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Allergy, Obesity, Sleep Disorders, Strokes, Neuropathy, Tobacco and Smoking Cessation
RC358.5 Stroke
RC409 - Neuropathy
RC547 - Sleep Disorders
RC567 - Tobacco and Smoking Cessation
RC584 - Allergies, Asthma,


RC358.5 Stroke
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RC358.5.L510.1 - Stroke
Jay S. Luxenberg, MD and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
A stroke is a highly treatable disease like a heart attack, but one must immediately get to a stroke center or hospital for early treatment. Due to delays, many are left with major physical debilities that totally change their lives. Signs of a stroke are sudden onset of dizziness, unsteadiness, a sudden fall, visual dimness, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, numbness, weakness in face, arms, legs
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/stroke.html
Link added 2008-09-28; reviewed 2010-08-07
RC358.5.L510.2 - Strokes
Jay S. Luxenberg, MD and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Strokes are characterized by a sudden onset of a focal neurological deficit with a stepwise gradual progression of symptoms, including vision loss, speech loss, weakness, unstable balance, sensory loss, and sometimes, loss of consciousness.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivorship/strokes.html
Link added 2011-03-24;

RC409 - Neuropathy
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RC409.N303.1 - Neuropathy from Chemotherapy
Zoe Ngo, PharmD
Chemotherapy can have adverse effects on the nervous system. Some chemotherapy such as vincristine, cisplatin, and paclitaxel have been known to cause symptoms of neuropathy such as numbness, tingling and pain in the extremities, mild weakness, and constipation. Severe nerve damage may cause impaired walking abilities, severe bladder dysfunction, and disabling sensory loss. These side effects may improve or disappear after the discontinuation of chemotherapy
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/neuropathy.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC409.W424.1 - Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet
Meredith A. Wampler, PT, DPTSc and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system and the rest of the body, caused by some chemotherapy agents. Commonly used chemotherapy agents associated with peripheral neuropathy are listed
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/nervepain.php
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC409.W424.2 - Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet- References
Meredith A. Wampler, PT, DPTSc and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
References for Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Commonly used chemotherapy agents associated with peripheral neuropathy are listed
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/nervepainref.html
Link added 2006-07-18; reviewed 2008-09-28

RC547 Sleep Disorders
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RC547.B148.1 - Helpful Tips for Sleep
Mary Lou Barr, Glenda Strieter and Jeanne Turner

I could not sleep in bed. Bed too hard -- couldn't lie on right side because of shoulder, not on left side because of hip, not on my back because of spine, and sleeping on my stomach has always bothered my back. But I got tired of sleeping in the recliner all the time.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/sleep.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28
RC547.C326.1 - Sleep Disorders and Management
David Claman, MD
Sleep is a basic human need, which is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Getting an adequate amount of good quality sleep is vital for alert mental functioning during the daytime.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/sleep_disorders.html
Link added 2006-05-21; reviewed 2008-09-28


RC547.C326.2 - The Role of Sleep in Health, Disease, and Therapy
David Claman, MD and Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Cancer survivors have many potential physical and psychological issues which may disturb sleep. Four main categories of insomnia are medical causes, psychiatric, situational and pharmacologic. Survivors may be waking up because of shortness of breath from lung problems, ulcer pain, chronic arthritis in the hips or knees or hands, prescription drug side effects, anxiety or depression.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/sleep.html
Link added 2008-09-28;

RC567 Tobacco and Smoking Cessation
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RC567.R68.1 - An Approach to Stopping Smoking
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Stopping smoking becomes a vital part of therapy and survival programs. Those who smoke may have increased side effects complicating chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical recovery. A therapeutic tobacco intervention program makes a difference.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/smoke.html
Link added 2008-09-28;
RC567.R68.2 - Tobacco and Cancer
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in America causally related to lung, bladder, head and neck, cervix, kidney, and esophagus cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking is a tough addiction to break because of physiological and a psychological dependence on nicotine.
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/Survivor/tobacco.html
Link added 2008-09-28;

RC584 Allergy and Asthma
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RC584.D556.1 - Acupuncture To Treat Asthma and Allergies
David Stokke, MS, LAc
Allergy Symptoms - asthma, nasal, pulmonary, lung, respiratory, sinus, fatigue, headaches, itchy, watery, running eyes and noses. Coexistent digestive problems - poor appetite, abnormal stools, bloating, abdominal pain, and skin problems - eczema and hives. Symptoms are reduced with Chinese medicine using acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle and dietary modifications.
http://www.cancerlynx.com/allergy.html
Link added 2010-07-13; reviewed 2011-04-13


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First appeared May 21, 2006; updated June 4, 2011