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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Therapeutic, Psychological, and Research Aspects

Editors: Cosi, V. (Ed.)

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An International Conference on "Therapeutic. Psychological and Research Aspects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" was held in Varese. Italy from the 27th to the 31st March 1985. Health care professionals. scientists. patients and their families from twenty countries around the world participated in this meeting. The objectives of the Varese conference were the following: a. To provide a forum for the proponents of the various paths of research into ALS. b. To correlate the useful therapies employed regionally. for the purpose of developing a common guide for patients, families, and supporting professionals. c. To encourage self-examination by the health care professionals into the psychological barriers imposed by a diagnosis of terminal illness for which there is no known cause or cure. Not surprisingly, there were no announcements of "breakthroughs" or "miracle cures", which are nonetheless hoped for in the confrontation of a disease such as ALS. It is fair to say, however, that Varese provided the context for a thorough review of what is known about ALS and we hope that the papers will renew some of the enthusiasm which has characterized this conference. The book contains six sections: Basic Research Aspects, Diagnostic Tools, Clinical Management, Therapeutic Trials, Psychological Aspects and the Epidemiology of ALS. Certain aspects, such as pathological studies and animal models, have not been covered; these subjects were partially treated during the informal sessions. Nevertheless, the large number of papers bears evidence to the growing interest in ALS and to the success of the Varese meeting.

Table of contents (53 chapters)

Table of contents (53 chapters)
  • Deficient Repair of Alkylation Damage of DNA in Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Cells

    Pages 3-6

    Bradley, Dr. W. G. (et al.)

  • Immunoglobulin-Mediated Cytotoxic Effect of ALS-Plasma Towards Erythrocytes: Reflexion of a Pathogenetic Mechanism?

    Pages 7-13

    Conradi, S. (et al.)

  • Differentiation of Human Muscle Cells in the Presence of Neuronal Conditioned Medium (NCM), Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Spinal Cord Cells (SC)

    Pages 15-17

    Delaporte, C. (et al.)

  • GM2 Gangliosidosis with a Motor Neuron Disease Phenotype: Clinical Heterogeneity of Hexosaminidase Deficiency Disease

    Pages 19-23

    Federico, A.

  • Addendum

    Pages 23-23

    Cosi, V. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Book Subtitle
Therapeutic, Psychological, and Research Aspects
Editors
  • V. Cosi
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
209
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5302-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5302-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5304-1
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 357
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