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These activity shows specific EMG patterns which diagnosis ALS. An MRI is also used in helping to diagnose this condition because it provides images of the brain and the spinal cord. Treatment: there are not known treatments for this disease. Symptomatic relief and comfort measures are provided. Physical and occupational therapy to help keep you strong. Speech therapy which helps with the coughing, swallowing and talking, and supportive devices to help keep you mobile. Prognosis: this disease is fatal where the patient usually dies within 2 to 5 years of being diagnosed from respiratory failure. Reference: ALS Association. . Feigenbaum, David, ed. Journeys with ALS. Virginia Beach: DLRC, 1998. Print. Kimura, Jun, and Ryuji Kaji, eds. Physiology of ALS and Related Diseases. New York: Elsevier Science, 1997. Print. Mitsumoto, Hiroshi, and Theodore L. Munsat, eds. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Guide for Patients and Families. 3rd ed. New York: Demos Health, 2009. Print. Oliver, David, Gian Domenico Borasio, and Declan Walsh, eds. Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. Print. Parker, James N., and Philip M. Parker, eds. Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. San Diego, Calif.: Icon Health, 2003. Print. Derived from: "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis." Magill's Medical Guide (Online Edition). Salem Press. 2013. 1. Ropper AH, et al. (2014). Degenerative diseases of the nervous system. In Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 10th ed., pp. 1060-1131. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
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2. Miller RG, et al. (2007). Riluzole for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/motor neuron disease (MND). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1).
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