Lessons Learned from Challenging MS Cases

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Two MS patients describe their struggles with ongoing disease activity and a succession of disease-modifying therapies. Among the management challenges are progressive disability, frequent exacerbations, and serious side effects, notably PML. Our video faculty considers the options in managing these difficult clinical situations.

This interactive video presentation includes case discussions by MS experts who address professional practice gaps in performance by discussing treatment options for multiple sclerosis patients whose frequent exacerbations persist over many years. The discussion includes consideration of newer therapies that may cause serious adverse effects, including PML.

Moderator

Patricia M. Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Edwards, CO

Featuring

Clyde E. Markowitz, MD
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Program expires December 8, 2014.

For further information or to obtain a copy of this program on DVD for group presentations, please email sphillips@projhouse.com or call 845-436-9857.

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When your MS Patient Gets Sick

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Patients with multiple sclerosis may seek medical attention for the same reasons as any other patient. Because MS symptoms are so diverse, the symptoms of concomitant conditions are often confused with symptoms related to multiple sclerosis itself or even from side effects of MS therapies. This activity is designed to help you manage MS patients appropriately when they come to the office with infections, pain, depression, arthritis, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, urinary incontinence, and other problems.

This video presentation includes case discussions by MS experts who address professional practice gaps in performance by discussing how to distinguish and treat concomitant conditions in multiple sclerosis patients.

To obtain a free DVD while supplies last, call 845-436-9857.

Program Expires: August 21, 2012

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Improving Ambulation in MS

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Therapies for treating ambulation dysfunction are selected to achieve specific treatment goals, such as compensating for the underlying impairments, improving the efficiency and safety of gait, and/or making activities related to walking less difficult. The presenters clarify how different types of therapies can be combined to best address each goal and suggest strategies to assess and improve ambulation.

Discussion topics include assessment techniques, rehabilitation, pharmacologic agents, and devices. Case presentations and before-and-after video analysis will illustrate the suggested therapeutic approaches.

Program Expires: February 29, 2012

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MS Management: The Immunosuppression Debate

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After many years in which few pharmacologic agents were available to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), a dizzying variety of new agents are now available or will soon become available to delay progression of this difficult disease. In general, these new agents suppress or modulate different aspects of the immune system than those affected by the more established disease-modifying therapies.

In this on-line activity, which is conducted in a town-hall format, 2 experts debate the appropriate use of these new agents, while discussants who treat MS patients every day chip in with their lively opinions. You are invited to weigh in with your management strategies in this interactive forum. Also available on DVD for group presentations. Call 845-436-9857.

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Troubles and Triumphs in MS Diagnosis

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This video presentation on DVD includes case discussions by active community clinicians and MS experts. These experts explain what to look for to make the difficult diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Program Expires: May 31, 2011

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News

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA. December 9, 2013.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, in collaboration with the Project House a Member of the Multiple Sclerosis Educational Alliance, is pleased to announce the launch of Lessons Learned from Challenging MS Cases, an on-line educational video for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physicians who care for MS patients. This activity is designed to help you manage MS patients who have continuing disease activity over many years despite a variety of disease-modifying therapies. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

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