Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, Theodore L. Munsat
Demos, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 451 pages
Approximately 10,000 individuals are diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) each year. Although there have been major advances in understanding the underlying pathology of ALS, for most patients the clinical outcome is fatal. However, a great deal can be done to treat the symptoms of ALS, to improve the patient's quality of life and to help caregivers and families to cope with the disease.
This new and extensively revised guide covers every aspect of living with ALS. There are discussions of:
Rounding out this comprehensive review are sections that deal with hospice care, life support systems, legal, ethical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dealing with the disease, and the role of the National Voluntary Health Agency in dealing with all aspects of the disease.
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Dr Mitsumoto in his informative handbook collected articles from various experts surrounding any aspect of Lou Gehrig's disease, covering physical symptoms as well as emotional aspects, treatments and ... Read full review
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Perhaps the greatest challenge of writing a medical text is balancing the dissemination of information with accessibility. This book does an excellent job of walking this line. It manages to neither ... Read full review