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Athleticism and ALS; understanding peripherally induced movement disorders

Athleticism and ALS; understanding peripherally induced movement disorders

Movement disorders following head trauma are well recognised, but we know much less about those occuring after a peripheral injury. Diana van Rooijen, Leiden Medical Center, the Netherlands, tells us what her review on this group of conditions reveals (0.58).Clinicians are used to seeing ALS patients who are or have been athletic. So is there a link, and if so, could exercise have a direct effect on the condition? Dr Martin Turner, John Radcliffe University Hospital, Oxford, talks us through his investigations (8.58).See also:Concordance between site of onset and limb dominance in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis http://tinyurl.com/b3bdzc7Peripheral trauma and movement disorders: a systematic review of reported cases http://tinyurl.com/b977yzm

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