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'Bowel Cancer'. Author: Netdoctor. Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Religious Division. 208 pages. ISBN: 0340861428. Bowel cancer is the second commonest type of cancer in the UK. It is also one of the most treatable when caught at an early enough stage. There have been significant advances in all apsects of bowel cancer detection and treatment since the 1980s yet the UK still lacks a national bowel cancer screening programme.;This book summarizes the most up to date information on bowel cancer treatment and is primarily aimed at someone newly diagnosed with the condition, or their carer or relative. It should place the reader in command of the essential information they need to be fully engaged in treatment decisions, and to be confident they are receiving the best treatment.;The "Help Yourself to Health" series aims to provide authoritative coverage of a range of common medical problems. It is supportive and positive, accessible to the lay person, and aims to provide up-to-the-minute evidence based information and advice to inform patients and help them to be responsible for their own health.


'Bladder Cancer: A Resource Guide For Patients And Their Families'. Author: Gary N. Dunetz M. D. Facs. ISBN: 1420863657. Paperback.


'The Digestive System'. Author: Margaret Smith, Dion Morton. Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company. ISBN: 0443062455. 248 pages. An integrated textbook on the digestive system, covering both the basic science and major diseases of the system - intended for medical students taking system-based, integrated courses.


'Inflammatory Bowel Disease'. Author: Stephen Targan, Fergus Shanahan, L.C. Karp. Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 903 pages. ISBN: 0387258078. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: From Bench to Bedside is a detailed and comprehensive story of the local and systemic pathophysiology of intestinal inflammation including management strategies. Research advances and current concepts of etiopathogenesis in the context of what is already known of the clinicopathologic features of these disorders are explored. This volume blends recent advances in the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to inflammatory bowel disease and emphasizes the effectiveness of a team approach of basic scientists and clinician investigators in this field.


'What To Do When The Doctor Says It's Ibs '. Author: Leigh Fortson, Bing Lee. Publisher: Fair Winds Press.  176 pages. ISBN: 1592330746. This is a repackage of The IBS Breakthrough, This book explores the nature and causes of irritable bowel syndrome and outlines the current treatment options. A large section of the book is devoted to the use of Chinese medicine to heal IBS, which has been proven in double-blind studies to have a dramatic impact on the symptoms of this debilitating disease. It is a great handbook for someone recently diagnosed.


'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Autoimmune Disorders'. Author: Stephen B. Edelson, Stephen B Edelson, Deborah Mitchell. Publisher: Little, Brown & Company. 368 pages. ISBN: 0446679240. Autoimmune disorders are not well understood and can be difficult to treat. The result is that there are millions of people with autoimmune diseases looking for answers, relief and healing, and not finding them. The majority of doctors treating autoimmunity simply attack the symptoms and treat each disorder separately, but Dr Edelson believes all autoimmune disorders are similar at their core and addresses what he sees as the root cause of these debilitating diseases - environemntal toxins. His approach is drug-free and individually tailored to each patient, and consists of alternative treatments that conventional doctors may not know about. His programme focuses on correcting the debilitating effects of the environmental toxins that he believes lead to these disorders. The book discusses the most common autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, IBS, Crohn's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MS, outlining their symptoms, causes, risk factors and the treatment approaches utilized by Dr. Edelson, including antioxidant theray, biodetoxification, nutritional therapis, immunotherapy and lifestyle adjustments.


'Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis'. Author: Gian Gaetano Delaini. Publisher: Springer Verlag, Italy. ISBN: 8847004330. Hardcover, 481 pages. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are complex diseases, which are subject to numerous medical researches. Despite increased knowledge on the pathophysiological process, many aspects remain rather unclear, especially concerning IBD. The aim of the researchers will be to prevent these disorders through early detection and intervention, thanks to genetic therapy. This book gathers current methods of treatment of these diseases and also presents the management of their complications. Authors finally intend to give a comprehensive overview of the newer therapies to bring the readers up to date.

