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The ALS Severity Score of Hillel et al (ALSSS)

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Hillel et al developed the ALS Severity Scale (ALSSS) to evaluate patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The score when combined with measurement of vital capacity can provide a rapid and accurate assessment of the patient's disease status. Since the disease is progressive, the scale can help identify the next problem areas and so can aid in treatment planning. The authors are from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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