Multiple Sclerosis: Guidelines and Palliative Care

Multiple Sclerosis: Guidelines and Palliative Care

Publication date: May 07, 2019

Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA: The National Multiple Sclerosis [MS] Society has come out with several different recommendations and guidelines that relate to the ongoing care and the multidisciplinary approach to caring for multiple sclerosis and its multiple symptoms.

And, of course, when one thinks of therapies for multiple sclerosis, there are those that are designed to treat acute relapses.

There are multiple treatments that are designed to try to change the course of multiple sclerosis by limiting new disease activity and injury.

And then there are multiple treatments designed to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis that include fatigue, sleep abnormalities, and issues with pain, discomfort, and tingling sensations, as well as issues with instability of gait and a variety of other features that are commonly experienced by people living with MS. Physical therapy in multiple sclerosis has been studied over the years.

Among common symptoms of multiple sclerosis are fatigue and spasticity, both of which can be very debilitating for patients.

Depression is a common feature in multiple sclerosis and more commonly presents in patients with MS than in the general population.

People with MS can experience bladder problems, which commonly include increased frequency of urination and what’s called bladder spasticity, where patients get a sudden urge to urinate and need to urgently do so, otherwise they may lose control.

Concepts Keywords
ACTH Cancer-related fatigue
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Sleep disorder
Anemia Fatigue
Bladder Medical specialties
Contractures Spasticity
Disability Medicine
FAAN Organ systems
FANA Autoimmune diseases
Fatigue Multiple sclerosis
FRCP Plasmapheresis
Frequency Physical therapy
Gait Physiotherapy
Hydration Active stretching
Intravenously Change multiple sclerosis
Lose Control Night spasms
Multiple Sclerosis Activity injury
Pain Urgency spastic bladder
Palliative Care Common multiple sclerosis
Physical Therapists Fatigue
Physical Therapy Multiple sclerosis treatment
Physiotherapy Therapies multiple sclerosis
Plasmapheresis
Progressive
Relapse
Sleep
Sleep Hygiene
Sleepiness
Spastic
Spasticity
Steroids
Symptom
Thyroid
Tingling Sensations
Urinate
Urination

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Multiple Sclerosis
disease DOID Multiple Sclerosis
gene UNIPROT BFAR
gene UNIPROT ADRB2
gene UNIPROT NR1H4
disease MESH multiple
disease MESH relapses
disease MESH abnormalities
disease MESH spastic
drug DRUGBANK Corticotropin
gene UNIPROT POMC
disease MESH anemia
disease DOID anemia
disease MESH spasms
disease MESH Depression
disease MESH Lifestyle
disease MESH complications
disease MESH contractures
disease MESH gait

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