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  • Martin K Kiel
  • 2011
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for patients who have had heart valve surgery. Analysis of data shows that CR increases exercise capacity and quality of life, and facilitates return to work, with minimal risk of significant adverse effects. In spite of this, CR is vastly underused. Recommendations to(More)
  • M K Kiel
  • 1994
Tube feeding is frequently needed for patients with severe traumatic brain injury. When the patient is on the rehabilitation unit, bolus type feeding by gastrostomy tube is more easily accomplished than continuous type feeding by jejunostomy tube (J-tube). In the case presented here, the patient received less calories via J-tube feeds while he was on the(More)
  • M K Kiel
  • 1990
Posttraumatic acute cholecystitis is a serious complication which can occur in multitrauma patients. Predisposing factors may include fasting, hypotension, transfusions, sepsis, and narcotics. Common signs and symptoms include right upper-quadrant pain or tenderness, nausea and vomiting, and fever. Symptoms began 26 days and 108 days posttrauma in the two(More)
Sixteen patients with multiple sclerosis were evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine if number of brain lesions correlated with the amount of functional disability, as described by the Incapacity Status Scale contained in the Minimal Record of Disability. Although no correlation existed, the statistical analysis did indicate a trend(More)
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