The Hidden Plague

The Hidden Plague
Author: Tara Grant
Publsiher: Primal Nutrition Incorporated
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781939563019
ISBN 13: 1939563011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Plague Book Review:

Discusses the skin condition hidradenitis supprativa and offers information on how to heal from it naturally.

The Comprehensive Guide to Skin Care From Acne to Wrinkles What to Do And Not Do to Stay Healthy and Look Your Best

The Comprehensive Guide to Skin Care  From Acne to Wrinkles  What to Do  And Not Do  to Stay Healthy and Look Your Best
Author: Rebecca B. Campen M.D.
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN 10: 0313378878
ISBN 13: 9780313378874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comprehensive Guide to Skin Care From Acne to Wrinkles What to Do And Not Do to Stay Healthy and Look Your Best Book Review:

A complete guide to good skin care, including targeted recommendations for addressing specific problems and keeping skin healthy and beautiful. • A unique skin care program section, helps readers identify their own skin type, problems, and solutions • A bibliography directs readers to additional print and online sources of information about skin care • A comprehensive index provides quick access to the facts about skin problems, conditions, and treatments

Elsevier Comprehensive Guide

Elsevier Comprehensive Guide
Author: Exam
Publsiher: Elsevier India
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9788131216200
ISBN 13: 8131216209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elsevier Comprehensive Guide Book Review:

" 4 Volumes covering 19 subjects with an extensive summary on each subject " 10 years (1999 - 2008) question papers of All India PGMEE and AIIMS PGMEE with answers and explanations This book offers you 6 months FREE access to the Elsevier ExamZoneTM website specially designed for PGME preparations" Monthly Mock Tests with answers, explanations and a subject wise performance summary " Simulated tests of recently concluded PGME exams" Ask an Expert to clarify your doubts " List of medical institutes offering PG courses " Exam calender updates you with the upcoming exams, application availability, due date for form submissions, etc. Elsevier ExamZoneTM is a brand developed to focus on exam preparatory materials and testing tools.All rights in the trademark ExamZone" are reserved with Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd

Dermatopathology A Z

Dermatopathology A Z
Author: Vladimir Vincek
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN 10: 3319894862
ISBN 13: 9783319894867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dermatopathology A Z Book Review:

Dermatopathology A-Z is a comprehensive book designed to help a novice in the field quickly learn diagnostic criteria and memorize the images, while more experienced dermatopathologists or surgical pathologists can quickly refresh their visual memory by reviewing images of two cases of a particular disease. Alphabetically organized, this image-heavy text provides a succinct pathological description on nearly 600 different diseases. With an emphasis on visual learning, diseases are illustrated with images from two different cases and includes low, medium, and high power images to mirror how dermatopathologists develop diagnosis and build the disease histomorphology.

A Practical Guide to Vulval Disease

A Practical Guide to Vulval Disease
Author: Fiona M. Lewis,Fabrizio Bogliatto,Marc van Beurden
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-03-20
ISBN 10: 1119146054
ISBN 13: 9781119146056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Vulval Disease Book Review:

This book is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of vulval disorders. It offers guidance for all those who are treating patients with vulval disease at trainee and specialist level, helping to improve management for the patient and prevent delays in diagnosis, including referrals to specialists. It contains key information about diagnosis, investigation and basic management, with a section on signs and symptoms guides the reader to the correct chapter for the treatment of that disease. The experienced authors include updated classification and terminology of vulval disease with an explanation of how this should be useful in clinical practice and guidance as to when the patient should be referred on to a specialist. As vulval diseases are different to those of the rest of the skin patients with vulval disease present a large unmet need, often with delays in diagnosis due to a lack of training from physicians. This practical guide provides the specialist knowledge required for diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

The Hidden Plague

The Hidden Plague
Author: Tara Grant
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06
ISBN 10: 9781732674547
ISBN 13: 173267454X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Plague Book Review:

Have you been plagued with boils, cysts, ingrown hairs, and acne-like bumps that take months to resolve, leave embarrassing scars, and cause considerable pain? Have you been to the doctor, only to leave with a prescription for antibiotics, few answers, and little to no hope? Hidradenitis supprativa (HS) is a poorly understood skin condition that is believed to affect nearly twelve million people in the United States alone. Only a small fraction of those affected have been properly diagnosed, leaving many others to suffer in silence or pursue ill-advised conventional treatment methods that fail to address the cause of this painful condition. Tara Grant, a twenty-year sufferer of HS, has become an underground legend to her Internet community of HS victims by presenting a methodical, self-tested action plan to heal naturally. The centerpiece of her holistic approach rests on the understanding that HS is an autoimmune disorder caused by leaky gut syndrome. With a few simple dietary changes that eliminate certain trigger' foods, you can heal your gut, restore your skin, reclaim your health, and rid yourself of HS symptoms forever. That means no antibiotics, no experimental surgeries, and no more pain, suffering, or confusion.

