Palliative Care Issues in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An Evidenced-Based Review.

Journal Article (Review)

As palliative care physicians become increasingly involved in the care of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), they will be asked to provide guidance regarding the use of supplements, diet, exercise, and other common preventive medicine interventions. Moreover, palliative care physicians have a crucial role assisting patients with ALS in addressing health care decisions to maximize quality of life and cope with a rapidly disabling disease. It is therefore important for palliative care physicians to be familiar with commonly encountered palliative care issues in ALS. This article provides an evidenced-based review of palliative care options not usually addressed in national and international ALS guidelines.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Karam, CY; Paganoni, S; Joyce, N; Carter, GT; Bedlack, R

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 84 - 92

PubMed ID

  • 25202033

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2715

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-9091

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1049909114548719

Language

  • eng