Primer On Multiple Sclerosis

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Edition 02
Author Giesser, Barbara (Ed)
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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.

Table of Contents
Part 1: Historical Background
1. T. Jock Murray: The History of Multiple Sclerosis: From the Age of Description to the Age of Therapy
Part 2: Basic Science
2. Ga
iele C. DeLuca, Richard L. Yates and A. Dessa Sadovnick: Genetics and Epidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis
3. Jefferson C. Slimp: Neurophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis
4. Laura Piccio and Anne H. Cross: Immunology of Multiple Sclerosis
5. Yong Guo and Claudia F. Lucchinetti: Taking a Microscopic Look at Multiple Sclerosis
Part 3: Diagnosis and Prognosis
6. Loren A. Rolak: Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
7. Megan Esch and Nancy L. Sicotte: Neuroimaging in Multiple Sclerosis
8. Mark Freedman and Mohammed Abdoli: Cere
ospinal Fluid Profile Supporting a Clinical Definite Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
9. Marc R. Nuwer: Evoked Potentials
10. Erica Grazioli, Cornelia Mihai, and Bianca Weinstock-Guttman: Temporal and Clinical Course of Multiple Sclerosis
11. Robert M. Herndon: Outcome Measures in Multiple Sclerosis
Part 4: Clinical Manifestations
12. Shin C. Beh, Elliot M. Frohman, and Teresa Frohman: Neuro-Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis
13. Angeli S. Mayadev and George H. Kraft: Cerebellar and Brainstem Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis
14. Scott Campea and Jodie K. Haselkorn: Disorders of Mobility in Multiple Sclerosis
15. Ja-Hong Kim and Judy M. Choi: Management of Urinary and Bowel Dysfunction in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
16. Frederick W. Foley: Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis
17. Rhonda Voskuhl and Barbara S. Giesser: Gender and Reproductive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis
18. Nicholas G. LaRocca: Cognitive Impairment and Mood Disturbances
19. Norman S. Namerow: Multiple Sclerosis and Pain
20. Vikram Bhise, Leigh Charvet, and Lauren Krupp: Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
21. Tiffany J. Braley and Alon Y. Avidan: Sleep Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis
22. J.M. Tillema, J. Graves, L.A. Benson, G.S. Aaen, A. Belman, J. Parrish, B. Weinstock-Guttman, L. Krupp, T. Chitnis, and E. Waubant,: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Part 5: Therapeutics
23. Dean M. Wingerchuk: Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders
24. Kirstin Nygren and Gail Hartley: Multiple Sclerosis Nursing
25. Jessica F. Robb and Lawrence M. Samkoff: Immunomodulatory Agents for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
26. Barbara S. Giesser: Immunosuppressive and Novel Therapies
27. Allen C. Bowling: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Multiple Sclerosis
Part 6: Psychosocial Issues
28. Rosalind C. Kalb: Living with Multiple Sclerosis: The Psychosocial Challenges for Patients and Their Families
29. Steven W. Nissen and Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr.: Employment and Career Development Considerations
30. Laura D. Cooper, Esq.: Legal Planning Issues
Part 7: Research
31. Stephen Krieger, Ilana Katz Sand, Svenja Oynhausen, and Aaron Miller: Issues in the Design and Interpretation of Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials
32. Wendy Gilmore and Leslie P. Weiner: Basic Science in Multiple Sclerosis: Progress and Promise

Review Quotes
"This new volume provides a highly accessible summary of a most dynamic area of medicine, featuring updates by many leading authorities in the field. The new edition of Dr. Geisser's primer has great practical value for all clinicians who care for people with multiple sclerosis."

--Stephen L. Hauser, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

"Dr. Barbara S. Giesser's second edition of Primer On Multiple Sclerosis is an impressive and highly successful comprehensive review and synthesis of the huge scientific literature concerning multiple sclerosis. In reading it, one will come to appreciate the remarkable progress we have made
and, yet, how much further we still have to go to eliminate this disease from the myriad of sufferings mankind is faced with. I know of no better resource to educate sophisticated patients, clinicians, researchers and health policy advocates about MS."
--Timothy Vollmer, MD, Co-Director, RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Director, RMMSC, Director, Neurology Clinical Research, Professor, Department of Neurology, Aurora, CO