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by Daniel J Wallace

Download The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients and Their Families eBook
ISBN:
019537309X
Author:
Daniel J Wallace
Category:
Diseases & Physical Ailments
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 4 edition (December 2, 2008)
Pages:
304 pages
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Rating:
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Patients and their family members who seek more detail than most consumer-level books and online patient information will find .

Patients and their family members who seek more detail than most consumer-level books and online patient information will find this a beneficial resource. - Library Journal, Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Ct. Virginia Community Univ Libs. Daniel J. Wallace, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Lupus Book is one. The Lupus Encyclopedia is the other. The lupus book answered questions the other didn't and vice versa.

Now patients and their families can turn to The Lupus Book, a clear, reassuring guide that explains virtually every aspect of the disease. Written by Daniel J. Wallace, . one of the world's leading experts on the subject, The Lupus Book is packed with useful, easy-to-understand information and practical guidance for the sufferer.

Wallace Daniel J. (EN). Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly

Wallace Daniel J. Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease.

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HisThe Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease.

HisThe Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease.

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His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease.

Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. A must-read for all lupus patients. com User, September 24, 2000. A very comprehensive book that covers different organ systems that lupus can affect

Lupus, a disease of the immune system, can be quite deadly, claiming the lives of thousands of patients yearly. Dr. Daniel J. Wallace is one of the world's leading authorities on this disorder, an eminent clinician who has treated over 2000 lupus patients, the largest such practice in America. His The Lupus Book, originally published in 1995, immediately established itself as the most readable and helpful book on the disease. Now Dr. Wallace has once again completely revised The Lupus Book, incorporating a wealth of new information. This Fourth Edition discusses the newest clinical trials and emerging therapies--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research. And as in past editions, the book provides absolutely lucid answers to such questions as: What causes lupus? How and where is the body affected? Can a woman with lupus have a baby? And how can one manage this disease? Indeed, Dr. Wallace has distilled his extensive experience, providing the most up-to-date information on causes, prevention, cure, exercise, diet, and many other important topics. There is also a glossary of terms and an appendix of lupus resource materials compiled by the Lupus Foundation of America. Over a million Americans have lupus. The Fourth Edition of The Lupus Book offers these patients and their families a wealth of reliable, up-to-date information that will help them manage the disease and live a happier life.
  • Thetalen
Straight to the point. If you're reading this review either you or someone you love dearly have Lupus.

This handbook must be in the shelves and minds of those who confront this disease daily; not only because it explains how the body reacts to the disease,but also helps in the recognition of symptoms and bring awareness to the multiple signs of alert that one must know to react to an organ attack.

Some of the chapters are somewhat complex to the layman, but Dr. Wallace tries to make everything accessible with drawings, reference tables and extremely useful "summing up" most important point section.

Each body part that might be affected by SLE (in Portugal LES) has a separate chapter, also detailed are the ways medication work and their side effects (short and long term).

Other interesting sections are the explanation of lab test terminology, and what they mean.

The lifestyle, limitations and how to cope with the disease are also important for all to know. Can a SLE patient have a baby? Is it hereditary? What kind of protection should a patient use against the sun rays? Why is it an important alarm signal a medicated Lupus patient having high fever? Does it severely limit life expectancy? Those questions and many, many more are answered in a clear way, without evasives, but with a positive attitude.

Are you adding this book to the cart? You should.
  • Painbrand
If you wish to know about what is actually going on in your body with this disease, this is the book for you. Many other books about Lupus teach you how to live with the disease and that's good. But I wanted to know in detail what the heck was going on in my body, what to watch for, what drugs and treatments I might try and how they would affect me. This book covers all that in detail. This book might be a bit too technical for some, but I didn't have any trouble understanding it. Rhuematologists are few and far between, and really good ones are even harder to find. The author of this book is very knowledgeable and experienced. It's good to have "him" by my side, to supplement my own local Rhuematologist as I continue this journey.
  • Ziena
I have tried several books on Lupus and Dr. Wallace is definitely the gold standard in understanding the disease. This book is the only one I use now (besides a textbook). It's really easy to understand and Dr. Wallace covers aspects of the disease other books fail to cover.
  • Aradwyn
I purchased this book with many others for a dear friend of mine recently diagnosed. Therefore, I am unable to provide an informed review of the content of the book. I selected 4/5 stars for this book because I did flip through it and read a few random sections. I thought it was easy to understand and I haven't heard anything different from the recipient of the book. I would order from this seller again.
  • snowball
This book is one of the best out there on Lupus. Mr. Wallace disects the disease into many parts because Lupus had many frustrating facets to it. After reading this book, I am going to talk to my doctor who does not think that I have Lupus, because I don't fit neatly into a box. I can't wait to tell this doctor that my last blood test showed the anitphospholipid levels were extremely high. I noticed it, he didn't. Thank you Mr. Wallace for naming the symptoms, and the cause of it. My "gut feeling" was right.
  • MilsoN
And trust me, I've read them all. The only thing is - if you have ZERO background whatsoever on this disease, or in science in general, don't start with this book. Instead, start with one of the more general, introductory books like "living with lupus" or "lupus q and a" to just get a background because this is one heavy-duty book, laden with science that is very thorough, comprehensive, and sometimes complicated. It's amazing though, and a must-read. I'm VERY happy this exists.
  • Togar
Great book, the reader learns the facts about Lupus. We sent copies to family members, which helped them to be less critical, and more accepting of reality. Lupus is now less of a mystery, and has become a more clearly identified opponent.
I haven't found a book on this disease that comes close to this one. As a "lupie" I highly recommend this to same or a member of your family. It's easy to read, and covers all the bases in an easy to understand way. This helps right the devastation that comes with an SLE diagnosis.