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Medical Articles

The list of medical articles in this section date from 1981 to present and focus on polio's late effects, post-polio syndrome and aging with polio. They are listed in alphabetical order by first author. 

References noted with the check mark are classic or seminal articles, summary articles or articles reporting longitudinal studies.

To find major medical articles about the cause of poliomyelitis and the extensive search for a safe and viable vaccine, visit  the "Major Articles" tab in each of the entries of "People." 

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A case of post-poliomyelitis muscular atrophy with cranial nerve signs and widespread muscular atrophy of extremities

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Post-Polio Sequelae (entire issues)

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Post-Polio Syndrome: Identifying Best Practices in Diagnosis & Care

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for sleep disturbances and fatigue in patients with post-polio syndrome

Acler, M., Bocci, T., Valenti, D., Turri, M., Priori, A., Bertolasi, L.

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The Role of Exercise in the Patient with Post-Polio Syndrome

Agre, J.

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A comparison of symptoms between Swedish and American post-polio individuals and assessment of lower-limb strength – a four-year cohort study

Agre, J., Grimby, G., Rodriquez, A., Einarsson, G., Swiggum, E., & Franke, T.

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(Original Research) Neuromuscular Function in Polio Survivors

Agre, J., Rodriquez, A.

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Subjective recovery time after exhausting muscular activity in post-polio and control subjects

Agre, J., Rodriquez, A., & Franke, T.

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Strength, endurance, and work capacity after muscle strengthening exercise in post-polio subjects

Agre, J., Rodriquez, A., & Franke, T.

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Low-intensity, alternate-day exercise improves muscle performance without apparent adverse affect in post-polio patients

Agre, J., Rodriquez, A., Franke, T., Swiggum, E., Harmon, R., & Curt, J.

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