Multiple Sclerosis

Hardcover | June 4, 2013

byMoses Rodriguez, Orhun H. Kantarci, Istvan Pirko

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This latest edition to the "Contemporary Neurology Series" will fill one of the few remaining "neurologic gaps" within the Series. Multiple Sclerosis, written solely by Moses Rodriguez, Orhun Kantarci and Istvan Pirko of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN will offer proven, effective treatmentsfor specific presentations and symptoms of multiple sclerosis along with a pathophysiological explanation of why they work. It bridges a needed gap between overly simplistic therapy manuals and basic science texts that discuss human disease only insofar as it mimics what is observed in animal modelsof the disease in the laboratory. Additionally, it seeks to offer an efficient integrative approach to symptomatic treatment to avoid over-medication and side effects. It discusses the heterogeneous causes of the disease and the need to develop individualized treatments that address the basicpathophysiologic processes that characterize each patient's disease with the future goal of individualized medicine.Multiple Sclerosis will covers both the basic research aspects of MS: epidemiology, neuropathology, genetics, and immunology as well as the treatment options associated with the MS patient: sleep, steroids, pharma, neuropsychology, and growth factors (to name a few). Multiple Sclerosis will focus onthe medical treatment - drug treatment - of MS rather than on physical medicine and rehabilitation (not the author's strength). The authors will also make ample use of flow diagrams, bulleted points, and tables to help the reader better understand MS and its etiology and treatment.

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This latest edition to the "Contemporary Neurology Series" will fill one of the few remaining "neurologic gaps" within the Series. Multiple Sclerosis, written solely by Moses Rodriguez, Orhun Kantarci and Istvan Pirko of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN will offer proven, effective treatmentsfor specific presentations and symptoms of m...

Moses Rodriguez is Professor of Immunology and Neurology at the Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN. Orhun H. Kantarci is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Istvan Pirko is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199740461

ISBN - 13:9780199740468

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Table of Contents

1. The Spectrum and Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis2. The Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis3. Epidemiology of MS: Genetics and Environment4. The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis5. Neuropathology: Clues to Pathogenesis6. Immunology: How Much Has Immunology Taught Us About Multiple Sclerosis?7. Neural Degeneration and Potential Novel Treatments8. Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: Acute Exacerbations9. Disease-modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis10. Managing Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis11. Future Disease-modifying Treatment Approaches in MS12. Treatment to Promote Remyelination