Defining optimal management in ALS: from first symptoms to announcement.

@article{Brooks1999DefiningOM,
  title={Defining optimal management in ALS: from first symptoms to announcement.},
  author={Benjamin R. Brooks},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 8 Suppl 5},
  pages={S1-3; discussion S20-1}
}
The advances in treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have demonstrated the need to diagnose this disease precisely and directly. Two international initiatives, at El Escorial in 1990 and at Airlie House in 1998, have grappled with the clinical and laboratory elements that may accelerate the diagnostic process. Shortly after the Airlie House meeting in 1998, an international group of clinical neurologists met to discuss optimal management strategies in ALS. The goals were to examine… CONTINUE READING