Research Studies

Study Title

Georgia ALS Registry: A Feasibility Study

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Principal Investigators

Michael Benatar, MD, PhD

Study Type



  • Efforts are underway to develop a national ALS registry within the United States. In preparation for this national effort, we undertook a pilot study in the state of Georgia.
  • The goal of this study was to determine the usefulness of existing data from sources such as Medicare and the Veterans Administration, for correctly identifying patients with ALS and related motor neuron diseases.


(ALS patients)


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Related Publications

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Wittie M, Nelson LM, Usher S, Ward K, Benatar M. Utility of capture-recapture methodology to assess completeness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis case ascertainment. Neuroepidemiology. 2013;40(2):133-41. Epub 2012 Oct 24.

Benatar M, Wuu J, Usher S, Ward K. Preparing for a U.S. National ALS Registry: Lessons from a pilot project in the State of Georgia. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2011 Mar;12(2):130-5. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

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