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The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families / Edition 5

The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families / Edition 5

by Daniel J. Wallace


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The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families / Edition 5

"Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on lupus, the co-author of the leading textbook, and an eminent clinician who has treated over 2000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, published in 1995, was the first book written by a leading authority specifically for patients. It immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This revised and expanded edition discusses the newest breakthroughs in drug treatments as well as the most recent discoveries in cellular, genetic, and immunological research—all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. Readers will discover 10 new blood tests your doctor can do, over 30 new drugs introduced since 1995, an extensive table of herbs that can be used for the disorder, and a large section on cognitive therapy and biofeedback. There are new sections on topics such as cell signaling, lupus susceptibility genes, selective cox-2 inhibitors, newer immunosuppressive therapies, and osteoporosis. And as in the first edition, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix listing lupus resource materials. Over a million Americans have lupus and some tens of thousands of patients die every year from the disease. The new edition of The Lupus Book offers these patients and their families a wealth of reliable, up-to-date information that willhelp them manage the disease and live a happier life."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199929405
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 418,536
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Daniel J. Wallace, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His many books include All About Fibromyalgia and All About Osteoarthritis (with Nancy Lane).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised and Expanded Editionix
Preface to the First Editionxi
Part IIntroduction and Definitions
1.Why Write a Book on Lupus?3
2.What Is Lupus?5
3.The History of Lupus9
4.Who Gets Lupus?11
Part IIInflammation and Immunity
5.The Body's Protection Plan17
6.The Enemy Is Our Cells25
Part IIIWhat Causes Lupus?
7.The Genetic Connection37
8.Environmental Villains41
9.Drugs That May Cause Lupus or Produce Flareups46
Part IVWhere and How Can the Body Be Affected by Lupus?
10.History, Symptoms, and Signs55
11.Must We Draw Blood?61
12.Reactions of the Skin: Rashes and Discoid Lupus65
13.Why the Aches? Arthritis, Muscles, and Bone74
14.Pants and Pulses: The Lungs and Heart81
15.Heady Connections: The Nervous System and Behavioral Changes99
16.The Head, Neck, and Sjogren's Syndrome116
17.What about Hormones?122
18.The Impact of Lupus upon the GI Tract and Liver128
19.Lupus in the Kidney and Urinary Tract139
20.The Blood and Lymphatic Systems147
21.Why Do Blood Clots Develop?154
22.Lupus Through the Ages: Lupus in Children and the Elderly160
23.Is It Really Lupus?165
Part VThe Management of Lupus Erythematosus
24.How to Treat Lupus with Physical Measures177
25.You Can Help Conquer Lupus188
26.Taming Inflammation: Anti-inflammatory Therapies200
27.Big Guns and Magic Bullets: Disease-Modifying Drugs207
28.Other Options: Treatments Occasionally Used to Manage Lupus222
29.Fighting Infections, Allergies, and Osteoporosis229
30.Can a Woman with Lupus Have a Baby?236
31.What's the Prognosis?245
32.Lupus in 2015: A Medical Odyssey249
AppendixLupus Resource Materials259

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Lupus Book 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one THE best books I have ever read about Lupus. As a Lupus sufferer, it is important to know aspects of this illnesses. This book goes from the diagnostic phaze to the definition of and the treatment of Lupus. It is very detailed and concise in its approach. Doctor Wallace must be one heck of a rheumatologist because he took very complex subject matter and made it coherent for the average American. This book is filled with information on various treatments for Lupus, a prolifera of testing procedures and an explanation of co exsisting autoimmune diseases. Any individual with Lupus, their families, physicians and social workers should have this truly well constructed text!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really eased my mind. Not only is it fully of helpful and reliable information, but it is very easy to read. I would not be without my book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very informative but the drawings and list are incomplete in the electronic version. I paid for the complete book and only got part. The book is very precise in covering Lupus and explains it well. I suffer from the illness and have studied many books, and believe this to be the best by far. Two stars lost for quality control, previously mentioned.
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