Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
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2009-11-21 17:57:17
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  1. Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • aka Lou Gerigs Disease
    • adult-onset upper and lower motor neuron disease.
    • progressive muscle weakness & wasting leading to paralysis
    • no known cause or cure
  2. Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)-assessment
    • motor changess
    • cognitive changes
    • respiratory compromise
    • diagnosed by ruling out other possibilities
  3. Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)-interventions
    • maintain optimum functioning and end-of-life care
    • Rilutek only approved drug-not a cure, extends survival time
    • meds for pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances
    • speech and swallowing problems
    • nutrition consult

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