The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age

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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 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that ...
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Overview

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 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, 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 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Chapter 5. Patents on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Chapter 6. Books on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Chapter 8. Periodicals and News on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Chapter 9. Physician Guidelines and Databases; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Polyglucosan Bodies, Aran-Duchenne Muscular Atrophy, Gehrig's Disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, Motor neuron disease, Motor System Disease (Focal and Slow).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780597835193
  • Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/8/2003
  • Series: Official Patient Guides
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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