Diana Goldin

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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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE To evaluate outcome measures and the factors affecting them in patients treated between 1,962 and 2,000 at Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Israel. METHOD This retrospective cohort study included 262 patients with spinal neurological lesions (spinal cord or cauda equina lesions) following degenerative spinal stenosis. Data were collected(More)
Usually, most of the clients who are referred to departments of rehabilitation medicine, bear firm and sound diagnoses. We describe herewith 10 patients who developed spinal cord pathologies due to unknown or uncertain etiologies. We would like to share our thoughts with the readers.