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Vol 1, No 1 (2002): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2002-05-07
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Palliative treatment of motor neuron disease

David Oliver, Margaret Simpson, Anna Adamczyk
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2002;1(1):29-32.
Vol 1, No 1 (2002): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2002-05-07

Abstract

Motor neuron disease (MND) is an incurable, progressive disease of motor neurons. The course is usually dramatic and the average survival is 3-4 years. Symptomatic treatment includes pain control, dyspnea, dysphagia, drooling and emotional lability. Other problems the teams will encounter with these patients in the terminal phase of disease include communication, care for the families, spiritual care.

Abstract

Motor neuron disease (MND) is an incurable, progressive disease of motor neurons. The course is usually dramatic and the average survival is 3-4 years. Symptomatic treatment includes pain control, dyspnea, dysphagia, drooling and emotional lability. Other problems the teams will encounter with these patients in the terminal phase of disease include communication, care for the families, spiritual care.
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Keywords

motor neuron disease; symptom control; terminal phase

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Title

Palliative treatment of motor neuron disease

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 1, No 1 (2002): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

29-32

Published online

2002-05-07

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2002;1(1):29-32.

Keywords

motor neuron disease
symptom control
terminal phase

Authors

David Oliver
Margaret Simpson
Anna Adamczyk

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