Incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Europe

@article{Logroscino2009IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Europe},
  author={Giancarlo Logroscino and Bryan J. Traynor and Orla Hardiman and Adriano Chi{\`o} and Douglas Mitchell and Robert J. Swingler and Andrea Millul and Emma K. T. Benn and Ettore Beghi},
  journal={Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery \& Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={81},
  pages={385 - 390}
}
Background Geographical differences in the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been reported in the literature but comparisons across previous studies are limited by different methods in case ascertainment and by the relatively small size of the studied populations. To address these issues, the authors undertook a pooled analysis of European population based ALS registries. Methods All new incident ALS cases in subjects aged 18 years old and older were identified prospectively… 
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