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Services and Treatment

Setting the Standard for Comprehensive MS Care in the Region
The Penn MS program provides consultative services and ongoing care for more than 3,000 patients yearly. The program includes eight full-time faculty members, and specializes in quality, state-of-the-art clinical care with a personal approach. Patients are evaluated by a multi-disciplinary team that includes physicians and highly-trained nurse practitioners who are experts in symptom management, treatment, patient education, health-maintenance and general well-being for patients with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis

Individualized Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis, Treatment and Support

  • Neuroradiologists at Penn are developing new MRI technologies that will enhance the diagnosis of MS and the assessment of disease activity. Cutting-edge imaging protocols and techniques, including use of 3-Tesla magnets, have been implemented through collaborative efforts of Pennís MS researchers and radiologists for use in MS trials as well as in clinical care.
  • Ancillary testing methods, including evoked potentials, blood studies, bladder ultrasound, and lumbar puncture assist MS clinicians in diagnosis and ongoing follow-up.
  • Challenging and standard aspects of patient management are reviewed by the Penn MS faculty and trainees during case conferences.
  • Consultations with rehabilitation medicine, physical and occupational therapy, urology, neuropsychology, neuro-ophthalmology, and other services are available as part of the comprehensive approach to each patient.
  • MS-certified nurses and nurse practitioners provide individualized training and support for management of symptoms of MS, for self-injection of immunomodulatory therapies, and for counseling and coordination of care.
  • Support groups organized by MS staff offer opportunities for patient education.
  • A comprehensive MS clinical database facilitates follow-up and disease monitoring.

 

 


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