Multiple Sclerosis Care - A Practical Manual

Paperback | August 15, 2007

byJohn Zajicek, Jenny Freeman, Bernadette Porter

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Multiple Sclerosis Care - A Practical Manual is a concise and easy to use reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is useful for all health professionals involved in the care of people with MS, including hospital doctors andGPs, therapists and social workers. It takes account of the latest scientific evidence and guidelines in the management of MS, and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to the evaluation of controversial aspects of MS care. The book is divided into five sections, beginning with background information on MS history. The second section concentrates on the diagnosis of MS, while the third deals with ongoing management of the condition. Part four provides practical advice on auditing and service evaluation, and finally,the book lists additional resources, websites, charities and other useful information. Each aspect of MS is easy to access, with simple line diagrams and tables, as well as examples of investigations, including MR scans. The book offers handy, easy to use information for practical and scientific information about MS. The handbook has been written by a neurologist, physiotherapist and specialist nurse, all leaders in their field, who are all involved in both MS research and active service delivery to people affected by the disease.

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Multiple Sclerosis Care - A Practical Manual is a concise and easy to use reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is useful for all health professionals involved in the care of people with MS, including hospital doctors andGPs, therapists and social workers. It takes ...

Professor John Zajicek trained in Cambridge and London and has spent more than 20 years researching MS and looking after people who have it. He is currently working in the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth, and leads a large research team that conducts research into clinical trials for people with MS, with a particular focus on the...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.91 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198569831

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Table of Contents

Background1. The History of Multiple Sclerosis2. Multiple Sclerosis Pathology3. Immunology of Multiple Sclerosis4. Multiple Sclerosis Definitions and disease classification5. Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis6. Genetics of Multiple Sclerosis7. Measuring Multiple Sclerosis8. Frequently used assessment scales9. How to measure treatment effectiveness10. How to determine whether treatments are effectiveThe diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis11. General points on making a diagnosis12. Sites of Multiple Sclerosis attack and clinically isolated syndromes13. Investigation for possible Multiple Sclerosis14. Conveying the diagnosisTreatment Options15. Treatments that may affect the underlying cause of Multiple Sclerosis16. Treatment of relapses17. Other treatmentsOngoing Management18. Principles of ongoing management19. The role of the MS nurse20. Guided self management21. Comprehensive assessment of needs22. A multidisciplinary team approach to management23. Providing ongoing support24. Rehabilitation concepts and principles25. Approaches to rehabilitation26. Models of care and organisation of delivery27. Specialist regional services28. Local services29. Long-term support30. Symptomatic management31. Psychosocial issues32. Complementary and alternative therapies33. Mobility issues34. Assistive aids and equipment, adaptations and personal support35. Evaluation of services36. Integrated care pathways37. Core competencies of staff38. Other useful resources

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