Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Lanny Perkins,Sara D Perkins
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 1050
Release: 2008-01-02
ISBN: 9781934559949
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

This extensively revised third edition continues to provide reliable basic information and possible solutions to the legal problems that often affect people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the past seven years, since the publication of the last edition, significant legislative changes have taken place that affect the lives of anyone living with MS. Trying to decipher new laws can be overwhelming, even for the most educated individual. Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal Rights, 3rd Edition enables readers to plan for the future and face tough decisions, such as: Can I return to work without compromising my Social Security disability benefits in the long term? How does the expansion of Medicare Part D affect me? Is there any legal recourse for managing my debts? These and other topics are thoroughly discussed in this updated edition.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Lanny E. Perkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Multiple sclerosis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Lanny Perkins,Sara Perkins
Publsiher: Demos Health
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2008-01-02
ISBN: 9781932603637
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

"This extensively revised third edition continues to provide reliable basic information and possible solutions to the legal problems that often affect people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the past seven years, since the publication of the last edition, significant legislative changes have taken place that affect the lives of anyone living with MS. Trying to decipher new laws can be overwhelming, even for the most educated individual. Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal Rights, 3rd Edition enables readers to plan for the future and face tough decisions, such as: Can I return to work without compromising my Social Security disability benefits in the long term? How does the expansion of Medicare Part D affect me? Is there any legal recourse for managing my debts? These and other topics are thoroughly discussed in this updated edition."

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Lanny Perkins,Sara Perkins
Publsiher: Demos Medical Pub
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1988-03-01
ISBN: 9780939957156
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multiple Sclerosis Q A

Multiple Sclerosis Q   A
Author: Beth Ann Hill
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-11-10
ISBN: 9781583331743
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Q A Book Excerpt:

An insightful, informative, and empathic resource for learning to live well with multiple sclerosis. This comprehensive yet accessible work provides authoritative and reassuring answers to the many questions that overwhelm those undergoing testing and treatment for multiple sclerosis. It discusses traditional and complementary therapies for MS; explains medical terminology and diagnostics; and compassionately addresses the lifestyle changes many patients face while learning to manage this chronic and potentially debilitating disorder.

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?

Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: John O. Fleming
Publsiher: Professional Communications
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1884735320
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Clinically focused text discusses diagnosis, timing of treatment initiation, and treatment regimen options. Detailed tables on neurologic disorders are provided to assist in differential diagnoses. Guidance is provided on how to best manage initial occurrence of MS and relapses with case study examples. Treatment of symptoms and medical problems that often accompany MS is discussed, along with prognostic indications.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Dr. Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD,T.Jock Murray, MD,Stephen Reingold, PhD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2007-02-15
ISBN: 9781934559697
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) poses potential concerns related to all aspects of life and plans for the future. Family members and other loved ones are similarly concerned, and everyone involved struggles to make sense of life with this permanent intruder. One of the first responses is usually an active search for information about the disease itself and its potential long-term effects. Chapters discuss the nature of MS, its management, and guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease and its impact on your life. A chapter on services available from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a glossary, a list of resources, and additional reading suggestions make this the place to begin your education about MS. With education and proper care, most people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis will lead full and productive lives. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, Third Edition is an essential resource for everything you need to know about MS, and includes new or updated sections on: The most current medical treatments for the management of MS Complementary and alternative medicine and MS Financial and life planning Children with MS Updated diagnostic criteria

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis
Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN,Colleen Harris, MN, MSCN, NP
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 0826131484
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasing role of the APRN in primary care of the multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperative of early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with the disease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies. New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues, neurologic complications, and the interrelated importance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms address impaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced case examples, end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MS nursing certification exam to become a multiple sclerosis certified nurse (MSCN). NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: Provides thoroughly updated content throughout Focuses on the role of the APRN in primary care Stresses the importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions Includes a new chapter on pain management Offers chapter objectives and review questions Provides enhanced case examples Serves as a reliable study review for the MSCN exam, with revised certification review questions Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications Stresses interdisciplinary involvement Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients achieve independence and improved life quality Includes new content on ethics, professionalism, and culturally competent care

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: T. J. Murray,Carol Saunders,Nancy J. Holland
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1936303361
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

