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Title:

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Autoimmune Diseases

Date Published: 2002-09-03
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0-597-83446-6
   
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 Autoimmune Diseases: Guidelines
        Overview
        What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
        Who Is Affected by Autoimmune Diseases?
        What Are the Causes of Autoimmune Diseases?
        How Does the Immune System Work?
        How Are Autoimmune Diseases Diagnosed?
        How Are Autoimmune Diseases Treated?
        What Are Some Examples of Autoimmune Diseases?
        What Research Is Under Way on Autoimmune Diseases?
        Resources
        More Guideline Sources
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
        Overview
        Associations and Autoimmune Diseases
        Finding More Associations
        Finding Doctors
        Finding Specialists
        Selecting Your Doctor
        Working with Your Doctor
        Broader Health-Related Resources
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        Recent Trials on Autoimmune Diseases
        Benefits and Risks
        Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
        General References
        Vocabulary Builder
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        The Combined Health Information Database
        Federally-Funded Research on Autoimmune Diseases
        E-Journals: PubMed Central
        The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Patents on Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        Patents on Autoimmune Diseases
        Patent Applications on Autoimmune Diseases
        Keeping Current
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Books on Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
        Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
        Chapters on Autoimmune Diseases
        General Home References
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Multimedia on Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        Bibliography: Multimedia on Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 8. Periodicals and News on Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        News Services & Press Releases
        Newsletters on Autoimmune Diseases
        Newsletter Articles
        Academic Periodicals covering Autoimmune Diseases
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 9. Physician Guidelines and Databases
        Overview
        NIH Guidelines
        NIH Databases
        Other Commercial Databases
        The Genome Project and Autoimmune Diseases
        Specialized References
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 10. Dissertations on Autoimmune Diseases
        Overview
        Dissertations on Autoimmune Diseases
        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 Autoimmune Diseases
        Additional Web Resources
        General References
        Vocabulary Builder
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
        Overview
        Food and Nutrition: General Principles
        Finding Studies on Autoimmune Diseases
        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. Your Rights and Insurance
        Overview
        Your Rights as a Patient
        Patient Responsibilities
        Choosing an Insurance Plan
        Medicare and Medicaid
        NORDís Medication Assistance Programs
        Additional Resources
Appendix F. More on the Immune System
        Overview
        Organs of the Immune System
        Cells of the Immune System
        B Cells
        T Cells
        Phagocytes in the Body
        Mounting an Immune Response
        Immunity: Short- and Long-Term Cell Memory
        Disorders of the Immune System: Allergy
        Disorders of the Immune System: Autoimmune Disease
        Disorders of the Immune System: Immune Complex Disease
        Disorders of the Immune System: AIDS
        Human Tissue Typing for Organ Transplants
        ďPrivilegedĒ Immunity
        Immunity and Cancer
        The Immune System and the Nervous System
        Hybridoma Technology
        Genetic Engineering
ONLINE GLOSSARIES
        Online Dictionary Directories
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES GLOSSARY
        General Dictionaries and Glossaries
INDEX