Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders:
"Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders" addresses recent developments in the neuroimmunological field to provide the practical approaches a health care practitioner needs to know in the evaluation and long-term care of MS patients. Information on More...
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Publisher: Demos Medical Pub
Binding: Cloth Text
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
"Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders" addresses recent developments in the neuroimmunological field to provide the practical approaches a health care practitioner needs to know in the evaluation and long-term care of MS patients. Information on disease history, pathophysiology, and biology is included to provide clinicians with a framework for understanding current diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment strategies for these disorders. In addition to reviewing disease-modifying treatments, the authors have devoted significant focus to the symptoms that frequently manifest and their treatment options. Symptoms and functional limitations are the "face of the disease" for patients and present their own set of challenges.The book proceeds through diagnosis (initial symptoms, criteria and classification, imaging, lab tests, and differential diagnosis), approved treatments for the various MS types (including emerging therapies where appropriate), symptom management, rehabilitative issues, general health and wellness, and an overview of MS clinical trials. Special attention is given to special populations, societal and family issues, CCSVI, and related disorders that are often mistaken for MS. Dedicated chapters on Neuromyelitis optica and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis incorporate newer diagnostic criteria. Because comorbidities often make the management of MS-related disability more complex, the book addresses these comorbidities as part of a comprehensive management plan.To enhance the clinical utility, critical-to-know information and management pearls are boxed for quick reference. Illustrations, tables, graphs, assessment scales, and up-to-date MRI imaging inform the text throughout. Where appropriate, chapters include illustrative cases, "Key Points" for clinicians, and "Key Points" for patients and families. The treatment chapters include specific recommendations where available (AAN guidelines, Cochrane; including levels of evidence to support recommendations) and highlight areas of controversy. Selected chapters will also feature a section on the "Cleveland Clinic approach" to go beyond the literature and provide real-world guidance for practitioners.Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Features: Comprehensive clinical reference for all members of the MS care team Focus on practical approaches to diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and rehabilitative strategies Extensive chapters on symptom management and women's issues in MS Edited and written primarily by expert clinicians at Cleveland Clinic/Mellen Center Evidence- and experience-based guidance Dedicated chapters on Neuromyelitis optica and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis incorporating newer diagnostic criteria Includes treatment guidelines and numerous illustrations, tables, scales; key information is highlighted for quick reference