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  SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Polio
Polio (infantile paralysis) is a communicable disease which is categorized as a disease of civilization.
Bulbar victims may also die from damage to the swallowing function; a victim can drown in their own secretions unless adequately suctioned, or given a tracheostomy to suction secretions before the liquid enters the lungs.
The polio victims have in their daily trips (one or two) a means of life with more dignity than begging, and that involves them in the community life instead of being outcasts.
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 Bio - Poliomyelitis Wikipedia Polio
In all forms of polio, the early symptoms of infection are fatigue, fever, vomiting, headache and pain in the neck and extremities.
Bulbar polio is thought to be the result of a person having no natural resistance to the polio virus, the result being that the brain stem is allowed to be attacked.
On May 5 2005, news reports broke that a new case of polio was diagnosed in Java, Indonesia and the virus strain was suspected to be the same as the one that caused the outbreak in Nigeria.
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 New Recommendations for Polio Vaccine
Paralytic poliomyelitis, or polio, is a neurological disease caused by the enterovirus known as poliovirus.
Paralytic polio affects the nuclei of cranial nerves (bulbar polio) and the anterior motor neurons of the spinal cord (spinal polio).
Bulbar polio results in double vision, facial weakness, difficulty talking, nasal voice, weakness of the neck muscles, difficulty in chewing and swallowing, and even regurgitation of fluids through the nose.
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 The disease and the virus
Although polio paralysis is the most visible sign of polio infection, fewer than 1% of polio infections ever result in paralysis.
In the most severe cases (bulbar polio), poliovirus attacks the motor neurons of the brain stem - reducing breathing capacity and causing difficulty in swallowing and speaking.
For more information on polio in developing countries, with particular reference to prosthetic treatment of children crippled by polio, refer to excerpts from the book by Dr. Huckstep on polio in the developing world.
www.polioeradication.org /disease.asp   (954 words)

  
 Bulbar polio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Polio or poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) is a communicable disease with is categorized as a disease of civilization.
Bulbar Polio is thought to be the result of a person having no natural resistance to the poliovirus, so the brain stem is affected.
Bulbar polio involved the brain stem where the centers for the cranial nerves are located.
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 harvest center's Post-Polio Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
We recommend that all polio survivors have pulmonary function studies as part of their pre-operative testing.3 This is vital for those who had bulbar polio acutely, whether or not they used a respirator or an iron lung.
Polio survivors are very sensitive to anything that further impairs their poliovirus-damaged motor neurons and a spinal anesthetic may cause polio survivors to be paralyzed for many hours.
Polio survivors' automatic (autonomic) nervous systems were damage by the poliovirus from the brain (hypothalamus) through the brain stem (reticular formation and vagal nuclei) to the spinal cord (intermediolateral columns).
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 Poliomyelitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of all paralytic polio cases, 79% are spinal and 19% spinal with bulbar symptoms.
Bulbar polio and spinal polio are part of a continuum of anatomy and disease (paralytic polio).
Bulbar polio occurs in 2% of cases of paralytic polio.
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 Polio information from Wikipedia - WrongDiagnosis.com
Polio is a communicable disease which is categorized as a disease of civilization.
Without respiratory support, polio affecting respiration is likely to result in death from failure of breathing, or aspiration of secretions and resulting pneumonia.
The mortality rate of bulbar polio ranges from twenty-five to seventy-five percent [1], according to the age of the person.
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 Post-Polio Health, Spring 2001, Vol. 17, No. 2 - Contents and From the Editor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Polio survivors may have had some combination of bulbar and spinal polio, so there may be corresponding throat muscle and limb/respiratory muscle weakness.
Polio survivors may think that they are breathing fine until an upper respiratory infection, which makes breathing in harder for everyone, causes serious problems, partially due to an ineffective cough and the inability to eliminate secretions.
Polio survivors usually interact with a respiratory therapist in their physicians’ offices and/or in their homes during visits from a therapist hired by a home health agency or a home medical equipment supply company (Apria, Lincare, etc.).
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 Polio Above the Neck
Bulbar is defined as polio involvement of the motor nerves in the brainstem.
Polio autopsy reports following the epidemics of the 1940s and 1950s showed signs of acute polio infection throughout the body; it was not just restricted to the spinal cord.
In the larger ongoing studies at polio centers such as Mayo Clinic, Rancho Los Amigos, and centers in Canada, possibly as many as 40% of the people with PPS are having new respiratory complaints.
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 Survivors of childhood polio do well decades later as they age
Polio is a contagious, viral illness that peaked in the United States in 1952, when 3,000 people died of the disease.
Mass immunizations in the mid-1950s began to slow the spread of the disease, and the last case of polio not caused by a vaccine occurred in the United States in 1979.
The three major types of polio include spinal polio, a paralytic polio that attacks nerve cells in the spinal cord; bulbar polio, in which the virus attacks motor neurons in the brainstem; and bulbospinal polio, a combination of spinal and bulbar polios.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-08/mc-soc081506.php   (674 words)

