Lupus Q & A Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition: Everything You Need to Know

Lupus Q & A Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition: Everything You Need to Know

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling resource for lupus patients, their families, and medical professionals A perennial bestseller, Lupus Q&A is the go-to guide for sufferers of a chronic autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.4 million people in the United States alone. Characterized by achy joints and skin rashes, lupus often mimics other diseases, making it tricky to diagnose and treat. In this completely revised and updated edition, Dr. Robert Lahita and Dr. Robert Phillips—leading experts on lupus—discuss topics in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow Q&A format. Lahita and Phillips review the newest drugs and explore beneficial complementary and alternative treatments, including new data on hormone use. Demystifying everything from diagnosis to the disease’s psychological impact, Lupus Q&A prepares readers to face the challenges ahead—and to restore their health and their lives.

Women and Autoimmune Disease : The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself

Women and Autoimmune Disease : The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself

Autoimmune diseases -- including chronic fatigue syndrome, vasculitis, juvenile diabetes, alopecia, Graves' disease, Sj#246;gren's syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis -- are among the hottest topics in the medical community. Although these diseases express themselves in different ways, in all of them, the body's immune system begins to attack normally functioning, healthy cells. Despite the recent surge in interest and research, these fascinating diseases are highly mysterious, frequently misdiagnosed, and controversial in cause and treatment. They are often interconnected in ways that are both misunderstood and life-threatening. And one of the biggest puzzles is why 80 percent of autoimmune disease sufferers are women.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Fifth Edition

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Fifth Edition

Published Review of Fourth Edition "The editor's purpose is to provide the reader with the latest information about SLE, its science, presentation, and treatment.This edition of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus continues to be an up-to-date, comprehensive, and well-referenced resource for both the basic science and clinical medicine aspects of this complex disease. The book takes us on a journey starting with the disease pathogenesis, continuing with animal models of lupus, various autoantibodies and antigens, the clinical approach to diagnosis and the affected organs and tissues, and ending with current therapies. It will be an excellent reference book for students of immunology/rheumatology and for experienced research scientists and clinicians. Reflecting the emerging information in this dynamic field, the volume includes new chapters on fibromyalgia and osteoporosis in association with SLE, and enhanced chapters on the molecular aspects of the cellular immunology of SLE, the neuropsychiatric aspects of SLE, and the various aspects of antiphospholipid syndrome.

Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease characterized by organ system damage (for example, to the skin and kidneys) and is often accompanied by fever, seizures, and malaise. The epidemiology of the disease is complex, reflecting the multiple genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors that contribute to it. Although the overall prevalence varies, the relatively high incidence among women of childbearing age (about one in a thousand) is evidence of the influence of hormonal factors, while the fact that relatives are also affected gives weight to the genetic component. In Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Patricia M. Moore and Robert G. Lahita bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts to explore neurological and psychiatric aspects of this disease. Topics include stress, strokes, and seizures; cerebrovascular disease; neuroendocrine aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus; and autoanitbodies and SLE.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease characterized by organ system damage (for example, to the skin and kidneys) and is often accompanied by fever, seizures, and malaise. The epidemiology of the disease is complex, reflecting the multiple genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors that contribute to it. Although the overall prevalence varies, the relatively high incidence among women of childbearing age (about one in a thousand) is evidence of the influence of hormonal factors, while the fact that relatives are also affected gives weight to the genetic component. In Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Patricia M. Moore and Robert G. Lahita bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts to explore neurological and psychiatric aspects of this disease. Topics include stress, strokes, and seizures; cerebrovascular disease; neuroendocrine aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus; and autoanitbodies and SLE.

Basic and Clinical Aspects of Neuroendocrine Immunology in Rheumatic Diseases (Annals of the New Yor

Basic and Clinical Aspects of Neuroendocrine Immunology in Rheumatic Diseases (Annals of the New Yor

Neuroimmunoendocrine aspects of the pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases are presented in this volume, and new approaches to diagnosis and therapeutic intervention are suggested. Topics presented include gene polymorphisms and the neuroendocrine immune system in rheumatic diseases, anti-TNF strategies and effects on neuroendocrine immune mechanisms in rheumatic diseases, new perspectives on therapeutic use of glucocorticoids, nerve fibers and rheumatoid arthritis, stimulation tests of the stress axes, and sex hormones and lipid metabolism in rheumatic diseases.

Lupus (Avery Health Guides)

Lupus (Avery Health Guides)

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a mysterious, hard-to-diagnose disease that affects an estimated two million people in the United States alone. The unpredictable behavior and uncertain course of lupus raise many questions for sufferers of this sometimes devastating disease. Lahita (medicine, Columbia Univ., and chief of rheumatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Ctr., New York) has authored several textbooks on lupus and immune diseases. His coauthor is the director of the "Cope" program for the Long Island/Queens chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America and wrote Coping with Lupus (Avery, 1990). Lahita and Phillips are more than qualified to provide information about lupus, and their writing is clear and their coverage comprehensive. Their question-and-answer format will not be to everyone's taste; however, in combination with the index, it makes finding answers to particular questions quick and easy.

The Arthritis Solution: The Newest Treatments To Help You Live Pain-Free

The Arthritis Solution: The Newest Treatments To Help You Live Pain-Free

Arthritis is a painful, debilitating aliment that affects almost 37 million Americans at a cost estimated as high as $50 billion per year in treatment and loss of productivity. If you, or someone you know, suffers from the pain, stiffness, and swelling of joints associated with arthritis, this book offers the information you need to understand and treat this troublesome illness -- including the very latest information on COX-2 inhibitors. You'll find clear answers to such questions as: What causes arthritis? How is arthritis diagnosed? How serious is the disease? At what age does arthritis strike? What kinds of treatments are available?Does arthritis affect parts of the body other than joints?Does any treatment halt the progression of the disease?Which pain reliever is most effective for arthritis?Does exercise help relieve the pain of arthritis?How effective is surgery in relieving the pain of arthritis?What are COX-2 inhibitors?How safe and effective are they?Are COX-2 inhibitors available by prescription?What kind of new medications, drugs, and treatments are presently being tested?Are there any effective home remedies for pain relief?and much, much more!

Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases

Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases

The Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases is the definitive reference work about the mechanisms autoimmune diseases employ against the body and the conditions in which they thrive. Whether it's where and how autoimmune diseases disable organs from functioning, or the first symptoms of disease, this book blends both the clinical and the scientific to explain autoimmune diseases' phenomena. The only source for information on heavy metals' and silicone implants' effects on autoimmunity, this book compiles contributions from world-renowned faculty to cut across all fields of medicine, from surgery to internal medicine.

Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease characterized by organ system damage (for example, to the skin and kidneys) and is often accompanied by fever, seizures, and malaise. The epidemiology of the disease is complex, reflecting the multiple genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors that contribute to it. Although the overall prevalence varies, the relatively high incidence among women of childbearing age (about one in a thousand) is evidence of the influence of hormonal factors, while the fact that relatives are also affected gives weight to the genetic component.