Mauro Zampolini

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BACKGROUND The lack of knowledge about epidemiological and clinical data of patients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) admitted to Rehabilitation facilities in Italy led to the creation, in June 2008, of a data collection on-line registry. AIM To collect epidemiological and clinical data and to evaluate functional outcome of patients with severe traumatic(More)
SUMMARY During the last decade we assisted to relevant progress in rehabilitation studies and in technological development. From the combination of these issues rises the tele-rehabilitation--a subfield of telemedicine consisting of a system to control rehabilitation "at distance"--as an actual possibility of application and a promising development in the(More)
Cervical artery dissection (CAD) represents an increasingly recognized cause of stroke and the most common cause of ischemic stroke in young adults. Many factors have been identified in association with CAD such as primary disease of arterial wall (fibrodysplasia) and other non-specific diseases related to CAD like Ehlers Danlos-syndrome IV, Marfan's(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate certain factors influencing the length of stay (LOS) in a rehabilitation center, the incidence of pressure ulcers, and the neurologic improvement of patients with traumatic (T/SCI) and nontraumatic spinal cord injury (NT/SCI). DESIGN A multicenter retrospective study of patients with SCI admitted to rehabilitation centers between(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the etiology, clinical presentation, complications, outcome indicators, and links between emergency and acute intervention and rehabilitation of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Multicenter prospective study involving patients with SCI discharged, after rehabilitative care, between February 1, 1997, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Use of reciprocating orthosis (RGO, ARGO, HGO) by 74 patients with complete traumatic spinal cord injury was studied. Lesion levels ranged from T1 to T12. STUDY DESIGN Patients were enrolled in seven Italian rehabilitation centers an average of 37 weeks after acute trauma. The training period averaged 39 days. Discontinued use of the device was(More)
SUMMARY Within the EU project HELLODOC, the clinical effectiveness was investigated of the home care activity desk (H-CAD). Eighty-one patients with chronic stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and multiple sclerosis (MS) were recruited; 50 out of 81 received 1 month of H-CAD intervention, with one training session a day lasting 30 minutes for 5 days a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to analyse TBI rehabilitation in Italy, identifying the main factors conditioning motor and functional recovery and destination upon discharge of traumatic severe acquired brain injury (sABI) patients who had undergone intensive rehabilitative treatment. DESIGN An observational prospective study of 863 consecutive(More)
We conducted a randomized controlled multicentre trial to investigate the feasibility of a telerehabilitation intervention for arm/hand function (the Home Care Activity Desk [HCAD] training) in a home setting. Usual care was compared to HCAD training. The hypothesis was that the clinical outcomes of the HCAD intervention would be at least the same as those(More)