A Systematic Review of the Effect of Moderate Intensity Exercise on Function and Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

@article{Lui2009ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of the Effect of Moderate Intensity Exercise on Function and Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis},
  author={Andrew Lui and Nancy Byl},
  journal={Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={68-87}
}
  • A. Lui, N. Byl
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Background and Purpose: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an idiopathic disease of adults affecting upper and lower motor neurons. In one to four years, progressive weakness, spasticity, and respiratory insufficiency compromise independence and survival. Current medical treatment is limited to medication and supportive care. The benefit and harm of moderate physical exercise are controversial. This review examined current research related to moderate exercise for maintaining independence… 
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