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Shingo Suzuki, Sonoko Misawa, Takahiro Ota, Yu Li, Satoshi Kuwabara, Masatomi Ikusaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410876/the-treatment-of-fatigue-by-non-invasive-brain-stimulation
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Moussa A Chalah, Alaa Mhalla, Ulrich Palm, Samar S Ayache, Veit Mylius
The use of non-invasive brain neurostimulation (NIBS) techniques to treat neurological or psychiatric diseases is currently under development. Fatigue is a commonly observed symptom in the field of potentially treatable pathologies by NIBS, yet very little data has been published regarding its treatment. We conducted a review of the literature until the end of February 2017 to analyze all the studies that reported a clinical assessment of the effects of NIBS techniques on fatigue. We have limited our analysis to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
April 11, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398102/relationship-of-depression-and-medications-on-incidence-of-falls-among-people-with-late-effects-of-polio
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Carolyn P Da Silva, Bianca Zuckerman, Rhoda Olkin
The purpose of this study was to determine if falls in polio survivors, with or without post-polio syndrome (PPS), are related to number of medications taken, use of anti-depressant or psychoactive medications, or self-report of depression. A survey was sent to 300 members of a regional polio support group, asking them to document their fall history, medications used, and the presence of depression. Depression was measured by self-report and with the Geriatric Depression Scale, short form (GDS-15). One hundred and seventy-two usable surveys were returned with 146 of those completing the medication list...
May 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394146/solace-in-solidarity-disability-friendship-networks-buffer-well-being
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Arielle M Silverman, Ivan R Molton, Amanda E Smith, Mark P Jensen, Geoffrey L Cohen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To determine whether having friends who share one's disability experiences is associated with higher well-being, and whether these friendships buffer well-being from disability-related stressors. Research Method/Design: In 2 cross-sectional studies, adults with long-term physical disabilities identified close friends who shared their diagnosis. We assessed well-being as a function of the number of friends that participants identified in each group. Study 1 included 71 adults with legal blindness living in the United States, while Study 2 included 1,453 adults in the United States with either muscular dystrophy (MD), multiple sclerosis (MS), post-polio syndrome (PPS), or spinal cord injury (SCI)...
April 10, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274276/treatment-with-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-post-polio-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-single-center-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Simone Schmidt, Vanya Gocheva, Thomas Zumbrunn, Daniela Rubino-Nacht, Ulrike Bonati, Dirk Fischer, Patricia Hafner
BACKGROUND: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute infection by the Poliomyelitis virus. Most often, patients who suffered from polio start to experience gradual new weakening in muscles, a gradual decrease in the size of muscles (muscle atrophy) and fatigue years after the acute illness. L-citrulline is known to change muscular metabolism synthesis by raising nitric oxide (NO) levels and increasing protein synthesis...
March 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209439/post-polio-syndrome-cases-report-and-review-of-literature
#6
Żanna Pastuszak, Adam Stępień, Kazimierz Tomczykiewicz, Renata Piusińska-Macoch, Dariusz Galbarczyk, Agnieszka Rolewska
It is estimated that around 15 million people survived polio infection worldwide since early twentieth century. In 1950 effective vaccination was used for first time. Since that time number of affected people decreased. The last epidemic of Haine-Medine disease in Poland was in 1950s. Another rare cases of infections were observed till 1970s. About at least 15 years after polio virus infection, slowly progressive muscle limbs paresis with muscle atrophy, joints pain, paresthesia were observed in polio survivors...
March 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137397/health-related-quality-of-life-in-turkish-polio-survivors-impact-of-post-polio-on-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-terms-of-functional-status-severity-of-pain-fatigue-and-social-and-emotional-functioning
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Yesim Garip, Filiz Eser, Hatice Bodur, Bedriye Baskan, Filiz Sivas, Ozlem Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of postpolio-syndrome on quality of life in polio survivors. METHODS: Forty polio survivors were included in the study. Twenty-one patients fulfilling the Halstead's postpolio-syndrome criteria participated in postpolio-syndrome group. The remaining nineteen patients formed non-postpolio-syndrome group. Control group was composed of forty healthy subjects. Quality of life was evaluated by Nottingham Health Profile, depression by Beck Depression Scale and fatigue by Fatigue Symptom Inventory...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053366/acute-flaccid-paralysis-incidence-and-zika-virus-surveillance-pacific-islands
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Adam T Craig, Michelle T Butler, Roberta Pastore, Beverley J Paterson, David N Durrheim
PROBLEM: The emergence of Zika virus has challenged outbreak surveillance systems in many at-risk, low-resource countries. As the virus has been linked with Guillain-Barré syndrome, routine data on the incidence of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) may provide a useful early warning system for the emergence of Zika virus. APPROACH: We documented all Zika virus outbreaks and cases in 21 Pacific Islands and territories for the years 2007 to 2015. We extracted data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative database on the reported and expected annual incidence of AFP in children younger than 15 years...
January 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976924/quality-of-life-for-post-polio-syndrome-a-patient-derived-rasch-standard-scale
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Carolyn A Young, Anne-Marie C Quincey, Samantha M Wong, Alan Tennant
OBJECTIVE: To design a disease-specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for people with post-polio syndrome (PPS). METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 45 people with PPS to identify themes and derive potential items reflecting impact upon QoL. After cognitive debriefing, these were made into a questionnaire pack along with comparative questionnaires and posted to 319 patients. The 271 (85%) returned questionnaires were subjected to exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Rasch analysis...
