post-polio syndrome


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post-polio syndrome

(pōst-pō′lē-ō′)
n.
A condition affecting poliomyelitis patients several decades after the initial infection, characterized by fatigue, muscular deterioration, joint pain, and respiratory problems.

post-polio syndrome

A complex of fatigue, weakness, muscle and joint pain and intolerance to cold occurring in people decades after recovering muscle strength by energetic therapy following an attack of POLIOMYELITIS.
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The expertise built up by physiotherapists in rehabilitation of patients with poliomyelitis is in demand as post-polio syndrome is now being diagnosed in these people as they age.
Mumber, a radiation oncologist, and Reed, a yoga and meditation instructor who specializes in working with people with cancer, post-polio syndrome, and other chronic illnesses, enumerate eight steps to help people create and sustain better health, reduce stress, and have a greater sense of wellness in their lives.
In June 2010, Pharmalink sold all intellectual property and assets related to its Xepol programme, the first medical treatment for post-polio syndrome, to Grifols, a group of companies which researches, develops, manufactures and markets products serving healthcare professionals and patients in over 90 countries around the world.
It is then that the onset of post-polio syndrome occurs.
They didn't realize that 25 to 30 years later they'd go through a post-polio syndrome that would devastate their lives and put them in wheelchairs.
The influence of post-polio syndrome on independence and life satisfaction.
Assessment and differential diagnosis for post-polio syndrome.
Others address multifocal motor neuropathy, post-polio syndrome, and respiratory care.
British-born Clarke, best known for his work on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, died aged 90 of respiratory complications and heart failure, which doctors linked to the post-polio syndrome that for years kept him wheelchair-bound.
Clarke died in Colombo on March 19, 2008, after suffering from breathing problems associated with post-polio syndrome, which he had suffered from for over twenty years and which had confined him to a wheelchair.
Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome for years, had suffered breathing problems in recent days, aide Rohan De Silva said.
From 1995, the author was largely confined to a wheelchair, suffering from post-polio syndrome.

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