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Comprehensive rehabilitative care across the spectrum of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Paganoni, S; Karam, C; Joyce, N; Bedlack, R; Carter, GT
Published in: NeuroRehabilitation
2015

BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) is a neurodegenerative disease that results in progressive muscle weakness and wasting. There is no known cure and the disease is uniformly fatal. PURPOSE: This review discusses current concepts in ALS care, from breaking the diagnosis to end-of-life care. People with ALS have several multidisciplinary needs due to a complex and dynamic disease process. They benefit from rehabilitation interventions that are individualized and have the goal of optimizing independence, function, and safety. These strategies also help minimize symptomatic burden and maximize quality of life. CONCLUSION: Patient-centered, multidisciplinary care has a significant impact on the life of people with ALS and is the current standard of care for this patient population.

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NeuroRehabilitation

DOI

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1878-6448

Publication Date

2015

Volume

37

Issue

1

Start / End Page

53 / 68

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Terminal Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Quality of Life
  • Humans
  • Animals
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences
 

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Paganoni, S., Karam, C., Joyce, N., Bedlack, R., & Carter, G. T. (2015). Comprehensive rehabilitative care across the spectrum of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. NeuroRehabilitation, 37(1), 53–68. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-151240
Paganoni, Sabrina, Chafic Karam, Nanette Joyce, Richard Bedlack, and Gregory T. Carter. “Comprehensive rehabilitative care across the spectrum of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.NeuroRehabilitation 37, no. 1 (2015): 53–68. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-151240.
Paganoni S, Karam C, Joyce N, Bedlack R, Carter GT. Comprehensive rehabilitative care across the spectrum of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. NeuroRehabilitation. 2015;37(1):53–68.
Paganoni, Sabrina, et al. “Comprehensive rehabilitative care across the spectrum of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.NeuroRehabilitation, vol. 37, no. 1, 2015, pp. 53–68. Pubmed, doi:10.3233/NRE-151240.
Paganoni S, Karam C, Joyce N, Bedlack R, Carter GT. Comprehensive rehabilitative care across the spectrum of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. NeuroRehabilitation. 2015;37(1):53–68.

Published In

NeuroRehabilitation

DOI

EISSN

1878-6448

Publication Date

2015

Volume

37

Issue

1

Start / End Page

53 / 68

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Terminal Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Quality of Life
  • Humans
  • Animals
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • 3209 Neurosciences
  • 1109 Neurosciences