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Mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia in patients with poliomyelitis.

Kumru H, Portell E, Marti M, Albu S, Tormos JM, Vidal J, Valls-Sole J

Institut Guttmann, Institut Universitari de NeurorehabilitaciĆ³ Adscrit a UAB, 08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Spain. hkumru@guttmann.com

Published 10 June 2013 in Clin Neurophysiol, 124(7): 1431-8.
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Articles on Polio published 25 March 2013:

Self-reported depression and physical activity in adults with mobility impairments.   Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 94(4): 731-6.

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Articles on Polio published 27 February 2013:

Determinants of performance of supplemental immunization activities for polio eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: social mobilization activities of the Social mobilization Network (SM Net) and Core Group Polio Project (CGPP).   BMC Infect Dis, 13: 17.

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Articles on Polio published 31 January 2013:

Priming after a fractional dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine.   N Engl J Med, 368(5): 416-24.

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Articles on Polio published 24 January 2013:

The effects of a home-based arm ergometry exercise programme on physical fitness, fatigue and activity in polio survivors: protocol for a randomised controlled trial.   BMC Neurol, 12: 157.

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Articles on Polio published 3 January 2013:

Children with paralytic poliomyelitis: utilization of physiotherapy services in Zamfara State, Nigeria.   Physiother Theory Pract, 29(2): 133-41.

Physiotherapy is usually indicated for health promotion and the rehabilitation of individuals with paralytic poliomyelitis. The endemic nature of this condition in children in Zamfara State, Nigeria necessitated investigation into the utilization of physiotherapy services by parents or primary caregivers of children affected with polio in this sub-region. Parents and primary caregivers of children with paralytic poliomyelitis were recruited using a purposive multi-stage sampling procedure in a ... [Abstract] [Full-text]


Articles on Polio published 31 December 2012:

Chronic social stress impairs virus specific adaptive immunity during acute Theiler's virus infection.   J Neuroimmunol, 254(1): 19-27.

Prior exposure to social disruption (SDR) stress exacerbates Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) infection, a model of multiple sclerosis. Here we examined the impact of SDR on T cell responses to TMEV infection in SJL mice. SDR impaired viral clearance and exacerbated acute disease. Moreover, TMEV infection alone increased CD4 and CD8 mRNA expression in brain and spleen while SDR impaired this response. SDR decreased both CD4(+) and CD8(+) virus-specific T cells in CNS, but not ... [Abstract] [Full-text]


Articles on Polio published 27 December 2012:

Confidence in the future and hopelessness: experiences in daily occupations of immigrants with late effects of polio.   Scand J Occup Ther, 20(1): 9-20.

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Articles on Polio published 25 December 2012:

Breaking community barriers to polio vaccination in Northern Nigeria: the impact of a grass roots mobilization campaign (Majigi).   Pathog Glob Health, 106(3): 166-71.

This paper examines the impact of a community-based intervention on the trends in the uptake of polio vaccination following a community mobilization campaign for polio eradication in northern Nigeria. Uptake of polio vaccination in high-risk communities in this region has been considerably low despite routine and supplemental vaccination activities. Large numbers of children are left unvaccinated because of community misconceptions and distrust regarding the cause of the disease and the safety ... [Abstract] [Full-text]


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