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Guillain-Barre Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Recovery (American Academy of Neurology)

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ISBN13: 9781932603569
ISBN10: 1932603565
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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Feelings of tingling and weakness increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. No one knows why Guillain-Barre strikes some people and not others, or what sets the disease in motion. What we do know is that GBS is now the most common cause of acute paralysis in Western countries since the virtual elimination of poliomyelitis with vaccination programs.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome, co-authored by a survivor of this illness, addresses all aspects of this condition, including initial symptoms, diagnostic evaluation and criteria, general and illness specific treatments, and typical outcomes. Fortunately, most GBS patients have a good recovery, but the pathway to this goal can be slow and scary. This book covers a wide range of issues including:

Features unique to GBS such as pain without injury and other abnormal sensations Workplace adjustment with incomplete recoveryIntensive care unit managementPractical caregivers guidelinesThe rehabilitation process Sexual dysfunction, and much more

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a comprehensive book, written in lay terms, covering everything from diagnosis to emotional issues. It is a book that stands alone.

This latest volume in the American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guide series is an essential tool for all individuals, families, and caregivers coping with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

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Parry (neurology, U. of Minnesota) and Steinberg (medicine, Drexel U.), who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome in 1982, describe therapies, complications, and issues related to the disease. Topics addressed are directed at individuals, families, and caregivers coping with the disease, and include symptoms and diagnosis, causes, treatments, rehabilitation, immunotherapy, chronic immune-mediated polyneuropathies, and life after recovery. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome causes the body's immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system, producing feelings of tingling and weakness that increase in intensity until the patient is almost totally paralyzed. Claiming thousands of new victims each year, GBS can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Fortunately, most patients have a good recovery, but the pathway to this goal can be slow and frightening. Written by two experts in the field — one a GBS survivor himself — Guillain-Barré Syndrome addresses all aspects of the condition, including initial symptoms, diagnostic evaluation and criteria, general and illness-specific treatments, and typical outcomes. The book covers a wide range of issues, including pain without injury and other abnormal sensations unique to GBS; the rehabilitation process; workplace adjustment with incomplete recovery; sexual dysfunction; guidelines for caregivers; and much more. Written in laymens terms, this practical, reassuring book helps patients manage this puzzling illness.

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Gary with CIDP, August 31, 2011 (view all comments by Gary with CIDP)
This book is an essential companion for those diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and their families and caregivers, who seek better understanding of this rare condition. It explains the medical aspects thoroughly in lay terms, and also treatment and rehabilitation. The closely related disorder CIDP is covered as well, and other immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies in less detail.

Parry is a professor of neurology. There is a coauthor, Joel S. Steinberg, who is a medical doctor who was afflicted with GBS, and who is a founder of GBS|CIDP Foundation International.

Highly recommended for those with a need for information about GBS or CIDP.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932603569
Author:
Parry, Gareth J.
Publisher:
Demos Medical Publishing
Author:
Steinberg, Joel S.
Author:
Parry, Gareth John
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Guillain-barre syndrome
Subject:
Neurology - General
Subject:
MEDICAL / Diseases
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
70 in.

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome causes the body's immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system, producing feelings of tingling and weakness that increase in intensity until the patient is almost totally paralyzed. Claiming thousands of new victims each year, GBS can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Fortunately, most patients have a good recovery, but the pathway to this goal can be slow and frightening. Written by two experts in the field — one a GBS survivor himself — Guillain-Barré Syndrome addresses all aspects of the condition, including initial symptoms, diagnostic evaluation and criteria, general and illness-specific treatments, and typical outcomes. The book covers a wide range of issues, including pain without injury and other abnormal sensations unique to GBS; the rehabilitation process; workplace adjustment with incomplete recovery; sexual dysfunction; guidelines for caregivers; and much more. Written in laymens terms, this practical, reassuring book helps patients manage this puzzling illness.
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