Submited on: 14 Nov 2010 09:07:54 PM GMT
Published on: 15 Nov 2010 06:11:24 PM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? Yes
3 Is this a new and original contribution? Yes
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? No
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6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
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  • Other Comments:

    The different adaptive self-organization processes after polio  can create similar solutions to the locomotion problems of the polio survivors. One of them is the palm-walking, but there are many other types of walking. I think it is very important to say that this is the less common way to walk. That is why this article is important.

    If the authors can, please write one paragrapher explaining other important way to walk, i.e: with crutches and orthosis.

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  • References:
    Silva TM, Moreira GA, Quadros AA, Pradella-Hallinan M, Tufik S, Oliveira AS. Analysis of sleep characteristics in post-polio syndrome patients. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2010 Aug;68(4):535-40. Silva TM, Moreira GA, Quadros AA, Pradella-Hallinan M, Tufik S, Oliveira AS.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 Neuropsiquiatr. 2009 Dec;67(4):1049-53 Araujo MA, Silva TM, Moreira GA, Pradella-Hallinan M, Tufik S, Oliveira AS. Sleep disorders frequency in post-polio syndrome patients caused by periodic limb movements.Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2010 Feb;68(1):35-8.
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    I study post-polio syndrome in brazil since 2003. I am at the Federal University of Sao Paulo - Neuromuscular sector. I did four important studies on PPS since them. One of them was my thesis for masters degree.


    I am physiotherapist specialized in motor neuron diseases.

    I am president of the brazilian association os amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and a director of the brazilian post-polio syndrome association.

  • How to cite:  Silva T M.A post-polio paraplegic couple with different locomotion abilities.[Review of the article 'A Post-polio Paraplegic Couple: A Woman With Palmigrade, Saltatoric Locomotion; A Man With Inability To Walk; A Dynamical Systems Theoretical Perspective ' by Tan U].WebmedCentral 2011;2(5):WMCRW00753
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