The New Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook

The New Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook

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Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, nose, and other mucus membranes, and afflicts over half a million people in the UK and nearly 4 million Americans. While it is usually a mild process for which most patients use only symptomatic therapy, several hundred thousand people with Sjogren's also have rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, or scleroderma. Another equally large group also has a condition know as primary Sjogren's whereby constitutional symptoms (e.g. swollen glands, fatigue, fevers, weight loss), organ manifestations (e.g. heart, lung, kidney, liver), or even lymphoma may occur. The new Sjogren's Syndrome Handbook is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors. It is an extensive revision of the previous edition, published in 1998. This revised and expanded edition will provide readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder. While there is no cure for Sjogren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of individuals with this syndrome. This extensively revised handbook offers everything patients need to know to cope with this disease. It distils current information known about this difficult condition into an easily readable and understandable compendium that elucidates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome. It is loaded with practical tips and advice to those seeking information about Sjogren's syndrome. And because Sjogren's is greatly under diagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for all healthcare more

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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 2 black & white photographs, 5 line illustrations and numerous tables
  • 0195172280
  • 9780195172287
  • 632,509

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"The definitive resource on Sjogren's Syndrome-comprehensive, evidence-based, and covers the full spectrum from bench to bedside." --John H. Klippel, MD, President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation"What a wonderful resource. This handbook will be of great value to people with Sjogren's Syndrome, to the clinicians who care for them, and to their family and friends. It addresses complex medical issues and challenging practical issues with equal clarity and thoroughness, and with genuine concern and compassion." --David Wofsy, MD, President, American College of Rheumatology; George A. Zimmerman Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco; Chief, Division of Rheumatology, VA Medical Center"The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) commends Dr. Daniel Wallace for bringing the latest, medically sound information on Sjogren's Syndrome to individuals with the disease, including people with lupus. The revised edition of The New Sjogren's Syndrome Hshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction: why write a book on Sjogren's syndrome?; PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS; 1. The history of Sjogren's syndrome; 2. What is Sjogren's syndrome?; 3. Who develops Sjogren's syndrome?; PART 2: THE PATHOLOGY OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME; 4. What leads to dryness?; 5. What causes Sjogren's syndrome? A genetic and immunologic perspective; PART 3: WHERE AND HOW CAN THE BODY BE AFFECTED BY SJOGREN'S?; 6. Generalized symptoms and signs of Sjogren's syndrome; 7. The dry eye; 8. The salivary glands, ears, nose and larynx; 9. The dry mouth: A dental perspective on Sjogren's; 10. The internal organs in Sjogren's; 11. Manifestations of connective tissue diseases seen in secondary Sjogren's; 12. Useful studies: Blood tests, imaging, biopsies, and beyond; 13. How can I be sure it's really Sjogren's?; PART 4: THE MANAGEMENT OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME; 14. Treatment of dry eye; 15. Treatment of dry mouth; 16. Systemic therapies in Sjogren's; 17. Taming Sjogren's: Fighting fatigue, lifestyle factors, and non-drug management; 18. Conquering Sjogren's; 19. Complementary and alternative therapies for Sjogren's syndrome; 20. How are drugs tested for Sjogren's?; 21. Adjunctive measures, comorbidities, and reproductive issues in Sjogren's; PART 5: OUTCOMES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS; 22. Can I work?; 23. What will happen to me?; 24. Is there hope for a cure?; PART 6: APPENDICES; 1. For further reading; 2. Resource materials; 3. Products for Sjogren's patients; 4. Glossaryshow more

About Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation

Daniel J. Wallace, M.D., 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, All About Osteoarthritis (with Nancy Lane), and The Lupus more

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