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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and its Mimics/Variants: A Comprehensive Review.

J Clin Imaging Sci 2018 6;8:53. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Radiology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are a debilitating subset of diseases, which result in progressive neuronal destruction and eventual loss of voluntary muscular function. These entities are often challenging to distinguish and accurately diagnose given overlapping clinical pictures and overall rarity. This group of diseases has a high morbidity and mortality rate overall and delineating each type of disease can help guide appropriate clinical management and improve quality of life for patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jcis.JCIS_40_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302559PMC
December 2018
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Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Correction of Poliomyelitis-Related Spinal Deformities: A Comparison Among Three Types of Pelvic Instrumentations.

World Neurosurg 2019 Feb 12;122:e1111-e1119. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Spine Surgery, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, China. Electronic address:

Background: We compared the clinical and radiographic outcomes of corrective surgery in patients with poliomyelitis-related spinal deformity (PSD) using 3 types of pelvic fixation and investigated the incidence and risk factors for complications.

Methods: We reviewed the data from 42 patients with PSD who had undergone spinopelvic reconstruction at a single institution from 2000 to 2016. Of the 42 patients, 15 had been treated with the Galveston technique, 13 with iliac screw fixation, and 14 with S2-alar-iliac (S2AI) screw fixation. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18788750183254
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.238DOI Listing
February 2019
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Psychometric Properties of Three Fatigue Rating Scales in Individuals With Late Effects of Polio.

Ann Rehabil Med 2018 Oct 31;42(5):702-712. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Objective: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), the Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS), and the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) in persons with late effects of polio (LEoP). More specifically, we explored the data completeness, scaling assumptions, targeting, reliability, and convergent validity.

Methods: A postal survey including FSS, FIS, and MFI-20 was administered to 77 persons with LEoP. Read More

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http://e-arm.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.5535/arm.2018.42.5.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5535/arm.2018.42.5.702DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6246856PMC
October 2018
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Sex/gender disparities in health outcomes of individuals with long-term disabling conditions.

Rehabil Psychol 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Background: Women with disabling conditions experience health disparities relative to nondisabled women, but few studies have compared women and men with disabling conditions.

Objectives: To investigate gender differences in physical functioning and emotional health among individuals with long-term disabling conditions, that is, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis, postpolio syndrome, or spinal cord injury.

Method: From a mailed survey of 1,862 adults with long-term disabling conditions, we used the 12-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) physical functioning to assess physical limitations in activities and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for emotional health and severity of secondary conditions (rated 0-10). Read More

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http://doi.apa.org/getdoi.cfm?doi=10.1037/rep0000248
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000248DOI Listing
October 2018
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Anxiety, depression, and function in individuals with chronic physical conditions: A longitudinal analysis.

Rehabil Psychol 2018 Nov 8;63(4):532-541. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Objective: This longitudinal study examined the unique relationship between anxiety, symptoms (pain intensity, sleep disturbance, fatigue severity), and function domains (self-reported cognitive function, physical function, satisfaction with social roles) in individuals with chronic physical conditions, independent of depressive symptoms.

Method: Three surveys were mailed on an approximately yearly basis to community-dwelling adults with one of four chronic physical conditions (spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, postpoliomyelitis syndrome). The first survey was completed by 1594 individuals (T1). Read More

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http://doi.apa.org/getdoi.cfm?doi=10.1037/rep0000231
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000231DOI Listing
November 2018
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[Polio and post-polio syndrome, viewed by patients and health professionals in primary care].

Rev Esp Salud Publica 2018 Jun 25;92. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

ICentro de Salud El Palo. Málaga. España.

Objective: Polio affects the quality of life of those who have suffered from it and causes health problems including the post-polio syndrome. The main goals of this work were to know the patients perspective of how they have been affected by the disease and establish the knowledge of post-polio syndrome among patients and primary health care professionals.

Methods: Interpretive qualitative research based on the Grounded Theory carried out in two health-care centers in the city of Malaga, one of them with care-rural clinics. Read More

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June 2018
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Postpolio syndrome and the late effects of poliomyelitis. Part 1. pathogenesis, biomechanical considerations, diagnosis, and investigations.

