Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management

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Comprehensive and readily accessible, this guide covers the broad diversity of treatment options in MS. Like previous editions, the fifth edition offers both a detailed discussion for each therapy in current use and an opinion statement on its usefulness and effectiveness by the Medical Management Committee of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies.

This best-selling title has been extensively revised in both content and format. What's more, its title has ...

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Overview

Comprehensive and readily accessible, this guide covers the broad diversity of treatment options in MS. Like previous editions, the fifth edition offers both a detailed discussion for each therapy in current use and an opinion statement on its usefulness and effectiveness by the Medical Management Committee of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies.

This best-selling title has been extensively revised in both content and format. What's more, its title has been changed (from Therapeutic Claims in Multiple Sclerosis) to more aptly reflect its extensive range of material with a focus on specific therapies.

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Reviewer: Weibin Yang, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This guide offers the latest information on the treatment and management of multiple sclerosis.
Purpose: It will provide a comprehensive, readily accessible guide to the wide diversity of therapeutic options now available to treat MS. The book is needed and it meets the author's objectives.
Audience: According to the author, the book is intended for patients, caregivers, and health professionals. However, I think it is more suitable for residents and practitioners.
Features: The book is a good guide and it covers most topics in the treatment and management of MS. The way the material is arranged, however, makes it hard to remember.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for healthcare providers who would like to know about latest developements in MS.
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Reviewer: Weibin Yang, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This guide offers the latest information on the treatment and management of multiple sclerosis.
Purpose: It will provide a comprehensive, readily accessible guide to the wide diversity of therapeutic options now available to treat MS. The book is needed and it meets the author's objectives.
Audience: According to the author, the book is intended for patients, caregivers, and health professionals. However, I think it is more suitable for residents and practitioners.
Features: The book is a good guide and it covers most topics in the treatment and management of MS. The way the material is arranged, however, makes it hard to remember.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for healthcare providers who would like to know about latest developements in MS.
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
This book is a welcome addition to the mulitple sclerosis liturature. It is regularly updated ans id a reasonably comprehensive.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888799545
  • Publisher: Demos Health
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 137
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Evidence of Effectiveness and the Selection of Treatment 3
2 Treatment for an Acute Exacerbation 7
Specific Agents 9
Intravenous Methylprednisolone 9
Intravenous Dexamethasone 10
Intramuscular Adrenocorticotropic Hormone 10
Oral Steroids 10
Intrathecal Steroids 12
Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 12
Plasmapheresis 12
3 Treatments That Affect the Long-Term Course of the Disease ("Disease-Modifying Therapy") 15
From Better Understanding to Better Treatment 16
Drugs Approved for Use in MS 19
Interferon Beta 19
Glatiramer Acetate 25
Treatments That Are Not Specifically Approved for MS But Are Being Used in Certain Parts of the World 26
Intravenous Immunoglobulin 26
Azathioprine 28
Cyclophosphamide 28
Cyclosporin-A 29
Methotrexate 29
Cladribine 30
Mitoxantrone 30
Sulfasalazine 31
Interferon Alpha 32
Corticosteroids 32
Interferon Gamma 33
Plasmapheresis 33
Total Lymphoid Irradiation 33
Acyclovir and Other Antiviral Agents 33
Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation 34
Treatments Under Development 34
Monoclonal Antibodies to Lymphocytes 35
Agents That Interfere with Cytokine Production/Activity 36
Other Cytokines 36
Agents That Induce Specific Immunosuppression 37
Oral Myelin 37
Administration of MBP and Other Peptides 38
T Cell (Receptor) Vaccination 38
Agents That Reduce Blood-Brain Barrier Injury 38
4 Symptomatic Treatment and Rehabilitation 43
Symptomatic Treatment of MS 44
Spasticity 45
Ataxia 49
Fatigue 51
Bladder Dysfunction 53
Bowel Dysfunction 55
Sexual Dysfunction 56
Pain 58
Other Paroxysmal Symptoms 59
Cognition 60
Other Symptoms 60
Neurologic Rehabiliation 62
Evaluating Outcomes 63
Evaluating Neurorehabilitation in MS 64
Evaluating Comprehensive Packages of Rehabilitation 65
Do Benefits of Rehabilitation Carry Over in Medium Term? 66
Evaluating Components of the Rehabilitaion Package 67
Evaluating Service Delivery 68
5 Alternative Therapies Used by People with MS 79
Definition of Alternative or Complementary Medicine 80
The Popularity of Alternative Medicine 81
Informing Your Doctor 82
Miscellaneous Empirical Treatments 85
Injected Materials 85
Injected Materials and Oral Administration 98
Oral Administration 99
Physical and Surgical Manipulations 104
Diet 126
Index 127
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