The Official Patient's SourceBook on Benign Essential Blepharospasm

The Official Patient's SourceBook on Benign Essential Blepharospasm

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by Icon Health Publications
     
 
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 benign essential

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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 benign essential blepharospasm, 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 benign essential blepharospasm. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Benign Essential Blepharospasm: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Benign Essential Blepharospasm; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Benign Essential Blepharospasm; Chapter 5. Books on Benign Essential Blepharospasm; Chapter 6. Periodicals and News on Benign Essential Blepharospasm; Chapter 7. 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; BENIGN ESSENTIAL BLEPHAROSPASM GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Blepharospasm, Secondary Blepharospasm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780597830624
Publisher:
Icon Group International, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/03/2002
Series:
Official Patient Guides
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.29(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 benign essential blepharospasm, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that benign essential blepharospasm is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Blepharospasm; Secondary Blepharospasm.

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E_S_razan2007 More than 1 year ago
My great interest focused on this disease because this disease is in focus as it is one of the diseases that cause functional blindness so I need to know more and more about it