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Multiple Sclerosis : Questions and Answers for Patients and Loved Ones.

By: Howard, Jonathan, MD.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (124 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780826177476.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Multiple Sclerosis : Questions and Answers for Patients and Loved OnesOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Share Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers for Patients and Loved Ones -- Chapter 1: An Introduction to MS -- 1. What Are the Worst Symptoms for Newly Diagnosed Patients? -- 2. What Is MS? -- 3. Neuroscience Basics -- 4. What Happens in MS? -- 5. What Causes MS? -- 6. How Is MS Diagnosed? -- 7. Do I Need a Lumbar Puncture? -- 8. What Should I Expect With a Lumbar Puncture? -- 9. What Are the Initial Symptoms of MS? -- 10. What Is a Relapse? -- 11. What Are the Stages and Different Types of MS? -- 12. How Can I Tell What Stage of MS I'm in? -- 13. What Is the Prognosis of MS? -- 14. What Is the Life Expectancy for People With MS? -- 15. Will I Wake up One Day and Not Be Able to Walk? -- 16. Do Relapses Matter? -- 17. What About Pediatric MS? -- Chapter 2: The MRI and MS -- 18. What Is an MRI and What Does It Show in MS? -- 19. How Are MRIs Used to Diagnose MS? -- 20. How Do MRIs Help With Relapses? -- 21. How Do MRIs Help With Disease Surveillance? -- 22. Do All White Spots Mean MS? -- Chapter 3: Treating MS Part I: Relapses -- 23. How Are Relapses Treated? -- 24. What Are the Side Effects of Steroids? -- 25. Are There Options Besides Steroids for Relapses? -- 26. What Is ACTHAR? -- 27. What Is Plasmapheresis? -- Chapter 4: Treating MS Part II: Disease-Modifying Therapies -- 28. What Are the Disease-Modifying Therapies? -- 29. How Do We Evaluate the Medications for MS? -- 30. What Is the EDSS? -- 31. Why Is MS a Difficult Disease to Study? -- 32. Why Should I Take a Medication if I Feel Fine? -- 33. Which Medicine Should I Start Taking? -- 34. What Are Monoclonal Antibodies? -- 35. What Is Tysabri (natalizumab)? -- 36. What Are the Risk Factors for PML in Patients on Tysabri? -- 37. How Is PML Diagnosed? -- 38. Can PML Be Treated? -- 39. What Is Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)?.
40. What Is Ocrevus (ocrelizumab)? -- 41. What About the Oral Medications? -- 42. What Is Gilenya (fingolimod)? -- 43. What Are the Downsides to Gileyna? -- 44. What Is Aubagio (teriflunomide)? -- 45. What Is Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)? -- 46. PML Summary -- 47. What Is Novantrone (mitoxantrone)? -- 48. How Do I Know if My Medication Is Working? -- 49. What Is Dangerous for Patients with MS? -- 50. Will I Have to Take This Medication for the Rest of My Life? -- 51. Can Medications Be Combined? -- 52. What About Stem Cells? -- 53. What About Treating Pediatric MS? -- 54. Why Is Progress in MS So Difficult? -- 55. Should I Take Any Supplements? -- 56. What About Vitamin D? -- 57. What About Biotin? -- 58. What About "Cure-Alls" in MS? -- Chapter 5: Treating MS Part III: Symptoms -- 59. What Are Symptomatic Treatments for MS? -- 60. What About Marijuana? -- 61. What Is Polypharmacy? -- 62. What Is the Role of Physical Therapy in MS? -- 63. What Is the Role of Occupational Therapy in MS? -- 64. What Mobility Assistive Devices Are Available? -- Chapter 6: Lifestyle and MS -- 65. What Lifestyle Changes Should I Make? -- 66. What Is the Best Thing I Can Do for My Health? -- 67. Should I Change My Diet? -- 68. Should I Get the Flu Vaccine? -- 69. Should I Stop Working? -- Chapter 7: Pregnancy and MS -- 70. How Does Pregnancy Affect the Course of MS? -- 71. What About Fertility Treatments? -- 72. How Are Relapses Managed During Pregnancy? -- 73. What About Disease-Modifying Therapies During Pregnancy? -- 74. What About Symptomatic Therapies in Pregnancy? -- 75. What About MRIs in Pregnancy? -- 76. What About Labor and Delivery? -- 77. What About the Postnatal Period? -- 78. What About Breastfeeding? -- Glossary -- Index.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Share Multiple Sclerosis: Questions and Answers for Patients and Loved Ones -- Chapter 1: An Introduction to MS -- 1. What Are the Worst Symptoms for Newly Diagnosed Patients? -- 2. What Is MS? -- 3. Neuroscience Basics -- 4. What Happens in MS? -- 5. What Causes MS? -- 6. How Is MS Diagnosed? -- 7. Do I Need a Lumbar Puncture? -- 8. What Should I Expect With a Lumbar Puncture? -- 9. What Are the Initial Symptoms of MS? -- 10. What Is a Relapse? -- 11. What Are the Stages and Different Types of MS? -- 12. How Can I Tell What Stage of MS I'm in? -- 13. What Is the Prognosis of MS? -- 14. What Is the Life Expectancy for People With MS? -- 15. Will I Wake up One Day and Not Be Able to Walk? -- 16. Do Relapses Matter? -- 17. What About Pediatric MS? -- Chapter 2: The MRI and MS -- 18. What Is an MRI and What Does It Show in MS? -- 19. How Are MRIs Used to Diagnose MS? -- 20. How Do MRIs Help With Relapses? -- 21. How Do MRIs Help With Disease Surveillance? -- 22. Do All White Spots Mean MS? -- Chapter 3: Treating MS Part I: Relapses -- 23. How Are Relapses Treated? -- 24. What Are the Side Effects of Steroids? -- 25. Are There Options Besides Steroids for Relapses? -- 26. What Is ACTHAR? -- 27. What Is Plasmapheresis? -- Chapter 4: Treating MS Part II: Disease-Modifying Therapies -- 28. What Are the Disease-Modifying Therapies? -- 29. How Do We Evaluate the Medications for MS? -- 30. What Is the EDSS? -- 31. Why Is MS a Difficult Disease to Study? -- 32. Why Should I Take a Medication if I Feel Fine? -- 33. Which Medicine Should I Start Taking? -- 34. What Are Monoclonal Antibodies? -- 35. What Is Tysabri (natalizumab)? -- 36. What Are the Risk Factors for PML in Patients on Tysabri? -- 37. How Is PML Diagnosed? -- 38. Can PML Be Treated? -- 39. What Is Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)?.

