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BACKGROUND Amantadine hydrochloride is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness after traumatic brain injury. Preliminary studies have suggested that amantadine may promote functional recovery. METHODS We enrolled 184 patients who were in a vegetative or minimally conscious state 4 to 16 weeks(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of medical complications in patients with recent traumatic disorders of consciousness (DOCs). DESIGN Data on adverse events in a placebo controlled trial of amantadine hydrochloride revealed no group difference, which allowed these events to be reanalyzed descriptively as medical complications experienced by the 2 groups(More)
BACKGROUND Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity after traumatic brain injury (TBI). There is no consensus regarding appropriate screening, prophylaxis, or treatment during acute rehabilitation. METHODS This prospective observational study evaluated prophylactic anticoagulation during rehabilitation in patients with TBI(More)
This educational unit was developed to instruct physical medicine and rehabilitation residents on tracheostomy management in non-ventilator-dependent patients and to implement an objective assessment format to measure the attainment of these skills. Thirty-one subjects participated in a 2-day didactic and hands-on workshop supervised by an attending(More)
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