Muscle Nerve 2018 Dec 22;58(6):751-759. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Postpolio syndrome (PPS) is characterized by new muscle weakness and/or muscle fatigability that occurs many years after the initial poliomyelitis illness. Many theories exist regarding the pathogenesis of PPS, which remains incompletely understood. In contrast, the late effects of poliomyelitis are often a consequence of biomechanical alterations that occur as a result of polio-related surgeries, musculoskeletal deformities, or weakness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mus.26168DOI Listing
December 2018
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Problems in Comparing Jitter Values Obtained with Voluntary Activation and Electrical Stimulation.

J Neuromuscul Dis 2018 ;5(2):225-230

Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

Comparing results from jitter studies performed with voluntary and electrical activation is difficult to perform quantitatively, particularly in complex signals as seen in reinnervation. High jitter values in individual spikes in these multispike signals can be missed with both activation methods, which introduces a bias towards more normal values.With voluntary activation, triggering on a spike from an abnormal end-plate in multispike potentials will overestimate individual jitter values and the number of abnormal jitter values. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JND-170289DOI Listing
November 2018
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Ultrasound-Guided Carpal Tunnel Release Using Dynamic Expansion of the Transverse Safe Zone in a Patient With Postpolio Syndrome: A Case Report.

PM R 2018 Oct 6;10(10):1115-1118. Epub 2018 Mar 6.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

The prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with postpolio syndrome occurs at a rate of 22%. Irrespective of those with CTS, 74% of postpolio patients weight bear through their arms for ambulation or transfers. As open carpal tunnel release is performed along the weight-bearing region of the wrist, their functional independence may be altered while recovering. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.02.016DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Beneficial Effect of Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of a Pharmacoresistant Nausea Associated with a Somatoform Disorder in a Patient with Post-Polio Syndrome].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2018 Mar 5;143(5):344-348. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Institut für Hausarztmedizin der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Bonn.

History And Clinical Findings:  We report a 79-year-old patient with post-polio syndrome (PPS). In the course of this disease, recurrent upper abdominal pain and a therapy-resistant nausea developed without vomiting. In addition, the patient was limited by the combination of muscular weakness, obesity, dietary-treated diabetes and a degenerative spinal cord injury significantly in its mobility and physical capacity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-123897DOI Listing
March 2018
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Sense of Coherence in persons with late effects of polio.

NeuroRehabilitation 2018 ;42(1):103-111

Department of Health Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine Research Group, Lund University, Sweden.

Background: Sense of Coherence (SOC) is important for successful adaptation and mental well-being in people with life-long medical conditions. Late effects of polio (LEoP) often lead to a life-long disability, but no study has assessed SOC in this population.

Objective: To assess SOC in persons with LEoP and to explore the association between SOC, demographics (age, gender, marital status and level of education) and variables related to LEoP (age at polio onset, number of years from polio until onset of LEoP and self-rated disability). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/NRE-172198DOI Listing
July 2018
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Restless legs syndrome is highly prevalent in patients with postpolio syndrome.

Sleep Med 2018 Jan 22;41:112. Epub 2017 Oct 22.

Neurology, Department of Systems Medicine, Tor Vergata University and Hospital, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2017.09.020DOI Listing
January 2018
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Restless legs syndrome is highly prevalent in patients with post-polio syndrome.

Sleep Med 2017 Sep 22;37:147-150. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Neuro-Sono, Department of Neurology, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: Few studies have quantified the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with post-polio syndrome (PPS). Our objective was to assess the prevalence and severity of RLS in patients with PPS and to examine the demographic characteristics of this population.

Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted from April 2010 to May 2012 at the outpatient Neuromuscular Disorders clinic of Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2017.06.025DOI Listing
September 2017
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Systematic review of the evidence on orthotic devices for the management of knee instability related to neuromuscular and central nervous system disorders.

BMJ Open 2017 Sep 5;7(9):e015927. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, UK.

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of orthotic devices for the management of instability of the knee in adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder.

Design: A systematic review of primary studies.

Setting: Community. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015927DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5588970PMC
September 2017
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Perceived consequences of ageing with late effects of polio and strategies for managing daily life: a qualitative study.

BMC Geriatr 2017 08 9;17(1):179. Epub 2017 Aug 9.

Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Box 157, SE-221 00, Lund, Sweden.

