CFS can cause significant impairment and disability. Despite substantial efforts by researchers to better understand ME/CFS, there is no known cause or effective treatment. Diagnosing the disease remains a challenge, and patients often struggle with their illness for years before an identification is made. Some health care providers have been skeptical about the serious physiological - rather than psychological - nature of the illness. Once diagnosed, patients often complain of receiving hostility from their health care provider as well as being subjected to treatment strategies that exacerbate their symptoms. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome proposes new diagnostic clinical criteria for ME/CFS and a new term for the illness - systemic exertion intolerance disease(SEID). According to this report, the term myalgic encephalomyelitis does not accurately describe this illness, and the term chronic fatigue syndrome can result in trivialization and stigmatization for patients afflicted with this illness. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome stresses that SEID is a medical - not a psychiatric or psychological - illness. This report lists the major symptoms of SEID and recommends a diagnostic process.One of the report's most important conclusions is that a thorough history, physical examination, and targeted work-up are necessary and often sufficient for diagnosis. The new criteria will allow a large percentage of undiagnosed patients to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate care. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will be a valuable resource to promote the prompt diagnosis of patients with this complex, multisystem, and often devastating disorder; enhance public understanding; and provide a firm foundation for future improvements in diagnosis and treatment.

Chemical Exposures

Low Levels and High Stakes

Author: Nicholas A. Ashford,Claudia S. Miller

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471292401

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 662

Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes explains how day-to-day variations in chemical exposure may cause unusual and seemingly unpredictable symptoms, including many that have been termed psychosomatic in the past. It describes how everyday, low-level chemical exposures may cause fatigue, memory impairment, headaches, mood changes, breathing difficulties, digestive problems, and a host of chronic unexplained illnesses including chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, and sick building syndrome. The authors are the first writers to clearly describe and document the process of adaptation, a concept that provides a rational and scientific basis for understanding these symptoms. In the Second Edition of this professionally acclaimed work, the authors offer evidence for an emerging new theory of disease-toxicant-induced loss of tolerance-which may have far-reaching implications for medicine, public health, and environmental policy. Based on a report commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Health that won the World Health Organization's Macedo Award, Chemical Exposures is the most comprehensive book ever written on sensitivity to low level chemical exposure and the many health effects associated with it. This work clarifies the nature of chemical sensitivity, shows how it differs from traditional allergies and toxicity, and suggests how federal and state governments can help those who are affected. The book identifies four major groups of people with hypersensitivity to low levels of chemicals: occupants of tight buildings, industrial workers who handle chemicals, residents of communities exposed to toxic chemicals, and individuals with random and unique exposures to various chemicals. The fact that similar symptoms are being reported by members of these demographically diverse groups not only points to a serious problem, it may also contribute to a better understanding of chemical sensitivity. Included are a number of features that will be invaluable to health professionals: * Clear, concise explanations of technical material * The most extensive bibliography to date on the subject * Tables contrasting different medical approaches * Descriptions of recent research and proposed mechanisms * An annotated bibliographical appendix highlighting illnesses that have been linked to environmental exposures * Policy recommendations for federal and state governments "Clinicians and policymakers would do well to read and heed the advice of this book."-Journal of the American Medical Association "Clinicians, researchers, and policymakers in this field would be well advised to read this landmark book."-American Public Health Association Newsletter "A milestone in the evolution of multiple chemical sensitivity."-Chemical and Engineering News ".groundbreaking and accessible.balanced and scholarly.essential reading for risk assessors, physicians, psychologists, attorneys concerned with toxic torts, public health officials, regulators, government decisionmakers, medical and environmental researchers, as well as laypersons."-Journal of Risk Analysis

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols

Author: Kenny Meirleir,Neil R. McGregor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780789022073

