Major Topics of Interest
PHI receives many requests annually for
information about the following topics.
Summary of Anesthesia Issues for Post-Polio Patients
Selma H. Calmes, MD, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, provides cautionary advice for polio survivors.
Anesthesia Update: Separating Fact from Fear
Selma Harrison Calmes, MD
"Postpolio Syndrome and Anesthesia"
David A. Lambert, MD; Elenis Giannouli, MD; & Brian J. Schmidt, MD, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Read the article in September 2005 issue of Anesthesiology (Vol. 103, No. 3, pp 638-644)
Survivors of last century's polio epidemics now entering their fifth to seventh decades of life are presenting for surgery more often. Some of these patients may have postpolio syndrome. This article reviews polio, postpolio syndrome and anesthetic considerations for this patient population.
Breathing Problems in Post-Polio (Scroll down or print.)
Past issues of Ventilator-Assisted Living©
A Statement about Exercise for Survivors of Polio ...
Written by the Medical Advisory Committee of Post-Polio Health International and endorsed by 29 post-polio experts. For additional information, read Articles about Exercise for Polio Survivors, collected from past issues of Post-Polio Health.
SOS – Save Our Shoulders: A Guide for Polio Survivors from Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute is a 34-page booklet complied in 2003. It discusses shoulder problems of polio survivors and offers advice and exercise possibilities. The colorful booklet includes diagrams and photos. Note: Some of addresses on page 32 are incorrect. Please see PHI's Post-Polio Directory.