Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation

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Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation

SKU# 9781888799354

Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation

Author: Jack S. Burks MD, Kenneth P. Johnson MD

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    Although new immunomodulating treatments have made dramatic inroads into lessening the impact of multiple sclerosis, no cure is yet in sight. Most patients will progress, and dealing with their many complex symptoms and issues requires many levels of medical and rehabilitative care. This important book focuses on symptom control and clinical management using these innovative therapies and is packed with practical, easy-to-access information.

    Highlights of this outstanding clinical tool:

    • Detailed coverage of individual symptoms and corresponding management techniques.
    • Discussion of the newest immunomodulating therapies -- combining the most recent data with the authors' actual clinical experience.
    • Inclusion of easy-to-follow algorithms for clear, strategic decision-making.
    • Coverage of rehabilitation issues, including safety and quality of life.
    • Valuable chapters on integrating MS patients into their communities.
    Take advantage of the most up-to-date information in a rapidly changing field, covering complex medical and rehabilitative issues in a clear, straightforward format. Order today for the newest management strategies in multiple sclerosis.

    Product Details

    • Publication Date June 01, 2000
    • Page Count 598
    • Product Form Hardback
    • ISBN 13 9781888799354
    • EISBN 9781934559680

    Editorial Review(s)

    "The material is presented clearly and concisely; well-designed tables help to summarize the main points of each chapter. The index is well laid out and easy to use. Important scales used in the evaluation of patients or in clinical research are presented in an easily understandable manner, and the advantages and disadvantages of each scale are thoughtfully considered. In addition, the reference lists are sufficiently detailed, and the cited works are simple enough to find, that readers can easily identify and seek out the most important publications in the vast literature on multiple sclerosis...."
    -- The New England Journal of Medicine

    "This is a wonderfully detailed and eminently readable book on themanagement of multiple sclerosis and all of its symptoms. Theillustrations are excellent. The reviews are gems -- combining readability, authority, and detail in a carefully crafted chapter. Much time and effort has obviously gone into creating a superbly written and carefully edited book. This book will be valued by neurologists and physiatrists alike who encounter multiple sclerosis patients." -- University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

    "...I would recommend the book as a reference to those who are involved in clinical care of MS patients...."-- International Journal of MS Care

    "The value in the textbook lies in the fact that it is well written and comprehensive: one stop shopping for a variety of topics related to MS. Excellent charts make the information easily accessible...This book is a wonderful resource for neurologists, physiatrists and allied health care professionals involved in the daily management of MS"--Consortium of MS Centers

    Table of Contents

    History; The History of Multiple Sclerosis; Pathology and Pathophysiology; Pathology and Pathophysiology; Risk Factors and Theories of Causation; Epidemiology;Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms, and Classification;; Initial Symptoms; Diagnosis and Classification of Inflammatory Demyelinating Disorders; Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Elucidation of Disease Course, and Determining Prognosis; The Differential Diagnosis and Clues to Misdiagnosis;Treatment; Immunology and Etiologic Concepts; Therapy of Relapsing Forms; Treatment of Progressive Forms; Emerging Therapies; Symptom Management and Rehabilitation; Introduction to Symptom and Rehabilitative Management: Disease Management Model; Clinical and Rehabilitation Outcome Measures; Fatigue; Spastic Paresis; Weakness; Mobility; Vertigo, Imbalance, and Incoordination; Neuro-Ophthalmologic Signs and Symptoms; Paroxysmal Disorders; Dysarthria; Cognitive and Emotional Disorders; Pain and Dysesthesia; Bladder Dysfunction; Bowel Disturbance; Sexual Dysfunction; Autonomic Disorders; Dysphagia; Alternative and Complementary Therapies; Women's Issues; Societal Issues; Managed Care; Home Care Management: A Model for an Interdisciplinary Approach; A Model for Long-Term Care; Multiple Sclerosis in the Community; Vocational Issues; Ad-Vocational Issues; Multiple Sclerosis and the Family; Index.