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 5768

An important medical milestone for anyone connected with ME/CFS! Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols includes a clinical definition (clinical diagnostic criteria) for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The clinical case definition was developed by an expert medical consensus panel of treating physicians, teaching faculty and world leaders in the research of ME/CFS. An expert subcommittee of Health Canada established the Terms of Reference for the consensus panel. The definition more adequately reflects the complexity of symptoms of a given patient’s pathogenesis and should establish ME/CFS as a distinct medical entity and help distinguish it from overlapping medical conditions in the absence of a definitive laboratory test. “The clinical definition will enable clinicians to make an early diagnosis which may assist in lessening the impact of ME/CFS in some patients,” said Dr. Bruce M. Carruthers, lead author of the definition. “It will reduce the expensive problem of patients being sent to many specialists before being diagnosed and will allow patients to receive appropriate treatments in a timely fashion.” The panel's clinical case definition determines that more of the prominent symptoms are compulsory and symptoms that share a common region of pathogenesis are grouped together for clarity. In addition to severe prolonged fatigue, the definition includes the hallmark symptoms of post-exertional malaise and/or fatigue, sleep dysfunction, pain, two or more of the given neurological/cognitive manifestations, and at least one of the given symptoms from two of the categories of autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune manifestations. Diagnostic exclusions and common co-morbid entities are also given. The special issue of the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also includes a discussion of prominent symptoms, clinical practice diagnostic and treatment guidelines based on the best available research evidence, and an overview of available research on ME/CFS. The expert panel of 11 physicians—who have diagnosed and/or treated more than 20,000 ME/CFS patients between them—has developed a clinical case definition that provides a flexible conceptual framework based on the characteristic patterns of symptom clusters, which reflect specific areas of pathogenesis. The expert subcommittee of Health Canada selected the expert consensus panel. Authors include: Dr. Bruce M. Carruthers, lead author of the consensus document; co-author of the draft of the original version of the ME/CFS clinical definition, diagnostic and treatment protocols document; internal medicine, Galiano, British Columbia. Dr. Anil Kumar Jain, co-author of the draft the original version of the ME/CFS consensus document, affiliate of Ottawa Hospital, Ontario. Dr. Kenny L. De Meirleir, Professor Physiology and Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; ME/CFS researcher and clinician; organizer of the World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders; a board member of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and co-editor of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Critical Reviews and Clinical Advances (Haworth) Dr. Daniel L. Peterson, affiliate of the Sierra Internal Medicine Associates in Incline Village, Nevada; ME/CFS researcher and clinician; a board member of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and member of the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group Dr. Nancy G. Klimas, Clinical Professor of Medicine in Microbiology/Immunology/Allergy and Psychology, University of Miami School of Medicine; ME/CFS researcher and clinician; a board member of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and member of the federal CFS Coordinating Committee Dr. A. Martin Lerner, staff physician at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan; Clinical professor and former chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University's School of Medicine; and ME/CFS researcher and clinician Dr. Alison C. Bested, haematological pathologist; former head of the Division of Haematology and Immunology at the Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital; affiliate of the Environmental Health Clinic and Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario; ME/CFS researcher and clinician Dr. Pierre Flor-Henry, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Alberta; Clinical Director of General Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Diagnostic and Research Centre, both based at Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; ME/CFS brain researcher Dr. Pradip Joshi, internal medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada Dr. A. C. Peter Powles, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Health Science, McMasters University, Hamilton; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Chief of Medicine and Sleep Disorders Consultant, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto; Sleep Disorder Consultant at the Sleep Disorder Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, and Central West Sleep Affiliation, Paris, Ontario Dr. Jeffrey A. Sherkey, family medicine, affiliate of the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; and diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome nearly 10 years ago Marjorie I. van de Sande, Consensus Coordinator; and Director of Education for the National ME/FM Action Network, Canada Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols also addresses diagnostic exclusions and common co-morbid entities. This groundbreaking book is must reading for anyone connected with the disease—personally or professionally.

