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BACKGROUND Inflammation may not only be the consequence of brain infarction but it may also contribute to ischemic damage. However, the role of inflammatory markers in predicting functional outcome in stroke remains controversial. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the predictive value of admission high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)(More)
The objective was to identify the predictors of length of stay--the impact of age, comorbidity, and stroke subtype- on the outcome of geriatric stroke patients. One hundred and seventy stroke patients (129 first-ever ischemic, 25 hemorrhagic, and 16 ischemic second strokes) were included in the study. The Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project classification(More)
The objectives of this study were to investigate the rate of cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) in the upper body and to describe the associations of such disorders with ergonomic parameters in a group of data entry operators. A total of 173 data entry operators volunteered to take part in the study. Questionnaires were used to investigate their medical(More)
Factors that describe the disability status of the stroke patient on discharge are important when starting a rehabilitation program, both from a psychosocial and a financial point of view. The objective of this study was to assess how comorbidity and serum albumin levels relate to rehabilitation outcome in geriatric stroke patients. Another aim was to(More)
The presence of persistent low back pain leads to avoidance of daily activities, contributes to further exercise intolerance and subsequent further loss of functional capacity. We sought to search for the relationship between lumbar magnetic resonance imaging findings and deconditioning in a homogeneous subset of patients with low back pain. We studied 20(More)
This retrospective study aims to assess the relationship of age, gender, lesion location, stroke etiology and recurrence of stroke to post-stroke urinary incontinence, and to evaluate its impact on functional recovery in patient subgroups with different etiologies, lesion locations and ages. One-hundred-and-sixty-three stroke patients participated in the(More)
Metabolic and urinary problems encountered in spinal cord injury patients are multifaced. We report two patients with high-level spinal cord injuries who have developed hypercalciuria after admission to the rehabilitation unit. To establish a clean intermittent self-catheterization programme, the hypercalciuria was treated successfully with alendronate.(More)
OBJECTIVES Most cardiovascular abnormalities are associated not only with increased risk of certain ischemic stroke subtypes but also with markedly greater disability in stroke patients. We aimed to investigate the associations between age, comorbidity, cardiovascular problems, site and size of ischemic lesions and functional outcome in inpatient first-ever(More)
Patients with traumatic brain injury constitute a diagnostic challenge since peripheral nerve injuries may be overlooked due to cognitive dysfunction and priority given to life-sustaining measures. Electromyography may be helpful in the differential diagnosis of weakness and atrophy. Problems specific for the traumatic brain injury patients, namely(More)