Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Patient Care Guide for Clinicians is a practical reference for clinicians caring for ALS patients, and brings together the collective wisdom of those at the forefront of patient-oriented research and practice. The book is an official publication of the ALS Research Group and provides both an evidence based and experience-based guide to multidisciplinary ALS care. The book is broken down by area mirroring the way large multi-disciplinary ALS clinics operate and includes pertinent material for each member of the care team. Each section has one primary author from that discipline, who reviews the specific issues they have seen arise and reviews the evidence-based options presented for each issue. The sections also have teams of secondary authors, other experts from the same discipline who offer counterpoints or other ideas about how to handle clinical problems (i.e. use of lipids and statins, screening for driving, etc.)-essentially what has or hasn't worked for them-thus capturing the variety of opinions across experts in the field and providing real-world care information that isn't available or documented anywhere else.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Features: A practical reference for all members of the ALS care team, covering everything from breaking the news all the way through end-of-life care and bereavement Official ASL Research Group publication Evidence and experience-based chapters provide current scientific and clinical consensus and a forum for sharing real-world care options
Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Centre and Director, Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Centre and Neuromuscular Division, Neurological Institute of New York
Section 1: What is ALS?, Section 2: Neurologist, Section 3: Nurse Coordinator, Section 4: Speech Therapist, Section 5: Nutrition Therapist, Section 6: Physical Therapist, Section 7: Occupational Therapist, Section 8: Respiratory Therapist Section 9: Social Worker, Section 10: Psychologist, Section 11: Research Team, Section, 12: Voluntary Disease Organizations
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