  
 Polio
By the mid-1950s, mass immunizations began to slow polio's spread, and in 1979 the last case of wild polio — that is, polio not caused by a vaccine — occurred in the United States.
In this severe type of polio, the virus affects the motor neurons in your brainstem, where the centers of the cranial nerves are located.
Bulbar polio can interfere with any of these functions but is especially likely to affect your ability to breathe, speak and swallow and can be fatal without respiratory support.
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Death from bulbar usually occurred from damage to the cranial nerve sending the signal to breathe to the lungs.
Spinal polio could damage the muscles of breathing in the chest wall and thus spinal polio victims could also need the assistance of a ventilator or iron lung.
Thus, bulbar polio would most commonly affect the 9th thru 12th cranial nerve and could also affect the anterior horn cells in the spinal cord causing motor paralysis or damage to the muscles being supplied by those spinal nerves.
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 Polio - Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Nonparalytic polio – also known as abortive polio – is a rare form of the disease that does not cause paralysis.
Paralytic polio is the most serious form of the disease and may cause muscle paralysis and even death.
It affects less than 1 percent of all polio patients, but is fatal for 2 percent to 5 percent of children who are diagnosed with this form of polio, according to the CDC.
pediatric.healthcentersonline.com /pediatriccoldflu/polio3.cfm   (550 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "bulbar polio": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Bulbar polio (polio of the brain "stem," or lower brain: is 40 percent fatal.
The majority of deaths occur when the breathing muscles are immobilized, a condition known as bulbar polio, in which the brain stem (or bulb) is badly damaged.
since it was the one most likely to lead to bulbar polio, the infection of the medulla oblongata, the lower bulb of the brain, leading to paralysis of the diaphragm, destruction of...
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 Medical References: Polio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Polio is a disease that causes lasting disabilities in a minority of infected individuals.
The vaccines make a person immune to polio, almost as though he or she had the disease and recovered from it.
Polio survivors who believe they are having the symptoms of PPS should be thoroughly evaluated by experts at a center for rehabilitation medicine.
www.marchofdimes.com /professionals/681_1283.asp   (1220 words)

