Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Apr 7, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 460 pages
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ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, cannot be cured but it can be treated. A great deal can be done to treat the symptoms of ALS, to improve an individual's quality of life, and to help families, caregivers, and loved ones to cope with the disease. This extensively revised and rewritten new edition of the bestselling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide For Patients and Families addresses all of those needs, and brings up-to-date important information to those living with the reality of ALS. The book is completely revised throughout and contains NEW information on: Recently developed approaches to treating ALS symptoms Use of non-invasive ventilators Multidisciplinary team care New guidelines being developed by the American Academy of Neurology for patients with ALS The use of riluzole (Rilutek) to treat ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis covers every aspect of the management of ALS, from clinical features of the disease, to diagnosis, to an overview of symptom management. Major sections deal with medical and rehabilitative management, living with ALS, managing advanced disease, end-of-life issues, and resources that can provide support and assistance in this time of need. This edition is in two volumes. The second volume ISBN is 9781459613744.
  

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User Review  - RoyalScatterBrain - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - indygo88 - LibraryThing

This is quite a meaty, informative book on ALS, written primarily for patients & families, although would be helpful for anyone seeking additional information about the disease itself &/or ways in ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
3
The Clinical Features and Prognosis of Amyotrophic Lateral
40
Treating the Symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis The Medical and Rehabilitative Management of Amyotrophic 86 3 The Diagnosis of Amyo...
107
A Comprehensive Approach to Managing Amyotrophic
135
Rehabilitation Issues
166
Physical Therapy
192
Occupational Therapy
220
Wheelchair Selection
251
Nutrition Intervention 296 10 Managing Communication and Swallowing Difficulties
352
Respiratory Management
385
Life Support Realities and Dilemmas
411
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Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center and Director, Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center and Neuromuscular Division, Neurological Institute of New York

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