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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


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


Personal Experiences

Phil Hankins

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/9780199212934.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter relates the personal experience of Phil Hankins who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this chapter, he talks about how he faces the dilemma and problems ... More


Neurological disorders

Wendy Johnston and Jessica Simon

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0103
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter contains a number of case studies to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and expertise required to manage neurological disorders in palliative patients. It considers several issues ... 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


Jean-Martin Charcot: Clinical Neurology Comes of Age

Stanley Finger

in Minds Behind the Brain: A history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181821
eISBN:
9780199865277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181821.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

During the first half of the 19th century, most neurological diseases were categorized on the basis of a single feature, such as a paralysis or a tremor. Labeling and classifying neurological ... More


Neurodegenerative disease

Tony OʼBrien

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the palliative care of adult patients with the more common, progressive neurodegenerative conditions. It examines the principles of care that apply to patients with multiple ... More


Neurodegenerative Disorders Other Than Multiple Sclerosis

Javier Fernández-Ruiz, Eva de Lago, María Gómez-Ruiz, Concepción García, Onintza Sagredo, and Moisés García-Arencibia

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the neuroprotective properties of phytocannabinoids, beginning with a description of those cellular and molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying these properties ... More


Glutamate and Glutamate Receptors in Neurological Diseases

ROBERT BALÁZS, RICHARD J. BRIDGES, and CARL W. COTMAN

in Excitatory Amino Acid Transmission in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195150025
eISBN:
9780199865079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150025.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Although glutamate (Glu) normally functions as a neurotransmitter, excess Glu can be harmful and can cause cells to degenerate. Glutamate can cause neuronal cell death by a mechanism referred to as ... 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


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


My Embryo is Auctioned on the Internet

Sheldon Krimsky

in Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

In this dialogue, Dr. Rebecca Franklin is having a conversation with Janet Blackman, a lawyer and feminist writer who has excess embryos from an in vitro fertilization procedure and wants to sell ... 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


Beyer’s Final Years, 1940–44

Amy C. Beal

in Johanna Beyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039157
eISBN:
9780252097133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039157.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at Beyer's final years. The summer of 1940 was busy for Beyer. She taught piano at a number of schools and private homes around the greater New York area, and the families for whom ... More


“And you, what do you think of optimism?”

Andreas Elpidorou

in Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190912963
eISBN:
9780197524343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912963.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter illustrates the benefits (and in some cases, the dangers) of anticipation in the pursuit of the good life. It discusses how anticipation figures in decision-making, savoring, and ... More


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