Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed: Fourth Edition

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Demos Medical Publishing, Aug 21, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 265 pages
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This book has been written specifically for anyone who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as well as family members and friends. It serves as a guide to learning about the disease, its potential impact on your life, and the medical treatments now available for managing it successfully. This is a time of great excitement in research and rapid advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis will be able to lead full and productive lives.

This fourth edition is updated throughout, and includes the most current information on Multiple Sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCVSI) and Multiple Sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for Multiple Sclerosis (up to this point all Multiple Sclerosis treatment have been injectable), new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of other newly developed drugs and drugs that currently under development and additional information on complementary and alternative medicine in MS. Other chapters discuss the nature of multiple sclerosis, its management, and guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease and its impact on your life. A chapter on services available from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
  

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This book is a travesty. I have MS and the newly diagnosed should stay as far away from this book and self-styled MS specialists like Jock Murray as they can. To suggest, as Murray does, on page 43 that the drugs he names have minimal side effects is just not true. Tysabri has been linked so date to 264 cases of permanent brain infection and 58 deaths; Gilenya has been linked to 15 deaths. The other drugs all have their own nasty little side effects. All these drugs are costly and at least the CRAB drugs have been shown through clinical studies to be ineffective.
Look at the websites of the National CCSVI Society (Canada) and CCSVI Alliance (United States) for real information about MS. Check out some of the CCSVI sites on Facebook. In Canada people can call the office of Kirsty Duncan, MP, Etobicoke North, and ask for more information about CCSVI (Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency).
Do research yourself, but don't waste time with drivel from Jock Murray.
 

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User Review  - Karla - Goodreads

Gives great information on every aspect of the illness. From the meds to alternative therapies, it is all covered. I loved the overview and it is a good jumping off point for more information for me. Read full review

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Contents

The History of MS
1
What Is Multiple Sclerosis and How Is It Diagnosed?
13
What Is the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis?
27
What Treatment Is Available?
39
Unconventional Medicines and Multiple Sclerosis
71
Practical Guidelines for Living with Multiple Sclerosis
103
Coping with Multiple Sclerosis
118
Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis
139
Research in Multiple Sclerosis The Search for Answers and the Link to Treatments
165
Searching for Treatments The Ins and Outs of Clinical Trials
185
How Multiple Sclerosis Organizations Can Help
201
Glossary
219
Additional Readings
237
Resources
239
About the Authors
247
Index
249

Financial and Life Planning
149

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About the author (2012)

Nancy Holland is vice president of the Professional Resource Center and Clinical Programs Department at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and a doctorate in higher and adult education. Dr. Holland is author/editor of more than 60 MS-related articles, books and chapters. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN).

T. Jock Murray, MD, 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. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Neilson Award from the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine for contributions to medical history. He was awarded the Canada 125th Anniversary Medal and has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Carol Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN has been an MS nurse for the past 25 years, 23 of them spent working at Neurology Center of Fairfax, VA. She has been a member of the Consortium of MS Centers since 1990, a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 1993, and a member of of the International Organization of MS Nurses since it's beginning in 1997. She is a cofounder of the Greater Washington, D.C. area consortium of MS Nurses, has served on the Professional Advisory Committee and the Chapter Services Committee of the National Capital Area Chapter of the National MS Society and won the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008.

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