Item description for Guillain-Barre Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Recovery (American Academy of Neurology) by Gareth J. Parry & Joel S. Steinberg...
Guillain-Barr 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 — <i>Guillain-Barr Syndrome</i> 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 laymen's terms, this practical, reassuring book helps patients manage this puzzling illness.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Feb 19, 2007
Publisher Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN 1932603565 ISBN13 9781932603569
Reviews - What do customers think about Guillain-Barre Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Recovery (American Academy of Neurology)?
A must-have for patients, doctors, and caregivers Sep 19, 2008
Gillian-Barre Syndrome is a rare disease, so acurate, up to date resource materials about this are sore lacking. This book helps to fill the void. Because this disease is rare, there is not a lot of research, and most doctors only rarely encounter a case in their medical career. Medical schools are still teaching out-dated information. Therefore, it is up to the patient and caregiver to stay informed. GBS patients should buy a copy for themselves, and one for their doctor.
A Must Read for GBS Patients/PCP/ICU Nurses Mar 27, 2008
Until I was told I had GBS (Nov 2007), I had never heard of it. Once I read this book cover to cover, I gained an understanding of GBS, which I had been looking for and was unable to find in others. I felt as if someone had been following me around, writing down everything that happened the weeks before and the first two weeks I was in the hospital.
This book should be required reading for all PCP and ICU nurses that are caring for GBS patients. I believe it would give them the compassion they need along with the knowledge, as to what to do for their patients and how to handle situations with their GBS patients that may/will come up.
I have to thank those involved in writing this book, for giving me the information which I had been looking for, in layman terms and was unable to find. And for giving me the ability to look forward, for now I know, it will get better in time, given time.
I know that there is still much I must overcome to gain as much of a recovery as I can, however now I have the tools to make it through.
A 'must' for any serious health library. Jul 8, 2007
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks part of the nervous system, resulting in symptoms ranging from tingling and weakness to paralysis. GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME: FROM DIAGNOSIS TO RECOVERY is co-authored by a survivor of the condition and covers everything from early symptoms and treatment options to diagnostic methods and prognosis. From rehabilitation to acute care and coming home again, GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME is a 'must' for any serious health library.
It's all about Guillain Barre Syndrome Jun 29, 2007
I am a patient suffering in Guillanin Barre Syndrome and still have recovery. This book gives me many aspects of the disease and recommends how to use my own life after GBS.