Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Dr. T. Jock Murray, MS
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN: 9781934559277
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease won a 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Silver Medal! The basic facts about multiple sclerosis are well known: it is the most common neurologic disease of young adults, usually beginning with episodic attacks of neurologic symptoms, then entering a progressive phase some years later. Its onset has an average age of 30, and occurs in about 1 in 500 individuals of European ancestry living primarily in temperate climates. There appears to be a complex interaction between a genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger that initiates the disease. But these facts do not convey the impact of the disease on the people whose lives it affects. In this elegantly written and comprehensive history, we meet individuals who suffered with MS in the centuries before the disease had a name, including blessed Lidwina of Holland, who took joy from her misery, believing that she was sent to accept suffering for the sins of others; Augustus d'Est, grandson of George III and cousin of Queen Victoria, whose case shows how someone with access to the best of medical care of the age was understood and managed; and Heinrich Heine, the great German poet, who also had access to all medical services that were available, but who progressed into his mattress grave in two decades, aware of the loss of physical ability while still able to compose great poetry to the end. From these early cases the author demonstrates how progress in diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis has paralleled the development of medical science, from the early developments in modern studies of anatomy and pathology, to the framing of the disease in the nineteenth century, and eventually to modern diagnosis and treatment. From beginning to end, Dr. Murray takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery, in the process showing how the evolution of our understanding of multiple sclerosis has been part of the greater history of medical knowledge.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Dr. T. Jock Murray, MS
Publsiher: Demos Health
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN: 9781888799804
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease won a 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Silver Medal! The basic facts about multiple sclerosis are well known: it is the most common neurologic disease of young adults, usually beginning with episodic attacks of neurologic symptoms, then entering a progressive phase some years later. Its onset has an average age of 30, and occurs in about 1 in 500 individuals of European ancestry living primarily in temperate climates. There appears to be a complex interaction between a genetic predisposition and an environmental trigger that initiates the disease. But these facts do not convey the impact of the disease on the people whose lives it affects. In this elegantly written and comprehensive history, we meet individuals who suffered with MS in the centuries before the disease had a name, including blessed Lidwina of Holland, who took joy from her misery, believing that she was sent to accept suffering for the sins of others Augustus d'Est, grandson of George III and cousin of Queen Victoria, whose case shows how someone with access to the best of medical care of the age was understood and managed and Heinrich Heine, the great German poet, who also had access to all medical services that were available, but who progressed into his mattress grave in two decades, aware of the loss of physical ability while still able to compose great poetry to the end. From these early cases the author demonstrates how progress in diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis has paralleled the development of medical science, from the early developments in modern studies of anatomy and pathology, to the framing of the disease in the nineteenth century, and eventually to modern diagnosis and treatment. From beginning to end, Dr. Murray takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery, in the process showing how the evolution of our understanding of multiple sclerosis has been part of the greater history of medical knowledge."

Multiple Sclerosis Through History and Human Life

Multiple Sclerosis Through History and Human Life
Author: Richard M. Swiderski
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780786405626
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Through History and Human Life Book Excerpt:

Though there are suggestions of earlier cases, multiple sclerosis first came to notice in the early 1800s, interest then dissolved into case histories and tissue samples for a hundred years. Believed to affect around 7 of every 1,000 individuals in the United States, the neurological disease multiple sclerosis can damage nerve tissue, destroy muscles, cause blindness, and take away the ability to walk. As the awareness of MS has increased, the desire to find a cure has become an organized cause. Funds for research have increased significantly. This work provides an historical overview of MS and those who have lived with and died from it, as well as medical treatments prescribed throughout the known history of the disease. It includes a listing of autobiographies, biographies, novels, videos, studies and films that concern multiple sclerosis, as well as a list of attempted treatments.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Louis J. Rosner,Shelley Ross
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1992
ISBN: 0671778099
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Describes the history and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and suggests ways of remaining in control of the situation for people with the disease and their families

A History of Multiple Sclerosis

A History of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Colin Lee Talley
Publsiher: Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

This book examines how a rare, uncommon disease suddenly became mainstream.