Procedural Dermatosurgery

Procedural Dermatosurgery
Author: Biju Vasudevan,Manas Chatterjee,Shilpa K
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN 10: 9352702123
ISBN 13: 9789352702121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Procedural Dermatosurgery Book Review:

This book is a complete guide to dermatologic surgery for clinicians. Divided into 52 sections, the text begins with an overview of surgical instruments, local anaesthesia, sutures, dressings and skin biopsy. The following chapters cover numerous techniques for different dermatologic conditions, from mole surgery, vitiligo, and nail surgery, to Mohs surgery, laser scar revision, fillers, and much more. Each procedure is described with a step by step approach and includes tips and tricks, modifications, potential complications and recent advances. Both common and more complex disorders and techniques are explained in detail. The comprehensive text is further enhanced by more than 1800 clinical and surgical photographs, diagrams and tables. Key points Comprehensive guide to dermatologic surgery Covers numerous common and more complex disorders and techniques Tips and tricks, modifications, complications and recent advances highlighted for each topic Highly illustrated with more than 1800 photographs, diagrams and tables

Tintinalli s Emergency Medicine A Comprehensive Study Guide Seventh Edition

Tintinalli s Emergency Medicine  A Comprehensive Study Guide  Seventh Edition
Author: Judith Tintinalli,J. Stapczynski,O. John Ma,David Cline,Rita Cydulka,Garth Meckler
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 2208
Release: 2010-11-12
ISBN 10: 0071770062
ISBN 13: 9780071770064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tintinalli s Emergency Medicine A Comprehensive Study Guide Seventh Edition Book Review:

The landmark emergency medicine text is now in full color 17 additional chapters available for download With 418 contributors representing over 120 medical centers around the world, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine is the most practical and clinically rigorous reference of its kind. It covers everything from prehospital care, disaster preparedness, and basic resuscitative techniques, to all the major diseases requiring emergency treatment, such as pulmonary emergencies, renal and GU disorders, and hemophilia. This authoritative, in-depth coverage makes this classic text indispensible not only in emergency departments, but also for residents and practitioners when studying or preparing for any exam they may face. While continuing to provide the most current information for acute conditions, the seventh edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine has been substantially revised and updated to cover all of the conditions for which patients seek emergency department care in a concise and easy-to-read-manner. NEW Features Full-color design with more figures and tables than ever Reader-friendly chapter presentation makes it easy to find important material Updated tables covering drugs and important clinical information Patient safety considerations and injury prevention are integrated into chapters, as appropriate Total revision of the dermatology section enables diagnosis by lesion description and body area affected, and provides current treatment Organ systems sections reorganized to reflect considerations for actual clinical practice. New chapters: New adult chapters include Natural Disasters, Aneurysms of the Aorta and Major Arteries; Hip and Knee Pain, Aortic Dissection; Acute Urinary Retention; Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Intracranial Bleeding; Clotting Disorders; Community–acquired Pneumonia and Noninfectious Pulmonary Infiltrates; Type I Diabetes; Type II Diabetes; Anemia; Tests of Hemostasis; Clotting Disorders; Head Injury in Adults and Children; the Transplant Patient; Grief, Death and Dying; and Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine. Twelve new pediatric chapters including The Diabetic Child, Hematologic-Oncologic Emergencies, Ear and Mastoids, Eye Problems in Infants and Children, Neck Masses, GI Bleeding, Nose and Sinuses, Urologic and Gynecologic Procedures in children, Renal emergencies in children, Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders in children, Pediatric Procedures, Pediatric ECG Interpretation Greater coverage of procedures throughout for the most common conditions seen in the emergency department. Available content for download includes an additional 17 chapters, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Principles of Imaging, Prison Medicine, Military Medicine, The Violent Patient, Forensics, Wound Ballistics, and Drug Interactions. Free downloads also feature videos and animations for teaching and learning performance of important procedures, especially Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders
Author: National Organization for Rare Disorders
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 895
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780781730631
ISBN 13: 0781730635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders Book Review:

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders is a comprehensive, practical, authoritative guide to the diagnosis and management of more than 800 rare diseases. The diseases are discussed in a uniform, easy-to-follow format--a brief description, signs and symptoms, etiology, related disorders, epidemiology, standard treatment, investigational treatment, resources, and references.The book includes a complete directory of orphan drugs, a full-color atlas of visual diagnostic signs, and a Master Resource List of support groups and helpful organizations. An index of symptoms and key words offers physicians valuable assistance in finding the information they need quickly.

