The Official Patient's SourceBook on Pubic Lice (The Offical Patient's Guide Series) / Edition 1

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This sourcebook has been created for patients 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 patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to pubic lice, 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 pubic lice. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Pubic Lice: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 3. Studies on Pubic Lice; Chapter 4. Books on Pubic Lice; Chapter 5. Multimedia on Pubic Lice; Chapter 6. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Nutrition; Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; PUBIC LICE GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Crabs, Lice - pubic, Pediculosis - pubic lice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780597834387
  • Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2002
  • Series: Official Patient Guides
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.26 (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 pubic lice, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that pubic lice is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Crabs; Lice - pubic; Pediculosis - pubic lice.
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Table of Contents

Moving Forward

Chapter 1. The Essentials on Pubic Lice: Guidelines
What Are Pubic Lice?
How Did I Get Pubic Lice?
Where Are Pubic Lice Found?
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Pubic Lice?
What Do Pubic Lice Look Like?
How Is a Pubic Lice Infestation Diagnosed?
How Are Pubic Lice Treated?
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Associations and Pubic Lice
Finding Doctors
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources

Chapter 3. Studies on Pubic Lice
The Combined Health Information Database
Federally-Funded Research on Pubic Lice
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 4. Books on Pubic Lice
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Pubic Lice
General Home References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Multimedia on Pubic Lice
Bibliography: Multimedia on Pubic Lice
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Physician Guidelines and Databases
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
Specialized References

Appendix A. Researching Your Medications
Your Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Medications
Commercial Databases
Contraindications andInteractions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
General References
Appendix B. Researching Nutrition
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Pubic Lice
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance
Your Rights as a Patient
Patient Responsibilities
Choosing an Insurance Plan
Medicare and Medicaid
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Additional Resources
Vocabulary Builder

Online Dictionary Directories

General Dictionaries and Glossaries


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