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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To assess neurologic recovery and the manner in which it is affected by various factors following nontraumatic spinal cord lesions (NTSCLs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA NTSCLs comprise a considerable portion of spinal cord lesions. However, information about neurologic recovery in these lesions is(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess survival in patients with nontraumatic spinal cord lesions (SCL). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Spinal department at a rehabilitation hospital in Israel. PARTICIPANTS Patients with nontraumatic SCL (N=1085) admitted between 1962 and 2000. INTERVENTIONS Demographic, clinical, and mortality data were collected from(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To monitor length of stay (LOS) in a specialist spinal cord lesion (SCL) department in Israel, evaluate factors that affect it, and assess its association with other outcome measures. SETTING Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Raanana, Israel. METHODS In all, 1367 SCL patients treated between 1962(More)
BACKGROUND Little information is available about the survival, neurological recovery, and length of stay in hospital for rehabilitation (LOS) of patients with spinal neurological deficit following disc herniation (DH). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To report on outcomes and factors affecting these. SETTING The Spinal Research(More)
Spinal tuberculosis with paraplegia is rarely seen in Israel. All the 10 patients that were hospitalized in our rehabilitation departments had contracted the disease abroad prior to their immigration to Israel. The comprehensive rehabilitation process must include close cooperation between pulmonary physicians, orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation(More)
Via our description of a seemingly heterogeneous group of four patients who presented to our rehabilitation facility with a rather unusual clinical presentation of compartment syndrome with development of a flaccid paraparesis and rhabdomyolysis immediately after awakening from a prolonged sleep episode in an unusual posture - which might, in fact, be a(More)
Mentally retarded people usually receive care in special social, vocational, behavioral or educational facilities. Only recently, we gained some experience in the rehabilitation after trauma of those with mental retardation. We presume that with the increasing awareness of the benefits of comprehensive and early rehabilitation after trauma, orthopedic(More)