Shop

Giant Cell Arteritis - An Elusive Odyssey

eBook (PDF), 166 Pages
This item has not been rated yet
Price: $1.00
This is a journal of a female patient who lost vision in one eye at age 65 before being diagnosed with Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis. This rare illness mainly affects Northern Europeans over age 50. Risk is higher for women and increases with age. Blindness or aortic aneurysms can occur. Any large arteries can be affected. The author analyzes medical decisions in her treatment. Acute phase reactants showed in two/thirds of her tests she was under treated. In her final hours in the ER medical protocols were violated. The story is written by the patient's caregiver husband. Logs of events and doctors' visits are provided. Medications that may have caused her harm are described. A reviewer wrote: "It's a marvelously beautifully written story of frustration, heartbreak and tragedy. The extent of research, the careful note taking, all the factors that the author incorporated into the book shows a degree of dedication and care that would be difficult to surpass."
Available in PDF Format

Ratings & Reviews

Log in to review this item
Lulu Sales Rank: 138260
There are no reviews for the current version of this product
Refreshing...
There are no reviews for previous versions of this product
Refreshing...

Product Details

Publisher
James W. Rupp
Published
September 29, 2011
Language
English
Pages
166
File Format
PDF
File Size
987.06 KB

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch... (See More)
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes
Report This Content to Lulu >

Moderation of Questionable Content

Thank you for your interest in helping us moderate questionable content on Lulu. If you need assistance with an order or the publishing process, please contact our support team directly.

How does this content violate the Lulu Membership Agreement?

Keywords

Listed In

More From James Rupp