Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and by Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD

By Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD

ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's sickness, can't be cured however it will be taken care of. very much could be performed to regard the indications of ALS, to enhance an individual's caliber of existence, and to aid households, caregivers, and household to deal with the affliction. This greatly revised and rewritten re-creation of the bestselling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A consultant For sufferers and Families addresses all of these wishes, and brings updated vital details to these residing with the truth of ALS.

The publication is totally revised all through and includes NEW details on:

  • Recently built ways to treating ALS symptoms
  • Use of non-invasive ventilators
  • Multidisciplinary staff care
  • New guidance being built by way of the yankee Academy of Neurology for sufferers with ALS
  • The use of riluzole (Rilutek) to regard ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis covers each point of the administration of ALS, from medical beneficial properties of the illness, to prognosis, to an outline of symptom administration. significant sections take care of clinical and rehabilitative administration, residing with ALS, dealing with complicated illness, end-of-life matters, and assets which could supply help and counsel during this time of need.

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Hirano, A, Kurland, LT, Krooth, RS, et al: Parkinsonism-dementia complex, an endemic disease on the island of Guam. I. Clinical features. Brain 84:642-661, 1961. 33. Hirano, A, Kurland, LT, and Sayre, GP: Familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. A subgroup characterized by posterior and spinocerebellar tract involvement and hyaline inclusions in the anterior horn cells, Arch Neurol 16:232-243, 1967. 34. Hirano, A, Malamud, N, and Kurland, L: Parkinsonism-dementia complex, an endemic disease on the Island of Guam.

Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991, pp 273-300. 58. Spencer, PS: Guam ALS/Parkinsonism-Dementia: A long-latency neurotoxic disorder caused by "slow toxin(s)" in food? Can J Neurol Sci 14:347-357, 1987. 59. Spillane, JD: The History of Neurology. Oxford University Press, London, 1981. 60. Strauss, MB: Familiar Medical Quotations. Little, Brown, Boston, 1968. 61. Strong, MJ, Hudson, AJ, and Alvord, WG: Familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, 1850-1989: A statistical analysis of the world literature. Can J Neurol Sci 18:45-58, 1991.

53 ALS in Other Western Pacific Foci. Miura,47 a Japanese physician and pupil of Charcot, gave the first detailed description of ALS in Japan in 1911. He pointed out the high frequency of ALS in the Kii peninsula on the main island of Honshu. 25,26 These endemic forms of ALS in the Western Pacific were most often targeted in the pursuit of an environmental cause for ALS, as pioneered by Yase68 in 1972. Investigation of environmental causes is discussed in Chapter 16. Familial ALS. Aran2 probably first reported familial ALS when he first described PMA.

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