Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families

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Since publication of the first edition of this book, the understanding andreatment of ALS have changed dramatically. The many puzzles of this diseasere being steadily solved. One cause of familial ALS has been identified, andhe mechanisms of motor neuron cell death are much better understood. The FDAas approved riluzole, the first drug available for the treatment of ALS.dditional drugs are being tested and others are on the horizon. Thisomprehensive guide covers every aspect of the management of ALS. Beginningith discussions of clinical features of the disease, diagnosis, and anverview of symptom management. Major sections deal with medical andehabilitative management, living with ALS, managing advanced disease,nd-of-life issues, and resources that can provide support and assistance.egardless of their views about long-range events, everyone dealing with theeality of ALS wants to know what to do now.;Issues that they have or willeed to deal with include: * whether to participate in therapeutic trials *he role of rehabilitation treatments * the use of riluzole (Rilutek), as

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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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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

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