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Tackling weight loss in MND – from ProGas to PostGas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swallowing problems are an incredibly common cause of malnutrition and weight loss in MND patients. To add to this, weight loss in MND is associated with shorter survival. This means managing swallowing problems effectively is crucial to ensuring people living with MND can have the best possible quality of life. Managing swallowing problems using gastrostomy…

ProGas study results on gastrostomy in MND published

Reading Time: 3 minutes Under the leadership of Dr Christopher McDermott, based at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), research published today on 29 May 2015 in the Lancet Neurology highlights that better weight management in MND is key to survival. Following on from initial results presented at the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND in December 2014, the…