Dr. Christopher Lee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will review options available for treating respiratory dysfunction in ALS, including timing of initiation of respiratory support, different devices to assist breathing and facilitate cough, and the effect of these treatments. The primary intended audience is people with ALS and their caregivers.
In partnership with The ALS Association, NEALS offers live webinars for people with ALS, caregivers and the broader ALS community. Topics include updates on clinical trials, best practices for clinical care, and current research efforts in ALS causes and treatments. Our webinars also offer participants the opportunity to ask questions directly of the experts running clinical trials and conducting research activities.
Presenter: Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD, Duke ALS Clinic
Curcumin, one of the ingredients in tumeric and curry powder, has several biological effects that could be useful in treating ALS. There are 3 validated "ALS reversals" that occurred on curcumin, and there was even a "positive" clinical trial done in Iranian patients with ALS. This webinar will review the interesting background science on curcumin and outline a new patient-centric clinical trial of a particular form of it that will occur at Duke University in 2018.