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

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Demos Medical Publishing, Aug 21, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 408 pages
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This book has been written for those newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It is 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 advances in clinical management, such that most people who have multiple sclerosis can lead full and productive lives.

This fourth edition is current and updated throughout, and includes a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI and multiple sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for multiple sclerosis, new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of treatments and complementary and alternative medicine in MS. This the place to begin your education about MS.

 

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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
119
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)

Carol S. Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN, has been a nurse specializing in MS issues for 27 years. She was the Director of Patient Care at the Neurology Center of Fairfax, Virginia, for twenty-three years and a member of the Consortium of MS Centers since 1989. She was a founding member of the International Organization of MS Nurses. In 2008, she was honored as a Volunteer of the Year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is the author of What Nurses Know Multiple Sclerosis. Carol lives in San Diego and is active in the NMSS chapter there.

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