Multiple Sclerosis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and New Treatment Strategies by Michael OlekMultiple Sclerosis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and New Treatment Strategies by Michael Olek

Multiple Sclerosis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and New Treatment Strategies

EditorMichael Olek

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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A synthesis of current concepts about the evaluation, treatment, and future directions in MS. On the evaluation side, the authors review the use of MRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional MRI, and three-dimensional MRI, and consider the rapidly developing body of pathologic information they have yielded. On the treatment side, the focus is on recently approved medications (Novantrone), new indications for medications (CHAMPS Trial), medications in development (Oral Interferon Tau, Oral Copaxone, and Oral Cellcept), immunosuppressive therapy for both progressive disease and symptomatic therapy; the current medications for treating relapsing-remitting MS (Avonex, Betaseron, and Copaxone) are also discussed. For future directions, the authors present the current best thinking, as well as the latest discoveries in immunology relating to MS, including groundbreaking B-cell research and its applications to specific immunotherapies, and the use of immune markers for tracking the disease.
Title:Multiple Sclerosis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and New Treatment StrategiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Signs and Symptoms of Multiple SclerosisStanley van den NoortDifferential Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Prognosis of Multiple SclerosisMichael J. OlekRole of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Multiple SclerosisRobert Zivadinov and Rohit BakshiCognitive Dysfunction in Multiple SclerosisDarcy Cox and Laura JulianMultiple Sclerosis, Genetics, and AutoimmunityMichael DemetriouB-Cell Immunity in Multiple SclerosisYufen Qin and Pierre DuquetteMultiple Sclerosis: A Case for Early TreatmentAlex C. Tselis and Omar A. KhanPregnancy and Multiple SclerosisChristina CaonTreatment of Progressive Multiple SclerosisNorman WangCyclophosphamide Therapy for Multiple SclerosisDerek R. SmithRepair and Neuroprotective Strategies in Multiple SclerosisFernando DangondFuture TherapiesMichael J. OlekIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"...offers a practical, management-oriented approach to MS and interpretation of current clinical literature. Unique to this publication is the review of pregnancy and cognitive issues." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"To provide current concepts, approaches to management, and future directions in multiple sclerosis research. .This multiauthored text contains chapters covering clinical features, investigations, underlying mechanisms, and approaches to treatment of multiple sclerosis, with an attempt to outline future directions. . The views and discussions in the book are fresh and up-to-date. . Olek, summarizes the differential diagnosis, clinical features, and prognosis of multiple sclerosis and is the strongest and most important . for general physicians." (Jock T. Murray, Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 142 (9), 2005)"This multiauthor book consists of a series of 12 monographs on the various clinical aspects of multiple sclerosis and, as such, is aimed primarily at the general physician . . it is a well-written text and neuroradiologists with a specific interest in multiple sclerosis will find the wealth of discussion on the current and future treatment strategies of the disease useful. . This text might be more useful to junior medical staff starting research projects in the area of multiple sclerosis . ." (Amlyn L. Evans and Daniel J. A. Connolly, Neuroradiology, Vol. 46, 2006)