Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Somatisation and Bodily Distress

Author: Francis Creed,Peter Henningsen,Per Fink

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498452

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Medically unexplained symptoms and somatisation are the fifth most common reason for visits to doctors in the USA, and form one of the most expensive diagnostic categories in Europe. The range of disorders involved includes irritable bowel syndrome, chronic widespread pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. This book reviews the current literature, clarifies and disseminates clear information about the size and scope of the problem, and discusses current and future national and international guidelines. It also identifies barriers to progress and makes evidence-based recommendations for the management of medically unexplained symptoms and somatisation. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, this authoritative text defines international best practice and is an important resource for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, primary care doctors and those responsible for establishing health policy.

Unexplained Fever

Author: Benedict Isaac,Serge Kernbaum,Michael J. Burke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000714284

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This book covers pathophysiology of fever, the general approach to the febrile patient, and offers a systematic, in-depth discussion regarding the differential diagnosis of unexplained fever. The authors define an unexplained fever as a fever which lasts a minimum of 14 days and whose etiology is not known. This one-of-a-kind publication highlights the main causes of fever, specifically infectious diseases, cancer, connective tissue diseases, various rare disorders, plus etiologies which are often ignored. Also, laboratory and medical imaging techniques for diagnosing fevers are included. Written in a comprehensive, unrepetitious style, this "must-have" resource includes such aspects as the history of the fever, a review of published cases, the approach to the patient, and an analytical review. This up-to-date volume is an indispensable guide that should be read by physicians, surgeons, internists, microbiologists and other medical professionals.


Author: Jerome Clark

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594278

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

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Seeing Is Believing. Or Is It? The mysteries of the unexplained examined with a critical eye of a highly-respected, prize-winning paranormal investigator. Weird stuff happens. Spontaneous human combustion, hairy bipeds, the massive Tunguska event, green fireballs, UFOs, cattle mutilation, crop circles, the Bermuda Triangle, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather phenomena, fairies, living dinosaurs, ghosts, pterodactyl sightings, flying humanoids, the hollow earth, and more than 200 other absorbing puzzles. What really happened? What is the truth? Should you dismiss what you can't explain? Or should you pay attention to the startling evidence and frightening personal accounts of those involved? Decide for yourself with Unexplained! Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena. An authoritative, intelligent, and well-reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have long perplexed scientists, Unexplained! is an award-winning exposition of the strange and mysterious. Journey to the outer limits of science and nature and explore a wide range of unknown and enigmatic phenomena. The truth is out there, and looking for it is the real fun. Learn of hoaxes, witness the creation of various modern myths, and learn of frightening personal accounts and startling historical documents. Documenting the evidence and hearing witnesses out, Jerome Clark brings an engaging narrative to the stories, objectively presents their many possible explanations, and lets the reader make his or her own judgment in this one-of-a-kind book. Unique in the depth of examinations, Unexplained! delivers the possible truths of over 200 unexplained mysteries, including Area 51, Hangar 18, Ancient Astronaut Society, Objects from the Sky, Ball Lightning, Cattle Mutilations, Crop Circles, Devil’s Footprints, Wheels of Light, Giant Octopus, Loch Ness Monsters, Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, Wildman, Alligators in Sewers, White River Monster, Black Dogs, Chupacabras, Fairies, Hairy Dwarfs, Little Green Men, Mad Gassers, Merfolk, Mothman, Thunderbirds, Werewolves, Yowie, Bermuda Triangle, Cottingley Fairy Photographs, Devil’s Sea, Hollow Earth, Jersey Devil, Martian Mummies, Noah’s Ark, Spontaneous Human Combustion, and more!!

ABC of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Author: Christopher Burton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118495306

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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This brand new title addresses the complex issues faced by primary health care practitioners in treating and managing patients with ‘medically unexplained symptoms'. It aims to develop guidelines and principles to help identify patients with medically unexplained symptoms, as they are typically underdiagnosed, and to manage symptoms more effectively with active patient involvement. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Treatment Strategy for Unexplained Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage

Author: Keiji Kuroda,Jan J. Brosens,Siobhan Quenby,Satoru Takeda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811086907

Category: Medical

Page: 125

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This book offers a highly informative guide to treating unexplained infertility and recurrent miscarriage (RM). In particular, it provides detailed treatment strategies for infertility or RM derived from uterine circumstance such as chronic endometritis and perturbation of endometrial decidualization, as well as maternal immunological rejection of an embryo as semi-allograft. Unexplained infertility refers to those types that cannot be detected by the general screening test. The causes are sometimes detected in the course of treatment with assisted reproductive technology including IVF. However, some unexplained infertility is intractable even after intracytoplasmic sperm injection or repeated implantation of morphologically suitable embryos. Patients with unexplained RM also have a high likelihood of undetectable risk factors of miscarriage. As a result, gynecologists often repeatedly provide these couples with general treatments for infertility and miscarriage or even discontinue treatment because they cannot detect the reason, which places serious financial, physical and mental burdens on the couples affected. This book offers gynecologists essential insights into the pathological condition of unexplained infertility and RM, equipping them to identify it, explain it to patients, and consider further examinations and more aggressive fertility treatments.

Explaining the Unexplained

Author: Stephen Ellis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450298049

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 284

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“Stephen Ellis’ search for answers to unexplained things began in 1979. While visiting San Francisco, one night an image of a girl appeared before him in his room...a girl he later found out had been murdered in that room one month earlier. Shaking-off the natural tendency to disbelieve what he saw, Ellis began to research material on “ghosts”. He found that many people had ghostly experiences, but none had logical explanations for them. Ellis began to find that valid explanations existed, but had often been concealed by those seeking personal gain or distorted by some religious dogma. Explaining the Unexplained offers a no nonsense look at questions concerning reincarnation to ESP to ghosts. Ellis offers realistic answers to questions and events that, until now, have lacked rational explanation. Explaining the Unexplained investigates the world’s most captivating mysteries and supports its views with strong, empirical and circumstantial evidence. If you’re looking for answers, this book is a “must read.”

Updates on the Neuropathology of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Author: Anna Maria Lavezzi,Ana Paula Abdala,William P. Fifer

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889716066

Category: Medical

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Topic Editor Dr. Ana Paula Abdala provided paid consultancy and received research funding from the private sector. All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.

Unexplained Laughter

Author: Alice Thomas Ellis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338872

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Behaving badly made Lydia feel better. She hoped she wasn't turning into one of those maniacs who murder people in order to establish their superiority over their fellows who say Please and Thank you and conform to the basic customs of society. Recovering from a love affair gone wrong, Lydia retreats to the Welsh countryside, leaving behind her sophisticated friends, but accidentally inviting Betty, "the human equivalent of sackcloth and ashes," as her companion. There they encounter Hywel, a dour farmer, Elizabeth, his nervous wife, the aspiring priest Beuno, Hywel's brother, and randy Doctor Wyn. Meanwhile Hywel's strange sister Angharad roams the land, observing all, while Lydia is increasingly unnerved by the unexplained laughter that comes down from the hills.

The Unexplained

Author: Ken A. Jackson


ISBN: 0955676959

Category: Occultism

Page: 258

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