Neurobiology of Disease

Neurobiology of Disease
Author: Michael V Johnston,Harold P Adams,Ali Fatemi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN: 0190219084
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurobiology of Disease Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Neurobiology of Disease includes nearly 200 articles surveying all major disorders of the nervous system in both adults and children, focusing on relevant diagnosis and treatments from the perspective of cutting edge clinical and basic neurobiological research. Akin to an encyclopedia of every neurologic disorder, this comprehensive work is ideal for graduate and medical school students, residents, and candidates preparing for their board certification examinations. Each chapter is illustrated with detailed figures, supplemented with descriptive and diagnostic tables, and thoroughly referenced for further investigations. The book's editors, Michael V. Johnston, Harold P. Adams Jr., and Ali Fatemi bring their unique expertise in clinical and research neurology to the overall scope of this work. To further enhance the scope and quality of this new edition, the following Section Editors provided oversight of their respective sections: · Movement Disorders-Joel Perlmutter, Washington University · Dementias-David Knopman, Mayo Clinic · Motorneuron Diseases-Merit Cudkowicz, Massachusetts General Hospital · Paroxysmal Disorders-Solomon Moshe, Albert Einstein College of Medicine · Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Disorders-Tanjala Gipson and Deepa Menon, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University · Neuroimmunological Diseases-Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, Johns Hopkins University · Cerebrovascular Diseases-Harold P. Adams Jr., University of Iowa · Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System Disorders and Pain-Nicholas Maragakis, Johns Hopkins University · Neoplastic and Paraneoplastic Diseases-Lisa DeAngelis, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center · Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System-Karen L. Roos, Indiana University · Sleep Disturbances-Mark Dyken, University of Iowa · Substance Abuse and Toxicology Disorders-Barry E. Kosofsky, Weill-Cornell University Medical Center · Neurologic Manifestations of Medical Disorders-John C. Probasco, Johns Hopkins University

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Edward Susman
Publsiher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780766011854
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Discusses the history, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and future research of multiple sclerosis.

McAlpine s Multiple Sclerosis

McAlpine s Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Douglas McAlpine,Alastair Compston
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 044307271X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

McAlpine s Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive text highlighting current clinical research in the area of multiple sclerosis. Includes expanded coverage of genetics, neurobiology, pathophysiology, and historical background.

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Author: Francois Bethoux, MD,Robert J. Fox, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN: 1617051276
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders provides evidence-based data and experience-based guidance for delivering quality long-term care to MS patients. Information on disease history, pathophysiology, and biology is included to provide clinicians with a framework for understanding current diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment strategies for these disorders. In addition to thoroughly reviewing the newest disease-modifying treatments, the authors have devoted significant focus to the symptoms that frequently manifest and their treatment options. Symptoms and functional limitations are the ìface of the diseaseî for patients, and present their own set of challenges for practitioners. The book proceeds through diagnosis (initial symptoms, criteria and classification, imaging, lab tests, and differential diagnosis), approved treatments for the various MS types including emerging therapies where appropriate, symptom management, rehabilitative issues, general health and wellness, and an overview of MS clinical trials. Special populations, societal and family issues, and related disorders that are often mistaken for MS are also covered. Dedicated chapters on neuromyelitis optica and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis incorporate newer diagnostic criteria. Because comorbidities often make the management of MS-related disability more complex, the book addresses these comorbidities as part of a comprehensive management plan. To enhance the clinical utility, critical-to-know information and management pearls are boxed for quick reference and most chapters include lists of ìKey Pointsî for clinicians, and for patients and families. Illustrations, tables, graphs, assessment scales, and up-to-date MRI imaging inform the text throughout. The treatment chapters include specific recommendations where available and highlight areas of controversy. Illustrative cases go beyond the literature to amplify clinical recommendations and provide real-world guidance for practitioners. Illustrations, tables, graphs, assessment scales, and up-to-date MRI imaging inform the text throughout. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders features: Comprehensive clinical reference for all members of the MS care team Focus on practical approaches to diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and rehabilitative strategies Reviews the latest disease modifying therapies Extensive chapters on symptom management and womenís issues in MS Edited and written primarily by expert clinicians at Cleveland Clinic/Mellen Center Evidence- and experience-based guidance Dedicated chapters on neuromyelitis optica and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis incorporating newer diagnostic criteria Includes treatment guidelines and numerous illustrations, tables, scales; key information is highlighted for quick reference

