AffiliationDept. of Neurology, Beaumont Hospital, and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin 9, Ireland.
MeSHAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
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CitationThe management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 2009, 256 (2):176-86 J. Neurol.
JournalJournal of neurology
AbstractThe terms amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neuron disease (MND) refer to a condition characterized by motor system degeneration with relative preservation of other pathways. Although there have been advances in symptomatic treatment, ALS remains an incurable condition. Advances in ALS management prolong survival but simultaneously raise challenging ethical dilemmas for physicians, patients and their families. Here, we review current practice in the management of ALS including pharmacological treatment, nutritional management, respiratory care, and evolving strategies in the management of cognitive impairment.
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