Textbooks and further reading about MS
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London: Whurr Publishers; 2002
This comprehensive resource examines all aspects of the care of the person with MS. Practical aspects dealt with include caring for someone who is going through the process of being diagnosed with MS and a review of the multidisciplinary management of symptoms using case studies and vignettes. The book also discusses the complications of severe MS and the implications for the family and nurse in caring for someone who is severely disabled.
New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 2006
This readable book, now in an expanded second edition, offers reliable information on the relevance, safety, and effectiveness of various alternative therapies including acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic medicine, cooling therapy, yoga, diets and fatty acid supplements, the use of herbs and vitamins and minerals. A section on integrating conventional and unconventional medicine links specific symptoms to potentially useful therapies. Also includes a glossary of popular supplements that are commonly used in MS.
Bowling AC, Stewart TM.
New York: Demos; 2004
Gives a brief review of more than 100 or the more commonly used dietary supplements taken by people with MS.
Burks JS, Johnson KP (eds).
New York: Demos; 2000
An American textbook book that focuses on symptom control and clinical management. Includes section on rehabilitation.
Compston A, et al (eds).
London: Churchill Livingstone; 2005
This authoritative, standard textbook describes in detail the genetics, neurobiology, pathophysiology, and experimental modelling of multiple sclerosis. The emphasis is on clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic aspects of the disease. The 4th edition was published at the end of 2005.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2007
This textbook provides a survey of the emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders experienced by some people with MS. For each of the neuropsychiatric disorders associated with MS, there is a review of the literature, clinical guidelines are given for diagnosis and treatment and case studies are incorporated.
Halper J, Holland NJ (eds).
New York: Springer Publishing Company; 2010
Written by an American MS nurse, this book puts forward an organised system of health care designed to address the physical, emotional, social, and environmental problems of people with MS and their families. It contains an overview of MS and its implications for nursing practice, a discussion of theoretical concepts, research, and clinical trials, an overview of symptom management, the prevention of complications in severely disabled individuals, psychosocial issues, sexuality, the role of complementary therapies and patient and family education.
Halper J (ed).
New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 2007
The companion to Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis (see above), this book examines complex issues in MS management for nurses. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable and difficult disease. The book is divided into sections dealing with the MS itself, advanced practice requirements for nurses and advanced symptom management.
Perkin GD, Wolinsky JS.
Abingdon, Oxon: Health Press; 2005
Aimed at all physicians and nurses who work with people with MS, this book offers a concise review of factors relating to MS - the condition itself, its diagnosis, its management and the medications that are available.
Polman CH, Thompson AJ, Murray TJ, Bowling AC, Noseworthy JH.
New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 2006
An accessible review of the most frequently used treatments for MS, this book offers an authoritative reference for all health professionals and a factual guide for people with MS who need information about therapies. It is organised into sections dealing with the treatment of acute exacerbations, disease-modifying therapies, symptom management, and alternative therapies. An updated version can also be read online at the MS International Federation website.
New York: Demos; 2005
This book provides a comprehensive but accessible history of MS from its recognition as a distinct condition in the 19th century to the technical advances and development of therapies during the last century.
Hawkins CB, Wolinsky JS.
Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2000
Provides a comprehensive review of the research evidence behind symptomatic and disease modifying treatment options for MS and offering evidence-based advice as to which management options are appropriate.
Joy JE, Johnston RB (eds).
Washington: National Academy Press; 2001
This book presents health professionals with a comprehensive overview of the state of research into MS, reviewing existing knowledge and identifying key research questions. Compiled by an international panel of eminent researchers, the book focuses on strategies that have the greatest potential to understand the biological mechanisms of recovery and to translate findings into specific strategies for therapy. It also looks at how people adapt to MS and the research needed to improve the lives of people with MS and management of symptoms.
Cohen AJ, Richard A. Rudick .
Cambridge: Cambridge Unversity Press; 2011
This textbook examines the most important aspects of MS that impact on clinical trial design, on the development of new disease therapies and on patient care. The international team of contributors discuss the clinical course of MS, its clinical heterogeneity and the presence of subclinical disease activity that occurs during the early stages of the disease.
van den Noort S, Holland NJ (eds).
New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 1999
Written for non-MS specialist health professionals, this book covers topics such as the symptoms associated with MS and their management, management of an acute attack, the use of new drugs available to help control the disease process and indicates when referral is appropriate.
Zajicek J, Freeman J, Porter B.
Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2007
Multiple Sclerosis Care - A Practical Manual is a concise and easy to use reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is useful for all health professionals involved in the care of people with MS, including hospital doctors and GPs, therapists and social workers. It takes account of the latest scientific evidence and guidelines in the management of MS, and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to the evaluation of controversial aspects of MS care.