Heterogeneity in ALSFRS-R decline and survival: a population-based study in Italy

  title={Heterogeneity in ALSFRS-R decline and survival: a population-based study in Italy},
  author={Jessica Mandrioli and Sara Biguzzi and Carlo Guidi and Elisabetta Sette and Emilio Terlizzi and Alessandro Ravasio and Mario Casmiro and Fabrizio Salvi and Rocco Liguori and Romana Rizzi and Vladimiro Pietrini and Annamaria Borghi and R Rinaldi and Nicola Fini and Elisabetta Chierici and Mario Luigi Santangelo and Enrico Granieri and Vittoria Mussuto and Silvia de Pasqua and Eleni Georgoulopoulou and Antonio Fasano and Salvatore Ferro and Roberto D’Alessandro},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
Very few studies examined trend over time of the revised Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) and factors influencing it; previous studies, then, included only patients attending tertiary ALS Centres. We studied ALSFRS-R decline, factors influencing this trend and survival in a population-based setting. From 2009 onwards, a prospective registry records all incident ALS cases among residents in Emilia Romagna (population: 4.4 million). For each patient, demographic… CONTINUE READING


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