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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis standard of care consensus conference

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis standard of care consensus conference

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Published by Lippincott-Raven in Hagerstown, MD .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Amytrophic lateral sclerosis -- Treatment.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementRobert G. Miller, supplement editor.
    SeriesNeurology -- v. 48, no. 4, Supplement 4 (April 1997), Neurology -- v. 48, no. 4.
    ContributionsMiller, Robert G. 1942-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination37 p. ;
    Number of Pages37
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22366882M

    About 15 new cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease of exclusion, are diagnosed each day in the United States. ALS impairs voluntary musculature, both in the extremities and the organs involved in speaking, swallowing, and breathing. Life expectancy averages two to five years after diagnosis. No cure yet exists, with one approved medication appearing to slow the . Strong MJ, Hudson AJ, Alvord WG. Familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a statistical analysis of the world literature. Can J Neurol Sci ; Westeneng HJ, Debray TPA, Visser AE, et al. Prognosis for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: development and validation of a personalised prediction model. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 59 Chapter 5 Parental age and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 73 Chapter 6 Family history of neurodegenerative and vascular diseases in ALS: a population-based study 83 Chapter 7 Leisure time physical activity is associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Interdisciplinary Care of the Patient With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Rudd Heart & Lung Conference Center Janu Top Floor Abraham Flexner Way Louisville, KY Care of individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

    Care of the individual with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) requires an interdisciplinary effort. This conference will be centered around Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the specific needs associated with individuals with this t Name: Tess Ocean.


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