Third Edition by Deborah Cavel-Greant
You, Me and Myasthenia Gravis is a complete guide to Myasthenia Gravis for both physicians and patients.
The book has been described by a leading MG specialist as “a patient-oriented compendium of scientific information and common-sense recommendations which is invaluable in helping patients to understand the disease…This book should be read by every patient with MG and those who help them deal with their disease.”
Now in its third edition, the book covers vital topics such as:
- A biology of Myasthenia Gravis ( Download Sample Chapter in PDF format )
- Diagnosing and treating Myasthenia Gravis
- Practical and effective coping strategies for MG patients (Download sample chapter in PDF format – )
- Dealing with Myasthenia Gravis-related crisises
- MG and children
- Autoimmune and congenital Myasthenias
- and more
All chapters are medically referenced. There is an appendix which includes forms for organizing a medical history, medications, visits to the physicians, and a glossary of terms.
The Third Edition of “You, Me and MG” has been reviewed by both the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board and the Nurses Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. Both Boards found that the book is an excellent resource for the lay population, including patients, family members, and the general public.
The medical editor of the third edition was MW Nicolle MD, FRCPC, DPhil of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Michael Nicolle, Medical Editor of this new edition, says:
[You, Me and Myasthenia Gravis] is one of the biggest assets a patient or family member with myasthenia gravis, a congenital myasthenic syndrome or a related disorder of neuromuscular transmission can have. It is much easier to face the difficulties ahead when you understand what is happening, what is being done in terms of investigations, and why therapies are suggested. Ms. Cavel-Greant has in this volume done an excellent job of providing the information needed to understand myasthenia gravis, its investigation and treatment, as well as the current “state of the art” knowledge of the congenital myasthenic syndromes. This book will serve as an excellent reference for those patients with myasthenia gravis and their loved ones.
Brenda Kelsey, President, Myasthenia Gravis Association of B.C., says:
The book “You and Me & MG” has been a valuable tool to me as a volunteer working with newly diagnosed Myasthenics. This book offers insights into the clinical aspects of Myasthenia Gravis, as well as adjustments to make in day to day living, the medication and treatments involved in MG. The most important aspect of the book is that it offers hope for a return to a near normal lifestyle to newly diagnosed Myasthenics and their families.”
Iris Biteen, President, Myasthenia Gravis Coalition of Canada, says:
As someone who has lived with Myasthenia Gravis and experienced “it all” for more than 30 years, I believe this book, in its updated edition, to be the most comprehensive user-friendly book ever written on Myasthenia for both the patient and the doctor. In layman’s terms, it enables the patient to better comprehend the workings of the disease and how to live with it. It is only by having a clear understanding of the disease and its treatments that patients can begin to make wise choices for themselves. I wish that a book like this existed when I was first diagnosed. How fortunate we are today to have “You, Me and MG”” a book which serves as a invaluable resource for those suffering from Myasthenia Gravis.