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    Need Advice: Spinal Tap Useful?

    I should also note that the 2nd opinion neurologist did not bring up the spinal tap; I did. After I inquired about whether it would be a useful tool in this situation to help with the dx, he seemed somewhat indifferent but discussed a study he was conducting where IF my PALS was interested in...
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    Need Advice: Spinal Tap Useful?

    Is a spinal tap often recommended to help confirm ALS (i.e., rule out other possibilities)? Does anyone have any resources regarding the use of spinal taps to successfully dx or rule out ALS? I am trying to find info to help my PALS make a decision about getting a spinal tap. Very quick...
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    Advice on ALS Clinic Selection?

    Many thanks for your advice lgelb and Nikki J!
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    Advice on ALS Clinic Selection?

    Hello. My father was diagnosed w/ALS earlier this month at West Virginia University (WVU). The diagnosis and recommendation to begin Radicava was so swift from WVU that I suggested he get a 2nd opinion. We had the 2nd opinion at the Cleveland Clinic last week, and they want to re-run the EMG and...
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