Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Ender A Akan, B.S., M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a resource guide for patients and their families to help them understand the various clinical sequelae of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the various management issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a resource for patients and their families on the management of daily issues associated with multiple sclerosis. The book is worthwhile because multiple sclerosis is a complicated disease with many treatment issues that patients and their caretakers need to understand.
Audience: The book is written for patients and their families. It may also benefit students in the various fields of medicine.
Features: The book covers management and treatment of various problems a patient with MS may encounter. It takes a problem by problem approach and gives tips the patient may use at home. The systemic approach to MS is clear and understandable. It is a good reference for patients who may need to quickly look up and answer a treatment question. The contents also allow the reader to gain independence and control of their disease. The illustrations are not appealing to the eye and could use more completion.
Assessment: This is a high quality publication and a necessary resource for patients and their caretakers to have on hand. It supplements well visits to the physicians any may actually help physicians in the education of patients about the disease.
"Recommend[ed] not only for patients but also for doctors and other health professionals that, although not specialised in MS, come in contact with these patients." Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
"...provides a roadmap for patients and professionals to symptomatic relief of MS symptoms... Schapiro doesn't merely provide medical or surgical solutions - he offers lifestyle strategies as well." PA Today
"A very helpful book for those who treat multiple sclerosis patients...The book is recommended for neurologists, general physicians, physiotherapists and postgraduate students." World Neurology
"Ably written by Dr. Randall T. Schapiro...and now in a newly updated and expanded fourth edition, Managing The Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is a practical, informative, and medically sound instructional guide to dealing with the day-to-day difficulties induced by MS...especially commended as being a 'reader accessible' resource written especially for those with MS and their medical/familial caretakers" The Bookwatch
"This book is written for people with multiple sclerosis, but the comprehensive contents would be of use to undergraduate students or junior practitioners unfamiliar with the area. As such, it would be a useful resource for any multiple sclerosis group or treatment centre and a helpful addition to a departmental library." Physiotherapy