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 multiple sclerosis will be able to lead full and productive lives. This fourth edition is updated throughout, and includes the most current information on Multiple Sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCVSI) and Multiple Sclerosis, discussion of the new pill Gelenya and other drugs in development for Multiple Sclerosis (up to this point all Multiple Sclerosis treatment have been injectable), new information on the drug Tysabri, and discussion of other newly developed drugs and drugs that currently under development and additional information on complementary and alternative medicine in MS. Other chapters discuss the nature of multiple sclerosis, its management, and guidelines for dealing with all aspects of the disease and its impact on your life. A chapter on services available from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,

Multiple Sclerosis in Clinical Practice

Multiple Sclerosis in Clinical Practice
Author: Dr. Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD,Dr. Stanley Van Den Noort, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1999-10-01
ISBN: 1934559733
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis in Clinical Practice Book Excerpt:

Managing multiple sclerosis, with all the associated problems of a progressive chronic disease, requires special knowledge on the part of the clinician. From which drugs to prescribe for an acute attack, to the use of new drugs available to help control the disease process, to managing the myriad of symptoms and neurologic complications associated with the disease, the clinician must have a full armament of tools available to be effective. This book provides the basic groundwork you need to treat these patients. It is designed for all physicians who manage the disease outside a comprehensive MS care center, emphasizing those therapies that can be used successfully by the non-MS specialist, and indicating when referral is appropriate. Most importantly, it gives you the tools to improve the quality of life for your patients, allowing them to maximize their capabilities and take advantage of all available resources.

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.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Rosalind C. Kalb
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2007-12-11
ISBN: 1934559156
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

A diagnosis of MS can feel overwhelming, even terrifying. Though over 400,000 American's have received that diagnosis, succinct answers on the issues surrounding MS can be hard to come by. This guide is the definitive resource for those who need information on this debilitating disease. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, it includes information on diagnosis, epidemiology, and the condition's emotional, social, and economic aspects, as well as descriptions of common medications and helpful advice for managing symptoms.

Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis

Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Phillip D. Rumrill
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2010-02
ISBN: 145876558X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition, is essential reading for any person with MS who has questions regarding employment and disability. Chapters cover everything from vocational rehabilitation to job placement to the laws covering employment. This updated edition includes: A NEW chapter detailing employee rights regarding medical leave, health insurance portability and accountability, and continuation of benefits; A NEW chapter on Social Security Disability Insurance programs; An expanded and updated chapter on the Americans with Disabilities Act; An expanded and updated chapter on employment services for people with MS; A completely updated chapter on policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve the rate of labor force participation of people with a chronic condition Intended for people with MS, their families, physicians, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation professionals, and others interested in the employment implications of MS, this comprehensive book is a basic source of information on matters of research and public policy.

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009-11
ISBN: 1458739325
Category: Fiction
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.

American Rehabilitation

American Rehabilitation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rehabilitation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Health Insurance Resources

Health Insurance Resources
Author: Kimberly Calder, MPS,Stephen E. Cooper,Dorothy E. Northrop, MSW, ACSW
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006-12-08
ISBN: 9781934559611
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Insurance Resources Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Health Insurance Resources: A Guide for People with Chronic Disease and Disability continues to be a uniquely helpful reference for those who need and use health insurance most often but have the least access to it. The book was developed to assist individuals living with disability and chronic health conditions, as well as health care professionals, in understanding the health care system and maximizing their rights and entitlements within that system. The manual is completely updated throughout, and reflects the changes in the system since the first edition's publication in 2003. Crucially, the book includes new information about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage plan, which took effect in January 2006. It also covers: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income COBRA HIPAA State High Risk, Pools Insurance glossary State pharmacy assistance programs And much, much more! This essential guide contains information about a wide variety of options that will be of assistance to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, or who have questions about insurance and don't know where to begin. It will also serve those who work with chronically ill individuals and their families, such as health care professionals and para-professionals, consumer and patient advocates, and the educators and institutions that serve them.

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Robert Shuman,Janice Schwartz
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Offers families advice on multiple sclerosis, considering the psychological and physiological impact of the illness, its power to change family roles, its economic impact, and new research into the affliction

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. "