The Official Parent's SourceBook on Febrile Seizures (The Official Parent's Guide Series) / Edition 1by The Staff of Icon Health Publishing, Health Publica Icon Health Publications
Pub. Date: 09/16/2002
Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
This sourcebook has been created for parents who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to febrile seizures, from the… See more details below
This sourcebook has been created for parents who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to febrile seizures, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on febrile seizures. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Febrile Seizures: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 3. Studies on Febrile Seizures; Chapter 4. Books on Febrile Seizures; Chapter 5. Multimedia on Febrile Seizures; Chapter 6. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Child's Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Child's Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; FEBRILE SEIZURES GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Benign febrile seizure, Febrile convulsions, Febrile fits, Seizure - fever induced.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Febrile Seizures: Guidelines
What Are Febrile Seizures?
How Common Are Febrile Seizures?
What Makes a Child Prone to Recurrent Febrile Seizures?
Are Febrile Seizures Harmful?
What Should Be Done for a Child Having a Febrile Seizure?
How Are Febrile Seizures Diagnosed and Treated?
How Are Febrile Seizures Prevented?
What Research Is Being Done on Febrile Seizures?
Where Can I Get More Information?
More Guideline Sources
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Finding a Neurologist
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Child's Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 3. Studies on Febrile Seizures
The Combined Health Information Database
Federally-Funded Research on Febrile Seizures
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Chapter 4. Books on Febrile Seizures
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Febrile Seizures
General Home References
Chapter 5. Multimedia on Febrile Seizures
Bibliography: Multimedia on Febrile Seizures
Chapter 6. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Other Commercial Databases
The GenomeProject and Febrile Seizures
PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Child's Medications
Your Child's Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Child's Medications
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine
What Is CAM?
What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine?
Can Alternatives Affect My Child's Treatment?
Finding CAM References on Febrile Seizures
Additional Web Resources
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Febrile Seizures
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix E. Your Child's Rights and Insurance
Your Child's Rights as a Patient
Choosing an Insurance Plan
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Online Dictionary Directories
FEBRILE SEIZURES GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries
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