Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease considered the major cause of neurological disability in young adults . Data from patients who committed suicide during the pivotal study of interferon used as a disease modifying treatment in multiple sclerosis support this association.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease considered the major cause of neurological disability in young adults worldwide. While depression is considered a determinant factor of impaired quality of life and poorer prognosis among patients with multiple sclerosis, it is very often dismissed and undertreated by physicians. Moreover, there is plenty of evidence of neuropsychiatric toxicity caused by the use of IFNα as a treatment for other medical conditions.
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Multiple sclerosis mainly affects young adolescents, making late-onset multiple sclerosis a rarity and diagnostic challenge, particularly for cases after age 80 years. We present an 82-year-old patient with multiple sclerosis with very late onset. As well as spastic paraplegia, additional Parkinsonism secondary to demyelination in the basal ganglia was observed in this case. In most publications, spinal cord lesions were more common in late-onset multiple sclerosis which, in contrast, could not be found in our case.
Induction therapy: Patients with severe disease activity at onset, first receive strong immunosuppressant drugs, followed by long-term maintenance therapy with DMDs.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, degenerative disease of the CNS that is caused by an immune-mediated inflammatory process. This process results in the demyelination of white matter in the brain and spinal cord. MS has a higher prevalence among women and people in temperate regions such as Europe and North America. Induction therapy: Patients with severe disease activity at onset, first receive strong immunosuppressant drugs, followed by long-term maintenance therapy with DMDs. Summary of multiple sclerosis therapy. Relapsing remitting MS (RR-MS).
Medical & Surgical Nursing (Notes). Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care Plan & Management. Medical & Surgical Nursing (Notes). Prev Article Next Article. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, progressive, non- contagious, degenerative disease of the CNS characterized by demyelinization of the neurons. Which patient should be assigned to the traveling nurse, new to neurologic nursing care, who has been on the neurologic unit for 1 week? A. A 34-year-old patient newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). B. A 68-year-old patient with chronic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or coordination.
Written by a nurse who has practiced with MS patients for 25 years and was named the National Multiple Sclerosis Society . Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.
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