December 15, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943306/a-case-control-study-on-the-association-of-pulse-oral-poliomyelitis-vaccination-and-gianotti-crosti-syndrome
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Vijay Zawar, Antonio Chuh
BACKGROUND: Since 1995, the Indian government has been launching two National Immunization Days (NIDs) annually to administer oral polio vaccines (OPVs) to children under the age of 5. Our aim was to investigate the association between OPVs and Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS). METHODS: A board-certified dermatologist in solo practice conducted the examinations. The patients consulted without the need of a referral. We retrieved files of all children under the age of 5 who were diagnosed with GCS in 18 months...
January 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854227/do-psychosocial-interventions-improve-quality-of-life-and-wellbeing-in-adults-with-neuromuscular-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Elaine Walklet, Kate Muse, Jane Meyrick, Tim Moss
Quality of life and well-being are frequently restricted in adults with neuromuscular disorders. As such, identification of appropriate interventions is imperative. The objective of this paper was to systematically review and critically appraise quantitative studies (RCTs, controlled trials and cohort studies) of psychosocial interventions designed to improve quality of life and well-being in adults with neuromuscular disorders. A systematic review of the published and unpublished literature was conducted. Studies meeting inclusion criteria were appraised using a validated quality assessment tool and results presented in a narrative synthesis...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834320/the-genetics-of-post-polio-syndrome-much-to-be-unravelled
#12
Radha Saraswathy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821663/us-sees-rise-in-rare-polio-like-syndrome-of-unknown-cause
#13
Michael McCarthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708476/detecting-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-caused-by-zika-virus-using-systems-developed-for-polio-surveillance
#14
Nirmal Kandel, Jaya Lamichhane, Rudolf H Tangermann, Guenael Rm Rodier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685691/reporting-of-acute-flaccid-paralysis-in-children-under-15-years-of-age-improving-surveillance-january-2009-december-2014
#15
P Flanagan, P O'Lorcain, S Cotter, J Connell, B Lynch, R Cunney, D O'Flanagan
Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance, including case investigation and specimen collection is a gold standard method for poliomyelitis surveillance. The expected annual non-polio AFP rate <15 years of age in Ireland is = 1/100 000 population. This study reviewed all cases of AFP reported to the Irish Paediatric Surveillance Unit and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre between January 2009 and December 2014 and compared reporting rates with the expected incidence rate annually. We assessed quality of surveillance data in terms of completeness of investigation for each case reported...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677017/post-polio-syndrome-in-algeria-epidemiological-profile-and-risk-factors
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Zouhir Boukara, A C Nouar, Mostefa Bedjaoui, O Bensaber, A Lahmer
OBJECTIVE: The post-polio syndrome (PPS), clinical entity that occurs at least 15 years of stability after acute polio results in specific symptoms. If its pathophysiology remains unsolved its functional impact is considerable. The objectives are two folds, establish the epidemiological profile and search the harmful elements for its prevention. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective descriptive study, from 2010 to 2013, about 104 former polio victims. The tools: pain-scale, fatigue-scale of Borg and a preset plug for data collection, including historical elements of polio and diagnostic criteria of Halstead...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651845/polio-patients-in-northern-italy-a-50-year-follow-up
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L Bertolasi, A Danese, S Monaco, M Turri, K Borg, L Werhagen
BACKGROUND: Poliomyelitis was before the immunization an important medical problem. Nowadays polio prior patients (PP) suffer from polio sequelae or have developed post-polio-syndrome (PPS) with increasing paresis, pain and fatigue. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the medical situation 50 years after acute polio. The degree of paresis was compared between the recovery 1952-1961 and 2012.The prevalence of patients fulfilling the criteria for PPS was estimated. METHOD: The study was performed in Italy...
2016: Open Neurology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583272/free-anterolateral-thigh-flap-harvesting-from-paralytic-limbs-in-post-polio-syndrome
#18
Chih-Hsuan Changchien, Wei-Chen Chen, Yu-Min Su
We report two cases of poliomyelitis in which an anterolateral thigh myocutaneous free flap was harvested from the paralytic limb for oral reconstruction. We observed a decrease in the pedicle diameter of the anterolateral thigh flap, but the blood supply to the skin paddle was adequate.
2016: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503512/plasma-tryptophan-and-the-kynurenine-tryptophan-ratio-are-associated-with-the-acquisition-of-statural-growth-deficits-and-oral-vaccine-underperformance-in-populations-with-environmental-enteropathy
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Margaret N Kosek, Estomih Mduma, Peter S Kosek, Gwenyth O Lee, Erling Svensen, William K Y Pan, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Jay H Bream, Crystal Patil, Cesar Ramal Asayag, Graciela Meza Sanchez, Laura E Caulfield, Jean Gratz, Pablo Peñataro Yori
Early childhood enteric infections have adverse impacts on child growth and can inhibit normal mucosal responses to oral vaccines, two critical components of environmental enteropathy. To evaluate the role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) activity and its relationship with these outcomes, we measured tryptophan and the kynurenine-tryptophan ratio (KTR) in two longitudinal birth cohorts with a high prevalence of stunting. Children in rural Peru and Tanzania (N = 494) contributed 1,251 plasma samples at 3, 7, 15, and 24 months of age and monthly anthropometrics from 0 to 36 months of age...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487378/currents-issues-in-cardiorespiratory-care-of-patients-with-post-polio-syndrome
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REVIEW
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
METHOD: 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 relevant (double-blind, randomized-controlled and consensus articles) were considered. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Certain features of PPS such as generalized fatigue, generalized and specific muscle weakness, joint and/or muscle pain may result in physical inactivity deconditioning obesity and dyslipidemia...
July 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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