Age, Income Linked to Ventilation Use of ALS Patients in Korea

Age, Income Linked to Ventilation Use of ALS Patients in Korea

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Age, Income Linked to Ventilation Use of ALS Patients in Korea

Age, socioeconomic status, and co-existing conditions are among the factors that can lead to a need for assisted ventilation in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), research from Korea reports. The study, “Factors associated with assisted ventilation use in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a nationwide population-based study in Korea,” was published in Scientific Reports. Since ALS affects the diaphragm muscles and a person’s breathing ability, many with ALS will need assisted ventilation — the process of…

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