Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation

Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation

By: Kenneth Johnson (author), Jack Burks (author)Hardback

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Description

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 techniquesDiscussion of the newest immunomodulating therapies combining the most recent data with the authors' actual clinical experienceInclusion of easy-to-follow algorithms for clear, strategic decision-makingCoverage of rehabilitation issues, including safety and quality of lifeValuable chapters on integrating MS patients into their communitiesTake advantage of the most up-to-date information in a rapidly changing field, covering complex medical and rehabilitative issues in a clear, straightforward format.

About Author

Jack Burks MD

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781888799354
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 598
  • ID: 9781888799354
  • ISBN10: 1888799358

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