Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Patricia K. Coyle,June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN,June Halper
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2007-10-19
ISBN: 1935281259
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 15% of MS patients are diagnosed with the progressive form of the disease and experience symptoms such as tremor, poor coordination, difficulty walking, and other problems from the start. While an additional 50%, of those diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, will develop progressive MS within 10 years. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, 2nd Edition is written for people who have been diagnosed with the progressive form of multiple sclerosis. It focuses on the newest advances in managing worsening symptoms and offers hope to MS patients facing the future. This concise and practical overview educates patients about diagnosis, disease-modifying therapies, managing difficult symptoms, and coping strategies. Other topics include: Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS Can Progressive MS be Treated? Vocational and Legal Issues A Glimpse into the Future This encouraging and informative book will be a welcome addition to any patient, healthcare professional, or institutional library.

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Author: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
Publsiher: Demos Health
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007-10-19
ISBN: 9781932603477
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

"According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 15% of MS patients are diagnosed with the progressive form of the disease and experience symptoms such as tremor, poor coordination, difficulty walking, and other problems from the start. While an additional 50%, of those diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, will develop progressive MS within 10 years. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, 2nd Edition is written for people who have been diagnosed with the progressive form of multiple sclerosis. It focuses on the newest advances in managing worsening symptoms and offers hope to MS patients facing the future. This concise and practical overview educates patients about diagnosis, disease-modifying therapies, managing difficult symptoms, and coping strategies. Other topics include: Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS Can Progressive MS be Treated? Vocational and Legal Issues A Glimpse into the Future This encouraging and informative book will be a welcome addition to any patient, healthcare professional, or institutional library."

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Author: June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2007-10-19
ISBN: 1935281259
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 15% of MS patients are diagnosed with the progressive form of the disease and experience symptoms such as tremor, poor coordination, difficulty walking, and other problems from the start. While an additional 50%, of those diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS, will develop progressive MS within 10 years. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Overcoming the Challenges, 2nd Edition is written for people who have been diagnosed with the progressive form of multiple sclerosis. It focuses on the newest advances in managing worsening symptoms and offers hope to MS patients facing the future. This concise and practical overview educates patients about diagnosis, disease-modifying therapies, managing difficult symptoms, and coping strategies. Other topics include: Top Ten Questions about Progressive MS Can Progressive MS be Treated? Vocational and Legal Issues A Glimpse into the Future This encouraging and informative book will be a welcome addition to any patient, healthcare professional, or institutional library.

What Nurses Know Multiple Sclerosis

What Nurses Know   Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Carol Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-02-19
ISBN: 9781935281849
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Nurses Know Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

An initial response to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is typically an active search for information about the disease itself and its potential long-term effects. Over 450,000 people in the US have received a diagnosis of MS and are living with this chronic debili- tating condition. What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis sheds new light on this illness and itÌs symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Written by a nurse who has practiced with MS patients for 25 years and was named the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year in 2008, the author presents up-to-date information on every- thing a person with MS would want to know. Special Features Include Numerous call-out boxes with "What Nurses Know..." Resources Definitions of Common Terms And much more! About the Series Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

Mental Sharpening Stones

Mental Sharpening Stones
Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2008-07-30
ISBN: 9781935281160
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Sharpening Stones Book Excerpt:

With an estimated 400,000 multiple sclerosis patients in the United States alone, conservatively speaking, half of the MS population will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Newer studies point to a percentage of 65%, affecting over 2.5 million world-wide MS patients. Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis provides real-life techniques garnered from MS patients and their medical providers, sharing their practical methods for pushing back against the disruptive and potentially disabling cognitive symptoms that affect MS patients. The book offers strategies that will assist those living with MS to retain their intellectual faculties through sharpening their mental discipline. This book is a vital step beyond acknowledging cognitive symptoms and the revealing changes that can affect those living with MS. It will also inform those who know them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The contributing writers of this book serve as exemplars and guides of how to live with and function - despite MS cognitive challenges. This book includes: Tips and tricks for dealing with cognitive issues A conversation with Montel Williams A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Richard Cohen A conversation with Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Mary Mullarkey A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Montel Williams MS Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Rosalind C. Kalb, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-11-11
ISBN: 1617050768
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease - those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers. The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management, who proffer expert answers to the most common questions about living with MS-medical, emotional, social, and economic - and represents a interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The book's goal is to help those living with MS live the lives they aspire to lead. The chapters cover everything from treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The book provides the most current information on multiple sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI, discussion of the first two pills in development for the disease, new information on the drug Tysabri, emotional issues, and the family. The thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need answers even more of your questions about how to live and thrive with MS. What are the current drug therapies for MS? What about alternative medicine? Should I exercise? How common is depression with MS?

