Awaji diagnostic algorithm increases sensitivity of El Escorial criteria for ALS diagnosis.

@article{Carvalho2009AwajiDA,
  title={Awaji diagnostic algorithm increases sensitivity of El Escorial criteria for ALS diagnosis.},
  author={Mamede de Carvalho and Michael Swash},
  journal={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : official publication of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Motor Neuron Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
We have tested the sensitivity of a recently published approach to combining clinical and EMG data in the 'research diagnosis' of ALS, in 55 consecutive patients clinically diagnosed with ALS. The application of this 'Awaji algorithm' to the revised El Escorial diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of ALS achieved a diagnostic sensitivity of 95% for definite ALS compared with 18% using the clinical El Escorial criteria and 53% when the EMG criteria as defined in the El Escorial criteria, were… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
46 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 46 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…