Background: New or increased impairments may develop several decades after an acute poliomyelitis infection. These new symptoms, commonly referred to as late effects of polio (LEoP), are characterised by muscular weakness and fatigue, generalised fatigue, pain at rest or during activities and cold intolerance. Growing older with LEoP may lead to increased activity limitations and participation restrictions, but there is limited knowledge of how these persons perceive the practical and psychological consequences of ageing with LEoP and what strategies they use in daily life. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0563-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5551026PMC
August 2017
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Gait patterns in association with underlying impairments in polio survivors with calf muscle weakness.

Gait Posture 2017 10 23;58:146-153. Epub 2017 Jul 23.

Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The objective was to identify gait patterns in polio survivors with calf muscle weakness and associate them to underlying lower extremity impairments, which are expected to help in the search for an optimal orthosis. Unilaterally affected patients underwent barefoot 3D-gait analyses. Gait pattern clusters were created based on the ankle and knee angle and ankle moment shown in midstance of the affected limb. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.07.107DOI Listing
October 2017
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Comparison of activity and fatigue of the respiratory muscles and pulmonary characteristics between post-polio patients and controls: A pilot study.

PLoS One 2017 27;12(7):e0182036. Epub 2017 Jul 27.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department, Hadassah Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel.

Objectives: To compare pulmonary function measures, maximal respiratory pressure and fatigue of respiratory muscles between patients with Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) and controls.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Patients: Patients with PPS (N = 12; age 62. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182036PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5531432PMC
September 2017
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Revealing enterovirus infection in chronic human disorders: An integrated diagnostic approach.

Sci Rep 2017 07 10;7(1):5013. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Medical Microbiology, Dept. of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, 21100, Italy.

Enteroviruses (EVs) causing persisting infection are characterized by minimal replication and genetic changes. Typing of these agents may complement disease assessment and shed light on pathogenesis. Here we report an integrated approach for EV detection in human samples that is based on pre-enrichment of virus in cell culture before search for the viral genome and viral antigens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04993-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5504018PMC
July 2017
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Cognitive behavioural therapy for reducing fatigue in post-polio syndrome and in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy: A comparison.

J Rehabil Med 2017 Jul;49(7):585-590

Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Cognitive behavioural therapy does not reduce fatigue in post-polio syndrome, but is effective in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. This difference in efficacy might be explained by a different role of cognitions in these conditions.

Objective: To compare fatigue-related cognitions between patients with post-polio syndrome and facio-scapulohumeral dystrophy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2247DOI Listing
July 2017
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Post-Polio-Like Syndrome.

Am J Med 2017 11 10;130(11):e491-e492. Epub 2017 Jun 10.

Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.05.024DOI Listing
November 2017
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Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: an overview of Cochrane Reviews.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 04 24;4:CD011279. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.

Background: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011279.pub3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5461882PMC
April 2017
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Accounting for polio survivors in the post-polio world.

Authors:
Sophie Cousins

Lancet 2017 04;389(10078):1503-1504

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30999-6DOI Listing
April 2017
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Relationship of depression and medications on incidence of falls among people with late effects of polio.

Physiother Theory Pract 2017 May 11;33(5):370-375. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

d Department of Clinical Psychology , Alliant International University , San Francisco , CA , USA.

The purpose of this study was to determine if falls in polio survivors, with or without post-polio syndrome (PPS), are related to number of medications taken, use of anti-depressant or psychoactive medications, or self-report of depression. A survey was sent to 300 members of a regional polio support group, asking them to document their fall history, medications used, and the presence of depression. Depression was measured by self-report and with the Geriatric Depression Scale, short form (GDS-15). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2017.1307889DOI Listing
May 2017
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Assessment of energy expenditure in individuals with post-poliomyelitis syndrome.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2017 Mar;75(3):147-152

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Setor de Investigação nas Doenças Neuromusculares, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

Methods: The Baecke questionnaire for the evaluation of habitual physical activity (HPA), assessment of quality of life (WHOQOL-Bref), and the Fatigue Severity Scale were administered to patients with PPS, poliomyelitis sequelae (PS) and to a control group (CG). Participated in the study 116 individuals (PPS=52,PS= 28,CG=36).

