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Multiple sclerosis : a guide for the newly diagnosed

Author: T J Murray; Carol Saunders; Nancy J Holland
Publisher: New York, NY : Demos Health, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Murray, T.J.
Multiple sclerosis.
New York, NY : Demos Health, 2012
(DLC) 2012026302
(OCoLC)769419604
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T J Murray; Carol Saunders; Nancy J Holland
ISBN: 9781617051340 1617051349
OCLC Number: 809044614
Notes: Revised edition of: Multiple sclerosis / Nancy J. Holland, T. Jock Murray, Stephen C. Reingold. 2007. 3rd ed.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page --
Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed --
Copyright Page --
Foreword by Rosalind Kalb --
1. : The History of MS --
Before MS Had a Name --
Early Cases of Multiple Sclerosis --
The Description by Charcot --
Early Therapies of Neurological Diseases --
Advances in the 20th Century --
The Modern Era --
The Era of Clinical Trials --
The Modern Era of Therapy --
Changing Ideas --
The Future --
2. : What Is Multiple Sclerosis and How Is It Diagnosed --
What Happens in Attacks of MS --
The Course of Multiple Sclerosis --
The Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis --
Clinical Examination HistoryExamination --
Tests --
Watchful Waiting --
The Outcome --
3. : What Is the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis --
Theories About the Cause of MS --
Tissue Abnormalities, Infections, and the Environment: Links to an MS Cause --
The Underlying Immune System Problems in MS --
The Role of Genetics in MS --
What Sets Off the Disease Possible Environmental Triggers --
Demyelination: The Cause of Symptoms --
So, What Is the Cause of MS --
4. : What Treatment Is Available --
Resources --
Types of Treatment --
Management of Acute Attacks --
Treatment of the Underlying Disease --
Beta Interferons --
Interferon Beta-1b Interferon Beta 1-aGlatiramer Acetate --
Experimental Drugs --
Vitamin D --
Other Disease-Modifying Agents --
Mitoxantrone --
Azathioprine --
Stem Cell Transplantation --
Biomarkers --
Management of Symptoms --
Weakness --
Spasticity --
Disturbances of Balance and Gait --
Sensory Symptoms --
Bladder and Bowel Symptoms --
Other Symptoms --
Summary --
5. : Unconventional Medicines and Multiple Sclerosis --
Definitions --
Evidence for the Safety and Effectiveness of Therapies --
Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine --
Unconventional Therapies Relevant to MS --
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Marijuana (Cannabis)Chiropractic Medicine --
Cooling Therapy --
Dental Amalgam Removal --
Dietary Supplements --
Antioxidants --
Cranberry and Other Supplements Used for Urinary Tract Infections --
Echinacea and Other "Immune-Stimulating" Supplements --
Ginkgo Biloba --
St. John's Wort --
Valerian --
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin) --
Vitamin D and Calcium --
Diets --
The Swank Diet --
Supplementation with omega-6 Fatty Acids --
Supplementation with omega-3 Fatty Acids --
Other Types of Therapy --
Feldenkrais --
Guided Imagery and Relaxation --
Hyperbaric Oxygen --
Magnetic Field Therapy (Electromagnetic Therapy) --
Massage ReflexologyTai Chi --
Yoga --
Angioplasty of Neck Veins --
6. : Practical Guidelines for Living with Multiple Sclerosis --
Should I Learn More About Multiple Sclerosis --
What Should Others Know About Multiple Sclerosis --
Who Can Answer My Questions --
What Can I Learn from Other People Who Have MultipleSclerosis --
When Is Information Not Helpful --
What About My Activities --
What About Exercise --
Can I Overdo It --
How Much Should I Rest --
What About Stress --
Can I Develop Better Coping Skills --
How Can I Maintain a Positive Attitude --
What About My Relationships Should I Tell People I Have Multiple Sclerosis.
Responsibility: T. Jock Murray, Carol Saunders, Nancy J. Holland.

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