Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families:Third Edition

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families:Third Edition

by Hiroshi Mitsumoto

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932603729
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 450
Sales rank: 1,302,007
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto is the current Medical Director of the ALS Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Previously he was on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he served as Director of the ALS Center. In 2000 he received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has published widely on the subject.

Table of Contents

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
The Clinical Features and Prognosis of ALS
The Diagnosis of ALS
Treating the Symptoms of ALS
A Comprehensive Approach to Managing ALS
Rehabilitation Issues
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Wheelchair Selection
Managing Communication and Swallowing Difficulties
Nutrition Intervention
Pulmonary Management
Life Support: Realities and Dilemmas
Alternative and Complementary Therapies
Clinical Therapeutic Trials for ALS
The Design of Clinical Trials
The ALS Patient Care Database
Sharing the Experience of ALS: Patient and Family Support Groups
Meditation and ALS
Living with ALS: Quality of Life Issues
Familial Relationships and ALS
Financial Realities
Home Care Agencies
Palliative Care: The Management of Advanced Disease
Hospice Care
What the MDA Can Do
What the ALS Association Can Do
Resources and Support Services

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