ALSFRS-R score and its ratio: a useful predictor for ALS-progression.

  title={ALSFRS-R score and its ratio: a useful predictor for ALS-progression.},
  author={Katja Kollewe and Ulrike Mauss and Klaus Krampfl and Susanne Petri and Reinhard Dengler and Bahram Mohammadi},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={275 1-2},
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. To determine predictors of survival, we studied different parameters in our ALS Database including 479 patients. The effects of individual prognostic factors of survival were studied using Kaplan-Meier life table. The prognostic value of each factor of interest was expressed in terms of a hazard ratio. Survival from symptom-onset ranged from 4 months up to 11.9 years. Gender had no effect on survival in our cohort… CONTINUE READING
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