Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (JRRD)

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the brain and spinal cord. It is a chronic disease affecting young adults. A significant number of patients with MS have a progressive form of the disease that results in increasing disabilities over time without improvement. Unfortunately, no medication exists to slow the disease in these patients. We reviewed the medical charts of progressive patients and found that many of them were prescribed MS drugs that were inappropriate. The use of these drugs in progressive patients exposes them to potential side effects and diverts medical resources that could be used for supportive and symptomatic care.

Volume 48 Number 10, 2011
   Pages 1223 — 1230

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Mangla S, Jain S, Selkirk S. Disease-modifying agents in progressive multiple sclerosis: Management of 100 patients at Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC, Spinal Cord Division. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(10):1223???30.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.10.0200
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