The Chronic Stress Crisis

How Stress Is Destroying Your Health and What You Can Do to Stop It

Author: William G. Timmins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434390705

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

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"The Chronic Stress Crisis explains in detail many common reasons for the current health crisis in the US, including over-consumption of grains, heavy metal toxicity, chemical hypersensitivity from exposure to environmental toxins, pesticides, herbicides and other sources of chemicals in our daily lives. I particularly enjoy this book because there is a strong emphasis on the Chronic Stress Response as being an underlying and immutable factor in the development of most disease processes. Emotional stress, dietary stress and the stress of the many burdens placed on our bodies by our modern lifestyles all culminate in the onset of diseases of modern times such as cancer, heart disease and autoimmune problems. This is a great resource to help provide an understanding of how you can take effective measures to start to take back control of your health." -Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of www.mercola.com and author of Dr. Mercola's Total Health Program "Bill Timmins pioneered the field of health care from the inside out. He didn't just study and practice health care as an academic-he mastered body and life through his real-life challenges. It was Dr. Timmins' own life experiences that made him one of the most intelligent, capable, loving and caring physicians and teachers I've ever known. What Dr. Timmins shares in this important book may very well save your life and make it much more comfortable too!" -Paul Chek, Holistic Health Practitioner, founder of the C.H.E.K Institute and P~P~S Success Mastery Program

Healing Severe Chemical and EMF Sensitivity

Our Breakthrough Cure for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Electro-hypersensitivity (EHS)

Author: Gary Patera

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479244744

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 158

View: 5323

"Imagine living a busy and active life and then having it come to a screeching halt beacuse of extreme chemical sensitivity coupled with electromagnetic sensitivity. That is what happened to the woman who is the subject of this book. She experienced these sensitivities to such an extreme she was not physically able to be in a room with lights, television or a computer and could not be near anyone with cologne, perfume, fabric softener on their clothes, or a cell phone. [...] This book tells the story of this woman and the path to healing that she traveled. It is designed to give people in similar circumstances hope that in fact a cure is possible and it provides the step by step framework in which healing can take place."--p. [4] of cover.

Gendering Disability

Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Beth Hutchison

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533735

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 7129

Disability and gender, terms that have previously seemed so clear-cut, are becoming increasingly complex in light of new politics and scholarship. These words now suggest complicated sets of practices and ways of being. Contributors to this innovative collection explore the intersection of gender and disability in the arts, consumer culture, healing, the personal and private realms, and the appearance of disability in the public sphere—both in public fantasies and in public activism. Beginning as separate enterprises that followed activist and scholarly paths, gender and disability studies have reached a point where they can move beyond their boundaries for a common landscape to inspire new areas of inquiry. Whether from a perspective in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, or arts, the shared subject matter of gender and disability studies—the body, social and cultural hierarchy, identity, discrimination and inequality, representation, and political activism—insistently calls for deeper conversation. This volume provides fresh findings not only about the discrimination practiced against women and people with disabilities, but also about the productive parallelism between these two categories.

Toxic Turmoil

Psychological and Societal Consequences of Ecological Disasters

Author: Johan Havenaar,Julie Cwikel,Evelyn J. Bromet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461506239

Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 8721

When an accident involves many people and when its consequences are many and serious, we speak of a disaster. Disasters have the same causal fac tors as accidents: they differ from accidents by the gravity of consequences, not by causes. The action of a single individual may result in thousands of deaths and huge financial losses. The metal fatigue of a screw may, by a chain of events, cause an explosion killing hundreds or lead to a break in a dam and a devastating flood. The fact that minor and unpredictable acts can lead to disasters is im portant because it allows us to predict that the years to come will bring with them more disasters with ever more severe consequences. The density ofhu man populations is growing. By the year 2025 some four fifths of the world's population will be living in urban settings. An explosion or a gas leak in a densely populated area will cause incomparably more damage than a simi lar event in a rural area. Modern technology is immensely powerful (and its power is continuing to grow) and can be used in a disastrous manner. Ag gression is just as possible now as it was in the past, but the tools of aggression are vastly more dangerous than ever before. This book, edited by Johan M. Havenaar, Julie G. Cwikel, and Evelyn J. Bromet, is therefore very timely.

