Living with Haemophilia

Paperback | April 1, 2002

byPeter Jones

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Living with haemophilia has established itself as the complete guide to haemophilia and related disorders. Written primarily for affected families, the. book also provides a useful and up-to-date guide for doctors, paramedical staff, including nurses and physiotherapists, and teachers. Itexplains the inheritance of haemophilia, bleeding episodes and how to control them, safe treatment including home therapy and prophylaxis, and the prospects for a genetic cure. Other coverage includes DT Sex and family planning DT Childhood with haemophilia DT Education and employment DT Sports and travel DT Previous side effects of treatment including HIV and AIDS Sensitively and clearly written at an appropriate level for those with haemophilia, their families and friends. This book aims to dispel the myths and raise awareness of the realities of haemophilia. It takes a positive approach to physical development and encourages the pursuit of healthy,active and fruitful living. Peter Jones shows how, with the right care, the person with haemophilia can live an active and normal life. He addresses all the questions that those with haemophilia or those caring for them need to know the answers to, with humour and genuine concern. He has workedwith those affected by it for over 30 years and this book contains his wealth of experience. "All of those who come into contact with haemophilia should read this book" Journal of the Royal College of Physicians Features include DT Bullet pointed lists of dos and don'ts for those caring for haemophilic children DT Boxes containing key information DT Clear simple drawings showing treatments and exercises

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Living with haemophilia has established itself as the complete guide to haemophilia and related disorders. Written primarily for affected families, the. book also provides a useful and up-to-date guide for doctors, paramedical staff, including nurses and physiotherapists, and teachers. Itexplains the inheritance of haemophilia, bleedin...

Peter Jones is a Director at the Northern Regional Haemophilia Service, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632299

ISBN - 13:9780192632296

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Haemophilia1. What is haemophilia2. Growing up with haemophilia2. Medical background3. Bleeding and clotting4. The causes of bleeding disorders3.Treatment5. When and what to treat: bleeding episodes6. What to use: therapeutic materials7. How to treat: home therapy, prophylaxis, venepuncture8. Physiotherapy9. Surgery4. Problems10. Inhibitors11. Side-effects of treatment, including transfusion-transmitted infection12. Coping without treatment: the developing world5. Families with haemophilia13. Keeping healthy14. Planning a family15. Towards a career: education and employment6. Towards a cure16. Towards a cureAppendicesA. Background informationB. Products containing aspirinC. A Charter for people with haemophiliaD. History of haemophiliaE. World federation of hemophiliaIndex