Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

Paperback | December 15, 2010

EditorBarbara S. Giesser

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Primer on Multiple Sclerosis was developed to provide a comprehensive overview of the clinical and basic science aspects of MS. It is designed to be of practical use to clinical neurologists, and addresses all of the major issues that may occur in the management of persons with MS. The readeris provided with the latest information on the science of MS, including immunology, genetics, epidemiology and pathology, as well as a summary of the newest directions in basic science research. Guidelines for diagnosis and appropriate use of diagnostic modalities are presented. All clinical aspectsof MS are discussed, including extensive information on aspects that may be more challenging for the neurologist to manage, such as sleep disorders and pain.Disease modifying therapies, including those that are FDA approved, as well as off label and experimental therapies are discussed. Finally, there are chapters on employment and legal issues, as well as an overview of clinical trials and clinical trial outcome measures, which are helpful in reviewingthe scientific literature in these areas.

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Primer on Multiple Sclerosis was developed to provide a comprehensive overview of the clinical and basic science aspects of MS. It is designed to be of practical use to clinical neurologists, and addresses all of the major issues that may occur in the management of persons with MS. The readeris provided with the latest information on t...

Dr. Barbara Giesser is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Clinical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program at UCLA. She has been specializing in caring for persons with MS since 1982. In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Giesser has been active in educational and advocacy efforts through her work with or...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195369289

ISBN - 13:9780195369281

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Contributors1. The History of Multiple Sclerosis: From the Age of Description to the Age of TherapyPart 1: Basic Science2. Genetics and Epidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis3. Neurophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis4. Immunology of Multiple Sclerosis5. Taking a Microscopic Look at Multiple SclerosisPart 2: Diagnosis and Prognosis6. Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis7. Neuroimaging in Multiple Sclerosis8. Cerebrospinal Fluid Profile Supporting a Clinical Definite Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis9. Evoked Potentials10. Temporal and Clinical Course of Multiple Sclerosis11. Outcome Measures in Multiple SclerosisPart 3: Clinical Manifestations12. Neuro-Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis13. Disorders of Mobility in Multiple Sclerosis14. Multiple Sclerosis and Pain15. Management of Urinary and Bowel Dysfunction in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis16. Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis17. Gender and Reproductive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis18. Cerebellar and Brainstem Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis19. Cognitive Impairment and Mood Disturbances20. Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis21. Sleep Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis22. Pediatric Multiple SclerosisPart 4: Therapeutics23. Immunomodulatory Agents for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis24. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Multiple SclerosisPart 5: Psychosocial Issues25. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: The Psychosocial Challenges for Patients and Their Families26. Employment and Career Development Considerations27. Legal Planning IssuesPart 6: Research28. Issues in the Design and Interpretation of Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials29. Basic Science in Multiple Sclerosis: Progress and PromiseIndex