Post-Polio Syndrome
Post-Polio Syndrome is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from an initial paralytic attack of the poliomyelitis virus. It is caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the motor units that remain after the initial polio attack. Symptoms include fatigue, slowly progressive muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, cold intolerance, difficulty breathing, speaking and swallowing and muscular atrophy. The only way to be sure a person has Post-Polio Syndrome is through a neurological examination aided by other laboratory studies (for example, MRI, neuroimaging, electrophysiological studies, and muscle biopsies or spinal fluid analysis).

Overviews - Full text articles - Diagnosis & Treatment - Research projects - Clinical trials

Post-Polio Syndrome Fact Sheet - by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Living With Post-Polio Syndrome - by Christine A. Maxey, MD., Instructor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome - by the National Women's Health Information Center.

Post-Polio Syndrome: A Literature Review & Case Report - from School of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound.

Postpolio Syndrome from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation / Disorders Of The Motor Unit - by Flor M Muñiz, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University.

L-Carnitine and Post-Polio Syndrome - by M. J. Matheson, MD.

Post-polio Syndrome - by Department of Neurology University of Chiago.

Post-Polio Syndrome by American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Post-polio syndrome: Rerun of an old problem by Dr. Michael Spilane - from Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

An Approach To The Patient With Suspected Post Polio Syndrome - written by Dr. Warren Anderson and the Medical Advisory Board of the Post Polio Program Easter Seal Society of Oregon.

Post-Polio Syndrome by Sandy Matsuda, PhD, OTR/L, is Clinical Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Definition of Post-Polio Syndrome - by Tom Walter.

Post Polio Syndrome by Ontario March of Dimes

Understanding Post-Polio Syndrome - by Easter Seals.

Post-polio Syndrome - by InteliHealth.

Report on Post-Polio Syndrome in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK & USA

The Impact of Post-Polio on Family Relationships - by Dr. Adam Gruszcznski.

The Environmental Aspects Of The Post Polio Syndrome - by W.J. Rea, M. D., F.A.C.S., A.R. Johnson, D.O., E. Fenyves, Ph. D., J. Butler, Ph. D.

Poliomyelitis and Post Polio Syndrome - by Disability Information & Resource Centre, Australia.

Post-Polio Syndrome by Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA

UCLA Healthcare Post-polio Program - provides multidisciplinary evaluation and management of problems seen in polio survivors.

Post Polio Clinic - by the University of Miami.

Post-Polio Syndrome Clinic at Baptist Hospital East

Directories - Hubs - Web forums

Post Polio Syndrome by DMOZ

Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome  - by MEDLINEplus.

Polio - by YAHOO.

Polio and Post-Polio - by the Family Village Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Post Polio Syndrome webforum - by the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The Polio Information Center Online (PICO) - by Alan W. Dove.

Esmerel's Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome Resources

Post Polio Library - by Easter Seals Colorado.

Post Polio Syndrome by Ability

Post-Polio Syndrome - by David A. Lehman, MS, PT, University of St. Augustine.

Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network

Polio Experience Network

Post Polio Syndrome Resources of Louisiana

FAQ - Questions & Answers

Post-Polio Task Force - by Gazette International Networking Institute (GINI).

Causes of Post-polio Syndrome are Unknown - by Patrick J. Bird, Ph.D.

Post-Polio Syndrome by NOAH

The Late Effects of Polio - by Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington.

Slides - Videos - Books

Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome Video - from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Post-Polio Syndrome - A Guide for Polio Survivors and Their Families - by Julie K. Silver, M.D.

Post-Polio Syndrome Slide

Associations - Support groups - Foundations

Greater Boston Post-Polio Association

North Central Florida Post-Polio Support Group

Atlantic County Post-Polio Support Group

Post Polio Network Tasmania

Personal stories and experiences

Pulse-Scripts by UC Davis Health System

Post Polio Syndrome - by Timothy Pesikaka.

Marihuana and Post-Polio Syndrome by Anonymous

PDF, DOC Files

Post-polio Muscle Dysfunction - by K. Borg and J. Borg Dept of Neurology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm; E. Stahlberg Dept of Clinical Neurophysiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Aetiology of Post-Polio Syndrome - by Queensland Government.

Post-Polio Syndrome FAQ

News archives - News releases

High Pressure Oxygen Offers Hope For Lyme Disease, Post-Polio Syndrome - from Aggie Daily - Office of University Relations, Texas A&M University.

School of Nursing receives $761,436 grant: Researchers will focus on ways people afflicted with post-polio syndrome, multiple schlerosis can reduce progression of disability related to their diseases - from Office of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Post-polio syndrome hits hundreds in Metro area - Victims suffer problems as they age - by Gene Schabath, The Detroit News.

Post-Polio Syndrome Threat - by BBC World Service.

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