Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy 2016 Edition: An Expanded and Updated Guide for Patients, Families, and Caregivers is the second book HESA has written about this rare autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's Encephalopathy ("HE"), often referred to as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis ("SREAT"), strikes people of all ages, in all walks of life, and takes a devastating toll on patients and their loved ones. This poorly understood disease continues to puzzle physicians and researchers around the globe. As a result, patients with HE often remain undiagnosed for months or even years, if they are lucky enough to be diagnosed at all. In this book, readers will learn the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and challenges, and treatment options for HE, as well as the scientific theories regarding the causes and diagnostic markers of the disease. Throughout the book the reader will find citations and Internet links to scientific articles about HE/SREAT published between 2010 and 2016. New in this expanded edition are interviews with some of the most highly respected clinicians in the world in which they share their knowledge and experience with both researching HE and treating patients with the disease. Additionally, this edition includes tips for living with HE, and an extensive glossary of related terms, acronyms, and medications. At the heart of the book, as was in the first book, are first-person narratives written by HE patients and caregivers around the world, which provide the reader with a glimpse into daily life with the debilitating effects of HE. Patients describe their symptoms, their struggle to find a diagnosis, and their treatment experiences. A separate section is devoted to the stories of pediatric HE/SREAT patients, as told by their parents. Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy offers a comprehensive picture of HE/SREAT that is helpful for physicians, while written in language accessible to the layperson. DISCLAIMER: As with all books, Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is not intended to be and should not be considered to constitute medical advice.
Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is the first book ever published about this rare autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's Encephalopathy ("HE") - often referred to as Steroid Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis ("SREAT") - strikes people of all ages, in all walks of life, and takes a devastating toll on patients and their loved ones. Nevertheless, the disease is poorly understood, and continues to puzzle physicians and researchers around the globe. As a result, patients with HE often remain undiagnosed for months or even years, if they are lucky enough to be diagnosed at all. Here, readers will learn the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and challenges, and treatment options for HE, as well as a discussion of the scientific theories regarding the causes and diagnostic markers of the disease. For clinicians and others interested in reviewing the latest scientific research, the book contains citations and internet links to over 100 scientific articles about HE/SREAT published between 2010 and 2013. At the heart of the book are first-person narratives from 48 HE patients and caregivers in the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia, which provide a never-before-available glimpse into the debilitating effects of HE as told by those who live with the disease day in and day out. Patients describe their symptoms, their struggle to find a diagnosis, and their treatment experiences. The book includes a separate section devoted to the stories of pediatric HE/SREAT patients, as told by their parents. Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy offers a comprehensive picture of HE/SREAT that is helpful for physicians new to the disease yet told in language accessible to the layman. DISCLAIMER: As with all books, Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is not intended to be and should not be considered to constitute medical advice.
Author: Becky Dennis
Release Date: 2012-11
At 8,000 miles away from home, a business professional delivers a polished presentation to a group of executives. And within two hours, she forgets how to walk. Talking becomes too strenuous. She is struck by an odd series of neurological deficits that baffle her and a dozen doctors ... for 27 months. Brain Wreck is a must read for anyone who has witnessed the frustration of a mysterious illness. This is a story of determination and an unrelenting journey to save one's mind. With humor and unabashed honesty, the author restores a shattered spirit while striving to be "normal."
Author: Steven S. Agabegi
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-08-23
"The questions serve as a self-assessment tool, allowing students to think through clinical scenarios without answer choices influencing their thought process. Most questions end in "what are the appropriate next steps in managing this patient?" Imagine yourself as the clinician taking care of these patients: What test(s), if any, would you order next?"--Provided by publisher.
Encephalitis is a devastating condition whose impact upon people should not be underestimated. It robs people of abilities most of us take for granted, it leaves people without their loved ones, and even in those families where the person affected survives the person they once knew can be dramatically changed. Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis, sharing the rich, insightful, and often powerful, narratives of survivors and family members. It shows how listening to patient and family narratives can help us to understand how they make sense of what has happened to them, and also help professionals better understand and engage with them in practice. The book will also be useful for considering narratives associated with brain injuries from other causes, for example traumatic brain injury. Life After Encephalitis will appeal to a wide range of professionals working in rehabilitation settings, and also to and survivors of encephalitis, their families, and carers.
Author: Philip D. Sloane
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2008
Written at the clerkship level, this book is a comprehensive introduction to family medicine. It is organized into three sections—principles of family medicine, preventive care, and common problems—and includes chapters on evidence-based medicine and complementary therapies. The text has a user-friendly writing style, focuses on common clinical problems, and uses case studies to show practical applications of key concepts. This edition features an updated art program, more illustrations, summaries, consistent headings, greater emphasis on evidence-based care, and more diverse family physician profiles representing varied practice settings. A companion Website offers the fully searchable text, 75 study questions, and an ExamKit of more than 300 questions with which faculty can generate tests.
Author: Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Effects in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Prior to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars and conflicts have been characterized by such injuries as infectious diseases and catastrophic gunshot wounds. However, the signature injuries sustained by United States military personnel in these most recent conflicts are blast wounds and the psychiatric consequences to combat, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 13 to 20 percent of U.S. service members who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. PTSD is triggered by a specific traumatic event - including combat - which leads to symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the event; emotional numbing or avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, or places associated with the trauma; and hyperarousal, such as exaggerated startle responses or difficulty concentrating. As the U.S. reduces its military involvement in the Middle East, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipate that increasing numbers of returning veterans will need PTSD services. As a result, Congress asked the DoD, in consultation with the VA, to sponsor an IOM study to assess both departments' PTSD treatment programs and services. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated reports examines some of the available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help to improve PTSD care.
