Two Tests May Be Better Than One at Predicting Survival

Two Tests May Be Better Than One at Predicting Survival

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Two Tests May Be Better Than One at Predicting Survival

The two most common measures used in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) assessments — the ALS functional rating scale-revised (ALSFRS-R) and forced vital capacity (FVC) — can predict survival more accurately when used together, according to a recent study. Alone, these measures had a similar predictive ability, but the weak correlation observed between them suggests they inform distinct aspects of survival. Because of this, researchers recommend that both become part of routine ALS care. The study, “Relative…

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