Speech Amyotrophic Lateral Disease : Is A Chronic And Terminal Disease That Affects The Lower And Upper Motor Neurons

1725 WordsMay 29, 20157 Pages
This research paper is being written to address Amyotrophic lateral disease (ALS), which is a chronic and terminal disease that affects the lower and upper motor neurons (Srivastava, 2014). ALS is usually fatal within a few years of inception and affects 2-5 per 100,000 people annually worldwide (Donnelly, Grima, & Sattler, 2014). This disease usually affects the patient physically and emotionally and as well as their support system. As of this year, no cure has been developed for this disease. The only drug that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thus far, is a drug that goes by the name Riluzole (Srivastava, 2014). Although Riluzoles is not a cure, it has been effective of lengthening the patients’ life without successful improving the quality of their lives (Srivastava, 2014). While the cause of this disease is unknown, several researchers and clinical drug trails has been conducted, and researchers has determined that this disease is a candidate for stem cells therapy (Srivastava, 2014). This research paper goes in great detail in explaining the pathophysiology, assessments findings (both objectives and subjective), and the type of treatments that is being used to slow down this disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis In The United States In this decade, there have been several fatal diseases that have affected many Americans in the United States. Some of these diseases are easily curable, and others are terminal with no current
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