'Living with Crohn's Diseases'. Author: Joan Gomez. Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge). ISBN: 0859698203. Paperback, 144 pages. Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel disorders which can be unpleasant and embarrassing. This helpful book explains what Crohn's Disease is and who is likely to suffer from it. The causes lie in our lifestyle and diet, and Joan Gomez advises on how to spot the symptoms, and on changes to living and eating habits which will help. She spells out the treatments you may receive, including the possibility of side-effects. If you think you may have inflammatory bowel disease, this book will provide you with the basic information you need.

'Crohn's & Colitis'. Author: Hillary Steinhart. ISBN: 0778801322. Paperback, 224 pages. When you or a loved one is first diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) it can feel overwhelming. Both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as IBD and you will have many questions about diagnosis, treatment and the impact on your day-to-day life. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field and he provides the most current and topical information on these conditions. The book answers important questions and covers topics such as: What is inflammatory bowel disease? How did I get it? What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease? What can I expect now that I have IBD? Dietary treatment of IBD; drug therapy for IBD; surgery for IBD; psychological factors in IBD; children with IBD; and alternative medicinal therapies. With the help of this book you will gain a better understanding about the diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses and begin to lead a useful and productive life. While there is no cure at this time for either condition, this information will go a long way to improving your health and quality of life. Learning all you can about Crohn's and colitis is an important step toward taking charge of your illness and your life.

'Inflammatory Bowel Disease '. Author: Fergus Shanahan, David S. Rampton. ISBN: 190373455X. Paperback, 134 pages. Two chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, comprise inflammatory bowel disease. While the cause remains unknown, the condition is increasing in prevalence and represents a considerable burden of sickness, both in terms of healthcare resources and within the community. Fast Facts - Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an authoritative guide to presentation, management and complication of the condition, and is a valuable resource for patients with IBD and their carers alike.


'Caught holding the bag'. Author: Peter McGinn. Publisher: USA edition. ISBN: 1591137276. Paperback, 232 pages. Patti Jo Lewis wakes up from emergency ostomy surgery thinking her life is over. Then she befriends ostomy survivor Lorraine, and in the process becomes drawn into the mystery and danger surrounding the suspicious death of Lorraine's ex-husband.

 'Stumbling on the Stoma Trail '. Author: C. E. Bailey. Publisher: American Literary Press. ISBN: 1561678031. Paperback. In "Stumbling On The Stoma Trail," author C.E. Bailey administers healthy doses of humor and hope that begins at the brink of life threatening throat cancer to the threshold of healing after his throat is replaced with a "stoma." Humor becomes Bailey's self-prescribed therapy as he learns to cope with the social and personal transitions of disfigurement and disability. He firmly believes that a "smile" can help the healing process if offered in massive quantities.

'Yes we can!'. Author: B. Kupfer, K. Foley-Bolch, M. Kasouf. Publisher: Chantler House Press. ISBN: 1886284598. Paperback. For people with ostomies, traveling -- whether it is international, state-to-state or even across town -- may be an intimidating task. Can I get through customs without an embarrassing episode? Does air pressure in a plane affect my equipment? What if I need supplies while I'm away? Yes We Can! has all the answers. Written by a team comprised of a colorectal surgeon, an experienced speaker, a worldwide traveler, and a recent ostomy patient. This book will increase the ostomate's freedom to live life as fully as anyone else.

'Living with a stoma'. Author: Craig White. Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge). ISBN: 0859697541. Paperback, 118 pages. Over 50,000 people in the United Kingdom alone have a stoma. Colostomy and ileostomy are the most common types. They save the lives of the people who have them, but they can be hard to adjust to. This book aims to help the reader with the practical routines and the psychological effects of a stoma. There are direct answers to all the questions people with a stoma really want to ask, and there is advice on coping with everyday life. Craig White discusses how to cope with potential embarrassments and how to sustain self-esteem and body-image.


'Stoma care'. Author: Jennie Burch. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd. ISBN: 0470031778. 332 pages. Stoma Care is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for all nurses and health care professionals with an interest in bowel conditions that may lead to stoma formation. It explores the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and gastrointestinal system, and looks at topics including familial adenomatous polyposis, continence issues, nutrition, and conditions leading to stoma formation, complications, fistulae and intestinal failure. It also discusses the role of the nurse in surgery and in pre-and post-operative care.