Results: Patients with PPS tended to increase their HPA from 10 to 20 years of age, compared with those in the PS group and the CG. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20170013DOI Listing
March 2017
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Treatment with L-citrulline in patients with post-polio syndrome: study protocol for a single-center, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.

Trials 2017 03 9;18(1):116. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

Division of Neuropediatrics, University of Basel Children's Hospital, Spitalstrasse 33, Postfach 4031, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute infection by the Poliomyelitis virus. Most often, patients who suffered from polio start to experience gradual new weakening in muscles, a gradual decrease in the size of muscles (muscle atrophy) and fatigue years after the acute illness. L-citrulline is known to change muscular metabolism synthesis by raising nitric oxide (NO) levels and increasing protein synthesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-1829-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5343398PMC
March 2017
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A patient with postpolio syndrome developed cauda equina syndrome after neuraxial anesthesia: A case report.

J Clin Anesth 2017 Feb 27;37:49-51. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

Department of Anesthesiology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address:

Combined spinal anesthesia and postoperative epidural analgesia is widely used in orthopedic surgery. Uncommon but serious neurologic complications of neuraxial anesthesia (NA) include direct trauma during needle or catheter insertion, central nervous system infections, and neurotoxicity of local anesthetics. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare complication after NA but can result in severe neurologic deterioration that may require surgical intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.09.032DOI Listing
February 2017
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Post-polio syndrome. Cases report and review of literature.

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017 Mar - Apr;51(2):140-145. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

Department of Neurology, Specialized Regional Hospital, Ciechanów, Poland. Electronic address:

It is estimated that around 15 million people survived polio infection worldwide since early twentieth century. In 1950 effective vaccination was used for first time. Since that time number of affected people decreased. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.01.009DOI Listing
August 2017
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Health related quality of life in Turkish polio survivors: impact of post-polio on the health related quality of life in terms of functional status, severity of pain, fatigue, and social, and emotional functioning.

Rev Bras Reumatol Engl Ed 2017 Jan - Feb;57(1):1-7. Epub 2015 Mar 10.

Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: To determine the impact of postpolio-syndrome on quality of life in polio survivors.

Methods: Forty polio survivors were included in the study. Twenty-one patients fulfilling the Halstead's postpolio-syndrome criteria participated in postpolio-syndrome group. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22555021150002
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbre.2014.12.006DOI Listing
March 2015
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My Sister Ra Died a Hero.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2017 01 7;65(1):220-221. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14574DOI Listing
January 2017
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Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: an overview of Cochrane Reviews.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 01 14;1:CD011279. Epub 2017 Jan 14.

Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.

Background: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011279.pub2DOI Listing
January 2017
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Resilience and Function in Adults With Physical Disabilities: An Observational Study.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017 06 18;98(6):1158-1164. Epub 2016 Dec 18.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Objectives: To determine if resilience is uniquely associated with functional outcomes (satisfaction with social roles, physical functioning, and quality of life) in individuals with physical disabilities, after controlling for measures of psychological health (depression and anxiety) and symptom severity (pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance); and to examine the potential moderating effect of sex, age, and diagnosis on the hypothesized associations between resilience and function.

Design: Cross-sectional survey study.

Setting: Surveys were mailed (81% response rate) to a community sample of 1949 individuals with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, postpoliomyelitis syndrome, or spinal cord injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2016.11.012DOI Listing
June 2017
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Intrathecal Analgesic Drug Delivery is Effective for Analgesia in a Patient with Post-Poliomyelitis Syndrome: A Case Report.

Am J Case Rep 2016 Dec 16;17:957-962. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Department of Anesthesiology, Bravis Hospital, Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands.

BACKGROUND Post-poliomyelitis syndrome (PPS) is a progressive neuromuscular syndrome, with chronic pain being one of the most prevalent symptoms. We present a case report on intrathecal analgesic drug delivery to diminish chro-nic, refractory pain in a patient with PPS. CASE REPORT In a wheelchair-bound 45-year-old female patient (Caucasian, body mass index [BMI] 20. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5191617PMC
December 2016
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Quality of life for post-polio syndrome: a patient derived, Rasch standard scale.

Disabil Rehabil 2018 03 15;40(5):597-602. Epub 2016 Dec 15.

b ICF Unit , Swiss Paraplegic Research , Nottwil , Switzerland.

