Multiple Sclerosis Pocketcard Set / Edition 1 available in Other Format
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- Borm Bruckmeier Publishing, LLC
This card set discusses the diagnosis and management of MS as well as various tools and scores used in measuring the progression of disease throughout its course. Specific topics include:
• Signs, symptoms, and characteristic neurologic findings in MS; special attention is paid to features that are highly suggestive of MS vs. those that suggest another cause
• MS types: MS is generally categorized into 4 types depending on the pattern of relapse and remission episodes; the table contains a description of each type and an accompanying illustrative diagram
• Important differentials in MS; a number of conditions can mimic MS and this table contains information on the more common of these
• Diagnostic Workup in MS; a number of tests used in the diagnosis of MS are discussed including evoked responses, antibody tests, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, and imaging studies (CT, MRI, etc)
• The 2005 revised McDonald diagnostic criteria for diagnosing MS; these criteria are used to aid physicians in determining if the symptoms are in fact MS or something else.
• Various MS symptom measuring scales and scores such as the Ashworth spasticity scale, the Kurtzke disability status scale, the Hauser ambulation index, and the fatigue severity scale; these scales attempt to provide an objective measure of the disability of MS patients in specific categories
• Approaches to the management of MS. MS prognosis and response to treatment is dependent on the type of disease; as such this section offers recommendations for treatment based on MS type.
• Drug administration information for therapeutics used in MS treatment and also in themanagement of related symptoms; a glucocorticoid equivalency table is also included
• A Snellen Eye chart to test visual acuity