Conxita Closa

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BACKGROUND Stroke is a major cause of disability in older adults, but the evidence around post-acute treatment is limited and heterogeneous. We aimed to identify profiles of older adult stroke survivors admitted to intermediate care geriatric rehabilitation units. METHODS We performed a cohort study, enrolling stroke survivors aged 65 years or older,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes and costs for patients with orthogeriatric conditions in a home-based integrated care program versus conventional hospital-based care. DESIGN Quasi-experimental longitudinal study. SETTING An acute care hospital, an intermediate care hospital, and the community of an urban area in the North of Barcelona, in Southern Europe.(More)
Ten patients with severe spasticity were evaluated according to a standardized protocol in order to be treated by intraspinal baclofen. Entry criteria in the protocol were the following: 1) Stable central nervous system lesion, 2) Severe spasticity and/or flexo-extensor spasms not controllable by oral treatment, 3) Normal CSF circulation and 4) Informed(More)
OBJECTIVE Older citizens with orthopaedic conditions need specialised care for the facilitation of early community reintegration and restitution of physical function. We introduced a new community care programme as an alternative to usual hospital rehabilitation for orthopaedic patients. STUDY DESIGN This was an observational study of a cohort of older(More)
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