Experimental Models of Multiple Sclerosis

Experimental Models of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Ehud Lavi,Cris S. Constantinescu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 902
Release: 2008-01-03
ISBN: 0387255184
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Models of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an enigmatic immune mediated disease of the central nervous system that affects about 350,000 individuals in the US, and many more around the world. The mechanism of this disease is largely unknown and there is no cure for it. However, there are several well-characterized experimental animal models that help us understand and speculate about potential mechanisms of pathology in this disease. Many of the experimental therapies designed for this disease rely on testing the drugs in animal models before using it in clinical trials. This book combines for the first time the different experimental models for MS (including immune-mediated and viral) under one roof, and highlights aspects that are different or shared among these experimental models. It’s aim is to improve our understanding of this devastating disease and help us think about potential additional therapies for it.

Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis Third Edition

Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis  Third Edition
Author: Stuart D. Cook
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2001-03-30
ISBN: 9780824704858
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Reporting on the latest advances made in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and continuing the high standards set by earlier editions, the Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis, Third Edition examines a wide range of topics from etiology to treatment options. Analyzes recent developments in the natural history, immunopathology, lesion evolution, and therapy affecting MS treatment-including up-to-date research results from experimental therapies with t-cell vaccines, oral myelin, and monoclonal antibodies! Summarizing previous breakthroughs and pointing the way toward future research, the Handbook of Multiple Sclerosis, Third Edition provides a historical summary of the disease and examines the epidemiology and genetics of MS, including new evidence for and against an infectious etiology investigates virus-induced demyelination, emphasizing models such as canine distemper (CDV), corona, visna, and herpes simplex viruses; the semliki forest virus (SFV); and animal models of autoimmune demyelination notes the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosis, prognosis, natural history, and as a guide to therapy explores the growing evidence for axonal damage as a major cause of disability in MS summarizes the natural history of MS and delineates factors influencing exacerbations and progression of the disease assesses current clinical and biological prognostic indicators for accurate diagnoses of MS as opposed to other idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating diseases (IIDDs) and evaluates the growing number of therapies for treating MS and more!

Disease Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis

Disease Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Mahsa Ghajarzadeh,Simona Bonavita,Luigi Lavorgna
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 2832501303
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

McAlpine s Multiple Sclerosis

McAlpine s Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Alastair Compston,Douglas McAlpine,George Ebers,Hans Lassmann,Bryan Matthews,Hartmut Wekerle
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division
Total Pages: 592
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

McAlpine s Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

This is the latest edition of the classic book on the subject of multiple sclerosis. An international group of authors has been involved in updating this edition which features more information on imaging and investigations, and a new chapter on neurobiology and glial development. new edition of the classic book on the subject four new authors, all internationally known authorities from UK, Canada, Germany & Austria much more on imaging and investigations than 2E new chapter on neurobiology and glial development much better illustrated than 2E very well referenced totally rewritten, except for chapters 2 & 3 on symptoms and diagnosis, which have been revised

Multiple Sclerosis Mad Cow Disease and Acinetobacter

Multiple Sclerosis  Mad Cow Disease and Acinetobacter
Author: Alan Ebringer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN: 3319027352
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Mad Cow Disease and Acinetobacter Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to publicise and bring to a wider audience the concept that the cause of two neurological diseases, namely multiple sclerosis (MS) and “mad cow disease” also known as “bovine spongiform encephalopathy” are related through exposure to a common microbe Acinetobacter which is found in human sinuses, on skin and in the soil. An infection is the cause of a neurological disease in man and in animals. Elevated levels of antibodies to Acinetobacter have been found in multiple sclerosis patients as well as in ruminants who have been described as suffering from “mad cow disease” following exposure to contaminated feed supplements. The overall objective and scope of this book is to inform the audience, the reader, that multiple sclerosis may be linked to a microbe Acinetobacter which carries molecular structures resembling myelin, the outer sheath covering of neurons.

