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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The terms "Post Polio syndrome" returned 26 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[The International Classification of Diseases, the Family of International Classifications, the ICD-11, and post-polio syndrome].
 

Author(s): Ruy Laurenti, Heloisa Brunow Ventura Di Nubila, Abrahão Augusto Joviniano Quadros, Mônica Tilli Reis Pessoa Conde, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2013 Sep;71(9A):3-10.

 

The first International Classification of Diseases (ICD) was approved in 1893 and since then it has been periodically reviewed. The last, 10th revision (ICD-10), was approved in 1989. Since 1989, it was possible to update from ICD revisions, which did not happen before. The next revision ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2013

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Gait characteristics and influence of fatigue during the 6-minute walk test in patients with post-polio syndrome.
 

Author(s): Katarina Skough Vreede, Jan Henriksson, Kristian Borg, Marketta Henriksson

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2013 Sep;45(9):924-8.

 

To evaluate gait in patients with post-polio syndrome, using the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) combined with three-dimensional kinematic analysis.

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2013

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Rasch analysis of the WHOQOL-BREF in post polio syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ian M Pomeroy, Alan Tennant, Carolyn A Young

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2013 Sep;45(9):873-80.

 

The World Health Organisation quality of life abbreviated scale (WHOQOL-BREF) was developed as a measure of quality of life across 4 separate health domains; physical health, psychological, social relationships and environment. This study evaluated the validity of the WHOQOL-BREF ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2013

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

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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[Post-polio syndrome: a review of its clinical characteristics and treatment].
 

Author(s): C Bouza, J M Amate

Journal: Rev Neurol. ;43(5):295-301.

 

Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is recognised as a clinical syndrome that causes the late, progressive functional impairment suffered by survivors of an acute episode of poliomyelitis. The importance of PPS is acknowledged by increasingly wider sectors of the population and health care ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2006

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Last Updated: 10 Aug 2015

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Comparing Functional Outcomes in Individuals Using Micro-processor Controlled Orthosis Versus Stance Control Orthosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spinal Cord Injuries; Poliomyelitis; Post-polio Syndrome; Arthritis; Lower Motor Neurone Lesion

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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