Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
SILVA, Tatiana Mesquita e et al. Effects of the use of MIG3 bioceramics fabrics use - long infrared emitter - in pain, intolerance to cold and periodic limb movements in post-polio syndrome. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2009, vol.67, n.4, pp. 1049-1053. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2009000600016.
The main post-polio syndrome (PPS) symptoms are new-onset weakness, new-onset atrophy, fatigue, cold intolerance, and pain associated with sleep disturbances. The polysomnographic study is the gold pattern to analyze sleep disorders. OBJECTIVE: To assess pain, intolerance to cold and periodic limb movements (PLM) index before and after the use of MIG3 bioceramic fabrics over 4 weeks. METHOD: 12 patients with PPS from UNIFESP/EPM. All patients were submitted to polysomnography and infra-red examinations with answered scales of pain and intolerance to cold before and after the use of MIG3 bioceramics fabrics. RESULTS: There were significant decreases in pain and PLM index. CONCLUSION: MIG3 bioceramic fabrics can help in the treatment of pain and PLM in PPS patients.
Keywords : sleep; pain; post-polio syndrome.