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Lane-Fox Unit
Lang, Dennis, RN, MPH
Leboeuf, Charlotte
Leicestershire Post-Polio Network
Lewis, Todd, Ph.D.
Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network

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Lane-Fox Unit

For information on the unit itself see the Lane-Fox Unit in the Clinics section of our directory.

Title: Late functional deterioration following paralytic poliomyelitis
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): D. Kidd, R.S. Howard, A.J. Williams, F.W. Heatley, C.P. Panayiotopoulos and G.T. Spencer
Original Publication: QJ Med 1997; 90: 189 - 196
Abstract/Extract: Many patients with previous poliomyelitis develop 'post-polio syndrome' (PPS) in which late functional deterioration follows a period of relative stability. The frequency with which PPS can be attributed to clearly defined causes remains uncertain. We reviewed 283 newly-referred patients with previous poliomyelitis seen consecutively over a 4-year period; 239 patients developed symptoms of functional deterioration at a mean of 35 (5-65) years after the paralytic illness. Functional deterioration was associated with orthopaedic disorders in 170 cases, neurological disorders in 35, respiratory disorders in 19 and other disorders in 15. Progressive post-polio muscular atrophy was not observed. Functional deterioration following paralytic poliomyelitis is common, and associated with orthopaedic, neurological, respiratory and general medical factors which are potentially treatable.

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Title: Poliomyelitis
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): D Kidd, AJ Williams, RS Howard
Original Publication: Postgraduate Medical Journal 1996; 72: 641 - 647
Abstract/Extract: 1996 is polio awareness year. This paper reviews the clinical syndrome of acute paralytic poliomyelitis and its sequelae. We discuss epidemiological studies of the syndrome of late functional deterioration many years after the acute infection and the current hypotheses of the pathophysiology of such disorders. Recent evidence has suggested that potentially treatable factors may be implicated in the majority of such patients and it is therefore important to exclude such disorders before attributing late functional deterioration to progressive postpolio muscular atrophy.

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Lang, Dennis, RN, MPH

For articles with Lang, Dennis, RN, MPH as co-author or contributor see the following catalogue entries:

E - EASTER SEAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Article: An Approach To The Patient With Suspected Post Polio Syndrome

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Leboeuf, Charlotte

Title: A practical approach to the late effects of polio
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): Charlotte Leboeuf
Original Publication: The Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health (Australia) 1991/1992. (Republished by the British Polio Fellowship)

Abstract/Extract: The Neurological Resource Centre of South Australia (Inc.) and the Post Polio Support Group of South Australia (Inc.) were given a grant by the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health to produce an information book on this subject for members of the Australian health professions. This work resulted in the collection of information which was also suitable for a "consumer" handbook.

It is hoped that this handbook will be of assistance to people who previously had polio and to all those who wish to obtain information on the acute polio infection and how it relates to the late effects of polio.

By reading this booklet, it is hoped that those who previously had polio can understand how to cope with the late effects of polio, whether they already experience symptoms or simply wish to learn about it in order to try to prevent its onset.

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Title: The late effects of Polio
Information for Health Care Providers
[ Full Text Here ] Author(s): Charlotte Leboeuf
Original Publication: The Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health (Australia) 1991/1992.

Abstract/Extract: It is hoped that this book will be of benefit to all members of the health care professions, who may come into contact with people who require assistance with the management of the late effects of polio.

It is the purpose of this book to provide a review of the contemporary literature regarding the circumstances which surround the new symptoms experienced by many people who had polio.

This review also includes brief accounts of the history of polio, its cause, spread, clinical features, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Finally, it provides some information regarding practical assistance for those who are struggling to manage the late effects of polio.

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Leicestershire Post-Polio Network

Title: The Mayo, The Lancet, and The Revolting Polios
[ Full Text Here ] Also reproduced in Issue No.5 - May 1997 of LINC-PIN
Author(s): Compiled by Helena Edwards, Leicestershire Post-Polio Network. Contributors: Frederick M Maynard, MD, Dr. John Petrie, MB FRACP, Professor Mary T. Westbrook, Richard L. Bruno, PhD and Anthony J. Windebank, MD.
Abstract/Extract: Comments on Windebank AJ, Litchy WJ, Daube JR, Iverson RA. Lack of progression of neurologic deficit in survivors of paralytic polio: a 5 year prospective population-based study. Neurology 1996; 46: 80-84.

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Lewis, Todd, Ph.D.

For articles with Lewis, Todd, Ph.D. as co-author or contributor see the following catalogue entries:

B - Bruno, Richard L., Ph.D.
Article: Bromocriptine In The Treatment Of Post-Polio Fatigue:
A pilot study with implications for the pathophysiology of fatigue

Article: The Cause And Treatment Of Post-Polio Fatigue
Article: Polioencephalitis and the Brain Fatigue Generator Model of Post-Viral Fatigue Syndromes

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Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network

Title: What you should know about your Medications - A guide for Polio Survivors (UK Version)
[ Full Text Here ] Original New Zealand Version also reproduced in Issue No.5 - May 1997 of LINC-PIN
Author(s): J.M.Walker Ph.D., PT, AM Whelan, Phar. D, 1996.
UK drug name version Editor: Andrew Francis Forde MRPharm. B.Sc.Hons
Original Publication: Originally written for Post-Polio Support (Inc) New Zealand.
Abstract/Extract: Medications (drugs), may be by prescription (Rx), or Over-The-Counter (OTC). As a polio survivor you should become an informed user of drugs.

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NOTES

It is the intention of the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network to make all the information we collect available regardless of our views as to it's content. The inclusion of a document in this library should not therefore be in any way interpreted as an endorsement.

People who had polio and are experiencing new symptoms need to be assessed by medical professionals who are experienced in Post-Polio to determine what is wrong and to give correct advice. We can only make these documents available to you. YOU must then take what you believe to be relevant to the medical professional you are seeing. We are collecting and collating everything we can to enable medical professionals to make informed decisions. Other medical conditions must be looked for first, Post-Polio Syndrome is by diagnosis of exclusion.

"Source" in the context of this catalogue primarily means original author. In a few cases it will be an organisation or conference.

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