• Medical

Explaining Unexplained Illnesses

Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome and Others
Author: Martin Pall
Publisher: Informa Health Care
ISBN: 9780789023889
Category: Medical
Page: 150
View: 2250
Discover the answer to the mysteries of these debilitating illnesses Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” provides long-sought explanations for the properties of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. This groundbreaking book examines common symptoms and signs; short-term stressors such as infection, chemical exposure, physical trauma, and severe psychological stress; why people are often diagnosed as having more than one of these illnesses, and approaches for treating the cause of each disease, rather than the symptoms. The book presents a detailed and well-supported mechanism (the NO/ONOO- cycle) that provides consistent explanations for many of the puzzling elements of these diseases. At least a dozen scientists have proposed that chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia must share a common mechanism; others have suggested posttraumatic stress disorder may belong to this group as well. This unique book provides explanations for their previously unexplained properties with more than 1,500 references to scientific literature, creating a whole new approach to therapy and treatment of these illnesses. Explaining "Unexplained Illnesses" provides answers to these questions: how do short-term stressors initiate chronic illness? how does the biochemistry of the NO/ONOO- cycle produce chronic illness? how can the diverse symptoms and signs of these illnesses be generated as a consequence of their common biochemistry? why is there so much variation in symptoms from one sufferer to another? what are the principles underlying the NO/ONOO- cycle mechanism? how does the NO/ONOO- cycle provide explanations for a dozen previously unexplained properties of these illnesses? how might 14 additional illnesses/diseases also be caused by the NO/ONOO- cycle etiology? and many more Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses” is a must-read for physicians and scientists, and for anyone who suffers from-or knows someone who suffers from—these previously puzzling illnesses.

    • Medical

Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Redefining an Illness
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309316928
Category: Medical
Page: 304
View: 9259
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are serious, debilitating conditions that affect millions of people in the United States and around the world. ME/CFS can cause significant impairment and disability. Despite substantial efforts by researchers to better understand ME/CFS, there is no known cause or effective treatment. Diagnosing the disease remains a challenge, and patients often struggle with their illness for years before an identification is made. Some health care providers have been skeptical about the serious physiological - rather than psychological - nature of the illness. Once diagnosed, patients often complain of receiving hostility from their health care provider as well as being subjected to treatment strategies that exacerbate their symptoms. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome proposes new diagnostic clinical criteria for ME/CFS and a new term for the illness - systemic exertion intolerance disease(SEID). According to this report, the term myalgic encephalomyelitis does not accurately describe this illness, and the term chronic fatigue syndrome can result in trivialization and stigmatization for patients afflicted with this illness. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome stresses that SEID is a medical - not a psychiatric or psychological - illness. This report lists the major symptoms of SEID and recommends a diagnostic process.One of the report's most important conclusions is that a thorough history, physical examination, and targeted work-up are necessary and often sufficient for diagnosis. The new criteria will allow a large percentage of undiagnosed patients to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate care. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will be a valuable resource to promote the prompt diagnosis of patients with this complex, multisystem, and often devastating disorder; enhance public understanding; and provide a firm foundation for future improvements in diagnosis and treatment.

    • Technology & Engineering

Implementing Environmental Management Accounting: Status and Challenges


Author: Pall M. Rikhardsson,Martin Bennett,Jan Jaap Bouma,Stefan Schaltegger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402033737
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 374
View: 5476
This book brings together examples of leading thinking and international practice in the rapidly developing area of environmental management accounting .(EMA) The authors include academics and practitioners from industry and the subjects covered range from individual company experiences with implementing EMA to national experiences regarding the adoption and diffusion of EMA practices.

