Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Editors: Wilkins, Alastair (Ed.)

  • Clinically focused overview of current and future therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Accessible guide for physicians who manage patients with progressive multiple sclerosis
  • Overview of hypotheses concerning the likely mechanisms of disease progression and how they relate to potential therapies
  • Extensive information on epidemiology, imaging pathology, treatment trials and biomarkers of relevance to progressive multiple sclerosis
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About this book

Progressive multiple sclerosis places a huge burden on individuals, carers and society and treatment options are currently limited. However, there have been significant recent advances in understanding progressive disease and this book draws the field together into a single, accessible, clinically focused text.

Progressive Multiple Sclerosis sets out the basic science, pathology, epidemiology and treatment possibilities in progressive multiple sclerosis. The biological processes underlying disease progression are elucidated as are specific pathophysiological mechanisms. The basic science of axonal degeneration and the clinical understanding of progressive multiple sclerosis are discussed in the context of emerging and future therapies for disease progression as are trials which might be conducted for progressive multiple sclerosis. An overview of biomarkers for the disease is included and existing symptomatic therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis are covered in detail. Each chapter addresses specific aspects of progressive multiple sclerosis providing an extensive review of the current literature and a discussion of the likely mechanisms of tissue injury relevant to the disease.

Progressive Multiple Sclerosis is ideal for both general neurologists and those with a specialist interest in multiple sclerosis. It will also be of interest to neurologists in training and other medical professionals treating this common disease.

Dr Alastair Wilkins is Senior Lecturer in Neurology, University of Bristol, and Consultant Neurologist at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. He researches axonal injury in multiple sclerosis and related disorders.

About the authors

Dr Alastair Wilkins is Senior Lecturer in Neurology, University of Bristol, and Consultant Neurologist at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. He researches axonal injury in multiple sclerosis and related disorders.

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From the reviews:

“Although there are plenty of books on multiple sclerosis, there are very few that solely cover progressive MS as this one does. … The book is written for neurologists and neurologists in training who grapple with the understanding and management of progressive multiple sclerosis. … This is an excellent overview of an often neglected topic in multiple sclerosis books.” (Joseph I. Sirven, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2012)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Wilkins, Alastair

    Pages 1-9

  • What Is Disease Progression?

    Hawkins, Stanley (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • Epidemiology of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Robertson, Neil (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • The Neuropathology of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Bo, Lars (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Mechanisms of Disease Progression

    Wilkins, Alastair

    Pages 71-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Editors
  • Alastair Wilkins
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2395-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2395-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2394-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6218-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 252
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