Multiple Sclerosis
Creator:   Nurse Practitioner
Created:   11/5/2013
Contains:  10 items
Collection of multiple sclerosis articles.

Tremors: Learning to stop the shakes

Struble, Laura M.

Nurse Practitioner . 35(6):18-25, June 2010.

A tremor is a common, abnormal, involuntary movement of muscles that may be noted during a routine physical examination. Identifying the type of tremor is necessary to determine underlying neurological disorders. This article offers a practical approach to assessment and diagnosis of the most common tremors seen in practice.

Acquired fecal incontinence in community-dwelling adults

Chien, Darleen; Bradway, Christine

Nurse Practitioner . 35(1):14-22, January 2010.

Despite its impact on patients and their families, fecal incontinence is not well-studied, as patients are often too ashamed to disclose it to their healthcare provider or the provider may believe that it cannot be treated. Proper education, strategies to overcome barriers, and appropriate management techniques will help NPs provide adequate relief for patients suffering from this debilitating condition.