The Care of the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Drug, Nutritional, And Respiratory Therapies

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

October 1, 2009

Last Updated Month/Year

January 16, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To systematically review evidence bearing on the management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient

Intended Users

Respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, dietician nutritionist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D000690 - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, D019636 - Neurodegenerative Diseases


amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease

Source Citation

Practice Parameter update: The care of the patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Drug, nutritional, and respiratory therapies (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. R. G. Miller, C. E. Jackson, E. J. Kasarskis, J. D. England, D. Forshew, W. Johnston, S. Kalra, J. S. Katz, H. Mitsumoto, J. Rosenfeld, C. Shoesmith, M. J. Strong, S. C. Woolley. Neurology Oct 2009, 73 (15) 1218-1226; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181bc0141