Common Pitfalls in Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases

Common Pitfalls in Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases
Author: B. Mark Keegan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN: 1316688283
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Pitfalls in Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Demyelinating Diseases Book Excerpt:

Differentiating multiple sclerosis (MS) from alternative demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system and systemic medical conditions that mimic MS is challenging. A simple three-step approach is used in this text to guide readers through clinical cases to define MS and rule out competing causes. Case presentations are used to illustrate simple pearls and other clues that will aid clinicians in assessing and managing difficult clinical situations. The chapters are organized to reflect challenges regarding specific anatomical territories affected by MS and its mimickers, namely evaluation of impairment in the optic nerves, brain, brainstem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. Specific examples are used where the author or the treating physician was correct or incorrect in investigating or managing a particular question. The wisdom of hindsight thus generated becomes an invaluable and enduring lesson. The text is written in a coaching style, buttressed by the strong pedagogic wisdom of the author.

Advances in Multiple Sclerosis and Experimental Demyelinating Diseases

Advances in Multiple Sclerosis and Experimental Demyelinating Diseases
Author: Moses Rodriguez
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2007-12-24
ISBN: 3540736778
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Multiple Sclerosis and Experimental Demyelinating Diseases Book Excerpt:

Controversy still exists regarding how early disease-modifying agents (DMA) should be commenced and whether all patients with relapsing-remitting MS should in fact be treated. To answer these questions, it is also important to know the natural history of the disease. MS affects nearly 400,000 people in the United States. With their novel, multifaceted approach to basic science, the authors of this book offer help to clinicians and hope to patients.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Donald W. Paty,George C. Ebers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

This landmark work covers all aspects of MS by the leading authorities in the field. Comprehensive, yet accessible, Multiple Sclerosis provides a full overview of the disease, explains diagnosis, and covers its clinical features and natural history. Theories of pathogenesis are assessed, and both specific and general aspects of management are detailed, including the applicability of recent clinical trails of therapeutic drugs. This unparalleled work represents the culmination of the author's five decades of experience in treating some 6000 MS patients. Twelve chapters introduce the disease, explain diagnosis, cover its clinical features and natural history, give details on theories of pathogenesis, and describe both specific and general aspects of management, including the applicability of recent therapeutic clinical trials. The authors are joined by 9 MS specialists in neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology and virology.

Acquired Speech and Language Disorders

Acquired Speech and Language Disorders
Author: Bruce E. Murdoch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN: 0470025670
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acquired Speech and Language Disorders Book Excerpt:

It is vital to have knowledge of the neuroanatomical structures and functional neurological mechanisms, which are disrupted in neurogenic speech/language, disordered persons in order to understand the speech/language deficits themselves. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the neurological basis of both the clinically recognised forms of aphasia and the various motor speech disorders, in both children and adults. It also covers more recently recognised language disorders, such as Parkinsons and related diseases, right hemisphere damage, closed-head injury, dementia, etc. This is a perfect text for practitioners who need to understand the integration of neuroanatomy and functional neurology with the practice of speech-language pathology.

The Healing Cell

The Healing Cell
Author: Dr. Robin L. Smith,Monsignor Tomasz Trafny,Dr. Max Gomez
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 1455572942
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Healing Cell Book Excerpt:

The Healing Cell is an easy to read, carefully researched, and clear-eyed view of medicine many decades in the making that is now paying off with treatments that repair damaged hearts, restore sight, kill cancer, cure diabetes, heal burns, and stop the march of such degenerative diseases as Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease. The emotionally and intellectually stimulating stories throughout the book dramatically illustrate that stem cell therapies can change the way we live our lives after being afflicted by a disease or trauma. The book is the result of a unique collaboration between the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and the Stem for Life Foundation. It includes a special address by His Holiness Benedict XVI, urging increased support and awareness for advancements in adult stem cell research.