Isabella Schwartz

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of early and prolonged locomotor treatment with the use of a robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) device (Lokomat; Hocoma Inc., Zurich, Switzerland) on the functional outcomes of patients after subacute stroke. DESIGN A nonblinded prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING Rehabilitation department in(More)
BACKGROUND Preservation of locomotor activity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is of utmost importance. Robotic-assisted body weight-supported treadmill training is a promising method to improve gait functions in neurologically impaired patients, although its effectiveness in MS patients is still unknown. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of(More)
The psychological profile of 17 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I (CRPS) and 20 Conversion Disorder (CD) patients were compared, using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and standardized, semistructured psychological interviews. Both groups presented abnormally high somatization scores. Low anxiety scores in both groups indicate that(More)
STUDY DESIGN Quasi experiment; single experimental group with matched historical control. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of an additive robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) using the Lokomat system on the neurological and functional outcomes of patients with subacute spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING Department of Physical Medicine and(More)
We investigated the extent to which improved balance relative to pain relief correlates with the success of total knee replacement (TKR). A total of 81 patients were recruited to the study: 16 men (19.8%) and 65 women (80.2%). Of these, 62 patients (10 men, 52 women) with a mean age of 73 (57 to 83) underwent static and dynamic assessment of balance(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To describe the outcomes of terror victims suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN Retrospective chart review of 17 terror and 39 non-terror TBI patients treated in a rehabilitation department during the same period. METHODS AND PROCEDURE Variables include demographic data, Injury Severity Scale (ISS), length of(More)
OBJECTIVES The first aim of this study was to evaluate the within-session reliability of sitting balance measures by assessing forward and lateral reach while sitting in both healthy subjects and patients post- stroke. The second aim was to evaluate the ability to document change in reaching while sitting over time in patients post-stroke. The third aim was(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the rehabilitation outcome of a case of spinal decompression sickness presenting as partial Brown-Sequard syndrome treated with robotic-assisted body-weight support treadmill training. STUDY DESIGN Case report. BACKGROUND Type II decompression sickness patients commonly suffer from myelopathy with gait disturbances necessitating(More)
The treatment of an above knee amputee who has sustained a fracture of femoral neck is a challenge for both the orthopaedic surgeon and the rehabilitation team. We present a case of such a patient and discuss different difficulties in his treatment.