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies
Author: Rosalind Kalb,Barbara Giesser,Kathleen Costello
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 1118175875
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Your trusted, compassionate guide to living with MS Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn't mean your life is over. Everyone's MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their lives with MS without making a full-time job of it. Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you accessible, easy-to-understand information about what happens with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function better, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn how to make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you, what qualities to look for in a neurologist and the rest of your healthcare team, how to manage fatigue, the pros and cons of alternative medicine, why and how to talk to your kids about MS, stress management strategies, your rights under the Americans with Disabilities act, and so much more. Covers major medical breakthroughs that slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life for those living with MS Helps those affected by MS and their family members understand the disease and the latest treatment options Helpful and trusted advice on coping with physical, mental, emotional, and financial aspects of MS Complete with listings of valuable resources such as other books, websites, and community agencies and organizations that you can tap for information or assistance, Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you everything you need to make educated choices and comfortable decisions about living with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Dr. Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD,Dr. T. Jock Murray, MS,Carol Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1617051349
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

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.

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Barbara S. Giesser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN: 0199341028
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition is an updated reference manual for the practicing clinician. It covers the range of information needed to treat persons with MS, beginning with basic science and immunopathology, thorough differential diagnosis, symptom management and disease modifying therapies. This essential book also includes material covering new and experimental strategies as well as a review of commonly used complementary and alternative modalities that are used by persons with MS.Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the CNS and the third most common cause of disability among young adults. The complex management issues that are often present in the care of individuals with MS may demand the participation of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, although the team is usually led by a neurologist. It is therefore essential for the neurologist to have a thorough grounding in the basic science and clinical phenomenology of MS. In this second edition of Primer on Multiple Sclerosis, the latest updates on therapeutics are provided, including new medications that have been FDA- approved since the first edition. Includes new diagnostic criteria, as well as any advances made in current diagnostic techniques, e.g. new imaging metrics. Important new information in the basic sciences and pathophysiology of MS is provided as well as newer epidemiologic studies. Treatment algorithms for common symptoms will be expanded, as well as any new guidelines for switching medications for Disease Modifying treatment "failures". The chapter on alternative and complimentary therapies discusses new research on CCSVI. The chapter on legal issues includes information on the putative effect of the Affordable Health Care Act on access to neurologic care and treatments. Finally, there is expanded discussion of progressive forms of MS both from a basic science and treatment perspective.

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Barbara S. Giesser, MD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN: 9780199708970
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

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 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 reviewing the scientific literature in these areas.

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Jeffrey Gingold
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2011-06-17
ISBN: 1936303205
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

" When attorney Jeffrey N. Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch, and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know that he was experiencing a hidden symptom of multiple sclerosis: cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis is a courageous and compelling personal account of one man's anguishing struggle with this aspect of the disease. It was written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with MS cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that over 400,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and there are millions more worldwide. Conservatively speaking, half of them will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis brings this hidden disability into the open. It is an essential resource that will educate individuals coping with multiple sclerosis, and inform their families, caregivers, doctors and therapists. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for medical accuracy. The book includes a new foreword written by Joyce Nelson of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) and two completely new chapters that follow Jeffrey's journey since 2006. Not only did he become more active in the movement to cure MS, he also became more disabled, and ended up switching to a more controversial MS treatment, that has, so far, made his disease go back into remission. Whether or not a person is dealing with the cognitive issues associated with multiple sclerosis this book deserves to be on the bookshelf of every individual who is dealing with multiple sclerosis. "

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1934559164
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

When attorney Jeffrey N. Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch, and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know that he was experiencing a hidden symptom of multiple sclerosis: cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis is a courageous and compelling personal account of one man's anguishing struggle with this aspect of the disease. It was written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with MS cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that over 400,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and there are millions more worldwide. Conservatively speaking, half of them will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis brings this hidden disability into the open. It is an essential resource that will educate individuals coping with multiple sclerosis, and inform their families, caregivers, doctors and therapists.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Clay Farris Naff
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Describes multiple sclerosis, including its symptoms, possible causes, treatments, and controversial research in the future of treating and possibly curing the disease.