    • Science

Chemical Exposures

Low Levels and High Stakes
Author: Nicholas A. Ashford,Claudia S. Miller
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471292401
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 9924
Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes explains how day-to-day variations in chemical exposure may cause unusual and seemingly unpredictable symptoms, including many that have been termed psychosomatic in the past. It describes how everyday, low-level chemical exposures may cause fatigue, memory impairment, headaches, mood changes, breathing difficulties, digestive problems, and a host of chronic unexplained illnesses including chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, and sick building syndrome. The authors are the first writers to clearly describe and document the process of adaptation, a concept that provides a rational and scientific basis for understanding these symptoms. In the Second Edition of this professionally acclaimed work, the authors offer evidence for an emerging new theory of disease-toxicant-induced loss of tolerance-which may have far-reaching implications for medicine, public health, and environmental policy. Based on a report commissioned by the New Jersey Department of Health that won the World Health Organization's Macedo Award, Chemical Exposures is the most comprehensive book ever written on sensitivity to low level chemical exposure and the many health effects associated with it. This work clarifies the nature of chemical sensitivity, shows how it differs from traditional allergies and toxicity, and suggests how federal and state governments can help those who are affected. The book identifies four major groups of people with hypersensitivity to low levels of chemicals: occupants of tight buildings, industrial workers who handle chemicals, residents of communities exposed to toxic chemicals, and individuals with random and unique exposures to various chemicals. The fact that similar symptoms are being reported by members of these demographically diverse groups not only points to a serious problem, it may also contribute to a better understanding of chemical sensitivity. Included are a number of features that will be invaluable to health professionals: * Clear, concise explanations of technical material * The most extensive bibliography to date on the subject * Tables contrasting different medical approaches * Descriptions of recent research and proposed mechanisms * An annotated bibliographical appendix highlighting illnesses that have been linked to environmental exposures * Policy recommendations for federal and state governments "Clinicians and policymakers would do well to read and heed the advice of this book."-Journal of the American Medical Association "Clinicians, researchers, and policymakers in this field would be well advised to read this landmark book."-American Public Health Association Newsletter "A milestone in the evolution of multiple chemical sensitivity."-Chemical and Engineering News ".groundbreaking and accessible.balanced and scholarly.essential reading for risk assessors, physicians, psychologists, attorneys concerned with toxic torts, public health officials, regulators, government decisionmakers, medical and environmental researchers, as well as laypersons."-Journal of Risk Analysis

    • Health & Fitness

The Chronic Stress Crisis

How Stress Is Destroying Your Health and What You Can Do to Stop It
Author: William G. Timmins
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434390705
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 244
View: 3352
"The Chronic Stress Crisis explains in detail many common reasons for the current health crisis in the US, including over-consumption of grains, heavy metal toxicity, chemical hypersensitivity from exposure to environmental toxins, pesticides, herbicides and other sources of chemicals in our daily lives. I particularly enjoy this book because there is a strong emphasis on the Chronic Stress Response as being an underlying and immutable factor in the development of most disease processes. Emotional stress, dietary stress and the stress of the many burdens placed on our bodies by our modern lifestyles all culminate in the onset of diseases of modern times such as cancer, heart disease and autoimmune problems. This is a great resource to help provide an understanding of how you can take effective measures to start to take back control of your health." -Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of www.mercola.com and author of Dr. Mercola's Total Health Program "Bill Timmins pioneered the field of health care from the inside out. He didn't just study and practice health care as an academic-he mastered body and life through his real-life challenges. It was Dr. Timmins' own life experiences that made him one of the most intelligent, capable, loving and caring physicians and teachers I've ever known. What Dr. Timmins shares in this important book may very well save your life and make it much more comfortable too!" -Paul Chek, Holistic Health Practitioner, founder of the C.H.E.K Institute and P~P~S Success Mastery Program

    • Social Science

Gendering Disability


Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Beth Hutchison
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813533735
Category: Social Science
Page: 314
View: 6192
Disability and gender, terms that have previously seemed so clear-cut, are becoming increasingly complex in light of new politics and scholarship. These words now suggest complicated sets of practices and ways of being. Contributors to this innovative collection explore the intersection of gender and disability in the arts, consumer culture, healing, the personal and private realms, and the appearance of disability in the public sphere—both in public fantasies and in public activism. Beginning as separate enterprises that followed activist and scholarly paths, gender and disability studies have reached a point where they can move beyond their boundaries for a common landscape to inspire new areas of inquiry. Whether from a perspective in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, or arts, the shared subject matter of gender and disability studies—the body, social and cultural hierarchy, identity, discrimination and inequality, representation, and political activism—insistently calls for deeper conversation. This volume provides fresh findings not only about the discrimination practiced against women and people with disabilities, but also about the productive parallelism between these two categories.

