Multiple Sclerosis: Coping with Complications

by Barry Farr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/6/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 450
ISBN : 9781480829220
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 450
ISBN : 9781480829237
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 450
ISBN : 9781480829244

About the Book

There's no miracle cure for multiple sclerosis. But there are ways to reduce its negative impact. What better source than a physician who battled MS as a patient for 24 years?

Unlike the "cure for MS" books published for decades (none yet deemed valid by the scientific community), this one aims to help patients deal with the reality of chronic complications of MS, sharing new strategies. Why "new" ones? Older strategies didn't work so well. For example, using long-recommended conventional, medical wisdom, MS patients still got more urinary tract infections.

Dr. Barry Farr tells how he avoided urinary tract infection for 20 years despite being high risk. When conventional approaches didn't relieve severe rib fracture pain, he tried something different. The pain disappeared. After 3 aspiration pneumonias during 7 months, he made a change and had none over 7 years. Being new, such strategies won't be found in other books for MS patients.

About the Author

Dr. Farr received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Virginia. He spent the rest of his career on the faculty of the University of the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he retired as the William S. Jordan Jr., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the age of 52 due to physical disability from multiple sclerosis. Hospital Epidemiologist at UVA for 18 years and Chairman of the Master of Science Program in Epidemiology for 11 years, he mentored 18 postdoctoral fellows in research. He also was President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and Editor of the SHEA scientific journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. He co-authored 167 medical publications, 137 scientific abstracts for national scientific meetings, and co-edited two books entitled Catheter Related Infections.