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Conquer Chiari: A Patient's Guide to The Chiari Malformation
     

Conquer Chiari: A Patient's Guide to The Chiari Malformation

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by Rick Labuda
 

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Facing Chiari can be an overwhelming experience. Most people have never heard of Chiari, so when they or a loved one are diagnosed, they are thrown into a confusing world of tests and medical jargon without knowing what to do or expect. In the midst of this whirlwind, patients are faced with having to make important decisions with profound consequences. Based on

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Facing Chiari can be an overwhelming experience. Most people have never heard of Chiari, so when they or a loved one are diagnosed, they are thrown into a confusing world of tests and medical jargon without knowing what to do or expect. In the midst of this whirlwind, patients are faced with having to make important decisions with profound consequences. Based on hundreds of published medical studies combined with the author's personal experience, A Patient's Guide takes readers through the different stages of dealing with Chiari, and provides the information and tools necessary for people to take charge of their health care and make informed, intelligent decisions.

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Amazon Customer Review - Linda Cross
My daughter was diagnosed with Chiari a few weeks ago. I am grateful to this author for his extensive research, along with his personal experience with the disease, which he shares with others in this book. If you have been affected by Chiari, or anyone you know has, or if you are in the medical profession, then you need to read this book. The author's web site, also called "Conquer Chiari" is the best source on the web to learn about Chiari and to meet others who have it.
Amazon Customer Review - Amogh Rajanna
This book is the bible for chiari patients. It describes everything from getting correct diagonsis with a competent Neurosurgeon(NS), deciding whether to go for surgery or not, preparation for surgery & post-operative recovery, things to do & not to do during the patient dependent recovery period, how to measure whether the surgery was useful or not & what to do next. Although this book is written for Chiari patients, it will be very useful for patients who have had posterior fossa craniotomy fo

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016053523
Publisher:
Conquer Chiari
Publication date:
03/07/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
460,500
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Rick Labuda is the Founder and Executive Director of Conquer Chiari. As a Chiari patient himself, he knows firsthand the pain and frustration of dealing with this disease. As the Editor of Chiari & Syringomyelia News he has personally authored over 150 articles on Chiari and related topics, has communicated with more than 1,000 Chiari patients, and has interviewed many of the top neurosurgeons in the world.

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Conquer Chiari: A Patient's Guide to The Chiari Malformation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RubyslippersCT More than 1 year ago
This is an ongoing reference book for me. I was just diagnosed with this brain disorder in 2008. It has been soooo informative and pretty easy to read. The author shares little snippets of practical tips, their own experience and 2 cents, and more. I plan to share it with my family, so that they better understand the disorder, and also my primary care dr. I highly recommend this for people diagnosed with Chiari and their families as well. It is a very scary time, being diagnosed with a brain disorder that is not well known...this book will give you the best information out there!