The Official Patient's SourceBook on Genital Herpes

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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 genital herpes, 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 ...
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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 genital herpes, 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 genital herpes. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Genital Herpes: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Genital Herpes; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Genital Herpes; Chapter 5. Patents on Genital Herpes; Chapter 6. Books on Genital Herpes; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Genital Herpes; Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 9. Dissertations on Genital Herpes; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance; Appendix E. More on Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Appendix F. STDs and Pregnancy; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; GENITAL HERPES GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Genital herpes, Herpes digitalis, Herpes genitalis, Herpes gladiatorum, Herpes labialis, Herpes simplex - genital, Herpesvirus 2.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780597832963
  • Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/19/2002
  • Series: Official Patient Guides
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.47 (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 genital herpes, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that genital herpes is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Genital herpes; Herpes digitalis; Herpes genitalis; Herpes gladiatorum; Herpes labialis; Herpes simplex - genital.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Organization
Scope
Moving Forward

PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Genital Herpes: Guidelines
Overview
What Is Genital Herpes?
How Does Someone Get Genital Herpes?
What Are the Symptoms?
Will I Ever Have Outbreaks Again?
How Does the Doctor Diagnose Genital Herpes?
What Is the Treatment?
Can Genital Herpes Cause Any Other Problems?
Is Genital Herpes Worse in a Person with AIDS?
How Can I Protect Myself or My Sexual Partner?
Research
How Can I Get Help?
Where Can I Get More Information?
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Overview
Associations and Genital Herpes
Finding More Associations
Finding Doctors
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Genital Herpes
Overview
Recent Trials on Genital Herpes
Benefits and Risks
Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
General References
Vocabulary Builder

PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Genital Herpes
Overview
The Combined Health Information Database
Federally-Funded Research on Genital Herpes
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Patents on Genital Herpes
Overview
Patents on Genital Herpes
Patent Applications on Genital Herpes
Keeping Current
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Books on Genital Herpes
Overview
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries:Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Genital Herpes
General Home References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Multimedia on Genital Herpes
Overview
Video Recordings
Audio Recordings
Bibliography: Multimedia on Genital Herpes
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Overview
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
Specialized References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 9. Dissertations on Genital Herpes
Overview
Dissertations on Genital Herpes
Keeping Current

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
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine
Overview
What Is CAM?
What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine?
Can Alternatives Affect My Treatment?
Finding CAM References on Genital Herpes
Additional Web Resources
General References
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
Appendix E. More on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Overview
What Can You Do to Prevent STDs?
Research
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix F. STDs and Pregnancy
Overview
How Can STDs Affect a Woman during Pregnancy?
How Can a Pregnant Woman's Baby Become Infected?
How Can STDs Affect the Fetus or Newborn?
How Common Are STDs Among Pregnant Women in the U.S.?
Should Pregnant Women Be Tested for STDs?
Can STDs Be Treated during Pregnancy?
How Can Pregnant Women Protect Themselves against Infection?
Where Can I Get More Information?
References
Vocabulary Builder

ONLINE GLOSSARIES
Online Dictionary Directories

GENITAL HERPES GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries

INDEX

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