Modifiable risk factors in the progression of multiple sclerosis : a systematic review of the epidemiology and treatment

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common progressive disease of the central nervous system in young adults and the cause of serious physical disability in adults of working age. Epidemiologic data suggest that rates of MS vary with demographic and environmental factors. The disease presentation is...

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Main Author: Hempel, Susanne
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.), West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Evidence-Based Synthesis Program Center
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Washington, D.C.] Department of Veterans Affairs (US) December 2015, 2015
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common progressive disease of the central nervous system in young adults and the cause of serious physical disability in adults of working age. Epidemiologic data suggest that rates of MS vary with demographic and environmental factors. The disease presentation is very heterogeneous with diverse clinical manifestations. Progression of MS may vary with modifiable risk factors. This systematic review focused on modifiable risk factors and exposures that are associated with MS progression, and interventions that are directed at modifiable risk factors to delay progression
Item Description:At head of title: QUERI
Physical Description:1 PDF file (iv, 134 pages) illustrations