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Sourcebook covering Arthritis Of The Knee

Title:

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Arthritis Of The Knee

Date Published: 2002-07-12
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0-597-83233-1
   
About the Author(s)/Editor(s)
James N. Parker, M.D.

Dr. James N. Parker received a B.S. in Psychobiology from University of California, Riverside and his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. In addition to authoring numerous research publications, he has lectured at various academic institutions. Dr. Parker is the medical editor for the Official Patientís Sourcebook series published by ICON Health Publications.

Philip M. Parker, Ph.D.

Philip M. Parker is the Eli Lilly Chair Professor of Innovation, Business and Society at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France and Singapore). Dr. Parker has also been Professor at the University of California, San Diego and has taught courses at Harvard University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and UCLA. Dr. Parker is the associate editor for the Official Patientís Sourcebook series published by ICON Health Publications.

About the Series
Designed to help patientís understand the latest information, study or research being conducted on their disease, or condition. Sourcebooks in this series generally cover the following: symptom or symptoms; diagnosis or diagnostic test or tests; cause or causes; prevention; therapy or therapies; natural medicine; drugs and medication or medications; facts on surgery or operations; treatment, treatments or cures; traditional and alternative approaches; what is available to patients for insurance, cost reduction, help and other support, including video, multimedia, dissertations, patents, hospital and library location services. Check with book table of contents for details.
Contents
Introduction
        Overview
        Organization
        Scope
        Moving Forward
PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Arthritis of the Knee: Guidelines
        Overview
        What Do the Knees Do? How Do They Work?
        What Causes Knee Problems?
        What Are the Parts of the Knee?
        How Are Knee Problems Diagnosed?
        What Is Arthritis of the Knee?
        What Kinds of Doctors Treat Knee Problems?
        How Can People Prevent Knee Problems?
        What Types of Exercise Are Most Suitable for Someone with Knee Problems?
        Where Can I Find More Information about Knee Problems?
        More Guideline Sources
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
        Overview
        Associations and Arthritis of the Knee
        Finding Doctors
        Finding a Rheumatologist
        Selecting Your Doctor
        Working with Your Doctor
        Broader Health-Related Resources
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Arthritis of the Knee
        Overview
        Recent Trials on Arthritis of the Knee
        Benefits and Risks
        Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
        General References
        Vocabulary Builder
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Arthritis of the Knee
        Overview
        The Combined Health Information Database
        Federally-Funded Research on Arthritis of the Knee
        The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Books on Arthritis of the Knee
        Overview
        Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
        Chapters on Arthritis of the Knee
        General Home References
Chapter 6. Multimedia on Arthritis of the Knee
        Overview
        Bibliography: Multimedia on Arthritis of the Knee
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 Alternative Medicine
        Overview
        What Is CAM?
        What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine?
        Can Alternatives Affect My Treatment?
        Finding CAM References on Arthritis of the Knee
        Additional Web Resources
        General References
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
        Overview
        Food and Nutrition: General Principles
        Finding Studies on Arthritis of the Knee
        Federal Resources on Nutrition
        Additional Web Resources
        Vocabulary Builder
Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries
        Overview
        Preparation
        Finding a Local Medical Library
        Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix E. Questions and Answers about Arthritis Pain
        Overview
        What Is Arthritis?
        What Is Pain?
        What Causes Arthritis Pain? Why Is It So Variable?
        How Do Doctors Measure Arthritis Pain?
        What Will Happen When You First Visit a Doctor for Your Arthritis Pain?
        Who Can Treat Arthritis Pain?
        How Is Arthritis Pain Treated?
        Short-Term Relief
        Long-Term Relief
        What Alternative Therapies May Relieve Arthritis Pain?
        How Can You Cope with Arthritis Pain?
        What Research Is Being Conducted on Arthritis Pain?
        Where Can You Find More Information on Arthritis Pain?
        Vocabulary Builder
Appendix F. More on Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis
        Overview
        What Are Rheumatic Diseases and What Is Arthritis?
        Examples of Rheumatic Diseases
        What Causes Rheumatic Disease?
        Who Is Affected by Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions?
        What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis?
        How Are Rheumatic Diseases Diagnosed?
        Medical History
        Physical Examination and Laboratory Tests
        What Are the Treatments?
        Myths about Treating Arthritis
        What Can Be Done to Help?
        What Is Some of the Current Research Being Done on Arthritis?
        Vocabulary Builder
ONLINE GLOSSARIES
        Online Dictionary Directories
ARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE GLOSSARY
        General Dictionaries and Glossaries
INDEX