A multidisciplinary clinic approach improves survival in ALS: a comparative study of ALS in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

@article{Rooney2015AMC,
  title={A multidisciplinary clinic approach improves survival in ALS: a comparative study of ALS in Ireland and Northern Ireland.},
  author={James P. K. Rooney and Susan Byrne and Mark Heverin and Katy Tobin and Alison Dick and Colette G Donaghy and Orla Hardiman},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={496-501}
}
BACKGROUND Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive debilitating neurodegenerative disease, with a life expectancy of 3-5 years from first symptom. There is compelling evidence that those who attend a multidisciplinary clinic experience improved survival. The purpose of the study was to explore the survival of patients with ALS ascertained through population-based Registers in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Ireland (NI), and to determine whether centralisation of… CONTINUE READING
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