Tintinalli s Emergency Medicine A Comprehensive Study Guide 9th edition

Tintinalli s Emergency Medicine  A Comprehensive Study Guide  9th edition
Author: Judith E. Tintinalli,O. John Ma,Donald Yealy,Garth D. Meckler,J. Stephan Stapczynski,David M. Cline,Stephen H. Thomas
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 2160
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1260019942
ISBN 13: 9781260019940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tintinalli s Emergency Medicine A Comprehensive Study Guide 9th edition Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The long-awaited new edition of the world's most widely used and highly regarded textbook and reference of emergency medicine A Doody's Core Title for 2019! Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine is THE essential resource for everyone working in, and teaching emergency medicine. The Ninth Edition provides the depth and breadth of coverage that reflects the complexity and expertise needed to practice emergency medicine in today’s fast-paced environments. This comprehensive text is an important clinical resource for physicians, residents and students, advance practice providers, emergency nurses, EMTs, and paramedics. It is a necessary resource for in-training and board examinations, and recertification. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine covers everything from prehospital care, disaster preparedness, and basic and advanced resuscitative techniques, to all the significant medical, traumatic, and environmental conditions requiring emergency treatment in adults, children and neonates. Highlights of the Ninth Edition: • Full-color design with more tables than ever to succinctly present key information • Extensive updates to all sections, incorporating the latest clinical and evidence-based information • Online access to over 100 videos, covering a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and POCUS for obstetric/gynecologic, pediatric, musculoskeletal, and vascular conditions • World-class pediatric section on the care of neonates, infants, and children • Expanded chapters on the management of gynecologic and obstetric conditions and emergencies • Updated information on toxicologic and environmental emergencies • Contemporary, concise discussion of ED identification and treatment of opioid use disorders • Updated information on procedural sedation • Expert advice on the management and care of transgender patients • Latest information available on neurologic and cardiac emergencies From the reviews of the seventh edition: "Collectively, they have once again produced an excellent text that manages to cover the broad scope of emergency medicine while remaining an easily readable and practical resource....Last, for the inevitable comparison of this current edition of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine with other available emergency medicine textbooks available: in my opinion, Tintinalli’s still comes out on top. It is more concise and easier to read than some, yet it covers the breadth of emergency medicine practice more comprehensively than others....Just as previous editions did, the seventh presents all of the most pertinent and up-to-date information in a well-organized format that is comprehensive yet easy to read. That and many of the attractive new features in this current edition will ensure its place on my bookshelf for years to come."―JAMA

Textbook on Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

Textbook on Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Author: Mysore Venkataram
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 988
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 9350258900
ISBN 13: 9789350258903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook on Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery Book Review:

Textbook on Cutaneous & Aesthetic Surgery is a complete guide to the subspecialty. Beginning with an introduction to the principles of cutaneous surgery – anatomy, operating theatre, instruments, anaesthesia, emergencies and antibiotics - the following chapters examine both basic and advanced cutaneous surgical techniques and aesthetic procedures, with a separate section dedicated to the use of lasers and lights for surgery. The final section discusses topics such as patient satisfaction, psychological issues, medico-legal aspects, photography and teledermatology. With almost 1000 colour images and illustrations, this comprehensive manual is the official textbook of the ACS(I) (Association of Cutaneous Surgeons India). Key Features Comprehensive guide to cutaneous and aesthetic surgery for dermatosurgeons Discusses principles, basic and advanced cutaneous surgery and aesthetic procedures Section dedicated to lasers, lights and other technologies Examines miscellaneous topics such as psychological issues, medico0legal aspects and teledermatology Nearly 1000 colour images and illustrations

Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests E Book

Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests   E Book
Author: Alan H. B. Wu
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1856
Release: 2006-06-08
ISBN 10: 1437719872
ISBN 13: 9781437719871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests E Book Book Review:

