The New Diagnostic Criteria of ALS (Awaji Criteria) Hiroyuki Nodera 1 , Yuishin Izumi 1 , Ryuji Kaji 1 1Department of Neurology, Tokushima University Keyword: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) , electrodiagnosis , diagnostic criteria , IFCN pp.1023-1029
Published Date 2007/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416100142
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 Several diagnostic criteria for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) exist, namely, Lambert criteria and revised El Escorial criteria, however, these criteria may not be useful in diagnosing early ALS. It may be possible that clinical trials in humans for ALS have been mostly unsuccessful because of inclusion of only advanced patients meeting such "tight" criteria. In December 2006, researchers around the globe met in Awaji Island, Japan to discuss about proposing the new ALS criteria (Awaji criteria) to facilitate detection of ALS in an early stage.

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