    • Psychology

Toxic Turmoil

Psychological and Societal Consequences of Ecological Disasters
Author: Johan Havenaar,Julie Cwikel,Evelyn J. Bromet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461506239
Category: Psychology
Page: 279
View: 7692
When an accident involves many people and when its consequences are many and serious, we speak of a disaster. Disasters have the same causal fac tors as accidents: they differ from accidents by the gravity of consequences, not by causes. The action of a single individual may result in thousands of deaths and huge financial losses. The metal fatigue of a screw may, by a chain of events, cause an explosion killing hundreds or lead to a break in a dam and a devastating flood. The fact that minor and unpredictable acts can lead to disasters is im portant because it allows us to predict that the years to come will bring with them more disasters with ever more severe consequences. The density ofhu man populations is growing. By the year 2025 some four fifths of the world's population will be living in urban settings. An explosion or a gas leak in a densely populated area will cause incomparably more damage than a simi lar event in a rural area. Modern technology is immensely powerful (and its power is continuing to grow) and can be used in a disastrous manner. Ag gression is just as possible now as it was in the past, but the tools of aggression are vastly more dangerous than ever before. This book, edited by Johan M. Havenaar, Julie G. Cwikel, and Evelyn J. Bromet, is therefore very timely.

    • Medical

Voices of Trauma

Treating Psychological Trauma Across Cultures
Author: Boris Drozdek,John P. Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387697977
Category: Medical
Page: 396
View: 2939
Synthesizing insights from psychiatry, social psychology, and anthropology, this important work sets out a framework for therapy that is as culturally informed as it is productive. An international panel of 23 therapists offers contextual knowledge on PTSD, coping skills, and other sequelae experienced by the survivors of traumatic events. Case studies from Egypt to Chechnya demonstrate various therapeutic approaches. Authors explore the balance of inter- and intrapersonal factors in reactions to trauma and dispel misconceptions that hinder progress in treatment.

    • Psychology

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports
Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781572305694
Category: Psychology
Page: 385
View: 7260
A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.

    • Medical

Practical Manual of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


Author: Marcelo F. Vela,Joel E. Richter,John E. Pandolfino
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118444809
Category: Medical
Page: 352
View: 3694
This portable handbook provides daily guidance on one of the most prevalent conditions in medicine, gastroesophageal reflux disease and related acid-reflux conditions. Gastroenterologists in training and in practice will use the variety of pedagogic features -- such as case histories, potential pitfall boxes, key points, management algorithms, and useful weblinks -- in each chapter to find quick answers to immediate questions.

    • Psychology

A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response


Author: George S. Everly, Jr.,Jeffrey M. Lating
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461455383
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
View: 8244
This new edition emphasizes the unique contribution of this longstanding text in the integration of mind/body relationships. The concept of stress, as defined and elaborated in Chapter 1, the primary efferent biological mechanisms of the human stress response, as described in Chapter 2, and the link from stress arousal to disease, as defined in Chapter 3, essentially remains the same. However, updates in microanatomy, biochemistry and tomography are added to these chapters. All other chapters will be updated as well, as there has been significant changes in the field over the past eight years.


