Chapter 18. Post-Polio Syndrome

  1. Nils Erik Gilhus MD, PhD Professor7,
  2. Michael P. Barnes MD, FRCP Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation Medical Director8 and
  3. Michael Brainin MD Professor9
  1. E. Farbu1,
  2. N. E. Gilhus MD, PhD Professor7,
  3. M. P. Barnes MD, FRCP Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation Medical Director8,
  4. K. Borg2,
  5. M. de Visser3,
  6. R. Howard4,
  7. F. Nollet3,
  8. J. Opara5 and
  9. E. Stalberg6

Published Online: 6 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328394.ch18

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition

European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gilhus, N. E., Barnes, M. P. and Brainin, M. (2010) Post-Polio Syndrome, in European Handbook of Neurological Management, Second Edition, Volume 1, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328394.ch18

Author Information

  1. 7

    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen and Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

  2. 8

    University of Newcastle, Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 9

    Department of Clinical Medicine and Prevention, and Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Donau-Universität Krems, Department of Neurology, Landesklinikum Donauregion Tulln Tulln, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stavanger University Hospital, Norway

  2. 2

    Karolinska Intitutet/Karolinska Hospital, Stochkholm, Sweden

  3. 3

    University of Amsterdam, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 4

    St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

  5. 5

    Repty Rehab Centre. ul. Sniadeckio 1, PL 42-604 Tarnowskie Góry, Poland

  6. 6

    University Hospital, S-75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  7. 7

    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen and Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

  8. 8

    University of Newcastle, Hunters Moor Neurorehabilitation Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185332

Online ISBN: 9781444328394

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Keywords:

  • post-polio syndrome;
  • aim in revising existing EFNS task force document - with regard to a common definition of PPS;
  • clinical neurophysiology - used for four main reasons;
  • sense of weakening in muscles - before it is detectable by clinical examination;
  • atrophy, end stage of new neuromuscular deterioration - using this as a necessary criterion;
  • effect of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in PPS - in four studies, particular emphasis on fatigue, muscular strength and quality of life;
  • positive effect of warm climate and of training in warm water - with respect to pain and fatigue;
  • dynamic non-swimming water exercises - for post-polio patients, reported to reduce pain, improve cardiovascular conditioning;
  • potential positive effect of IvIg in PPS - claimed in three recent studies;
  • bulbar symptoms, weakening of bulbar muscles - and dysphagia, weakness of voice, vocal changes in patients with PPS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objectives

  • Background

  • Role of clinical neurophysiology

  • Search strategy

  • Results

  • New revision of guidelines

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References