MS Diagnosis and Management

MS Diagnosis and Management


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The Multiple Sclerosis - Clinical Care App contains current information on the diagnosis, classification, and management of multiple sclerosis (MS), concisely presented for use at the point of care. The content has been developed by Borm Bruckmeier Publishing in collaboration with the National MS Society, and is intended for practicing neurologists, resident physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Highlights include:

· Signs and symptoms characteristic of MS

· Four disease courses

· 2010 Revised McDonald Diagnostic Criteria for Multiple Sclerosis

· Differential diagnoses

· Elements of the diagnostic workup, including typical findings on brain and spinal MRI, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis

· Common clinically-isolated syndrome presentations
· Extensive symptom management including impact on quality of life, additional resources, and patient education material

· Treatment strategies including disease-modifying medications and relapse and symptom management

· Assessment scales including the Kurtzke Functional Systems Scores, Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale, Bladder Control Scale, and Two-Question Screening Tool for Depression

· National MS Society resources for clinicians and their patients

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Recently changed in this version

- New paper: The Use of Disease-Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis: Principles and Current Evidence. A Consensus Paper by the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition
- New table for approved first line therapies for relapsing MS, including the recently approved peginterferon beta-1a
- Added instructions to interactive tools
- Updated external links
- Added more offline PDF documents

Comments and ratings for MS Diagnosis and Management
  • (72 stars)

    by Cyndi Mc on 03/01/2014

    Hard to go back to the previous page though. I have had some schooling and medical terminology however I wish it was written out as well in easier terms to understand.