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Clinical Decision-Making in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Syed A. RizviEmail author
  • Joshua A. Stone
  • Saima T. Chaudhry
  • Nichola Haddad
  • Brian Wong
  • Jennifer O. Grimes
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Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis is a complex heterogeneous disease. The introduction of several new disease modifying agents and the implications of treatment have increased the burden of decision making in MS therapeutics. There is now increasing data regarding unconventional use of approved therapies such as alternate dosing methods, use of DMD in untested populations such as patients > 60 years, escalation VS induction approaches, as well as other treatment related concerns including risk of rebound disease, treatment of PML and use of DMD post PML, management of pregnant MS patients and use of marijuana in MS patients. In this chapter we discuss the current data related to these topics with an intention to create a better understanding of some of these issues.

Keywords

Disease-modifying agent PML Marijuana Pregnancy Escalation Induction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed A. Rizvi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joshua A. Stone
    • 2
  • Saima T. Chaudhry
    • 2
  • Nichola Haddad
    • 3
  • Brian Wong
    • 4
  • Jennifer O. Grimes
    • 3
  1. 1.Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Brown NeurologyProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.MS Fellow, Brown NeurologyProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Alpert Warren Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyHartford Healthcare, University of Connecticut School of MedicineSouthingtonUSA

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