    • Biography & Autobiography

My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Author: Beckie Butcher
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469773797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 52
View: 8078
“As a former CFS sufferer and current healthcare practitioner, I feel Ms. Butcher provides an informative and interesting perspective on this disease and her road to recovery.” Kyrie Kleinfelter,D.C., Upper Cervical Chiropractor. “As a fellow sufferer of CFS, I was truly able to relate to Ms. Butchers’ experiences, thoughts and feelings. Her reference to the Word of God comforted my heart. Truly inspiring and honest.” Darla Canney, CFS Patient. Ms. Butcher shares her intense and emotional journey of how the autoimmune disease chronic fatigue syndrome impacted her life from her first symptoms to the progress of her treatment and physical, spiritual and emotional recovery. By sharing with others, she hopes to inspire others to seek help so they may lead better lives as well. She wants them to know there is hope.

    • Medical

Headache and Comorbidities in Childhood and Adolescence


Author: Vincenzo Guidetti,Marco A. Arruda,Aynur Ozge
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319547267
Category: Medical
Page: 242
View: 6629
This book aims to provide clinicians and other practitioners and professionals with up-to-date information on how to evaluate and manage headaches in children and adolescents, highlighting the most recent recommendations. Unlike in other books on the subject, detailed attention is devoted to the various comorbidities commonly associated with headache, including psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities and medical conditions such as epilepsy, vascular disorders, brain tumors, atopic disease, and obesity. The intimate link between these conditions and headache is explained with a view to enabling the reader to recognize their presence and, on that basis, to institute the most effective pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment strategy. Moreover, knowledge of the comorbidities associated with headache will help readers to understand more fully the causes of this serious disorder and also its consequences, e.g., for school performance, relationships, and daily activities. The authors are all international experts who care for children with headache or the other described disorders.

    • Health & Fitness

Lighting Up a Hidden World

CFS and ME
Author: Valerie Free
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460280512
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 516
View: 2110
The onset can be fast and shocking or slow and insidious. It can happen to anyone at any age. A flu, a vaccination, or an infection can be the innocent beginnings to the potentially life-long and disabling illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS in North America. In the mid 1980s, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was called in by concerned doctors who were witnessing an influx of patients with a mysterious illness. Eventually the CDC labeled the condition “chronic fatigue syndrome” which turned out to be very misleading. Decades later, in 2016, health agencies are finally beginning to agree with international experts that ME/CFS is a serious, chronic, multi-system illness. Through artwork, poetry, story-telling, and meticulous research, Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME takes readers into the fascinating, yet frightening, landscape of ME/CFS. Author Valerie Free shares her personal experiences and delivers illuminating first-hand perspectives from patients, caregivers, journalists, and medical professionals from within the global community in short easy-to-read segments. These stories reveal the disgrace, controversy, and tragedy of worldwide neglect by political and health care systems, leaving ME/CFS research underfunded and millions of people marginalized, sick, and socially unsupported. Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME advocates for those too ill to speak out, abounds with patient resources, and offers realistic hope for the future. People living with this illness, along with their family and friends, will find compassion and camaraderie in its pages. This book reaches beyond the ME/CFS community exposing the themes of human suffering, resilience, and the need for social change.

    • Medical

Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases


Author: Yehuda Shoenfeld,Ricard Cervera,M. Eric Gershwin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603272858
Category: Medical
Page: 593
View: 1105
According to the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), between 14.7 and 23.5 million people in the USA – up to eight percent of the population are affected by autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when underlying defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own organs, tissues, and cells. In Handbook of Autoimmune Disease, the editors have gathered in a comprehensive handbook a critical review, by renowned experts, of more than 100 autoimmune diseases, divided into two main groups, namely systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases. A contemporary overview of these conditions with special emphasis on diagnosis is presented. Each chapter contains the essential information required by attending physicians as well as bench scientists to understand the definition of a specific autoimmune disease, the diagnostic criteria, and the treatment.

