This book was written to provide accurate and helpful information about
complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to people with multiple
sclerosis (MS). The term CAM refers broadly to medical approaches, such as
acupuncture or herbal medicine, that are not typical components of conventional
medicine. Despite the fact that the majority of people with MS appear
to use CAM, it may be difficult to find reliable information about the
relevance and usefulness of these therapies in MS.
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transport limitation in larger tissue may also affect survival. Due to the macroscopic size of
tissue-engineered products and its finite thermal conductivity, there may be large thermal
gradients from the surface to the interior of the samples. The presence of a thermal gradient
during cooling and warming phases makes it difficult to choose optimal temperature
change protocols for both surface and interior cells. Moreover, osmotic effects (water
movement from inside-unfrozen cells to outside-frozen cells) during cooling, reduces cell
Many animals respond to a hot environment by resorting to an increased respiration rate
and in some cases to open-mouth panting. Respiration rates in the camel increase very
little with increase in ambient heat load and the respiratory route, probably, is a very
minor source of water loss. In addition, camels are able to exhale unsaturated air under
some conditions. The combination of cooling and desaturation can result in saving 60%
of the water that would be present in fully saturated air exhaled at body temperature.
Hyperpigmentation, lichenification, and scaling in the antecubital fossae are seen in this patient with atopic dermatitis. (Courtesy of Robert Swerlick, MD; with permission.)
Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment Therapy of AD should include avoidance of cutaneous irritants, adequate moisturizing through the application of emollients, judicious use of topical antiinflammatory agents, and prompt treatment of secondary infection. Patients should be instructed to bathe no more often than daily using warm or cool water, and to use only mild bath soap.