This new edition of Norbert Tietz's classic handbook presents information on common tests as well as rare and highly specialized tests and procedures - including a summary of the utility and merit of each test. Biological variables that may affect test results are discussed, and a focus is placed on reference ranges, diagnostic information, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, interferences, and specimen types. New and updated content has been added in all areas, with over 100 new tests added. Tests are divided into 8 main sections and arranged alphabetically. Each test includes necessary information such as test name (or disorder) and method, specimens and special requirements, reference ranges, chemical interferences and in vivo effects, kinetic values, diagnostic information, factors influencing drug disposition, and clinical comments and remarks. The most current and relevant tests are included; outdated tests have been eliminated. Test index (with extensive cross references) and disease index provide the reader with an easy way to find necessary information Four new sections in key areas (Preanalytical, Flow Cytometry, Pharmacogenomics, and Allergy) make this edition current and useful. New editor Alan Wu, who specializes in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this edition. The Molecular Diagnostics section has been greatly expanded due to the increased prevalence of new molecular techniques being used in laboratories. References are now found after each test, rather than at the end of each section, for easier access.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Author: Gregor Jemec,Jean Revuz,James J. Leyden
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2006-11-24
ISBN 10: 3540331018
ISBN 13: 9783540331018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Book Review:

This is the first book to specifically deal with hidradenitis suppurativa, a common but overlooked disease that regularly causes significant problems for both patients and doctors. The first section of this book presents the best current knowledge about diagnosis, pathogenesis and complications. The second section offers comprehensive guidelines on diagnosis and therapy. The book will assist doctors in providing a broader range of treatments for their patients. To increase the practical usefulness of the book, a description of the patients’ perspective and patient information is included.

Imaging in Dermatology

Imaging in Dermatology
Author: Michael R. Hamblin,Pinar Avci,Gaurav K Gupta
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN 10: 0128028599
ISBN 13: 9780128028599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging in Dermatology Book Review:

Imaging in Dermatology covers a large number of topics in dermatological imaging, the use of lasers in dermatology studies, and the implications of using these technologies in research. Written by the experts working in these exciting fields, the book explicitly addresses not only current applications of nanotechnology, but also discusses future trends of these ever-growing and rapidly changing fields, providing clinicians and researchers with a clear understanding of the advantages and challenges of laser and imaging technologies in skin medicine today, along with the cellular and molecular effects of these technologies. Outlines the fundamentals of imaging and lasers for dermatology in clinical and research settings Provides knowledge of current and future applications of dermatological imaging and lasers Coherently structured book written by the experts working in the fields covered

Treatment of Skin Disease

Treatment of Skin Disease
Author: Mark G. Lebwohl,Warren R. Heymann,John Berth-Jones,Ian Coulson
Publsiher: Saunders
Total Pages: 861
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780702052354
ISBN 13: 0702052353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Skin Disease Book Review:

Treatment of Skin Disease is your definitive source for managing the complete range of dermatologic conditions you're likely to encounter in practice. This medical reference book boasts an intuitive and easy to use format that covers the full spectrum of options, equipping you with not only standard treatment strategies, but second- and third-line therapies for instances when other alternatives fail. You'll be thoroughly prepared to offer your patients the expertly informed medical care they deserve when facing common or complex dermatologic diseases. Address your most difficult clinical challenges by having every possible therapy option at your disposal, including third- and fourth-line therapies, as well as standard treatments for dermatologic disorders.Apply the in-depth knowledge of leading dermatologists through a summary of each treatment strategy along with detailed discussions of treatment choices.Gain insight to the essential features which define each dermatologic disease with chapters presented in a tabular format, using checklists of diagnostic and investigative pearls and color-coded boxed text, for quick at-a-glance summaries of key details.Seamlessly search the full text and access the Gold Standard drug database online at Expert Consult

Acne

Acne
Author: F. William Danby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 1118232771
ISBN 13: 9781118232774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acne Book Review:

"Acne is a common ailment for teenagers but can persist well into middle age. Although the formation of comedones in hair follicles is quite well understood, the actual causes initiating the process are less well so. Many theories have been forwarded, from hormones through cleanliness to diet, none of which fully explain the condition. Indeed the variation in presentation and classification (there are three acnes) can make precise diagnosis troublesome. It is likely the causes are multifactorial, and evidence is accruing for all the above contributors.Many books have focused on the straightforward pathophysiological processes of hormones and cleanliness but have neglected the contribution of diet as a possible guide to prevention and other medical approaches to treatment. This book will take more catholic view, with a practical focus on all the possible modes of treatment based on current pathophysiological knowledge.The aim of the book is to assemble the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle so that the resultingpicture will be comprehensible to physicians and other caregivers, and identify what is known and what needs more investigation"--Provided by publisher.

