The huge expansion of information available about MS, especially through the Internet, has put the individual with MS in a position to take increasing responsibility for her or his own care. There is thus a need for a comprehensive, readily accessible guide to the present therapeutic options, which will give the inquirer a balanced guide to the relative effectiveness of individual treatments. This book is designed to do just that.This bestselling title is a unique compendium of the most frequently used treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, an authoritative reference for all Physicians and a factual guide for patients who need information about therapies. This new edition has been extensively revised both in content and format from previous editions. Its organisation into sections dealing with the treatment of acute exacerbations, disease-modifying therapies, symptom management and alternative therapies makes the book much more accessible to the reader.The title has been changed from Therapeutic Claims in Multiple Sclerosis to reflect the major restructuring of this edition and to better describe the range and focus of the content.The authors have included the original data underlying the conclusions reached by the Therapeutic Claims Committee of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, providing for a greater understanding of how those conclusions were reached. The addition of references at the end of each chapter will be especially useful for Physicians and other health care professionals, but will also be of interest to those lay readers who want more detail about the therapies discussed.
Dr. Murray is Professor of Medical Humanities at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and Director of the Dalhousie MS program. He has served as an officer in numerous Canadian and U.S. medical organizations. The recipient of many awards, including the Neilson Award from the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine for contributions to medical history, Dr. Murray is an outstanding teacher as well as clinician with an avid interest in the history of medicine. He was awarded the Canada 125th Anniversary Medal and has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.||Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD, is Medical Director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. He is also the Director of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program based at the center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Bowling has published numerous articles in clinical and basic science journals. He has presented information and original research on CAM and MS at national and international medical conferences as well as to lay audiences. His work on CAM has received numerous awards
Sections.The Changing Understanding of MS; Treatments That Affect the Long-term Course of the Disease (""Disease-Modifying Therapy""); Symptomatic Treatment, Neurorehabilitation and Service Delivery; Unconventional Therapies and MS; Index