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Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy

ISBN: 978-1-119-96369-1
352 pages
February 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Multiple Sclerosis: a complex disease requiring sophisticated management
Multiple Sclerosis poses labyrinthine challenges. There is no blood test to rely on for diagnosis; clinical acumen is essential. Yet an effective diagnosis only takes you part of the way: treatment offers further enigmas. The MS treatment landscape is complicated, and will become even more so with time.

Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy is the map you need to navigate this maze. Written and edited by leaders in the field, it guides you towards effective and positive choices for your patients. The diagnosis section provides state-of-the-art thinking about pathogenesis. With clear coverage of biomarkers, genetics, and imaging, it presents a coherent framework for making the correct diagnosis. The management section comprehensively covers current and future treatments to steer you through the many options for

• Symptom management
• Cognitive dysfunction
• Depression and other mental health issues  

‘Top Tips’ throughout provide the practical guidance you need for the best management of your patients.

Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Therapy should be on the bookshelf of anyone who treats patients with multiple sclerosis.

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List of Contributors, vii

Preface, ix

Part I Pathology and Diagnosis, 1

1 Disease Pathogenesis, 3
Roopali Gandhi and Howard L. Weiner

2 Biomarkers, 26
Manuel Comabella and Samia J. Khoury

3 Epidemiology and Genetics, 56
Philip L. De Jager

4 Diagnosis, 77
James M. Stankiewicz, Varun Chaubal, and Guy J. Buckle

5 Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, 101
Tanuja Chitnis

6 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis, 136
Mohit Neema, Antonia Ceccarelli, Jonathan S. Jackson, and Rohit Bakshi

7 Predicting Clinical Course, 163
Brian Healy and Maria Liguori

Part II Management, 181

8 Medication Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis, 183
James M. Stankiewicz and Samia J. Khoury

9 Symptom Management, 213
Lynn Stazzone and Brandon Brown

10 Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis, 239
Bonnie I. Glanz and Maria K. Houtchens

11 Depression and Other Psychosocial Issues in Multiple Sclerosis, 263
David J. Rintell

12 Future Therapeutic Approaches, 283
Howard L. Weiner and Laura Edwards

Index, 301

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Edited by
Howard L. Weiner, MD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Partners MS Center, Boston, MA, USA
James M. Stankiewicz, MD,  Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Partners MS Center, Boston, MA, USA
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