The Business of Dermatology

The Business of Dermatology
Author: Jeffrey S. Dover,Kavita Mariwalla
Publsiher: Thieme
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-04-24
ISBN 10: 3132427802
ISBN 13: 9783132427808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Dermatology Book Review:

The ultimate guide to managing the multifaceted business aspects of a dermatology practice Although board-certified dermatologists provide the best care for their patients, managing a practice and optimizing every facet of the business is a daunting endeavor. Business acumen is not taught in residency and is the most overlooked aspect of any given practice. The Business of Dermatology, written by esteemed dermatologists Jeffrey S. Dover, Kavita Mariwalla, and an impressive group of experts, provides a rare opportunity to learn about the operations side of practices across the country. Written in an informal tone, this unique book enables readers to be privy to a "40-way chat" with dermatologists whose practices are flourishing. With a vast wealth of information relevant to the business side of a dermatology practice, this remarkable resource fills the gap between the training phase and acquisition of professional confidence. Fifty-five chapters offer insightful, highly practical pearls for everyone—from early-career dermatologists and those in solo-practice to employed physicians in large groups. Even the most seasoned practitioners will benefit from firsthand knowledge and real-world tips shared by physicians who have made their own mistakes trying to get practices off the ground and maintain them. Key Features Written by top dermatologists from the perspective of "if we knew then what we know now…" Organized in a format and style conducive to easy reading, with practical tips to implement immediately Covers all practice-relevant topics, including office space and equipment, managing financials, diverse practice models, human resources, employment considerations, patient issues, pricing, essential surgical tools/supplies, marketing, and much more Top ten lists in each chapter highlighting the key take-home points The Business of Dermatology is an indispensable, one-stop source for all trainee and practicing dermatologists who need insightful guidance on setting up, organizing, managing, or optimizing their practice.

The Eczema Diet

The Eczema Diet
Author: Karen Fischer
Publsiher: Exisle Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-14
ISBN 10: 1775591808
ISBN 13: 9781775591801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eczema Diet Book Review:

Nutritionist, skin expert and a mother-of-two, Karen Fischer is known as the ‘last hope’ for eczema patients who have tried every therapy and cream to no avail. Inspired initially by her success in treating her own daughter’s eczema, for the last ten years Karen has exclusively treated eczema patients of all ages, including newborn babies. Now, in this second edition of her bestselling book, Karen brings you the results of her years of research and shares her tried-and-tested solutions for this heart-breaking condition. This comprehensive guide for eczema sufferers of any age includes: • emergency itch-busters • skin care and non-diet information • how to prevent chemical sensitivities • a fast-track detox for adults • dandruff + cradle cap treatments • menus for all ages, including lunchboxes + party food • delicious recipes, and • handy shopping lists It’s the book you’ve been waiting for!

Dermatology

Dermatology
Author: Sima Jain
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1441905243
ISBN 13: 9781441905246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dermatology Book Review:

A fully-illustrated, note-packed volume of information, Dermatology: Illustrated Study Guide and Comprehensive Board Review fulfills a real need for a single study guide for the Dermatology Board Exam. Written by a previous Chief Resident of Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, the text focuses on presenting comprehensive information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember format. Tips, tricks, short lists, and tables fill every inch of this book—a must-have for any dermatology resident. Features: Acts as a concise go-to review book for the Dermatology Board Exam Hundreds of author notes pinpointing important information presented in an easy-to-read format Scores of mnemonics and memory tricks to mentally organize information Over 500 high-quality images placed parallel to the represented skin disorder Life after Boards—essential tips on coding and documentation

The Complete Directory for People with Rare Disorders

The Complete Directory for People with Rare Disorders
Author: National Organization for Rare Disorders
Publsiher: Sedgwick Press
Total Pages: 806
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781891482182
ISBN 13: 1891482181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Directory for People with Rare Disorders Book Review:

This reference for lay readers and health care professionals presents information on disorders affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. at any one time. Each of the more than 1,100 entries describes the characteristics, causes, and symptoms of a particular disorder. The extensively cross-referenced volume also features profiles of 680 disease specific organizations as well as 629 umbrella organizations and 77 government agencies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR