Outcomes of Research or Clinical Trials Activity Levels Acute Flaccid Paralysis Ageing Anaerobic Threshold Anaesthesia Assistive Technology Brain Cardiorespiratory Cardiovascular Clinical Evaluation Cold Intolerance Complementary Therapies Continence Coping Styles and Strategies Cultural Context Diagnosis and Management Differential Diagnosis Drugs Dysphagia Dysphonia Epidemiology Exercise Falls Fatigue Fractures Gender Differences Immune Response Inflammation Late Effects of Polio Muscle Strength Muscular Atrophy Orthoses Pain Polio Immunisation Post-Polio Motor Unit Psychology Quality of Life Renal Complications Respiratory Complications and Management Restless Legs Syndrome Sleep Analaysis Surgery Vitality Vocational Implications

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Category: Diagnosis and Management, Differential Diagnosis, Gender Differences, Late Effects of Polio

Title: Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients
Author: Oluwaseyi Jacob Oluwasanmi, Devaunna Andrene Mckenzie, Idowu Oluwasegun Adewole, Christian O Aluka, James Iyasse, Esther Olunu, and Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya1
Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, All Saints University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, Roseau, Dominica
1Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Address for correspondence: Dr. Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. E-mail: [email protected]
Journal: NEW - PUT DETAILS IN CITATION FIELD
Citation: International Journal of Applied & Basic Medical Research

Oluwasanmi, O. J., Mckenzie, D. A., Adewole, I. O., Aluka, C. O., Iyasse, J., Olunu, E., & Fakoya, A. O. (2019). Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients. International journal of applied & basic medical research, 9(3), 129–134. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_333_18
Publication Year and Month: 2019 07

Abstract: Postpolio syndrome (PPS) refers to a group of conditions that are present in patients, years after recovery from initial acute paralytic poliomyelitis. About 15%–80% of 20 million polio survivors worldwide will experience exacerbation of symptoms which typically appear 15–30 years after the resolution of initial poliomyelitis. Symptoms include new muscle weakness, fatigue, myalgia, joint pain, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. Other reported symptoms include cold intolerance, sleep disorder, dysphonia, loss of stamina, musculoskeletal deformities, cardiovascular disorders, psychosocial problems, and restless legs syndrome. These symptoms are attributed to the superimposed neuronal loss of aging with inflammatory mechanisms, but without any convincing evidence of viral reactivation. Risk factors include female gender, respiratory symptoms, normal aging, permanent disability caused by motor neuron damage, muscle overuse and disuse, aging, and immunologic mechanisms. Hypothyroidism-induced myopathy and fibromyalgia are a differential diagnosis for PPS, and exclusion diagnosis is required as confirmatory criteria for PPS. The symptoms of PPS presented determine the course of management.

Keywords: Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, poliomyelitis, postpolio syndrome

Conclusions: PPS is a sequela of acute poliomyelitis which occurs decades after resolution of the initial paralytic or nonparalytic polio. Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, and joint pain are the major symptoms of PPS. Diagnosis of PPS is made based on the exclusion of other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. The quality of life of patients with PPS is significantly affected by the reoccurrence of the constellations of symptoms they experience. Proper assessment and treatment should be performed to prevent severe impairment of function in patients.

Outcome of Research: More research required

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Category: Diagnosis and Management, Differential Diagnosis, Gender Differences, Late Effects of Polio

Title: Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients
Author: Oluwaseyi Jacob Oluwasanmi, Devaunna Andrene Mckenzie, Idowu Oluwasegun Adewole, Christian O Aluka, James Iyasse, Esther Olunu, and Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya1
Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, All Saints University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, Roseau, Dominica
1Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Address for correspondence: Dr. Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. E-mail: [email protected]
Journal: NEW - PUT DETAILS IN CITATION FIELD
Citation: International Journal of Applied & Basic Medical Research