  
 Polio Above The Neck
So breathing and swallowing problems may be present even in people who ostensibly had non paralytic polio and also in others who may have no complaints about their legs or arms.
There are some people who had only mild breathing weakness with the original polio, (chest wall weakness or a little diaphragmatic weakness) but their breathing centres in the brainstem were actually intact.
People who had true bulbar polio had involvement that didn't trigger breathing - they needed to be assisted until those centres came back.
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 FLORIDA EAST COAST POST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
For example, an individual with a history of polio affecting the left lower extremity who, on examination, has weakness and atrophy of the left thigh musculature with an observable limp now complains of chronic left lower extremity pain and is found to have lumbar stenosis documented by medically acceptable imaging.
Abnormal weight-bearing in polio survivors produces exaggerated wear and tear on the bones and joints of the spine or limbs that are overused to compensate for limbs weakened by polio.
Polio is caused by one of three types of polioviruses affecting the brain and spinal cord.
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 Post-Polio Health International - Networking ... Can You Help? ... Polio-specific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Active volunteer wonders what other polio survivors are doing with their lives.
My father is a polio survivor and, while he lived a relatively normal life during my childhood, he has recently discovered that he has severe peripheral artery disease due to the malformation of the arteries in his leg, caused by the polio.
Rotary is a private entity and their original mission in regards to polio is "tied very tightly to the eradication effort." They anticipate that they will be involved in eradication efforts until at least 2008.
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 Re: bulbar polio - post polio relapse years later -- POST POLIO DISCUSSION FORUM
bulbar polio - post polio relapse years later
The bigs problem is to get my HMO insurance to pay for treatment with a doctor who knows what post polio and to pay for additional equipment.
I have artho scopic surgery which show polio resided in the knee joint.
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 Lincolnshire Post-Polio Library [Dr. Henry writes Bulbar and spinal polio]
It was difficult to have a tracheostomy and still be able to tolerate the air tight collar of an iron lung.
Spinal polio involved damage to the anterior horn cells which run up and down the spinal cord.
People who had only the GI form of polio which we had initially when we became ill (flu like) had the non-paralytic type of polio.
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 Polio: Signs and symptoms - MayoClinic.com
Despite polio's ability to cause paralysis and death, the vast majority of people who contract the virus don't become sick and are never aware they've been infected.
Fewer than 1 percent of people with polio infection develop paralytic polio, the most serious form of the disease.
Polio has historically been divided into several types, depending on which part of the body is affected.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/polio/DS00572/DSECTION=2   (723 words)

  
 Polio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
His wife, Eleanor, would later remark that the thing that took (the) most courage in his life was his mastery and his meeting of polio.
By the mid-1950s, mass immunizations began to slow polio's spread, and in 1979 the last case of wild polio — that is, polio not caused by a vaccine — occurred in the United States.
The polio vaccine is normally given in conjunction with other vaccinations, including diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DtaP), hepatitis B-Haemophilus influenzae type b (HBV-Hib) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV).
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 Polio and FDR's Disability
Polio is a virus that invades the body through the mouth and nose.
Paralytic polio attacks the spinal column and most often causes paralysis in the legs.
Many of those who survive this type of polio spend their life in an iron lung or on a respirator to help them breathe.
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 bulbar polio - post polio relapse years later -- POST POLIO DISCUSSION FORUM
Had polio in l948...had traech, was in the iron lung, etc. which left me with no voice, could not cough (or laugh) and had trouble drinking water, let alone eating.
The traech has been in almost seven years now and although I am getting along okay, I realize that I am lucky that I didn't have to have this done when I was younger....it would have been difficult and very hard to live a normal life, and for that I am most grateful.
My immediate family was not quarantined, two of the family were, but they hadn't been around me. Evidently, they didn't feel it was contageous that way...since I couldn't talk for months there were a lot of questions I could never ask.
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 What is the Polio Eradication Project?
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus.
In the most severe cases, polio paralysis can lead to death by asphyxiation.
Polio follows infection with any one of three related enteroviruses: poliovirus types 1, 2, or 3.
www.ibb.gov /polioerad/disease.html   (352 words)

  
 TIME.com: Tonsils & Bulbar Polio -- Apr. 12, 1954 -- Page 1
Doctors are pretty well agreed that it is unwise to remove tonsils or adenoids while polio is rampant: within a month or two after such an operation, an invasion by the polio virus is more likely to result in the oftentimes fatal bulbar form of the disease.
Last week the A.M.A. Journal called the attention of U.S. family doctors to growing evidence that polio victims who have lost tonsils, adenoids, or both, at any time in their lives, are more susceptible to bulbar and bulbo-spinal attacks.
The Journal conceded that the case is not yet proved.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,823341,00.html   (443 words)

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