Practical Manual of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Author: Marcelo F. Vela,Joel E. Richter,John E. Pandolfino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118444809

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 8969

This portable handbook provides daily guidance on one of the most prevalent conditions in medicine, gastroesophageal reflux disease and related acid-reflux conditions. Gastroenterologists in training and in practice will use the variety of pedagogic features -- such as case histories, potential pitfall boxes, key points, management algorithms, and useful weblinks -- in each chapter to find quick answers to immediate questions.

Of Bodies and Symptoms

Anthropological Perspectives on their Social and Medical Treatment

Author: Sylvie Fainzang,Claudie Haxaire

Publisher: PUBLICACIONS UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA i VIRGILI

ISBN: 8469449915

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 6759

The question of the social treatment of the body and its transformations emerges in relation to issues of varying types (economic, therapeutic, ideological, cultural, aesthetic,commercial, technical). This book examines the various ways of managing bodily symptoms or transformations and the social stakes and systems of knowledge which relate to them, both on the medical and social level. The contributions provide analyses that concern a broad range of countries. Through the themes it tackles and the subjects it examines, this book reveals both the universal nature of the questions it asks, and the evolution of the objects and approaches of anthropology itself.

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781572305694

Category: Psychology

Page: 385

View: 2501

A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.

Voices of Trauma

Treating Psychological Trauma Across Cultures

Author: Boris Drozdek,John P. Wilson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387697977

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 7712

Synthesizing insights from psychiatry, social psychology, and anthropology, this important work sets out a framework for therapy that is as culturally informed as it is productive. An international panel of 23 therapists offers contextual knowledge on PTSD, coping skills, and other sequelae experienced by the survivors of traumatic events. Case studies from Egypt to Chechnya demonstrate various therapeutic approaches. Authors explore the balance of inter- and intrapersonal factors in reactions to trauma and dispel misconceptions that hinder progress in treatment.

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases

Author: Yehuda Shoenfeld,Ricard Cervera,M. Eric Gershwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603272858

Category: Medical

Page: 593

View: 3363

According to the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), between 14.7 and 23.5 million people in the USA – up to eight percent of the population are affected by autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when underlying defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own organs, tissues, and cells. In Handbook of Autoimmune Disease, the editors have gathered in a comprehensive handbook a critical review, by renowned experts, of more than 100 autoimmune diseases, divided into two main groups, namely systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. A contemporary overview of these conditions with special emphasis on diagnosis is presented. Each chapter contains the essential information required by attending physicians as well as bench scientists to understand the definition of a specific autoimmune disease, the diagnostic criteria, and the treatment.

Headache and Comorbidities in Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Vincenzo Guidetti,Marco A. Arruda,Aynur Ozge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319547267

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 5433

This book aims to provide clinicians and other practitioners and professionals with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage headaches in children and adolescents, highlighting the most recent recommendations. Unlike in other books on the subject, detailed attention is devoted to the various comorbidities commonly associated with headache, including psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and medical conditions such as epilepsy, vascular disorders, brain tumors, atopic disease, and obesity. The intimate link between these conditions and headache is explained with a view to enabling the reader to recognize their presence and, on that basis, to institute the most effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment strategy. Moreover, knowledge of the comorbidities associated with headache will help readers to understand more fully the causes of this serious disorder and also its consequences, e.g., for school performance, relationships, and daily activities. The authors are all international experts who care for children with headache or the other described disorders.

The Inflammatory Myopathies

Author: Lawrence J. Kagen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603278270

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 3122

This book presents a comprehensive review of the inflammatory myopathies, including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and inclusion body myositis. Representing the most up-to-date knowledge on this family of diseases, this book is the gold-standard in its field.

