Jeffrey L Shames

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PURPOSE The aim of this paper is to present the current knowledge regarding return to work (RTW) following traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHOD Based on a Medline search, the authors reviewed the current TBI rehabilitation literature regarding (a) predictive factors for successful RTW, and (b) current concepts in rehabilitative strategies for successful(More)
Zolpidem is a unique nonbenzodiazepine sedative hypnotic drug that selectively binds to omega-1 gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the brain. Although used for years in Israel and abroad for insomnia, there have been periodic reports of unusual or remarkable neurologic effects in patients with various brain pathologies. Here, we report on a 50-year-old(More)
PURPOSE To present the current state of knowledge regarding return to work (RTW) following stroke. METHOD A comprehensive review of the current stroke rehabilitation literature pertaining to prognostic and treatment factors for RTW following stroke. RESULTS Stroke is a major healthcare problem and one of the most expensive diseases in modern society.(More)
PURPOSE To compare self-reported function and disability between women with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) and healthy controls. METHOD Self-reported function and disability were evaluated using the Late Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) in 66 women with UUI (mean age 61.9 ± 5.6) and 66 age-matched control women without UUI in a(More)
Depression is more common in patients with urinary incontinence (UI). Drug or rehabilitation therapy have been shown to be effective in reducing urgency UI (UUI) symptoms, but whether these treatments can ameliorate the negative impact of UUI on the psychological aspects of quality of life is unclear. A secondary analysis of an assessor-blinded randomized(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the residual effect of a 3-month rehabilitation treatment and a standard drug treatment for urge urinary incontinence (UUI) 21 months post intervention. Forty-four women (ages 27–68 years) who were diagnosed with overactive bladder (OAB) were divided into 2 treatment groups over 3 months: 24 women received(More)
Our goal was to compare the long-term efficacy of bladder training (BT), pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), combined pelvic floor rehabilitation (CPFR), and drug therapy (DT) in patients with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI). This multicenter single-blind randomized controlled trial compared the efficacy of BT, PFMT, DT, and CPFR at baseline and 3- and(More)
Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by pathology remote from disc and lumbosacral vertebral segments. We report on a 59-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosis whose history illustrates this point. The patient was evaluated and diagnosed to have a septic arthritis of the wrist and lumbar spinal stenosis, for which she was treated. The(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The risk factors for stroke overlap those for cardiovascular disease. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a particularly strong risk factor and is common, particularly in the elderly. Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) has maintained a vascular registry of clinical information for over 100,000(More)
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