By Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD
This significant booklet covers each element of residing with ALS, from scientific good points of the affliction to an summary of symptom administration to knowing its analysis. significant sections care for overseeing treatment and rehabilitation, dwelling with ALS, the disease’s complicated section, end-of-life matters, and assets. widely revised and rewritten, this variation includes new chapters at the most modern methods to treating ALS indicators, using noninvasive ventilators, multidisciplinary staff care, new guidance being constructed through the yank Academy of Neurology for sufferers with ALS, using riluzole (Rilutek), and extra.
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To better understand the classification schemes for ALS, one must have a rudimentary understanding of neuroanatomy. As mentioned previously, motor neurons are those cells in the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord that control voluntary movements of muscles. There are two types of motor neurons: upper motor neurons and lower motor neurons (also called anterior horn cells). Both sets of motor neurons are required for optimal control of skeletal muscles. Upper motor neurons reside in the brain in a region called the motor cortex.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families by Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD