The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Crohn's Disease



The Table of Contents for this soucebook on Crohn's Disease pretty much says it all. Here it is:

Table of Contents
Introduction
Overview
Organization
Scope
Moving Forward
PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Crohn’s Disease: Guidelines
Overview
What Is Crohn’s Disease?
What Causes Crohn’s Disease?
What Are the Symptoms?
How Is Crohn’s Disease Diagnosed?
What Are the Complications of Crohn’s Disease?
What Is the Treatment for Crohn’s Disease?
Research
Can Diet Control Crohn’s Disease?
Is Pregnancy Safe for Women with Crohn’s Disease?
Additional Resources
More Guideline Sources
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Overview
Associations and Crohn’s Disease
Finding Doctors
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Crohn’s Disease
Overview
Recent Trials on Crohn’s Disease
Benefits and Risks
Keeping Current on Clinical Trials
General References
Vocabulary Builder
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 4. Studies on Crohn’s Disease
Overview
The Combined Health Information Database
Federally-Funded Research on Crohn’s Disease
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 5. Books on Crohn’s Disease
Overview
Book Summaries: Federal Agencies
Book Summaries: Online Booksellers
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Crohn’s Disease
General Home References
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 6. Multimedia on Crohn’s Disease
Overview
Bibliography: Multimedia on Crohn’s Disease
Vocabulary Builder
Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases
Overview
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
The Genome Project and Crohn’s Disease
Specialized References
Vocabulary Builder
PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Medications
Overview
Your Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Medications
Commercial Databases
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
General References
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine
Overview
What Is CAM?
What Are the Domains of Alternative Medicine?
Can Alternatives Affect My Treatment?
Finding CAM References on Crohn’s Disease
Additional Web Resources
General References
Appendix C. Researching Nutrition
Overview
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Crohn’s Disease
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Vocabulary Builder
Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries
Overview
Preparation
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance
Overview
Your Rights as a Patient
Patient Responsibilities
Choosing an Insurance Plan
Medicare and Medicaid
NORD’s Medication Assistance Programs
Additional Resources
ONLINE GLOSSARIES
Online Dictionary Directories
CROHN’S DISEASE GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries
INDEX

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