Gerald Felsenthal

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BACKGROUND This report describes changes in eight areas of functioning after a hip fracture, identifies the point at which maximal levels of recovery are reached in each area, and evaluates the sequence of recuperation across multiple functional domains. METHODS. Community-residing hip fracture patients (n = 674) admitted to eight hospitals in Baltimore,(More)
OBJECTIVES Balance and gait are essential to physical functioning and the performance of activities of daily living. The objective of this study was to determine the predictive value of a balance and gait test on subsequent mortality, morbidity, and healthcare utilization among older hip fracture patients. DESIGN A prospective study of hip fracture(More)
The Baltimore Hip Studies, a multicenter, noninterventional, observational trial, provided an opportunity to investigate the effects of anesthetic technique on the long-term outcome of elderly patients after hip fracture repair. Detailed interviews assessing functional status and pain were conducted during the hospital stay. Out-of-hospital evaluations were(More)
Previous studies examining the relationship between cognition and ability to benefit from inpatient rehabilitation have found cognitive dysfunction to be associated with a poor rehabilitation outcome. To examine whether cognitive dysfunction precluded effective rehabilitation, 52 consecutive admissions to a geriatric rehabilitation unit were assigned Mini(More)
This report describes a syndrome of compression of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm (LCNF), the distal termination of the musculocutaneous nerve. Three patients presented with pain or numbness along the radial aspect of the distal forearm. There was a history of vigorous upper extremity exercise with elbow extension and arm pronation or resisted(More)
A prospective outcome study was performed on 270 patients, 65 years of age and older, who sustained a femoral neck fracture and underwent hemiarthroplasty. The treatment compared was the use of a noncemented unipolar versus either a cemented or a press fit bipolar prosthesis. The outcome variables assessed included the occurrence of a postoperative(More)
The wrist-palm conduction time for the median and ulnar nerves was determined using antidromic technique in thirty normal subjects. For the median nerve, the conduction time was 1.6 msec. to initial deflection from baseline and 1.7 msec. to peak of the initial negative deflection for the mean plus 2 SD. The median wrist-palm conduction time was then(More)
Because patients reported concerns regarding the adequacy of pastoral service delivery during their inpatient rehabilitation hospitalization, a study was performed to ascertain the patient's pastoral needs and the extent of pastoral services provided. After discharge from the inpatient rehabilitation hospital, patients were surveyed as to their perceived(More)
Although numerous studies have examined the prevalence of depression after stroke and its relationship to functional outcome, minimal research attention has been focused on depression in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting. Fifty-one consecutive admissions to a geriatric rehabilitation unit were screened for depression using the Geriatric Depression(More)