Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

P. M. Andersen, S. Abrahams, G. D. Borasio, M. de Carvalho, A. Chio, P. Van Damme, O. Hardiman, K. Kollewe, K. E. Morrison, S. Petri, P. F. Pradat, V. Silani, B. Tomik, M. Wasner, M. Weber

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management: Second Edition
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2010


  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-motor neuron disease or MND, characterized by symptoms and signs of degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons
  • Better patient/caregiver satisfaction-when effective communication strategies are used
  • Diagnosing ALS in bulbar and limb regions
  • Diagnosing ALS, being straightforward-patient showing progressive, generalized symptoms in bulbar and limb regions
  • Diagnostic criteria for ALS
  • Likelihood of a peaceful death process-to be communicated to patients and their caregivers/relatives (GPP)
  • Neuromuscular diseases-management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Patients with ALS, should be followed in specialist multidisciplinary clinics
  • Patients with ALS-having increased risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
  • Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)-frequent in ALS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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