Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges (2nd Revised edition)

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges (2nd Revised edition)

By: Patricia K. Coyle (author), June Halper (author)Paperback

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Description

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 15% of MS patients are diagnosed with the progressive form of the disease and experience symptoms such as tremor, poor coordination, difficulty walking and other problems from the start. While an additional 50% of those diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, will develop progressive MS within 10 years. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, Second Edition is written for people who have been diagnosed with the progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis. It focuses on the newest advances in managing worsening symptoms and offers hope to MS patients facing the future. This concise and practical overview educates patients about diagnosis, disease-modifying therapies, managing difficult symptoms and coping strategies. Other topics include:* Top ten questions about Progressive MS* Can Progressive MS be treated?* Vocational and legal issues* A glimpse into the futureThis encouraging and informative book will be a welcome addition to any patient, healthcare professional or institutional library.

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About Author

June Halper is a certified adult nurse practitioner who has specialized in multiple sclerosis since 1978. She is the executive director of the Gimbel Multiple Sclerosis Center, past president and now executive director of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the founding director of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN), and a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing

Contents

Introduction -What is Progressive MS? Definitions and New Theories; How is Progressive MS Diagnosed? Treatment Issues - Can progressive MS be treated? Interferon betas (Avonex, Betaseron, Rebif); Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone); Mitoxantrone (Novantrone); Natalizumab (Tysabri); Other Therapies. Treatment Failure - Is My Treatment Working?; Future Therapies for Progressive MS; CNS Repair. Symptom Management - Spasticity; Fatigue; Bladder and Bowel; Sexual Dysfunction; Tremor. General Issues - Establishing a Wellness Program; How to Optimize Use of Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices; Vocational and Legal Issues; Coping Issues. Summary - Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS; Progressive MS: A Glimpse into the Future.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781932603477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 162
  • ID: 9781932603477
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 1932603476
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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