Medical Sociology Coping with illness

Medical Sociology  Coping with illness
Author: Graham Scambler
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780415317825
Category: Delivery of Health Care
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology Coping with illness Book Excerpt:

Human Diseases and Conditions

Human Diseases and Conditions
Author: Miranda Herbert Ferrara
Publsiher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Diseases and Conditions Book Excerpt:

This volume presents alphabetically arranged articles dealing with all kinds of diseases and disorders, from jaundice to rubella.

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook
Author: George Jelinek,Sandra Neate,Michelle O'Donoghue
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 1838953086
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook Book Excerpt:

'If you or someone that you love is impacted by MS this book is a must read.' - Dr Aaron Boster, The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Columbus, Ohio 'This highly recommended book highlights the importance of a holistic approach to MS management.' - Professor Richard Nicholas, Imperial College London A long, healthy, happy life is possible after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Around the world, thousands of people are living active and fulfilling lives on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Program. The Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook explains what MS is, and outlines the scientifically credible and evidence-based 7 step self-management program originally devised by Professor George Jelinek. It covers all aspects of living on the program, from first diagnosis to later life, with chapters from medical specialists and other experts on choosing your healthcare team, improving resilience, work, pregnancy and progressive MS. The book taps into the wealth of knowledge and experience in the community of people following the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Program, with personal stories from across the world. If you have recently been diagnosed with MS, if you have been living with MS for years, or if you have a family member with MS, the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook is your best companion. It is also an invaluable resource for doctors treating people with MS.

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
Author: George Jelinek
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 1952535549
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is an established and successful program of treatment. Once a diagnosis of MS meant inevitable decline and disability. Now thousands of people around the world are living healthy, active lives on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis recovery program. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis explains the nature of MS and outlines an evidence-based 7 step program for recovery. Professor George Jelinek devised the program from an exhaustive analysis of medical research when he was first diagnosed with MS in 1999. It has been refined through major ongoing international clinical studies under Professor Jelinek's leadership, examining the lifestyles of several thousand people with MS world-wide and their health outcomes. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is invaluable for anyone recently diagnosed with MS, living with MS for years, or with a family member with MS. It makes an ideal resource for doctors treating people with MS.

Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness
Author: Ilene Morof Lubkin,Pamala D. Larsen
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0763799661
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronic Illness Book Excerpt:

The newest edition of best-selling Chronic Illness continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. This book is designed to teach students about the whole client or patient versus the physical status of the client with chronic illness. The study questions at the end of each chapter and the case studies help the students apply the information to real life. Evidence-based practice references are included in almost every chapter.

Chronic Illness in Canada

Chronic Illness in Canada
Author: Joseph Osuji
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1449681948
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronic Illness in Canada Book Excerpt:

Adapted from our best-selling text, Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Eighth Edition by Pamala D. Larsen and Ilene Morof Lubkin, this text includes recent definitions and models of care aimed towards chronic disease management (CDM) currently used in Canada. Canadian and global perspectives on chronic illness management are addressed throughout the text, and chapters on the role of primary health care in chronic care, family nursing, global health, and chronic illness are included to address the needs of nursing curriculum standards in Canada. Key Features *Chapter on complementary therapies within a Canadian health context *Every chapter is updated to include Canadian content and an emphasis on global healthcare *Contains theoretical and practical perspectives to address the continuing emergence of chronic illness in Canada and the world

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Mark Greener
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN: 1847094147
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

The last few years have witnessed a revolution in our understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS). New treatments have transformed the prospects for many who have this chronic disease and MS is increasingly a manageable disease. This book explains the latest medical thinking on MS. It explores how to ease symptoms such as balance and mobility problems, and how to get the best from medical treatments. The book also suggests self-help techniques and lifestyle changes that may help. Topics include: types of MS diagnosis drug treatment managing side effects treating pain and fatigue bladder, bowel, swallowing and other problems coping with the mental and emotional burden diet and MS complementary and alternative remedies