The effects of executive and behavioral dysfunction on the course of ALS

  title={The effects of executive and behavioral dysfunction on the course of ALS},
  author={Richard Olney and J. R. Murphy and Dallas A. Forshew and Elisabeth R. Garwood and Bruce L. Miller and Susan E. Langmore and Michael A. Kohn and Catherine Lomen‐Hoerth},
  pages={1774 - 1777}
Objective: To determine whether patients with ALS–frontotemporal lobar dementia (FTLD) have a shorter survival and are less compliant with recommended treatments than those with ALS who have normal executive and behavioral function (classic ALS). Methods: Survival analysis from ALS symptom onset to death included 81 of 100 consecutive patients who could be classified definitely as ALS with abnormal executive or behavioral function or as classic ALS. Criteria were defined for compliance with… 

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