Survival and Cause of Death among a Cohort of Confirmed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Cases

@inproceedings{Paulukonis2015SurvivalAC,
  title={Survival and Cause of Death among a Cohort of Confirmed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Cases},
  author={Susan T. Paulukonis and Eric M. Roberts and Jhaqueline P. Valle and Natalie N. Collins and Paul English and Wendy E. Kaye and Xu Gang Xia},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Estimates of survival from disease onset range from 20 to 48 months and have been generated using clinical populations or death records alone. METHODS Data on a cohort of ALS cases diagnosed between 2009-2011 were collected as part of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan ALS Surveillance projects; death records 2009-2013 were linked to these confirmed cases to determine survival… CONTINUE READING
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