First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Discover the answer to the mysteries of these debilitating illnesses Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” provides long-sought explanations for the properties of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. This groundbreaking book examines common symptoms and signs; short-term stressors such as infection, chemical exposure, physical trauma, and severe psychological stress; why people are often diagnosed as having more than one of these illnesses, and approaches for treating the cause of each disease, rather than the symptoms. The book presents a detailed and well-supported mechanism (the NO/ONOO- cycle) that provides consistent explanations for many of the puzzling elements of these diseases. At least a dozen scientists have proposed that chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia must share a common mechanism; others have suggested posttraumatic stress disorder may belong to this group as well. This unique book provides explanations for their previously unexplained properties with more than 1,500 references to scientific literature, creating a whole new approach to therapy and treatment of these illnesses. Explaining "Unexplained Illnesses" provides answers to these questions: how do short-term stressors initiate chronic illness? how does the biochemistry of the NO/ONOO- cycle produce chronic illness? how can the diverse symptoms and signs of these illnesses be generated as a consequence of their common biochemistry? why is there so much variation in symptoms from one sufferer to another? what are the principles underlying the NO/ONOO- cycle mechanism? how does the NO/ONOO- cycle provide explanations for a dozen previously unexplained properties of these illnesses? how might 14 additional illnesses/diseases also be caused by the NO/ONOO- cycle etiology? and many more Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” is a must-read for physicians and scientists, and for anyone who suffers from-or knows someone who suffers from—these previously puzzling illnesses.
Author: Martha E. Langhorne
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Offers a thorough overview of the many facets of caring for patients and families facing a cancer diagnosis.--[Source inconnue].
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
“All of us are called to keep striving towards something greater than ourselves and our families, and every family must feel this constant impulse. Let us make this journey as families, let us keep walking together.” Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia In his groundbreaking work on modern family life, Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family, Pope Francis continues to guide and lead the Church, calling us to be a sign of mercy and encouragement for families of all shapes and sizes. The Our Sunday Visitor edition includes exclusive reflection and discussion questions, to help Catholics grow in our understanding of this call, and act upon it. In Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family the Holy Father expands on the topics and considerations of the two Synods on the family, and adds his own considerations to help us provide pastoral guidance to support and strengthen today’s families. On Love in the Family guides us through: Scripture – what we can learn from Biblical families and relationships with God and each other Reality – the experiences and challenges we face in today’s world Tradition – essential aspects of Church teaching on marriage and families Love – what it means for all our relationships Ministry – Pope Francis offers pastoral perspectives for helping build strong families Spirituality – the expression of the Gospel message in our relationships
Dealing with Food Allergies
Author: Janice Vickerstaff Joneja
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Presenting up-to-date information on current diagnostic methods and treatment options, this guide describes the effects of food allergies on the skin, mucous membranes, and respiratory and digestive tracts; discusses treatment by allergists and other healthcare professionals; and empowers readers to manage their food allergies.
In recent years, zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals have gained increasing attention worldwide. Human diseases that have their origins in infected animals, such as AIDS or Creutzfeldt-Jakob, have highlighted the need for a better understanding of animal diseases in terms of their epidemiology, mechanism of transmission to man, diagnosis, prevention and control. Encroachment into formerly little known ecological areas has increased exposure to such diseases. Also, the speed of modern travel facilitates the spread of the diseases once confined to specific geographic areas. Animal migration and trade pose a similar threat. This new edition provides a detailed overview of the most important zoonotic diseases including: its first appearance, most important outbreaks, latest scientific knowledge, and causative agents. It includes etiology, geographic distribution, symptoms and occurrence in man and animals, source of infection, mode of transmission, role of animals in the epidemiology of the disease, diagnostic techniques and prevention and control measures; name and number according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD -10.). It also includes an index covering synonyms and etiologic agents' names.
Offers a combination of self-help information, personal histories from sufferers, and a dictionary of symptoms and treatments to help those diagnosed with this ailment
Author: Samuel Hahnemann
Publisher: B. Jain Publishers
Homoeopathy today has developed a beautiful orchid which is disseminating its sweets fragrance and freshness to the whole of world by healing all living beings in a rapid, gentle and permanent way.
