Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects approximately 400,000 individuals in the United States and 2 million individuals worldwide. The early diagnosis of the disease helps to hopefully stop the diseases progression. The various testing procedures include MRI, CT scan, spinal tap or a variety of blood tests. The diagnosis of the disease is based on McDonald criteria. There are several autoimmune disorders which mimics the disease so final confirmation is done through blood tests.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
Last date updated on September, 2014