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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Many illnesses mimic multiple sclerosis and it is important to rule out vascular / infectious / inflammatory / structural changes that present with neurological symptoms/signs and with radiological changes.

• Unraveling the Mystery of MS Differential Diagnosis




OVERVIEW OF MS Epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology of MS.

Implications for Diagnosis

Nature of MS




THE IMMUNE SYSTEM The complexity of the immune system as it apply to MS.

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ETIOLOGY The etiology of MS circle around the triad of the immune system – genetics – environmental factors.

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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Pathophysiology of MS – Inflammation, Demyelination, & Neurodegeneration.

• The Clinical Course of MS: Presentation Through Progression 

• Disease Overview and Current Management Strategies  




SYMPTOMS AND MANAGEMENT Multiple symptoms may be presented along the course of the illness and their management range from non-pharmacological (rehabilitation & support) and pharmacological & surgical interventions.

• The Symptom Chain in MS 

• Fatigue

• Urinary Continence




PROGNOSIS Prognosis of MS is based on favorable/unfavorable factors, diagnostic studies like Optic Coherence tomography (OCT) & MRI films (conventional and non conventional methods).

• The Future of MS Diagnosis and Treatment: A Bright Outlook 




TREATMENT OF MS Treatment of MS – The disease modifying agents.

• Treatment Optimization in MS 

• Disease Modifying Agents for MS 

• MS Disease and Therapy Overview 

• Adherence to DMAs (IOMSN Research Resource) 




ETHICS & ADVOCACY Ethical issues and advocacy relate to care of patients with MS and related to clinical trials.

NEW ADA IS HERE (posted September 15, 2010)




REHABILITATION Rehabilitation – physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallow pathologist, & others may increase function & quality of life.

• Quality of Life considerations for Patients with MS and their Families 




ROLE OF THE NURSE IN MS Nurses act as clinicians, educators, case managers, advocacy negotiator for patients and researchers.

• The Expanded Role of the MS Team 

• The Evolving Role of the MS Team 







 

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