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OBJECTIVE To study the association of time to inpatient rehabilitation hospital (IRH) admission and functional outcomes of patients who have had a stroke. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING A regional IRH. PARTICIPANTS Moderately (n = 614) and severely (n = 1294) impaired patients who had a stroke who were admitted to the facility between… (More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association of postacute care (PAC) settings and mortality outcome of patients who sustained an ischemic stroke. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING An integrated health care system in northern California. PARTICIPANTS Patients who sustained an acute ischemic stroke between 1996 and 2004, survived the initial acute care… (More)
Fifteen cases of degenerative cerebellar atrophy are presented together with the criteria used to assess the diagnosis of cerebellar atrophy by computed tomography.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pressure ulcers on inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) outcomes. DESIGN This is a retrospective analysis of the IRF data in the United States from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation between 2009 and 2011. The study sample included 2902 pairs of pressure ulcer and pressure… (More)
PURPOSE To examine the association of inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) length of stay (LOS) with stroke patient outcomes. DESIGN A secondary data analysis of the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation database. METHODS Stroke patients discharged from IRFs in the United States between 2009 and 2011 were identified and divided into mild (n… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the associations of onset days, time from stroke onset to inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) admission, and patient outcomes (FIM gain, discharge destination, and IRF length of stay), using nationally representative data. DESIGN A secondary data analysis was conducted on a random sample of stroke… (More)
Herpes zoster of the ophthalmic division of the left fifth cranial nerve with contralateral hemiparesis was observed in a 30-year-old man. Left carotid angiography showed segmental constrictions consistent with cerebral arteritis, possibly provoked by direct viral infection along the intracranial part of the ophthalmic nerve. An ischaemic lesion revealed by… (More)