Post Polio syndrome

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Post Polio syndrome

Post polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from the initial polio illness. Symptoms and severity vary among affected people and may include muscle weakness and a gradual decrease in the size of muscles (atrophy); muscle and joint pain; fatigue; difficulty with gait; respiratory problems; and/or swallowing problems.  Only a polio survivor can develop PPS. While polio is a contagious disease, PPS is not. The exact cause of PPS years after the first episode of polio is unclear, although several theories have been proposed. Treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life.
 

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United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). United Spinal never loses sight of our founders' grassroots efforts to provide a voice to the disability community and to transform the public’s perception of wheelchair users. Now the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D, United Spinal is committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empowers individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Post Polio syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). United Spinal never loses sight of our founders' grassroots efforts to provide a voice to the disability community and to transform the public’s perception of wheelchair users. Now the largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living with SCI/D, United Spinal is committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empowers individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Post Polio syndrome" returned 30 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The genetics of post-polio syndrome - much to be unravelled!
 

Author(s): Radha Saraswathy

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

 

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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Aerobic Exercise Training in Post-Polio Syndrome: Process Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial.
 

Author(s): Eric L Voorn, Fieke S Koopman, Merel A Brehm, Anita Beelen, Arnold de Haan, Karin H L Gerrits, Frans Nollet

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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.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2016

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Experiences and perspectives of patients with post-polio syndrome and therapists with exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy.
 

Author(s): Minne Bakker, Karen Schipper, Fieke S Koopman, Frans Nollet, Tineke A Abma

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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 ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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The terms "Post Polio syndrome" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Currents issues in cardiorespiratory care of patients with post-polio syndrome.
 

Author(s): Marco Orsini, Agnaldo J Lopes, Fernando S Guimarães, Marcos R G Freitas, Osvaldo J M Nascimento, Mauricio de Sant' Anna, Pedro Moreira, Stenio Fiorelli, Ana Carolina A F Ferreira, Camila Pupe, Victor H V Bastos, Bruno Pessoa, Carlos B Nogueira, Beny Schmidt, Olivia G Souza, Eduardo R Davidovich, Acary S B Oliveira, Pedro Ribeiro

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

 

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 ...

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2016

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Post-polio syndrome: Pathophysiological hypotheses, diagnosis criteria, drug therapy.
 

Author(s): F-C Boyer, V Tiffreau, A Rapin, I Laffont, L Percebois-Macadré, C Supper, J-L Novella, A-P Yelnik

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Feb;53(1):34-41.

 

Post-polio syndrome (PPS) refers to a clinical disorder affecting polio survivors with sequelae years after the initial polio attack. These patients report new musculoskeletal symptoms, loss of muscular strength or endurance. PPS patients are tired, in pain and experience new and ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2010

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Post-polio syndrome and rehabilitation.
 

Author(s): V Tiffreau, A Rapin, R Serafi, L Percebois-Macadré, C Supper, D Jolly, F-C Boyer

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Feb;53(1):42-50.

 

Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is the commonly affected term to describe the symptoms that may develop many years after acute paralytic poliomyelitis. The etiology of PPS is still unclear. An overuse of enlarged motor units is suspected causing denervation again due to distal degeneration ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2010

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Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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