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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common motor neuron disease. It discusses the three major forms of ALS: sporadic ALS, the familial or hereditary form of ALS, and ... More


International Aspects of Care

David Oliver

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the different care and aid for patients with ALS in different countries around the world. The existence of differences with the palliative care for ALS patients around the ... More


Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

David Oliver, Gian Domenico Borasio, and Declan Walsh (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or motor neurone disease) is a rare disease but one that can cause profound suffering for both the patient and their family. Whilst new treatments for ALS are being ... More


End of life Care: Ethical Issues

Leo Mccluskey and Lauren Elman

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the many ethical issues surrounding caring for patients with ALS and their families. These ethical issues include making decisions, especially regarding nutrition and ... More


Paula Ferrari: Another Triumph of the Spiritual Over the Practical

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the case of Paula Ferrari, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is an incurable degenerative motor neurone disease that leads ... More


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neuron Disease

Christopher Shaw

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter aims to explain and define amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neuron disease. The first section of this chapter focuses on the typical and usual clinical presentation and ... More


Palliative Care

David Oliver

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses palliative care, an approach aimed to improve the quality of life of patients with ALS including their families facing problems associated with this life-threatening disease, ... More


Advance Directives

Gian Domenico Borasio and Raymond Voltz

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on advance directives wherein the patients are given freedom to indicate their preferences for medical treatment and intervention. In many parts of the world, consideration of ... More


Control of Symptoms: Dyspnoea and Respiratory Symptoms

Rebecca Lyall and Deborah Gelinas

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the different symptoms arising from progressive respiratory muscle weakness and dyspnoea that happens to ALS patients. This progressive loss of respiratory muscle function in ... More


Control of Symptoms: Cognitive Dysfunction

Laura Goldstein

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter looks into the nature of cognitive changes in ALS patients, the different symptoms associated with cognitive change, and the potential interventions that may slow the progression of the ... More


Control of Symptoms: Other Symptoms (including depression)

Gian Domenico Borasio and David Oliver

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the other symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease. ALS symptoms are divided into two groups; those deriving directly from the neurodegenerative process, and those ... More


Cannabinoids and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids play a neuroprotective function in the brain by reducing the release of excitatory glutamate release and by their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. THC acts on both CB1 and CB2 ... More


Cyberanatomies of Hope

Priscilla Song

in Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how the embodied dynamics of illness and chronicity shape online modes of health-seeking by comparing the experiences of people living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) to those ... More


Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

David Oliver, Gian Domenico Borasio, and Wendy Johnston (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or motor neuron disease) is a rare disease but one that can cause profound suffering for both the patient and their family. Whilst new treatments for ALS are being ... More


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease

Christopher E. Shaw, Annika Quinn, and Emma Scotter

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The term ‘motor neuron disorders’ covers a range of conditions in which the motor neuron cell bears the brunt of the disease process. The molecular basis of these abnormalities has been ... More


Multidisciplinary care: physiotherapy

Ulrike Hammerbeck and Emily Jay

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The physiotherapist plays an important role in the coordinated multidisciplinary management of treatable symptoms in a progressive, untreatable disease such as ALS. Assessment of physical and ... More


Multidisciplinary care: speech and language therapy

Amanda Scott and Maryanne McPhee

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The speech and language therapist has an important role in the interdisciplinary assessment and management of ALS patients, particularly with regard to changes to speech and communication. Within a ... More


Jason Becker: Musicality begets musicianship in a heavy metal guitar prodigy

Michael Heffley

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0034
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the arc of a renowned rock guitarist’s development from his childhood immersion in folk, rock, and classical guitar styles and materials, and his continuing output as a composer ... More


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