Strength, physical activity, and fasciculations in patients with ALS

  title={Strength, physical activity, and fasciculations in patients with ALS},
  author={Farrah J. Mateen and Eric J. Sorenson and Jasper R. Daube},
  journal={Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis},
  pages={120 - 121}
Fasciculations are a nearly universal feature in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The prognostic value of fasciculations remains uncertain. Twenty‐four patients with ALS were evaluated for the effects of atrophy, limb weakness, disease duration, and physical activity on fasciculation frequency (as measured by surface electromyography and clinical counting). Variables were compared by multiple linear regression. As strength of the limb deteriorated, the number of fasciculations… 

Complex fasciculation potentials and survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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In conclusion, benign and malignant fasciculations are not distinguishable on the basis of waveform; highly complex fasciculation potentials can be seen in both conditions.

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