The Official Parent's SourceBook on Febrile Seizures (The Official Parent's Guide Series) / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780597830310
  • Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/16/2002
  • Series: Official Parent Guides
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Though many physicians and public officials had thought that the emergence of the Internet would do much to assist patients in obtaining reliable information, in March 2001 the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering" health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Since the late 1990s, physicians have seen a general increase in patient Internet usage rates. Patients frequently enter their doctor's offices with printed Web pages of home remedies in the guise of latest medical research. This scenario is so common that doctors often spend more time dispelling misleading information than guiding patients through sound therapies. ... This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. ... While this sourcebook covers febrile seizures, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that febrile seizures is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Benign febrile seizure; Febrile convulsions; Febrile fits; Seizure - fever induced.
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Table of Contents

Moving Forward

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
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Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Finding Doctors
Finding a Neurologist
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Child's Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
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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
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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
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Chapter 5. Multimedia on Febrile Seizures
Bibliography: Multimedia on Febrile Seizures
Chapter 6. Physician Guidelines and Databases
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
The GenomeProject and Febrile Seizures
Specialized References
Vocabulary Builder

Appendix A. Researching Your Child's Medications
Your Child's Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Child's Medications
Commercial Databases
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
General References
Vocabulary Builder
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
General References
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Febrile Seizures
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Vocabulary Builder
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
Parent Responsibilities
Choosing an Insurance Plan
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Additional Resources

Online Dictionary Directories

General Dictionaries and Glossaries


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