40. What Is Ocrevus (ocrelizumab)? -- 41. What About the Oral Medications? -- 42. What Is Gilenya (fingolimod)? -- 43. What Are the Downsides to Gileyna? -- 44. What Is Aubagio (teriflunomide)? -- 45. What Is Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)? -- 46. PML Summary -- 47. What Is Novantrone (mitoxantrone)? -- 48. How Do I Know if My Medication Is Working? -- 49. What Is Dangerous for Patients with MS? -- 50. Will I Have to Take This Medication for the Rest of My Life? -- 51. Can Medications Be Combined? -- 52. What About Stem Cells? -- 53. What About Treating Pediatric MS? -- 54. Why Is Progress in MS So Difficult? -- 55. Should I Take Any Supplements? -- 56. What About Vitamin D? -- 57. What About Biotin? -- 58. What About "Cure-Alls" in MS? -- Chapter 5: Treating MS Part III: Symptoms -- 59. What Are Symptomatic Treatments for MS? -- 60. What About Marijuana? -- 61. What Is Polypharmacy? -- 62. What Is the Role of Physical Therapy in MS? -- 63. What Is the Role of Occupational Therapy in MS? -- 64. What Mobility Assistive Devices Are Available? -- Chapter 6: Lifestyle and MS -- 65. What Lifestyle Changes Should I Make? -- 66. What Is the Best Thing I Can Do for My Health? -- 67. Should I Change My Diet? -- 68. Should I Get the Flu Vaccine? -- 69. Should I Stop Working? -- Chapter 7: Pregnancy and MS -- 70. How Does Pregnancy Affect the Course of MS? -- 71. What About Fertility Treatments? -- 72. How Are Relapses Managed During Pregnancy? -- 73. What About Disease-Modifying Therapies During Pregnancy? -- 74. What About Symptomatic Therapies in Pregnancy? -- 75. What About MRIs in Pregnancy? -- 76. What About Labor and Delivery? -- 77. What About the Postnatal Period? -- 78. What About Breastfeeding? -- Glossary -- Index.

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