The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Familiesby Daniel J. Wallace
"Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on lupus, the co-author of the leading textbook, and an eminent clinician who has treated over 2000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, published in 1995, was the first book written by a leading authority specifically for patients. It immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This revised and expanded edition discusses the newest breakthroughs in drug treatments as well as the most recent discoveries in cellular, genetic, and immunological researchall laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. Readers will discover 10 new blood tests your doctor can do, over 30 new drugs introduced since 1995, an extensive table of herbs that can be used for the disorder, and a large section on cognitive therapy and biofeedback. There are new sections on topics such as cell signaling, lupus susceptibility genes, selective cox-2 inhibitors, newer immunosuppressive therapies, and osteoporosis. And as in the first edition, 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? There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix listing lupus resource materials. Over a million Americans have lupus and some tens of thousands of patients die every year from the disease. The new edition of The Lupus Book offers these patients and their families a wealth of reliable, up-to-date information that willhelp them manage the disease and live a happier life."
Description: This is the third edition of Dr. Wallace's comprehensive guide to systemic lupus erythematosis written for patients and their families. In addition to discussions of the disease, it includes a glossary, an appendix of resources for patients and families, and chart of herbs that are used in the treatment of SLE.
Purpose: The stated purpose is to expand upon the often brief and inadequate explanation of their disease, prognosis, and treatment options offered by physicians to their lupus patients. In an era of ever shorter visits between physicians and patients, there is tremendous need for more detailed discussions and this book is equal to the challenge.
Audience: Dr. Wallace is a prolific author and recognized authority among rheumatologists and writes eloquently for the educated and motivated patient.
Features: The book offers broad discussions about all aspects of the disease from pathophysiology to clinical manifestations to treatment. The glossary, herb chart, and appendix of resource materials will be especially well received by patients.
Assessment: Rapid advances in the field and the ability of patients to stay abreast of innovations via the Internet require a book like this to be updated regularly, and so a third edition will be eagerly received. It will be at the top of my list of recommendations for newly diagnosed patients.
"As we accelerate the scope and pace of lupus research, it is vital that we inform the lupus community of advances and changes in the field. In this new edition of The Lupus Book, Dr. Dan Wallace gives us a much-needed, updated overview of lupusits causes, complications, diagnosisand offers potential for new treatments."Margaret G. Dowd, President, Lupus Research Institute
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Meet the Author
Daniel J. Wallace, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His many books include All About Fibromyalgia and All About Osteoarthritis (with Nancy Lane).
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This is one THE best books I have ever read about Lupus. As a Lupus sufferer, it is important to know aspects of this illnesses. This book goes from the diagnostic phaze to the definition of and the treatment of Lupus. It is very detailed and concise in its approach. Doctor Wallace must be one heck of a rheumatologist because he took very complex subject matter and made it coherent for the average American. This book is filled with information on various treatments for Lupus, a prolifera of testing procedures and an explanation of co exsisting autoimmune diseases. Any individual with Lupus, their families, physicians and social workers should have this truly well constructed text!
This book really eased my mind. Not only is it fully of helpful and reliable information, but it is very easy to read. I would not be without my book!
This book is very informative but the drawings and list are incomplete in the electronic version. I paid for the complete book and only got part. The book is very precise in covering Lupus and explains it well. I suffer from the illness and have studied many books, and believe this to be the best by far. Two stars lost for quality control, previously mentioned.
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