Author: Committee on Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status an
Publisher: National Academies Press
Keywords: strategies, future, status, current, sclerosis, multiple
Number of Pages: 456
Published: 2001-07-10
List price: $57.95
ISBN-10: 0309072859
ISBN-13: 9780309072854

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disabling disease of the nervous system, affecting about 1 million people worldwide. Even though it has been known for over a hundred years, no cause or cure has yet been discovered-but now there is hope. New therapies have been shown to slow the disease progress in some patients, and the pace of discoveries about the cellular machinery of the brain and spinal cord has accelerated. This book presents a comprehensive overview of multiple sclerosis today, as researchers seek to understand its processes, develop therapies that will slow or halt the diseas

Author: Jürg Kesselring
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: sclerosis, multiple
Number of Pages: 230
Published: 1996-12-28
List price: $120.00
ISBN-10: 0521480183
ISBN-13: 9780521480185

This concise, abundantly illustrated text provides a complete overview of multiple sclerosis. By including recent research findings in genetics, immunology and pathophysiology, the authors provide reliable and up-to-date guidance on the epidemiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of MS. Of particular interest to neuroscientists and neurologists will be the reviews of experimental models of MS, pathology of the demyelinated plaque, HLA associations and the role of immune mechanisms. Contributors analyze the environmental and geographical factors in the etiology of MS, including the possib

Author: Barbara S. Giesser MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: sclerosis, multiple, primer
Number of Pages: 504
Published: 2010-12-20
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0195369289
ISBN-13: 9780195369281

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 reader is 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 aspects of MS

Author: Stephen M. Rao
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: sclerosis, multiple, aspects, neurobehavioral
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 1990-03-01
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0195054008
ISBN-13: 9780195054002

Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease affecting young and middle-aged adults, and while much is known about its classic motor and sensory symptoms, it has only been during the past decade, with the advent of specialized neuropsychological test procedures and brain imaging methods, that the cognitive and behavioral changes associated with the disorder have come to be better understood. This book charts that recent progress. It provides a balanced, interdisciplinary view, covering the prevalence, range, type, and course of cognitive and affective disturbances in multiple scl

Author: Richard Rudick
Publisher: Martin Dunitz
Keywords: therapeutics, sclerosis, multiple
Number of Pages: 592
Published: 1999-09
List price: $160.00
ISBN-10: 1853178128
ISBN-13: 9781853178122

...examines the most important aspects of multiple sclerosis that impact on clinical design, on the development of new disease therapies, and, very importantly, on patient care.

Author: M.D. Randall T. Schapiro
Publisher: Demos Health
Keywords: sclerosis, multiple, symptoms, managing
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2007-02-01
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 1932603360
ISBN-13: 9781932603361

In clear language and using helpful illustrations, this comprehensive guide deals with both the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and the most effective, clinically tested ways to help patients manage the disease. All symptoms are discussed, from spasticity, tremor, and fatigue to bladder, bowel, and sexual difficulties. In addition, newer ways to manage complex and routine symptoms are explored. The book, now in its fifth edition, covers the most recent advances in drug therapies and other treatments, including new discoveries, recently developed medications, and medical breakthroughs. Also incl

Author: Lisa I. Iezzoni
Publisher: Greenwood
Keywords: disease, biographies, sclerosis, multiple
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2010-02-26
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 0313365644
ISBN-13: 9780313365645

Written by a professor of medicine who is also personally affected by the disease, Multiple Sclerosis offers an overview of every aspect of the condition. It begins by introducing the central nervous system and describing how multiple sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord. The author then reviews early understanding of MS, how it was first recognized as a disease, and the discoveries that have helped explain its causes. Moving to contemporary understanding of multiple sclerosis, the book explores the epidemiology of MS in the United States and around the world, describes MS symptoms, and
  
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