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Other treatments available 

Other treatments available
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Other treatments available
Author(s):

John Zajicek

, Jennifer Freeman

, and Bernadette Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569831.003.0017
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date: 17 October 2019

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Treatments for MS frequently go through a phase of optimistic fervour generally spread by word of mouth or the internet. Often interest in treatments, and a demand for their availability, precedes any evidence for efficacy. Unfortunately, the list of unsuccessful treatments far exceeds the list of useful ones. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one such treatment. Many oxygen chambers are still in existence and used to treat MS, although there is no evidence of any efficacy, and indeed this is an example of a treatment where there is definite evidence for lack of efficacy. A Cochrane review and several other authors reach similar conclusions....

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