'Positive Options for Living with a Stoma'. Author: Craig A. White. Publisher: USA Edition. ISBN: 0897933591. Hardcover. An ostomy is an opening on the abdomen created by a surgeon to allow waste material to be expelled. The operation is performed as a lifesaving measure when the body's normal system for expelling waste no longer functions. With practical guidelines and emotional support for ostomy patients and their families, this book addresses all aspects of postoperative care as well as such sensitive issues as social situations and sexual intimacy.  

'Wound, ostomy, and continence nursing secrets'. Author: Catherine T. Milne, Debra Duboc& Lisa Q. Corbett. Publisher: Hanley and Belfus Inc. ISBN: 1560535237. Paperback, 400 pages. "Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Secrets" uses a question and answer approach as a framework for the assessment, diagnosis and management of a variety of wound, ostomy, and continence topics in a variety of acute care, extended care, home care and office settings. A comprehensive approach - from understanding in the physiology of wound, ostomy, and continence to recent developments in each field - along with practical everyday tips, reimbursement trends, common legal pitfalls, and finding the resources the experts use. An excellent review for experienced practitioners to enhance their weak areas and for certification review.

'The Ostomy Book'. Author: Barbara Dorr Mullen, Kerry Anne McGinn. Publisher: Bull Publishing Company. ISBN: 1933503130. Paperback, 379 pages. This invaluable reference discusses every aspect of an ostomy - a surgical procedure that creates an alternative opening in the body for waste discharge from the kidney, colon, intestines, or bladder - from the first shock of diagnosis through surgery and rehabilitation. The co-author's moving and motivational story of her colostomy experience is blended with information on the latest surgical techniques and equipment, providing prospective ostomy patients with both the medical and emotional know-how to confidently approach the surgery. This revised edition also contains up-to-date material on virtual colonoscopies and travel regulations related to ostomy pouches, as well as essential facts on how to safely handle sex, pregnancy, and sports after an ostomy.


'Stoma Care'. Author: Theresa Porrett, Anthony Mcgrath. Publisher: Blackwell Publishers. ISBN: 140511407X. 192 pages. Stoma Care is a beginner's guide to stoma care, which will enable students and newly qualified staff in hospitals and in the community to provide effective care of patients with stomas and ensure continuity of care. It explores the rationale for stoma formation, immediate post-operative care, the choice of the most appropriate appliance, and long term management, exploring lifestyle changes including diet, the effects of chemotherapy on stoma care and the psychological impact of stoma formation.


'Stoma Care And Rehabilitation '. Author: Brigid Breckman. Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN: 0443100918. Hardcover, 366 pages. This book provides a comprehensive description of stoma care management and the physical and psychological care of the patient in the immediate and long-term. It will appeal to readers throughout the range of stoma care expertise, from novice to expert: the breadth and depth of the material should meet the needs of specialist and generalist nurses in hospitals and the community. A patient-centred style of nursing is described: how nurses' knowledge and skills can be specifically used to promote patients' long term rehabilitation as well as addressing their immediate needs. It also shows how research findings, models and concepts from nursing and non-nursing disciplines can be used to understand patients' experiences and needs and thus enhance care planning and provision.


'Holistic Stoma Care'. Author: Patricia Black. Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company. ISBN: 0702023043. Paperback, 404 pages. This is a holistic, person-centered textbook concerning the immediate nursing care of all patients with the complete range of stomas, before, during and after surgery. Special emphasis is placed on socio-cultural and psychological aspects.;The book's approach is to move away from the bio-medical view point that is taught in nursing and medicine. This enables the nurse to care for the patient as a whole, not just for the stoma. It endeavours to help the reader conceptualize the patient's idea of disease and illness and its outcome. Body image change after enterostomal surgery is transcultural, but the extent to which change affects the individual and limits their fulfillment of social roles is culturally variable.;The book is divided into sections covering areas such as bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease resulting in a stoma, adjuvant therapies and how, overall, they may have an effect on the patient and the current trials that the patient may be asked to enter, and the development, role, research and ethics in stoma care today.


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