Management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Abstract

Motor Neuron Diseases (MNDs) are neurological disorders characterized by the selective and progressive degeneration of motor neurons. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is the most common. ALS causes diffuse muscle weakness and death secondary to respiratory failure. The diagnosis is made clinically, supported by electrodiagnostic testing. Although medications are limited, careful attention to breathing, nutrition, and patient mobility can have a major, positive impact on the course of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-421
Number of pages5
JournalMissouri Medicine
Volume110
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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