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This is a longitudinal, observational study with the aims of comparing spinal cord gray matter areas in patients with Post-Polio Syndrome to age and sex matched healthy control subjects and to correlate atrophy with metrics of clinical disability.
Background: Early diagnosis of respiratory impairment in Post-Polio (PPS) patients may delay respiratory decline and future need of invasive respiratory aids. Objectives: To compare pulmonary function measures, maximal respiratory pressure and activity levels and fatigue of respiratory muscles between patients with PPS and healthy controls. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Hadassah physical medicine and rehabilitation department, Jerusalem. Patients: Patients with PPS (N=12; 6 males; age 62.1±11.6 years) able to walk for 6 minutes without human assistance; age-matched healthy subjects (N=12; 4 males; age 62.2±6.5 years). Intervention: None. Measurements: A body plethysmograph was used to quantify forced expiratory volume in the first second of a forced expiratory maneuver, vital capacity, slow vital capacity, Residual Volume (RV), Total Lung Capacity (TLC), and Thoracic Gas Volume (TGV). Also, RV to TLC ratio is calculated. A manometer was used to measure Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (MIP) and Maximal Expiratory Pressure (MEP). A spirometer was used to measure Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV). Surface electromyography (sEMG) recorded diaphragmatic muscle activity during rest and while performing MVV.
This project is an adaptation trial, testing the efficacy of an evidence-based community wellness program, Enhance Wellness (http://www.projectenhance.org/enhancewellness.aspx), in a sample of middle and older-aged adults living with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, post-polio syndrome and muscular dystrophy.
The purpose of the study is to show that the intake of L-citrulline improves muscle function in patients with Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS).
This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel group clinical trial with adaptive dose selection in subjects with post polio syndrome (PPS). The main purpose of this study is to select a dose of Flebogamma 5% DIF and confirm the efficacy of the selected Flebogamma® 5% DIF dose by assessing physical performance, as measured by 2 Minutes Walk Distance (2MWD) test. The study will consist of 2 stages, with each stage consisting of a screening period (up to 4 weeks), a treatment period (52 weeks), and a follow-up period (24 weeks).
The study will specifically evaluate the potential of the C-Brace to improve the functional mobility and quality of life in individuals with lower extremity impairments due to neurologic or neuromuscular disease, orthopedic disease or trauma, as compared to the stance control orthosis.
Postpolio syndrome is a condition that affects many polio survivors years after the acute infection and causes symptoms to increase or new symptoms to develop. Proinflammatory cytokine production within the central nervous system (CNS) indicates an underlying inflammatory process, amenable to immunomodulatory therapy. In this study the investigators sought to confirm that antiinflammatory treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin improves the disease.
In this study, people who have symptoms of post polio will take oral glutathione supplements for three months. Their levels of fatigue, physical function, sleep disturbance, impairment and emotional distress will be measured with both subjective and objective measures.
Inflammatory cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid may contribute to the new muscle weakness, fatigue and pain experienced by patients with post-polio syndrome. Intravenousimmunoglobulin (IvIg) reduces this inflammation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical effect of IvIg in post-polio syndrome.