OZONE

A new medical drug

Author: Velio Bocci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048192342

Category: Medical

Page: 315

View: 9383

Oxygen-Ozone therapy is a complementary approach less known than homeopathy and acupuncture because it has come of age only three decades ago. This book clarifies that, in the often nebulous field of natural medicine, the biological bases of ozone therapy are totally in line with classical biochemistry, physiological and pharmacological knowledge. Ozone is an oxidizing molecule, a sort of super active oxygen, which, by reacting with blood components generates a number of chemical messengers responsible for activating crucial biological functions such as oxygen delivery, immune activation, release of hormones and induction of antioxidant enzymes, which is an exceptional property for correcting the chronic oxidative stress present in atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer. Moreover, by inducing nitric oxide synthase, ozone therapy may mobilize endogenous stem cells, which will promote regeneration of ischemic tissues. The description of these phenomena offers the first comprehensive picture for understanding how ozone works and why. When properly used as a real drug within therapeutic range, ozone therapy does not only does not procure adverse effects but yields a feeling of wellness. Half the book describes the value of ozone treatment in several diseases, particularly cutanious infection and vascular diseases where ozone really behaves as a “wonder drug”. The book has been written for clinical researchers, physicians and ozone therapists, but also for the layman or the patient interested in this therapy.

Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain E-Book

Author: Alan J Hakim,Rosemary J. Keer,Rodney Grahame

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204993X

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 6894

This groundbreaking new text explains and documents the scientific basis of chronic pain in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and other heritable disorders of connective tissue from the physiological, epidemiological, genetic and clinical viewpoints. It asks the reader to consider the possibility of JHS, identify it clinically, understand its co-morbidities, including interdependencies with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, while managing the condition appropriately. Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain takes a multi-specialty and multidisciplinary approach to understanding JHS and its management, drawing together expertise from a broad group of internationally-recognized authors. The book is split into two sections. Section 1 deals with the clinical manifestations of JHS and Fibromyalgia, their epidemiology and pathophysiology. Section 2 covers clinical management. Here the reader will find chapters covering pharmacotherapeutics, psychotherapy and physical therapies that address the needs of patients from childhood to adulthood. It is hoped that Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain will advance knowledge of therapies and provoke further research while stimulating interest and encouraging debate. Comprehensively relates practical therapy to the nature of the underlying pathology Covers in one single text both the scientific and practical management aspect of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and its allied pathologies Contributions from over 30 leading international experts Multidisciplinary approach will support all health professionals working in this field

CURRENT Essentials of Medicine, Fourth Edition

Author: Lawrence Tierney,Sanjay Saint,Mary Whooley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071766654

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 9773

The perfect quick reference on the wards and in the clinic! The famous "one disease per page" design! CURRENT Essentials of Medicine is a practical, point-of-care pocket handbook that offers "nutshell" information on the diagnosis and treatment of more than 500 medical disorders seen in both primary care and hospital settings. Perfect as a quick reference on the wards or in a busy clinic, this is THE ONLY pocket guide to offer disease essentials in a one-disease-per-page bulleted format. Practical pearls, for which the authors are well known, are offered for almost all conditions. Features To-the-point information on the diagnosis and treatment of more than 500 of the most common diseases seen in clinical practice Convenient one-disease-per page presentation Bulleted data for each disease covering Essentials of Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, Pearl, and Reference Encompasses both ambulatory and inpatient medicine Includes internal medicine, plus specialties such as obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, and pediatrics Updated clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and treatment considerations throughout

Head and Neck Manifestations of Systemic Disease

Author: Jeffrey P. Harris,Michael H. Weisman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420017564

Category: Medical

Page: 590

View: 5225

Written by distinguished scientist-clinicians who have made pioneering contributions in the fields of otolaryngology, rheumatology, and immunology, Head and Neck Manifestations of Systemic Disease presents critical information on a multitude of maladies that have manifestations in the head and neck. The book relates commonly encountered head and neck symptoms and signs to an array of diseases and disorders that should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Offering a hands-on approach, this volume addresses specific disease classifications and commonly encountered signs and symptoms in the head and neck region. It offers a clinical approach to disease diagnosis by analyzing the possible causes of a patient's symptoms. The contributors present evidence-based therapeutic options for a variety of conditions, from infections and rheumatologic conditions to hematologic and neoplastic disease. Organized by disease type for easy reference, the book offers a variety of lucid color photographs, providing a unique reference for clinicians who manage diseases with symptoms in this region.