By Robyn Ward
94 pages, 30 illustrations
$25.00 (Our delivery cost is a flat fee of $9.00 so the more you order the better!)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common non-traumatic, disabling neurological disease among young adults. However, new diagnostic techniques and advances in treatment have greatly improved early detection and long-term management of this disease.
A multidisciplinary team approach to the patient is essential for the provision of the best possible treatment, so Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis, in this new edition, is directed to all healthcare professionals working with patients who have this complex disease.
Includes the revised set of diagnostic criteria as laid down by the International Panel on the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Reviews new pharmacological approaches to treatment with benefits and risks
Includes an updated overview of Immunomodulatory drugs
Covers the current use of steroid therapy for acute attacks and the range of treatment options available to manage symptoms associated with the disease
Includes the latest information on pain management and the use of cannabinoids
Case histories explore lessons to be learned through patient experience
Epidemiology, pathology and pathophysiology; Classification and early presentation; The established condition; Diagnosis; Treatment of acute attacks and symptoms; Treatment with immunomodulators; The role of paramedical staff and support groups; Future trends
'the book is a useful addition to the multiple sclerosis library and in particular will be of value to family physicians, nurses and neurologists in training.' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
‘...this publication fits well with the current status of MS research: the substantial and rapid advances in this field call for books that are concise and capable of rapidly translating new achievements into clinical practice; Fast Facts: Multiple Sclerosis seems to be one of these’. International MS Journal
'This book is very informative and has clear and up to date information on the subject. ... I found the chapters on treatments and future trends very interesting, as they are more up to date and informative than previous books on MS I have read.' Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK), 2006
Director of Area Cancer Services, South East Sydney and llawarra Area Health Service, Profesor of Medicine, POW Clinical School, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia