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Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis (Paperback)

Edited by Giesser, Barbara S., MD.

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Primer on Multiple Sclerosis is a practical guide to the management of persons with Multiple Sclerosis. It provides guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of both symptoms and the underlying disease process, as well as updates on current basic science and research initiatives.

ISBN 9780195369281
Barcode 9780195369281
Published 6 January 2011 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780195369281
ISBN-10 0195369289
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Publication Date 6 January 2011
International Publication Date 20 December 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Giesser, Barbara S., MD.
Category General Practice
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Clinical Psychology
Number of Pages 504
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 1,216g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Multiple sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis
NBS Text Clinical Medicine: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 616.834
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <br> Multiple Sclerosis: A Primer is really a misnomer for this most comprehensive volume about all aspects of multiple sclerosis. This is no primer but a thoroughly researched and complete encyclopedia of multiple sclerosis for stem to stern.... In my 35+ years of working with MS I have reviewed many comprehensive books on the topic but none is as complete as this. I truly appreciate the opportunity to review this excellent tome. <br>- Randall T. Schapiro, MD, President, The Schapiro Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Group <br>And Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN <br> This is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to develop a broader and deeper understanding of multiple sclerosis.... the bottom line is that the editor and contributors have avoided the traps that often characterize such multi-authored volumes, and have covered the entire field with sufficient but not excessive detail, and with surprisingly little redundancy. <br>- H

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Author's Bio

Dr. Barbara Giesser is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Clinical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program at UCLA. She has been specializing in caring for persons with MS since 1982. In addition to her clinical and research activities, Dr. Giesser has been active in educational and advocacy efforts through her work with organizations such as the National MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

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