Natural and man-made disasters--earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, industrial crises, and many others--have claimed more than 3 million lives during the past 20 years, adversely affected the lives of at least 800 million people, and caused more than 50 billion dollars in property damages. A major disaster occurs almost daily in some part of the world. Increasing population densities in flood plains, along vulnerable coastal areas, and near dangerous faults in the earth's crust, as well as the rapid industrialization of developing economies are factors likely to make the threat posed by natural disasters much bigger in the future. Illustrated with examples from recent research in the field, this book summarizes the most pertinent and useful information about the public health impact of natural and man-made disasters. It is divided into four sections dealing with general concerns, geophysical events, weather-related problems, and human-generated disasters. The author starts with a comprehensive discussion of the concepts and role of surveillance and epidemiology, highlighting general environmental health concerns, such as sanitation, water, shelter, and sewage. The other chapters, based on a variety of experiences and literature drawn from both developing and industrialized countries, cover discrete types of natural and technological hazards, addressing their history, origin, nature, observation, and control. Throughout the book the focus is on the level of epidemiologic knowledge on each aspect of natural and man-made disasters. Exposure-, disease-, and health-event surveillance are stressed because of the importance of objective data to disaster epidemiology. In addition, Noji pays particular attention to prevention and control measures, and provides practical recommendations in areas in which the public health practitioner needs more useful information. He advocates stronger epidemiologic awareness as the basis for better understanding and control of disasters. A comprehensive theoretical and practical treatment of the subject, The Public Health Consequences of Disasters is an invaluable tool for epidemiologists, disaster relief specialists, and physicians who treat disaster victims.
Author: Blair P. Grubb, MD, Brian Olshansky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The second edition of Syncope: Mechanisms and Management has been completely updated and revised and remains the most comprehensive textbook ever published on this common clinical entity. It provides up-to-date coverage of virtually every known cause of syncope, integrating knowledge of pathophysiology with practical guidelines for diagnosis and management. Incorporating clinical, investigative and experimental work conducted by leading authorities from all over the world, this book will serve as a practical resource for practicing cardiologists, electrophysiologists, neurologists, internists, pediatricians, and family physicians, as well as residents and fellows in these disciplines.
This is a practical guide for Occupational Therapists and others who provide services to people who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The goal of the book is to deepen the readers understanding of the support that occupational therapists can offer to families who are affected by this condition. Written by experienced occupational therapists with a special interest in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The book will provide information and support to therapists who may be working in isolation, or who rarely work with this client group. It is for the experienced therapist as well as the student. Each chapter of this book gives a clear and comprehensive description of different aspects of occupational therapy assessments and interventions.
Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have severe and sometimes disabling symptoms, yet the affected patient looks well. In this book a mechanism is presented arguing that these illnesses are defined by decreased cellular energy production. This is not a book that describes the signs and symptoms of the illnesses; it is a book that explores mechanisms that lie beneath the complex symptom patterns. Dr. David Bell is a well recognized expert in chronic fatigue syndrome. He is the author of several books and was chairman of the Department of Health and Human Services Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee.
Ultrasound of Appendicitis
Author: Julien B.C.M. Puylaert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
It is remarkable that until recently sonographic studies of the bowel have not reached the diagnostic level that sonography has attained for other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Gas posed the major ob stacle to obtaining consistent quality results. Julien Puylaert has de veloped a graded-compression technique which is not only able to eliminate gas artifacts, but also - by reducing the distance between the transducer and the bowel - allows the use of high-frequency transducers. Since 1986, when we were barned by his innovative pa per on sonographic evaluation of acute appendicitis, he has demon strated the eminent diagnostic impact of sonography in right lower quadrant pathology in a great number of publications; his excellent diagnostic results have been confirmed by numerous other authors. I have reflected on the conditions that were the basis for this re velatory development in gastrointestinal sonography. The enthusiasm and dedication that Julien Puylaert shows toward diagnostic radiolo gy are unsurpassed. This is a family tradition - his father, Professor Carl Puylaert, is a honorary member of the Radiological Society of North America. Furthermore, the younger Dr. Puylaert has the good fortune to work with associates in the Westeinde Hospital who under stood at an early point what was going on; they made it possible for him to devote much of his time to his beloved subject. Finally, he has always been convinced that the whole sonographic examination should be performed by the radiologist.