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Multiple Sclerosis : Recovery of Function and Neurorehabilitation - Jurg Kesselring

Multiple Sclerosis

Recovery of Function and Neurorehabilitation

By: Jurg Kesselring (Editor), Giancarlo Comi (Editor), Alan J. Thompson (Editor)

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Published: 22nd November 2010
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"Recent developments in basic and applied science have led to better understanding of disease mechanisms and more efficient therapies for multiple sclerosis. The most effective way of managing these patients is through a carefully planned neurorehabilitation programme. The main aims are to reduce disability and handicap and improve functions through effective training, stimulating activity and social participation. As the first text on recovery of function and neurorehabilitation in MS, this book focuseson mechanisms of recovery, application of neuroplasticity to therapeutic interventions, and determination of the efficiency of these interventions. Basic principles of neurorehabilitation in MS are described, as well as techniques for treating specific syndromes which may occur in MS. Written and edited by leading clinicians and researchers, the book achieves an excellent balance between basic science, pathophysiology, and clinical rehabilitation. An essential resource for clinicians and therapists treating patients with multiple sclerosis, neurophysiologists, and health care advisors"--Provided by publisher.

Preface
Basic Mechanisms
Conduction studies in multiple sclerosis
The physiopathology of multiple sclerosis
Synaptic changes in multiple sclerosis. Do they occur? How effectively can they be analyzed?
Sodium channel expression and function in multiple sclerosis
Basic mechanisms of functional recovery
The adult human oligodendrocyte precursor cell: a key player in myelin repair
Tissue regeneration and repair in multiple sclerosis: the role of neural stem cells
Schwann cells as a potential cell-based therapy for multiple sclerosis
Assessment of Mechanisms and Disease Status
MRI to study white matter damage in multiple sclerosis
MRI to assess gray matter damage in multiple sclerosis
Application of fMRI in multiple sclerosis
fMRI in focal CNS damage
Electrophysiological assessment in multiple sclerosis
fMRI monitoring of therapeutic interventions in multiple sclerosis
Rehabilitation - General Aspects
How to measure the effects of rehabilitation
Value and limits of rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
Prognosis in neurorehabilitation
Clinical trials to test rehabilitation
Rehabilitation - Sectorial Interventions
Spasticity in multiple sclerosis
Cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
Disorders of mood and affect in multiple sclerosis
Bladder dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
Ataxia and imbalance in multiple sclerosis
Sexual problems in multiple sclerosis Per
Bulbar problems in multiple sclerosis
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ISBN: 9780521888325
ISBN-10: 0521888328
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 22nd November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.75