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Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management, Sixth Edition

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The huge expansion of information available about MS, especially through the Internet, has put the individual with MS in a position to take increasing responsibility for her or his own care. There is thus a need for a comprehensive, readily accessible guide to the present therapeutic options, which will give the inquirer a balanced guide to the relative effectiveness of individual treatments. This book is designed to do just that.

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Overview

The huge expansion of information available about MS, especially through the Internet, has put the individual with MS in a position to take increasing responsibility for her or his own care. There is thus a need for a comprehensive, readily accessible guide to the present therapeutic options, which will give the inquirer a balanced guide to the relative effectiveness of individual treatments. This book is designed to do just that.

This bestselling title is a unique compendium of the most frequently used treatments for multiple sclerosis, an authoritative reference for all physicians, and a factual guide for patients who need information about therapies. This new edition has been extensively revised both in content and format from previous editions. Its organization into sections dealing with the treatment of acute exacerbations, disease-modifying therapies, symptom management, and alternative therapies makes the book much more accessible to the reader.

The title has been changed from "Therapeutic Claims in Multiple Sclerosis" to reflect the major restructuring of this edition and to better describe the range and focus of the content.The authors have included the original data underlying the conclusions reached by the Therapeutic Claims Committee of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, providing for a greater understanding of how those conclusions were reached. The addition of references at the end of each chapter will be especially useful for physicians and other health care professionals, but will also be of interest to those lay readers who want more detail about the therapies discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
"The guide covers so much, including current, emerging and experimental treatments and also a new chapter on unconventional therapies...It is a good book to have by your side when visiting your GP or nurse...A highly recommended read for so many different aspects of MS."—MS Connect

"This book is a welcome addition to the multiple sclerosis literature..." — Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

"By focusing on alternative medicines, the book helps increase awareness of the uses of these treatments for the physician. This may help open a dialogue between physician and patient..."—Archives of Neurology

"...an excellent book for healthcare providers who would like to know about latest developments in MS." — Doody Publishing

"...an excellent resource for people with MS and healthcare professionals, particularly for thos interested in a reference source that provides key details on MS treatments in a concise manner."— Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

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.
From The Critics
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.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932603514
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 197
  • Sales rank: 1,147,046
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Murray is Professor of Medical Humanities at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and Director of the Dalhousie MS program. He has served as an officer in numerous Canadian and U.S. medical organizations. The recipient of many awards, including the Neilson Award from the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine for contributions to medical history, Dr. Murray is an outstanding teacher as well as clinician with an avid interest in the history of medicine. He was awarded the Canada 125th Anniversary Medal and has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD, is Medical Director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. He is also the Director of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program based at the center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Bowling has published numerous articles in clinical and basic science journals. He has presented information and original research on CAM and MS at national and international medical conferences as well as to lay audiences. His work on CAM has received numerous awards.

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Table of Contents

Sections.The Changing Understanding of MS
Treatments That Affect the Long-term Course of the Disease ("Disease-Modifying Therapy")
Symptomatic Treatment, Neurorehabilitation and Service Delivery
Unconventional Therapies and MS
Index

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