Author: Linda S. Aglio
Release Date: 2017-07-29
Divided into twelve sections that cover the entirety of anesthetic practice, this is a case-based, comprehensive review of anesthesiology that covers the basics of anesthetic management and reflects all new guidelines and recently developed standards of care. Each chapter of Anesthesiology: Clinical Case Reviews begins with a specific clinical problem or a clinical case scenario, followed by concise discussions of preoperative assessment, intraoperative management, and postoperative pain management. In addition to residents and fellows, this book is written for practicing anesthesiologists, student nurse anesthetists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
This book provides comprehensive knowledge about thyroid gland and highlights the recent trends in the management of thyroid dysfunctions. Thyroid disorders are amongst the most prevalent of medical conditions possibly after diabetes. The prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in adults in the general population ranges from 1 to 10 percent, and is even higher in selected groups. In the United Kingdom, 1–2% of the adult population is found to have thyroid dysfunction. It is interesting to note that thyroxin is the sixth most commonly dispensed drug in Scotland. Virtually all studies report higher prevalence rates for hypothyroidism in women and with advancing age. Abnormal thyroid functions have important public health consequences. Suppressed TSH levels have been associated with decreased bone density and with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation and premature atrial beat. It has been known for decades that overt hypothyroidism contributes to elevated serum cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk and recent studies suggest this may also be true with subclinical hypothyroidism.
Author: Aníbal de J. Sosa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-10-08
Avoiding infection has always been expensive. Some human populations escaped tropical infections by migrating into cold climates but then had to procure fuel, warm clothing, durable housing, and crops from a short growing season. Waterborne infections were averted by owning your own well or supporting a community reservoir. Everyone got vaccines in rich countries, while people in others got them later if at all. Antimicrobial agents seemed at first to be an exception. They did not need to be delivered through a cold chain and to everyone, as vaccines did. They had to be given only to infected patients and often then as relatively cheap injectables or pills off a shelf for only a few days to get astonishing cures. Antimicrobials not only were better than most other innovations but also reached more of the world’s people sooner. The problem appeared later. After each new antimicrobial became widely used, genes expressing resistance to it began to emerge and spread through bacterial populations. Patients infected with bacteria expressing such resistance genes then failed treatment and remained infected or died. Growing resistance to antimicrobial agents began to take away more and more of the cures that the agents had brought.
Author: Ramesh C. Gupta
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity brings together all current knowledge regarding nutraceuticals and their potential toxic effects as written by the scientists at the forefront of their study. Users will find an introduction to nutraceuticals, herbal medicines, ayurvedic medicines, prebiotics, probiotics, and adaptogens, along with their use and specific applications. This essential reference then discusses the mechanism of action for the judicious use of these nutraceuticals and the best tools for their evaluation before detailing the safety and toxicity of nutraceuticals and their interactions with other therapeutic drugs. Finally, and crucially, regulatory aspects from around the world are covered, providing a comprehensive overview of the most effective tools for the evaluation, safety, and toxicity of nutraceuticals, prebiotics, probiotics, and alternative medicines. Grants an overview of the current state-of-the-science of nutraceuticals, their use and applications, and known adverse effects Provides effective tools to evaluate the potential toxicity of any nutraceutical Includes details of regulatory issues as written by international experts
Author: Andrew I. Elkwood
Release Date: 2017-04-24
This book represents the first interdisciplinary text on the emerging field of rehabilitative surgery, in which state of the art procedures from multiple surgical specialties are combined. It proposes a completely new framework for understanding, coordinating, and providing treatment for paralyzed or severely neurologically impaired patients and explains the potentially critical impact of surgery in creating a new baseline of functional status, thereby improving the patient’s daily life. Every major aspect of reconstructive surgical treatment is considered, including anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, and otolaryngology. The most up-to-date and evidence-based surgeries are clearly described and evaluated, with coverage of treatment of pressure sores, placement of feeding tubes, and upper extremity interventions to improve function and hygiene. Cutting-edge protocols are presented for the surgical treatment of severe nerve injuries, spinal cord injuries, and stroke or cerebrovascular accidents, and a first description and evaluation of phrenic nerve repair to assist weaning of paralyzed patients from ventilators is provided. Both surgical and nonsurgical readers will find this book to be an ideal guide and reference.
Author: Ethem Murat Arsava
Release Date: 2017-06-01
This book offers focused and concise coverage of all issues relating to malnutrition in the field of neurology, and in particular addresses practical aspects of nutritional support from a neurology perspective. In addition to providing basic knowledge on important nutritional concepts (body metabolism, assessment and diagnosis of malnutrition, epidemiology, enteral/parenteral nutrition), detailed information is presented on nutritional support for various neurologic disorders handled in a variety of settings, including the neurointensive care unit. Much consideration is also given to the diagnosis and management of dysphagia, which is a common and highly critical cause of malnutrition in these patients. Finally, the newly developing concept of neuronutrition (or brain foods) – the use of certain nutrients for treatment of neurologic disorders – is discussed. By providing practical solutions to commonly encountered challenges in the nutritional management of neurologic patients, this book will prove a valuable resource for practicing neurologists in a wide variety of fields. It will also be very useful for medical personnel from other specialties such as clinical nutrition, critical care, and geriatric medicine.
Author: Mark Watson
Publisher: Next Exit
Release Date: 2016-01-01
The most complete interstate highway exit directory ever printed. Gas, food, lodging, shopping, hospitals, camping and much, much more. Every major and most minor highways in the US Interstate system, every exit. 8.5 x 11 size, 514 pages, light weight, easy to read and understand.