By (author) Perkin, George D.; By (author) Wolinsky, Jerry S.
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