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OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with postacute rehabilitation outcome of disabled elderly patients with proximal hip fracture. SETTING Geriatric rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS One hundred thirty-three older patients. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES FIM instrument, motor FIM score, absolute functional gain on the FIM(More)
Hip fracture in the elderly may lead to increased morbidity and mortality. We assessed factors affecting mortality of frail elderly hip-fractured patients during the first 2 years after discharge from a post-acute rehabilitation program. Included were 376 patients admitted from 1/2006 to 9/2007. Kaplan-Meier curves were used for survival analysis. During(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS One of the most important objectives of a rehabilitation program is to improve patients' mobility. Mobility measures are necessary in evaluating treatment effectiveness. The aims of the present study were to assess the usefulness of the "Timed Get Up and Go" (TUG) test as a mobility measure for patients attending a day hospital, and as(More)
OBJECTIVE To document a subjective response to iron therapy in female adolescents. DESIGN Double-blind, placebo-controlled prospective study. SETTING High school classes in an urban community in Israel. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-nine girls, aged 16 and 17 years, who ingested syrup containing iron (daily for 2 months) and 30 girls who received a placebo. (More)
BACKGROUND The study aim was to determine the kinetics of serum pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein (CRP) in hip-fracture patients over a month postfracture, and their relationship to postoperative (postop) complications and cognitive level. METHODS Forty-one elderly hip-fracture patients were prospectively followed. Serum was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Occult hip fractures (OHF) occur in a minute population of patients. Diagnosis is made via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or alternatively via bone scan. Very little is known about the clinical characteristics of OHF patients. Our aim was to characterize the clinical and long-term survival of OHF in elderly patients and to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hip fractures are one of the most serious causes of functional impairment and death in the elderly. The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively the predictive value of functional performance, after rehabilitation, of hip fracture on long-term mortality in community-dwelling patients. METHODS One hundred and seventy-one patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the rehabilitation programme in a geriatric day hospital. DESIGN An observational study. SETTING An urban geriatric rehabilitation day hospital. SUBJECTS Three hundred and fifty-three older patients admitted to a rehabilitation day hospital during 2000: 163 post stroke, 113 with deconditioning and 77 post orthopaedic surgery (hip(More)
In the present study the potential for functional improvement in 103 stroke patients attending a geriatric day hospital was evaluated using the Orpington Prognostic Scale (OPS). This information may assist in coordinating the patients' and caregivers' expectations, allocating resources efficiently, and advance care planning. The Spearman correlation was(More)