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Screening patients admitted to a rehabilitation center has become important. Actually, co-existing diseases are not very often evaluated and their importance is underestimated. At our department 166 consecutive patients were enrolled. The Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) appeared to be the most suitable for these cases. In this series, stroke patients(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the so-called Kennard effect, i.e., the existence of a negative correlation between recovery and age. Thirty-eight elderly patients(median age 71 years, range 60-81) suffering from their first stroke were enrolled. The mean interval since the stroke was 15 days. Patients entered a 60-day rehabilitation pro -gram.(More)
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