Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care in Italy: A nationwide study in neurological centers

Adriano Chiò, V. Silani

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Recently, formal standards for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been proposed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). However, there are few information about the actual care of ALS. We have assessed the management of ALS in Italy in various clinical settings, on basis of a self-reported questionnaire. Thirty-six out of the 80 Italian ALS neurological departments with a particular interest in ALS care answered the questionnaire. The centers were subdivided according the mean number of patients currently followed-up (≥30 vs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2001



  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Management
  • Models of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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