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Polio survivors needed for ‘cognitive fatigue’ study – now recruiting in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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www.ProHealth.com • June 5, 2008


A study of “Cognitive Function in Polio Survivors With and Without Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS)” is recruiting participants at the Conemaugh Health System’s Post-Polio Clinic in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

The Clinic:

  • Offers an explanation of PPS risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options on its website.
  • [See also Wikipedia's entry on the question of a PPS-ME/CFS relationship.]
  • And has issued this study announcement via the non-profit patient education and advocacy organization Post-Polio Health International:
  • If you have fatigue, weakness, joint or muscle pain, difficulty with memory, concentration or attention, you may be experiencing post-polio syndrome (PPS). Neurologist William DeMayo, MD (director of the Post-Polio Clinic) and colleagues at the Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, Pennsylvania are investigating problems involving mental fatigue that may affect concentration, memory, attention, etc.

    Qualified participants will receive the following free study-related items:

  • Physical and Neurological Exams
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Neuropsycological Testing
  • If you are at least 18 years old, have a history of polio, and are facing the problems described above, please contact the study nurse coordinator, Janet Goodard, RN, for more information and to determine if you might be a candidate for the study, at:

    Phone: 814-269-5288 or 800-585-5875
    E-mail: jgoodar@conemaugh.org

    The study will last a total of 2 to 4 weeks and require 2 to 3 visits to Conemaugh Health System, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.




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