Objective: To design a disease-specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for people with post-polio syndrome (PPS).

Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 45 people with PPS to identify themes and derive potential items reflecting impact upon QoL. After cognitive debriefing, these were made into a questionnaire pack along with comparative questionnaires and posted to 319 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1260650DOI Listing
March 2018
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[The Iron Lung].

Authors:
R Kropp

Pneumologie 2016 Dec 7;70(S 02):S166-S168. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-118374DOI Listing
December 2016
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Outcomes of total hip replacement in limbs affected by poliomyelitis.

Hip Int 2017 Mar 15;27(2):198-204. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

General Orthopaedic Surgery, Rizzoli Sicilia Department, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute Bagheria, Palermo - Italy.

Introduction: The outcomes of total hip replacement in patients suffering from residual poliomyelitis are poorly covered in the literature. In this retrospective study we posed the question of whether total hip replacement performed for degenerative hip diseases in limbs with residual poliomyelitis could determine satisfactory mid-term clinical and radiographic results, with a reasonable complication rate.

Methods: A retrospective study was carried out to assess the results of 14 total hip replacements performed on 14 patients with residual poliomyelitis on the involved limb from June 1999 to September 2011. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/hipint.5000451DOI Listing
March 2017
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Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.

J Neuromuscul Dis 2016 08;3(3):347-362

Health and Social Sciences Department, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Quality of life and well-being are frequently restricted in adults with neuromuscular disorders. As such, identification of appropriate interventions is imperative. The objective of this paper was to systematically review and critically appraise quantitative studies (RCTs, controlled trials and cohort studies) of psychosocial interventions designed to improve quality of life and well-being in adults with neuromuscular disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JND-160155DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5123628PMC
August 2016
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The genetics of post-polio syndrome - much to be unravelled!

Authors:
Radha Saraswathy

Indian J Med Res 2016 Jul;144(1):9-10

Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biosciences & Technology, VIT University, Vellore 632 014, Tamil Nadu, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0971-5916.193277DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5116905PMC
July 2016
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Frida Kahlo: Portrait of Chronic Pain.

Phys Ther 2017 01;97(1):90-96

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Although famous for her colorful self-portraits and associations with celebrities Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky, less known is the fact that she had lifelong chronic pain. Frida Kahlo developed poliomyelitis at age 6 years, was in a horrific trolley car accident in her teens, and would eventually endure numerous failed spinal surgeries and, ultimately, limb amputation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20160036DOI Listing
January 2017
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Growing Older With a Physical Disability: A Special Application of the Successful Aging Paradigm.

J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2017 Mar;72(2):290-299

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle.

Objectives: In the United States, the average age of people living with early-acquired physical disabilities is increasing. This cohort is said to be aging with disability and represents a unique population among older adults. Given recent policy efforts designed to merge aging and disability services, it is critical that models of "successful aging" include and are relevant to this population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw122DOI Listing
March 2017
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Currents issues in cardiorespiratory care of patients with post-polio syndrome.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2016 Jul;74(7):574-9

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Psquiatria, Laboratório de Mapeamento Cerebral e EEG, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil;

Method: A search for papers was made in the databases Bireme, Scielo and Pubmed with the following keywords: post polio syndrome, cardiorespiratory and rehabilitation in English, French and Spanish languages. Although we targeted only seek current studies on the topic in question, only the relevant (double-blind, randomized-controlled and consensus articles) were considered.

Results And Discussion: Certain features of PPS such as generalized fatigue, generalized and specific muscle weakness, joint and/or muscle pain may result in physical inactivity deconditioning obesity and dyslipidemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20160072DOI Listing
July 2016
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Aerobic Exercise Training in Post-Polio Syndrome: Process Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial.

PLoS One 2016 15;11(7):e0159280. Epub 2016 Jul 15.

Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Objective: To explore reasons for the lack of efficacy of a high intensity aerobic exercise program in post-polio syndrome (PPS) on cardiorespiratory fitness by evaluating adherence to the training program and effects on muscle function.

Design: A process evaluation using data from an RCT.

Patients: Forty-four severely fatigued individuals with PPS were randomized to exercise therapy (n = 22) or usual care (n = 22). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4946776PMC
July 2017
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The Perception of Physical Activity in Ambulatory Persons with Late Effects of Polio: A Qualitative Study.

