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OBJECTIVES To study the long-term outcome in patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction treated with decompressive craniectomy. The outcome is described in terms of survival, impairment, disabilities and life satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were examined at a minimum of 1 year (mean 2.9, range 1-6) after the surgery and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the consequences for outcome in terms of the dimensions of activity and participation for two groups: group A, which received early formalized rehabilitation, and group B, which received late or no formalized rehabilitation. RESEARCH DESIGN A cross-sectional study. PROCEDURE Twenty-six patients (A: n = 14 and B: n = 12)(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI) is used increasingly to detect diffuse axonal injury (DAI) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to investigate the changes in the diffusion properties of the corpus callosum in the acute phase and 6 months after TBI and to examine the correlation(More)
After severe acquired brain injury some patients develop a prolonged disorder of consciousness (vegetative state or minimally conscious state), and as such cannot actively participate in neurorehabilitation. However, international opinion and recent research developments emphasize the need for involvement of rehabilitation medicine units in the care of(More)
The result of a project in the western region of Sweden regarding a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to patients with severe traumatic brain injury/subarachnoid bleeding is reported. The importance of early structured intervention and long-range follow-up by a rehabilitation team is stressed. The goal is to afford patients and their families/caregivers(More)
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