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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Farbu E.Update on current and emerging treatment options for post-polio syndrome.TherClin Risk Manag 2010;6:307-13.
Thirty years later, Joe fell ill with post-polio syndrome, a condition that affects up to half of those who survive an acute case of polio.
The C-Brace, made by prosthetics firm Ottobock, can help people who have had strokes and those with partial paralysis, spinal injury or post-polio syndrome walk again.
SIR - For many of those living with polio and post-polio syndrome (PPS) in the UK, today is a day of hope.
Post-Polio Syndrome will hit 80 per cent of polio survivors.
The onset of post-polio syndrome in late 2010 forced him to stop performing publicly, although he played at home to his favorite recordings as well as with visiting musician friends such as guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Alan Broadbent.
Another example is post-polio syndrome. While not contagious like other childhood diseases, it can affect people many years after they have had polio, even if the recovery from polio was good.
Pain and fatigue in persons with post-polio syndrome: Independent effect on functioning.
Like Steve Crane in Ethiopia, Ann Lee Hussey contracted polio in 1955 and also suffers Post-Polio Syndrome, the severe and lasting after effects that can strike decades later and be intensely painful and disabling.
Fortitude and spirit are evident on every page as he recounts the difficulty of regaining use of his leg and accepting the fact that post-polio syndrome would cause a permanent limp.
* 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.

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