    • Medical

Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome


Author: Rachel Jenkins,James F. Mowbray
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 502
View: 1219
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Edited by Rachel Jenkins, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK and James Mowbray, Professor of Immunopathology, St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK The increasing number of reported cases of post-viral fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis—ME—or chronic fatigue syndrome) has stimulated a major research effort into the cause and management of this condition. The progress of the research is charted in this comprehensive review of recent viral, biochemical, immunological and psychological findings. The presentation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of post-viral fatigue syndrome are discussed by specialists in different fields including general practice, cardiology, psychiatry, neurology and paediatrics. "There are a lot of good reasons for reading this book, but the best reason is this. If you haven’t kept up with the details so far, you have missed the boat. That’s it over there, on the horizon. You can wait for the fax that reveals its final destination, or, if you prefer, jump aboard, settle down to read, and enjoy the voyage." Journal of the American Medical Association "An up-to-date compendium of many points of view and much helpful information on this widely publicised and often confusing topic." The Lancet "A stimulating and comprehensive source of reference on ME with some excellent contributions. It deserves wide readership." Medical Update

    • Health & Fitness

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis

It's Mitochondria, Not Hypochondria
Author: Sarah Myhill
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358787X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 413
View: 9245
Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, essential for the production and management of energy at the cell level. Dr. Sarah Myhill has spent years studying the relationship between mitochondrial malfunction and one of the most common problems that leads people to the doctor's office: fatigue. In Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalitis, Dr. Myhill examines this essential role of our mitochondria in energy production and why it is key to understanding and overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and the inflammation that often accompanies it: Myalgic Encephalitis (ME). She explains the importance of healthy mitochondria, how we can assess how well they are functioning, what we can do to keep them healthy, and how to restore them to health if problems arise. Since publication of the first edition in 2014, new research and new clinical findings have shed further light on a condition that is debilitating to those who suffer from it, but "all in the head" to many doctors. The second edition of this groundbreaking book includes new insights and chapters on why CFS/ME is the most poorly treated condition in Western medicine, the role of the gut, allergy and autoimmunity, Lyme disease and other coinfections, reprogramming the immune system, reprogramming the brain, and the roadmap to recovery.

    • Medical

OZONE

A new medical drug
Author: Velio Bocci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048192342
Category: Medical
Page: 315
View: 6502
Oxygen-Ozone therapy is a complementary approach less known than homeopathy and acupuncture because it has come of age only three decades ago. This book clarifies that, in the often nebulous field of natural medicine, the biological bases of ozone therapy are totally in line with classical biochemistry, physiological and pharmacological knowledge. Ozone is an oxidizing molecule, a sort of super active oxygen, which, by reacting with blood components generates a number of chemical messengers responsible for activating crucial biological functions such as oxygen delivery, immune activation, release of hormones and induction of antioxidant enzymes, which is an exceptional property for correcting the chronic oxidative stress present in atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer. Moreover, by inducing nitric oxide synthase, ozone therapy may mobilize endogenous stem cells, which will promote regeneration of ischemic tissues. The description of these phenomena offers the first comprehensive picture for understanding how ozone works and why. When properly used as a real drug within therapeutic range, ozone therapy does not only does not procure adverse effects but yields a feeling of wellness. Half the book describes the value of ozone treatment in several diseases, particularly cutanious infection and vascular diseases where ozone really behaves as a “wonder drug”. The book has been written for clinical researchers, physicians and ozone therapists, but also for the layman or the patient interested in this therapy.

    • Social Science

Of Bodies and Symptoms

Anthropological Perspectives on their Social and Medical Treatment
Author: Sylvie Fainzang,Claudie Haxaire
Publisher: PUBLICACIONS UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA i VIRGILI
ISBN: 8469449915
Category: Social Science
Page: 303
View: 2778
The question of the social treatment of the body and its transformations emerges in relation to issues of varying types (economic, therapeutic, ideological, cultural, aesthetic,commercial, technical). This book examines the various ways of managing bodily symptoms or transformations and the social stakes and systems of knowledge which relate to them, both on the medical and social level. The contributions provide analyses that concern a broad range of countries. Through the themes it tackles and the subjects it examines, this book reveals both the universal nature of the questions it asks, and the evolution of the objects and approaches of anthropology itself.