Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy

by Howard L. Weiner
     
 

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Multiple Sclerosis: a complex disease requiring sophisticated management
Multiple Sclerosis poses labyrinthine challenges. There is no blood test to rely on for diagnosis; clinical acumen is essential. Yet an effective diagnosis only takes you part of the way: treatment offers further enigmas. The MS treatment landscape is complicated, and will become even…  See more details below

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Multiple Sclerosis: a complex disease requiring sophisticated management
Multiple Sclerosis poses labyrinthine challenges. There is no blood test to rely on for diagnosis; clinical acumen is essential. Yet an effective diagnosis only takes you part of the way: treatment offers further enigmas. The MS treatment landscape is complicated, and will become even more so with time.

Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy is the map you need to navigate this maze. Written and edited by leaders in the field, it guides you towards effective and positive choices for your patients. The diagnosis section provides state-of-the-art thinking about pathogenesis. With clear coverage of biomarkers, genetics, and imaging, it presents a coherent framework for making the correct diagnosis. The management section comprehensively covers current and future treatments to steer you through the many options for

• Symptom management
• Cognitive dysfunction
• Depression and other mental health issues  

‘Top Tips’ throughout provide the practical guidance you need for the best management of your patients.

Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy should be on the bookshelf of anyone who treats patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is intended as an overview of all things multiple sclerosis with a particular emphasis on pathology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Purpose: As stated in the preface, "The book endeavors to define our current understanding of Multiple Sclerosis - MS — in terms of diagnosis and treatment, as well as its underlying pathophysiology."
Audience: It is aimed at medical students, residents, fellows, practitioners, and all those who help to care for patients with MS. The editors and authors are experts in their field.
Features: The book is roughly divided into two broad sections: pathology and diagnosis and management. Excellent chapters throughout the book cover areas often neglected in other books on MS, such as pediatric MS or predicting the clinical course of the disease.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to any personal or medical library of those who help to care for patients with MS. This is a terrific contribution to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119963691
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
7 MB

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Edited by
Howard L. Weiner, MD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Partners MS Center, Boston, MA, USA
James M. Stankiewicz, MD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Partners MS Center, Boston, MA, USA

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