The Sjogrens Book

Hardcover | September 16, 2011

EditorDaniel J. Wallace

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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjogren's, much can be done toalleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjogren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medicaland practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjogren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjogren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written byleading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjogren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychologicalproblems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjogren's isgreatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjogren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.

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Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjogren's, much can be done toalleviate the suffering of patients. This extensiv...

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. His many books include All About Fibromyalgia, All About Osteoarthritis (with Nancy Lane), and The Lupus Book.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsSteven E. Carsons: PrefaceDaniel J. Wallace: Introduction: Why write a book on Sjogren'sPART I: INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS1. Steven Taylor: Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation2. Arthur I. Grayzel: What is Sjogren's?3. Katy M. Setoode and Daniel J. Wallace: Who Develops Sjogren's?PART II: THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SJOGREN'S4. Ian R. Mackay: Pathogenesis of Sjogren's Syndrome5. John A. Ice, Christopher J. Lessard, and Kathy L. Moser: Genetics and Sjogren's Syndrome6. Robert I. Fox: Sjogren's Syndrome: An Immunologic Perspective7. Janine Austin Clayton, Serena Morrison, and Philip C. Fox: How do These Immunological Events Lead to Dryness in Systemic Disease?PART III: WHERE AND HOW CAN THE BODY BE AFFECTED BY SJOGREN'S?8. Steven E. Carsons and Nehad R. Solomon: Generalized Symptoms and Signs of Sjogren's9. Fotini C. Soliotis, Stuart S. Kassan, and Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos: The Internal Organs in Sjogren's10. Elaine Alexander: The Central Nervous System and Sjogren's: Vasculitis and Vasculopathy11. Matthew Nichols: The Gastrointestinal Tract12. Thomas R. Allan and Ann Parke: Gynecologic Issues Including Pregnancy13. Elke Theander and Eva Baecklund: Lymphoma14. Frederick B. Vivino: Diseases Associated with Sjogren's Syndrome15. Abha Gulati, Reza Dana, and Gary N. Foulks: 16. Ava J. Wu and Troy E. Daniels: The Dry Mouth17. Robert S. Lebovics: Salivary Glands, Ears, Nose and Throat18. Alan N. Baer: Lab Work: Blood Tests, Imaging, Biopsies and Beyond19. Robert F. Spiera and Harry Spiera: Why is Sjogren's Syndrome Difficult to Diagnose?PART IV: THE MANAGEMENT OF SJOGREN'S20. Philip C. Fox, Mabi I. Singh, and Athena Papas: Treatment of Dry Mouth21. S. Lance Forstot and Gary N. Foulks: Management of Dry Eye22. Treatment of Other Sicca SymptomsSoo Kim Abboud: A. Dry Ears, Nose and SinusesTheresa L. Ray and John R. Fenyk, Jr.: B. Dry SkinElisa Rodriguez Trowbridge: C. Vaginal Dry23. Richa Mishra and Frederick B. Vivino: Diagnosis and Management of Fatigue24. Lan Chen: Management of Musculoskeletal and Chronic Pain25. Daniel Small: Management of Serious Internal Organ Manifestations26. Steven Mandel, Carla LoPinto-Khoury, Ramon Manon-Espaillat, William Neils, Scott Pello, David Roshal, and Meredith Snapp: Evaluation and Management of the Neurological Manifestations of Sjogren's Syndrome27. Paul F. Howard and C. Keith Wilkinson: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Sjogren's Syndrome28. Jeffrey Wilson: Vitamin D and Sjogren's Syndrome29. Young Lee, E. William St. Clair, and Philip L. Cohen: Testing New Drugs and Future DirectionsPART V: LIVING WITH SJOGREN'S30. Barbara M. Segal: Quality of Life and Sjogren's31. Teri P. Rumpf and Lynn C. Epstein: Lifestyle Issues - Emotional32. Margaret Baim: Enhancing Resilience through Mind/Body Interactions33. Related Topics on Living with Sjogren'sAnne E. Burke: A. SexH. Kenneth Fisher: B. SleepLynn M. Petruzzi: C. SurgeryRichard D. Brasington, Jr.: D. Vaccinations34. Thomas D. Sutton, JD and Katherine Morland Hammitt: Disability and Sjogren's35. Web, Print and Media Resource ManualAppendix 1: GlossaryAppendix 2: Products for Sjogren's Patients