publication . Article . 2008

epidemiology and clinical features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in ireland between 1995 and 2004

Paul Brennan;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, volume 79, pages 30-32 (issn: 0022-3050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
Background: We conducted a prospective, population based study to examine trends in incidence and prevalence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Ireland from 1995 to 2004. Methods: The Irish ALS Register was used to identify Irish residents diagnosed with ALS between the 3 year period from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 1997 and the 3 year period from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2004. Results: 465 Irish residents were diagnosed with ALS during the study periods. The annual incidence rate of ALS in Ireland remained stable over this time (2.0 cases per 100 000 person-years; 95% CI 1.9, 2.2). Median survival of Irish ALS patients was 16.4 months and did not ...
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