Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Don't Go to Sleep, WHO Advises Nigeria

[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to go to sleep on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions and implications. Follow-up of polio survivors should include systematic screening for sleep disorders because they are associated with adverse consequences. Sleep disorder evaluation and management should improve the long-term survival and quality of life of polio survivors. Methodologically robust clinical trials are needed, but the decreasing prevalence and large clinical spectrum of the disease may complicate the creation of comparable groups.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a neurological condition that affects polio survivors decades after their initial infection. Despite its high prevalence, the aetiology of PPS remains elusive, mechanisms of progression are poorly understood and the condition is notoriously under-researched. While motor dysfunction is a hallmark feature of the condition, generalised fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased endurance, neuropsychological deficits, sensory symptoms and chronic pain are also often reported and have considerable quality of life implications in PPS. The non-motor aspects of PPS are particularly challenging to evaluate, ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Background: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is generally defined as a clinical syndrome consisting of new muscle weakness, fatigue, and pain in poliomyelitis survivors. In PPS, there is no definitively validated treatment option, although Acler M et al. reported that anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over pre-motor cortex for 15 days improved sleep and fatigue symptoms in patients with PPS. tDCS may be a valuable, non-invasive new tool for managing patients with PPS.
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Diseases & Conditions Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
Conclusion. Modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant with well-established effectiveness in the treatment of narcolepsy and shift-work sleep disorder. There is conflicting evidence about the benefits of modafinil in the treatment of fatigue and EDS secondary to TBI. One randomized, controlled study states that modafinil does not significantly improve patient wakefulness, while another concludes that modafinil corrects EDS but not fatigue. An observational study provides evidence that modafinil increases alertness in fatigued patients with past medical history of brainstem diencephalic stroke or multiple scleros...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review excessive daytime sleep fatigue head injury modafinil stroke TBI traumatic brain injury Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: WBV appears to be a safe exercise for this population. Long-term use in polio survivors needs to be researched, particularly in reducing barriers to participation to promote the physical aspects of health. PMID: 29596010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
AbstractChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a heterogeneous disease which presents with pronounced disabling fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive impairment that negatively affects patients ’ functional capability. CFS remains a poorly defined entity and its etiology is still in question. CFS is neither a novel diagnosis nor a new medical condition. From as early as the eighteenth century, a constellation of perplexing symptoms was observed that resembled symptoms of CFS. Commencing with “febricula” and ending with CFS, many names for the disease were proposed including neurocirculatory asthenia, atyp...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
We read with great interest the recent article by Marin et al. (1) about the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in post-polio syndrome (PPS). The authors reported RLS as highly prevalent (36%) in a large sample of PPS patients (n=119) with a marked disease severity, as measured by IRLSSS score, and identified lower educational level and depression as predictive factors for RLS risk.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Few studies have quantified the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients with post-polio syndrome (PPS). Our objective was to assess the prevalence and severity of RLS in patients with PPS and to examine the demographic characteristics of this population.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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