Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families:Third Edition

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Demos Medical Publishing, Mar 16, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 496 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.


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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


The Medical and Rehabilitative Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Living With The Reality of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Managing Advanced Disease and EndofLife Issues
Where You Can Turn to For Help
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Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto is the current Medical Director of the ALS Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Previously he was on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as Director of the ALS Center. In 2000 he received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has published widely on the subject.

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