J Aging Phys Act 2017 01 24;25(1):65-72. Epub 2016 Aug 24.

Maintaining regular physical activity (PA) can be challenging for persons with late effects of polio. This qualitative study of ambulatory persons with late effects of polio explored their perceptions of PA, as well as facilitators of and barriers to PA. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 persons and analyzed with content analysis using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a framework. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2015-0282DOI Listing
January 2017
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Pyridostigmine: Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome.

Hosp Pharm 2016 May;51(5):367-9

This Hospital Pharmacy feature is extracted from Off-Label Drug Facts, a publication available from Wolters Kluwer Health. Off-Label Drug Facts is a practitioner-oriented resource for information about specific drug uses that are unapproved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This new guide to the literature enables the health care professional or clinician to quickly identify published studies on off-label uses and determine if a specific use is rational in a patient care scenario. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1310/hpj5105-367DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4896344PMC
May 2016
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Survey of young patients with polio and a foreign background at a Swedish post-polio outpatient clinic.

Neurol Sci 2016 Oct 14;37(10):1597-601. Epub 2016 Jun 14.

Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet at Danderyds Hospital, 182 88, Stockholm, Sweden.

Nowadays, polio survivors aged under 60 years are non-native Swedes which pose new aspects and challenges to a post-polio outpatient clinic. To analyze the medical data, walking aids, occupational, and family situation in non-native polio survivors aged less than 60 years at a Swedish post-polio outpatient clinic. Retrospective data analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10072-016-2629-3DOI Listing
October 2016
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Self-reported incidence and age of onset of chronic comorbid medical conditions in adults aging with long-term physical disability.

Disabil Health J 2016 07 18;9(3):533-8. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.

Background: Adults with long-term disability are living longer and may experience accelerated aging. More information is needed to understand the incidence of chronic comorbid medical conditions in this population.

Objective: To examine the incidence, prevalence, age of onset and predictors of five chronic conditions in a sample of adults with long-term physical disability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.002DOI Listing
July 2016
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Experiences and perspectives of patients with post-polio syndrome and therapists with exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy.

BMC Neurol 2016 Feb 10;16:23. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Department of Medical Humanities, EMGO+ Institute, VU Medical Center (VUmc), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Many persons affected with poliomyelitis develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) later in their life. Recently, the effectiveness of Exercise Therapy (ET) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for PPS has been evaluated in a randomized controlled trial, but did not show a decrease in fatigue or improvement in secondary endpoints like Quality of Life and self-perceived activity limitations. The aim of this explorative study was to gain insight in the perceived effects and experiences of the interventions from the perspectives of the patients and therapists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-016-0544-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4748446PMC
February 2016
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Falls in Korean Polio Survivors: Incidence, Consequences, and Risk Factors.

J Korean Med Sci 2016 Feb 13;31(2):301-9. Epub 2016 Jan 13.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.

Falls and fall-related injuries are important issue among polio survivors. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of, and consequences and factors associated with falls among Korean polio survivors. A total of 317 polio survivors participated in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2016.31.2.301DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4729513PMC
February 2016
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Elevated plasma inflammatory mediators in post-polio syndrome: No association with long-term functional decline.

J Neuroimmunol 2015 Dec 11;289:162-7. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Department of Rehabilitation, AMC, Meibergdreef 9, 1105AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

A key feature of post-polio syndrome (PPS) is progressive loss of muscle strength. In other chronic diseases systemic inflammation has been linked to muscle wasting. In this study plasma TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, and leptin levels were significantly increased in PPS-patients compared to healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2015.10.019DOI Listing
December 2015
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[An autopsy case of progressive generalized muscle atrophy over 14 years due to post-polio syndrome].

Rinsho Shinkeigaku 2016 30;56(1):12-6. Epub 2015 Nov 30.

Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Health Bioscience, University of Tokushima Graduate School.

We report the case of a 72-year-old man who had contracted acute paralytic poliomyelitis in his childhood. Thereafter, he had suffered from paresis involving the left lower limb, with no relapse or progression of the disease. He began noticing slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy in the upper and lower extremities in his 60s. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5692/clinicalneurol.cn-000761DOI Listing
December 2016
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