The Official Patient's SourceBook on Bacterial STDs

The Official Patient's SourceBook on Bacterial STDs

by Icon Health Publications

Paperback

$28.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780597834196
Publisher: Icon Group International, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/19/2002
Series: Official Patient Guides
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(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 bacterial stds, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that bacterial stds is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Clap; Gonococcal bartholinitis; Gonococcal cervicitis; Gonococcal urethritis; Gonococcal vulvovaginitis; Lues.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
Organization
Scope
Moving Forward

PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Bacterial STDs: Guidelines
Overview
What Are Bacterial STDs?
Gonorrhea
Chlamydial Infections
Syphilis
Chancroid
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Overview
Associations and Bacterial STDs
Finding Doctors
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources

PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 3. Studies on Bacterial STDs
Overview
Federally-Funded Research on Bacterial STDs
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 4. Books on Bacterial STDs
Overview
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Bacterial STDs
General Home References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Multimedia on Bacterial STDs
Overview
Bibliography: Multimedia on Bacterial STDs
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Overview
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
Specialized References
Chapter 7. Dissertations on Bacterial STDs
Overview
Dissertations on Bacterial STDs
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
Appendix B. Finding Medical Libraries
Overview
Preparation
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix C. 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 D. More on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Overview
What Can You Do to Prevent STDs?
Research
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix E. 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?
Vocabulary Builder

ONLINE GLOSSARIES
Online Dictionary Directories

BACTERIAL STDS GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries

INDEX

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