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Sourcebook covering Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Title:

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Fuchs' Dystrophy

Date Published: 2002-06-25
Pages: 108
ISBN: 0-597-83198-X
   
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 Patient’s 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 Patient’s Sourcebook series published by ICON Health Publications.

About the Series
Designed to help patient’s 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 Fuchs’ Dystrophy: Guidelines
        Overview
        What Is the Cornea?
        What Are Corneal Dystrophies?
        What Is Fuchs' Dystrophy?
        How Is Fuchs' Dystrophy Treated?
        What Is a Corneal Transplant? Is It Safe?
        What Problems Can Develop from a Corneal Transplant?
        Are There Alternatives to a Corneal Transplant?
        More Guideline Sources
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
        Overview
        Associations and Fuchs’ dystrophy
        Finding an Eye Care Professional
        Selecting Your Doctor
        Working with Your Doctor
        Broader Health-Related Resources
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 3. Studies on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        Overview
        Federally-Funded Research on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
        Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 4. Books on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        Overview
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
        Chapters on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        General Home References
Chapter 5. Multimedia on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        Overview
        Bibliography: Multimedia on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        Vocabulary Builder
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 Nutrition
        Overview
        Food and Nutrition: General Principles
        Finding Studies on Fuchs’ dystrophy
        Federal Resources on Nutrition
        Additional Web Resources
Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries
        Overview
        Preparation
        Finding a Local Medical Library
        Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance
        Overview
        Your Rights as a Patient
        Patient Responsibilities
        Choosing an Insurance Plan
        Medicare and Medicaid
        Financial Aid for Eye Care
        NORD’s Medication Assistance Programs
        Additional Resources
        Vocabulary Builder
ONLINE GLOSSARIES
        Online Dictionary Directories
FUCHS’ DYSTROPHY GLOSSARY
        General Dictionaries and Glossaries
INDEX