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February 1989

The Management of Motor Neuron Disease

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(2):124. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520380020005

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Abstract

This book provides a succinct compassionate approach to the management of motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Chapter 1 describes the disease and chapter 2 focuses on the diagnosis and prognosis. The remaining four chapters review the treatments of specific problems arising in the course of the disorder. Supportive and symptomatic therapies for dysphagia, dysarthria, and various motor deficits are discussed. The role of health professionals, including physicians, therapists, nurses, social workers, orthotists, and other members of the health care team, are summarized. This book is useful to health care professionals who deal with patients with motor neuron disease, and also to patients who are afflicted with this disorder and their families. Since many references are made to specific organizations and benefits available in Great Britain, this book is particularly valuable there.

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