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Titel: It's Not Just Growing Pains: A Guide to Childhood Muscle, Bone, and Joint Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, and the Latest Treatments
Autor/en: Thomas J. A. Lehman

ISBN: 0195157281
EAN: 9780195157284
Sprache: Englisch.
OXFORD UNIV PR

Juni 2004 - gebunden - 416 Seiten

Beschreibung

This is a guide to the common causes of bone, joint, muscle, and arthritis pain in childhood for both parents and professionals. This book will help parents and their physicians understand what is causing children to have pain, how to make sure they have the proper diagnosis, how to understand the blood tests and other diagnostic procedures being done, and how to make sure they get the best possible results for their children. Chapters include coverage on pain in different areas of
the body, sports injuries, juvenile arthritis, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Raynaud's phenomenon, Kawasaki disease, dermatomyositis, osteoporosis, and more. Dr. Lehman also discusses medications and alternative treatments, all written in a clear style easily
accessible to the non-professional. This is a guide to the common causes of bone, joint, muscle, and arthritis pain in childhood for both parents and professionals. This book will help parents and their physicians understand what is causing children to have pain, how to make sure they have the proper diagnosis, how to understand the blood tests and other diagnostic procedures being done, and how to make sure they get the best possible results for their children. Chapters include coverage on pain in
different areas of the body, sports injuries, juvenile arthritis, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Raynaud's phenomenon, Kawasaki disease, dermatomyositis, osteoporosis, and more. Dr. Lehman also discusses medications and alternative treatments, all written in a
clear style easily accessible to the non-professional.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

How to use this book; PART 1: MY CHILD COMPLAINS OF PAIN; 1. Growing pains? (The most common right and wrong answer!); 2. Figuring out what's wrong; 3. Common causes of pain; 4. The child who hurts all over; 5. Sports injuries; PART 2: THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES AND RELATED CONDITIONS; 6. Why do children get rheumatic diseases; 7. Juvenile arthritis; 8. Uveitis: Eye complications of juvenile arthritis and related conditions; 9. Spondyloarthropathies: Enthesitis Associated Arthritis; 10. Lyme disease; 11. Systemic lupus erythematosus; 12. Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD); 13. Sjogren's syndrome; 14. Raynaud's phenomenon; 15. Scleroderma; 16. Dermatomyositis and polymositis; 17. Kawasaki disease; 18. Benign Hypermobile joint syndrome and Ehlers Dahnlos syndrome; 19. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome; 20. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, reflex neurovascular dystrophy and complex regional pain syndromes; 21. Osteoporosis and osteopenia; PART 3: LIVING WITH A CHILD WHO HAS A CHRONIC CONDITION; 22. Medications and immunizations; 23. Alternative medicine: Vitamins and supplements; 24. Understanding laboratory and diagnostic tests; 25. Reconstructive Surgery; 26. Family issues; 27. Getting the best care for your child; 28. What else can I do; Appendix: Resources

Portrait

Thomas J. A. Lehman, MD, FAAP, FACR, is Senior Scientist, Attending Physician, and Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Rheumatology and a member of the New York Academy of Medicine. He lives in New York City.

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"Lehman is incredibly thorough while writing in an easily understandable manner. His chapter on laboratory and diagnostic tests is particularly helpful. An excellent addition to all consumer health and parenting collections."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Dr. Tom Lehman's experience and compassion are evident on every page of this book, and help guide the reader--child, parent, and healthcare professional alike--through the world of childhood arthritis. The book is an absolute gem written with a single goal in mind--improving the lives of kids with arthritis. " --John H. Klippel, M.D., President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation
"Dr. Lehman has given parents and families of children with arthritis the first book that speaks to the parent and child as equals. His book explains the illnesses, the medications, the lab tests, and the disease course in simple, understandable lay language and gives them valuable insight into how a pediatric rheumatologist thinks. Bravo!" --Charles H. Spencer, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Chicago/La Rabida
"A must have for any family with a child who has a rheumatic disease! I personally found this book to very informative. Dr. Lehman, as always, gives families a clear understanding of their choice of treatments and what they can expect from their child's rheumatic disease." --Kathy Gaither, Juvenile Scleroderma Network, Inc.
"This comprehensive guidebook is a must-read for pediatricians and health care professionals who treat children and adolescents. For parents of children who have already been diagnosed with rheumatic disease, as well as children who have baffling, undiagnosed symptoms, this book will be a valuable resource." --Enid Engelhard, CSW, Director of Social Services, S.L.E. Foundation, Inc.
"Navigating the health care system as an adult can be daunting, but doing so with a child who has a rheumatic disease can be a particularly anxiety-provoking experience for the enti
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