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Multidisciplinary Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Authors: J.A. Rocha and D.A. McKim (Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hospital de So Joo, Porto, Portugal, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa,Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre Ottawa, Canada) 
Book Description:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most frequent adult-onset motor neuron disease (MND), and results from progressive widespread degeneration affecting both upper and lower motor neurons. This book is intended to review some of the current concepts and perspectives in the multidisciplinary management of ALS patients. Special emphasis on respiratory management and non-invasive ventilatory support, neurogenic dysphagia and alternative nutritional strategies, speech dysfunction and alternative communication, psycho-behavioral disturbances such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD), pseudo-bulbar affect and depression, and general symptom management.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Introduction

Respiratory Management in ALS

Swallowing Impairment and Recurrent Aspiration

Speech Dysfunction and Communication Impairment: Dysarthria and Anarthria (Bulbar and Diaphragmatic Impairment)

Psycho-Behavioral Disturbances: Frontotemporal Dementia, Pseudo-Bulbar Affect, Depression

Other Symptomatic Interventions

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues

Index

   Series:
      Neurodegenerative Diseases - Laboratory and Clinical Research
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-062-1
   Status: AN
  
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