Oluwasanmi, O. J., Mckenzie, D. A., Adewole, I. O., Aluka, C. O., Iyasse, J., Olunu, E., & Fakoya, A. O. (2019). Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients. International journal of applied & basic medical research, 9(3), 129–134. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_333_18
Publication Year and Month: 2019 07

Abstract: Postpolio syndrome (PPS) refers to a group of conditions that are present in patients, years after recovery from initial acute paralytic poliomyelitis. About 15%–80% of 20 million polio survivors worldwide will experience exacerbation of symptoms which typically appear 15–30 years after the resolution of initial poliomyelitis. Symptoms include new muscle weakness, fatigue, myalgia, joint pain, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. Other reported symptoms include cold intolerance, sleep disorder, dysphonia, loss of stamina, musculoskeletal deformities, cardiovascular disorders, psychosocial problems, and restless legs syndrome. These symptoms are attributed to the superimposed neuronal loss of aging with inflammatory mechanisms, but without any convincing evidence of viral reactivation. Risk factors include female gender, respiratory symptoms, normal aging, permanent disability caused by motor neuron damage, muscle overuse and disuse, aging, and immunologic mechanisms. Hypothyroidism-induced myopathy and fibromyalgia are a differential diagnosis for PPS, and exclusion diagnosis is required as confirmatory criteria for PPS. The symptoms of PPS presented determine the course of management.

Keywords: Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, poliomyelitis, postpolio syndrome

Conclusions: PPS is a sequela of acute poliomyelitis which occurs decades after resolution of the initial paralytic or nonparalytic polio. Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, and joint pain are the major symptoms of PPS. Diagnosis of PPS is made based on the exclusion of other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. The quality of life of patients with PPS is significantly affected by the reoccurrence of the constellations of symptoms they experience. Proper assessment and treatment should be performed to prevent severe impairment of function in patients.

Outcome of Research: More research required

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Category: Diagnosis and Management, Differential Diagnosis, Gender Differences, Late Effects of Polio

Title: Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients
Author: Oluwaseyi Jacob Oluwasanmi, Devaunna Andrene Mckenzie, Idowu Oluwasegun Adewole, Christian O Aluka, James Iyasse, Esther Olunu, and Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya1
Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, All Saints University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, Roseau, Dominica
1Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Address for correspondence: Dr. Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. E-mail: [email protected]
Journal: NEW - PUT DETAILS IN CITATION FIELD
Citation: International Journal of Applied & Basic Medical Research

Oluwasanmi, O. J., Mckenzie, D. A., Adewole, I. O., Aluka, C. O., Iyasse, J., Olunu, E., & Fakoya, A. O. (2019). Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients. International journal of applied & basic medical research, 9(3), 129–134. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_333_18
Publication Year and Month: 2019 07

Abstract: Postpolio syndrome (PPS) refers to a group of conditions that are present in patients, years after recovery from initial acute paralytic poliomyelitis. About 15%–80% of 20 million polio survivors worldwide will experience exacerbation of symptoms which typically appear 15–30 years after the resolution of initial poliomyelitis. Symptoms include new muscle weakness, fatigue, myalgia, joint pain, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. Other reported symptoms include cold intolerance, sleep disorder, dysphonia, loss of stamina, musculoskeletal deformities, cardiovascular disorders, psychosocial problems, and restless legs syndrome. These symptoms are attributed to the superimposed neuronal loss of aging with inflammatory mechanisms, but without any convincing evidence of viral reactivation. Risk factors include female gender, respiratory symptoms, normal aging, permanent disability caused by motor neuron damage, muscle overuse and disuse, aging, and immunologic mechanisms. Hypothyroidism-induced myopathy and fibromyalgia are a differential diagnosis for PPS, and exclusion diagnosis is required as confirmatory criteria for PPS. The symptoms of PPS presented determine the course of management.

