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Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges:Second Edition / Edition 2
     

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges:Second Edition / Edition 2

by June Halper
 

ISBN-10: 1932603476

ISBN-13: 9781932603477

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

Overview

"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932603477
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/19/2007
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
476,664
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)
Mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
Natalizumab (Tysabri)
Other Therapies
Treatment Failure - Is My Treatment Working?
Future Therapies for Progressive MS
CNS Repair
Symptom Management - Spasticity
Fatigue
Bladder and Bowel
Sexual Dysfunction
Tremor. General Issues - Establishing a Wellness Program
How to Optimize Use of Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices
Vocational and Legal Issues
Coping Issues
Summary - Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS
Progressive MS: A Glimpse into the Future"

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