Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges:Second Edition / Edition 2by June Halper
Pub. Date: 10/19/2007
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 15% of MS patients are diagnosed with the progressive form of the disease and experience symptoms such as tremor, poor coordination, difficulty walking, and other problems from the start. While an additional 50%, of those diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, will develop progressive MS within 10 years. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, 2nd Edition is written for people who have been diagnosed with the progressive form of multiple sclerosis. It focuses on the newest advances in managing worsening symptoms and offers hope to MS patients facing the future.
This concise and practical overview educates patients about diagnosis, disease-modifying therapies, managing difficult symptoms, and coping strategies. Other topics include:
- Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS
- Can Progressive MS be Treated?
- Vocational and Legal Issues
- A Glimpse into the Future
This encouraging and informative book will be a welcome addition to any patient, healthcare professional, or institutional library."
- Springer Publishing Company
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Second Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Table of Contents"Introduction -What is Progressive MS? Definitions and New Theories
How is Progressive MS Diagnosed?
Treatment Issues - Can progressive MS be treated? Interferon betas (Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif)
Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)
Treatment Failure - Is My Treatment Working?
Future Therapies for Progressive MS
Symptom Management - Spasticity
Bladder and Bowel
Tremor. General Issues - Establishing a Wellness Program
How to Optimize Use of Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices
Vocational and Legal Issues
Summary - Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS
Progressive MS: A Glimpse into the Future"
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