Issues and Practices in Multiple Sclerosis

Jack S. Burks, Barry G. Arnason, Patricia K. Coyle, Corey C. Ford, Avertano Noronha, Kottil W. Rammohan

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Abstract

The objective of this roundtable discussion of experts in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS) was to summarize the current understanding of MS and its therapeutic options. The experts discussed subjects ranging from the etiology of MS to the current standards for patient care. Specific topics included the subtypes of MS, with a focus on the benign subtype, brain atrophy, the role of magnetic resonance imaging or "neuroimaging studies," disease-modifying therapies, biological markers as indicators of drug efficacy, and combination therapies. In addition, the experts speculated as to what will be available in the near future for the improved diagnosis and management of MS. This review summarizes the main points of this discussion and is intended to serve as a reference for neurologists involved in the care of patients with MS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-320
Number of pages14
JournalNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adverse effects
  • Brain atrophy
  • Glatiramer acetate
  • Immunotherapy
  • Interferon-β
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mitoxantrone
  • Multiple sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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