Keywords: Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, poliomyelitis, postpolio syndrome

Conclusions: PPS is a sequela of acute poliomyelitis which occurs decades after resolution of the initial paralytic or nonparalytic polio. Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, and joint pain are the major symptoms of PPS. Diagnosis of PPS is made based on the exclusion of other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. The quality of life of patients with PPS is significantly affected by the reoccurrence of the constellations of symptoms they experience. Proper assessment and treatment should be performed to prevent severe impairment of function in patients.

Outcome of Research: More research required

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Category: Diagnosis and Management, Differential Diagnosis, Gender Differences, Late Effects of Polio

Title: Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients
Author: Oluwaseyi Jacob Oluwasanmi, Devaunna Andrene Mckenzie, Idowu Oluwasegun Adewole, Christian O Aluka, James Iyasse, Esther Olunu, and Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya1
Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, All Saints University School of Medicine, Commonwealth of Dominica, Roseau, Dominica
1Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
Address for correspondence: Dr. Adegbenro Omotuyi Fakoya, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. E-mail: [email protected]
Journal: NEW - PUT DETAILS IN CITATION FIELD
Citation: International Journal of Applied & Basic Medical Research

Oluwasanmi, O. J., Mckenzie, D. A., Adewole, I. O., Aluka, C. O., Iyasse, J., Olunu, E., & Fakoya, A. O. (2019). Postpolio Syndrome: A Review of Lived Experiences of Patients. International journal of applied & basic medical research, 9(3), 129–134. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_333_18
Publication Year and Month: 2019 07

Abstract: Postpolio syndrome (PPS) refers to a group of conditions that are present in patients, years after recovery from initial acute paralytic poliomyelitis. About 15%–80% of 20 million polio survivors worldwide will experience exacerbation of symptoms which typically appear 15–30 years after the resolution of initial poliomyelitis. Symptoms include new muscle weakness, fatigue, myalgia, joint pain, dysphagia, and difficulty breathing. Other reported symptoms include cold intolerance, sleep disorder, dysphonia, loss of stamina, musculoskeletal deformities, cardiovascular disorders, psychosocial problems, and restless legs syndrome. These symptoms are attributed to the superimposed neuronal loss of aging with inflammatory mechanisms, but without any convincing evidence of viral reactivation. Risk factors include female gender, respiratory symptoms, normal aging, permanent disability caused by motor neuron damage, muscle overuse and disuse, aging, and immunologic mechanisms. Hypothyroidism-induced myopathy and fibromyalgia are a differential diagnosis for PPS, and exclusion diagnosis is required as confirmatory criteria for PPS. The symptoms of PPS presented determine the course of management.

Keywords: Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, poliomyelitis, postpolio syndrome

Conclusions: PPS is a sequela of acute poliomyelitis which occurs decades after resolution of the initial paralytic or nonparalytic polio. Fatigue, muscle weakness, myalgia, and joint pain are the major symptoms of PPS. Diagnosis of PPS is made based on the exclusion of other conditions that can cause similar symptoms. The quality of life of patients with PPS is significantly affected by the reoccurrence of the constellations of symptoms they experience. Proper assessment and treatment should be performed to prevent severe impairment of function in patients.

Outcome of Research: More research required

Availability of Paper: The full text of this paper has been generously made available by the publisher.

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Outcomes of Research or Clinical Trials Activity Levels Acute Flaccid Paralysis Ageing Anaerobic Threshold Anaesthesia Assistive Technology Brain Cardiorespiratory Cardiovascular Clinical Evaluation Cold Intolerance Complementary Therapies Continence Coping Styles and Strategies Cultural Context Diagnosis and Management Differential Diagnosis Drugs Dysphagia Dysphonia Epidemiology Exercise Falls Fatigue Fractures Gender Differences Immune Response Inflammation Late Effects of Polio Muscle Strength Muscular Atrophy Orthoses Pain Polio Immunisation Post-Polio Motor Unit Psychology Quality of Life Renal Complications Respiratory Complications and Management Restless Legs Syndrome Sleep Analaysis Surgery Vitality Vocational Implications