Dr. Ron Falk, at the May 2008 patient support meeting of the Vasculitis Foundation- North Carolina/Raleigh chapter, engages in a conversation with Vasculitis patients. Questions and answers pertain specifically to the kidney disease ANCA Vasculitis.
During this meeting, Dr. Falk begins by addressing questions that his patients frequently ask and then opens up the discussion by taking questions from patients. In this conversation, Dr. Falk covers various topics, which are divided into several audio tracks. This has been translated into Spanish and Chinese.
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The Top Three Questions
Is my disease inheritable?
Am I contagious?
Why can’t you turn off my disease?
Communicating with your physician
Communicating with your spouse
What is the value of antibiotic therapy?
What is the evidence of relapse?
Is there hope?
Is there research being done to predict and prevent the disease?
How do I know what is causing my sinus inflammation?
Who should be your physician?
Is disease in another organ an indicator of the underlying disease?
Is ANCA testing a good marker of disease activity?
How do the patient and physician know when you’re in remission?
How to educate physicians
Why this disease should not be called Wegener’s
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