Motor Neurone Disease: Progress and challenges


Major progress has been made over the past decade in the understanding of motor neurone disease (MND), changing the landscape of this complex disease.

Through identifying positive prognostic factors, this module explains the new evidence-based standards of care that have been established to improve patient survival, reduce the burden of disease for patients and their carers, and enhance quality of life.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Initiate early management of respiratory dysfunction, maintenance of weight and nutritional status and instigation of a multidisciplinary team
  2. Informed of new therapies undergoing clinical trials, both nationally and globally, representing a shift in treatment paradigms


Authors: Thanuja Dharmadasa, Robert D Henderson, Paul S Talman, Richard AL Macdonell, Susan Mathers, David W Schultz, Merrillee Needham, Margaret Zoing, Steve Vucic, Matthew C Kiernan

Article Type: Narrative review

Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Nervous System Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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