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Therapeutic Claims in Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Treatments, 4th ed.

This book contains reports from the Therapeutic Claims Committee of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, an international group of neurologists who treat people with MS.

It provides background on MS, and covers the history, rationale, and summary of MS treatments; treatments for acute exacerbations; methods used to prevent worsening of MS; symptomatic and general management of MS; and miscellaneous empirical treatments.

Treatments used in MS are listed with summaries of the scientific rationale, how each has been evaluated the risks and cost, and a concluding statement.

While the language is dry, detached, and professional, it is the best guide to current MS treatments. For example, many concluding statements simply say: "There appears to be no generally accepted scientific basis for use of this therapy. It has never been tested in a properly controlled trial." New York: Demos/Vermande, 1996. 213 pages. Paperback, $24.95 (plus $4.00 shipping & handling, per order). Write: 386 Park Avenue South, Suite 201, New York, NY 10016; tel: 1-800-532-8663.
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Publication:Inside MS
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Date:Mar 22, 1997
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