Fatigue

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003 - Medical - 246 pages
Only 4 1/2" by 6", this clinical handbook in The Most Common Complaints series fits easily into a pocket or lab coat for quick reference. The author presents a general overview and brief descriptions of the current theories on the causes of fatigue, and detailed guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Readers will find to-the-point discussions of the pathophysiology of fatigue and clinical aspects of common disorders. This book is a must have for the proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment of this challenging clinical problem.

  • Discusses the hottest topics in the field, such as fatigue co-variables · multiple sclerosis · chronic fatigue syndrome · Lyme disease · HIV infection · and current treatment approaches.
  • Features a concise, well-organized format for easy access to information.
  • Includes key point boxes for a quick reference by the busy clinician.
 

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Contents

Fatigue Definitions and Epidemiology
9
Measurement of Fatigue
29
Fatigue Covariables
45
Fatigue Pathophysiology
59
The Fatigue Workup
79
Multiple SclerosisRelated Fatigue
91
Fatigue in Postpolio Syndrome
114
Parkinsons Disease
123
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
157
Lyme Disease
169
HIVRelated Fatigue
177
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
185
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
199
Treatment Approaches
207
Conclusions
229
Index
233

CancerRelated Fatigue
131
Postoperative Fatigue
145

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