The Official Patient's SourceBook on Benign Essential Blepharospasm

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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 ...
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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 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780597830624
  • Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Series: Official Patient Guides
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Organization
Scope
Moving Forward

PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Benign Essential Blepharospasm: Guidelines
Overview
What Is Benign Essential Blepharospasm?
Is There Any Treatment?
What Is the Prognosis?
What Research Is Being Done?
For More Information
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Overview
Associations and Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Finding More Associations
Finding Doctors
Finding a Neurologist
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Overview
Recent Trials on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Benefits and Risks
Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
General References
Vocabulary Builder

PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Overview
Federally-Funded Research on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Books on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Overview
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
General Home References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Periodicals and News on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Overview
News Services & Press Releases
Newsletters on Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Academic Periodicals covering Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Overview
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
Specialized References
Vocabulary Builder

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

ONLINE GLOSSARIES
Online Dictionary Directories

BENIGN ESSENTIAL BLEPHAROSPASM GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries

INDEX

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

    I make a research on benign essential blepharospasm

    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

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