Salvatore Giaquinto

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PURPOSE The aim of this paper is to present the current knowledge regarding return to work (RTW) following traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHOD Based on a Medline search, the authors reviewed the current TBI rehabilitation literature regarding (a) predictive factors for successful RTW, and (b) current concepts in rehabilitative strategies for successful(More)
PURPOSE To present the current state of knowledge regarding return to work (RTW) following stroke. METHOD A comprehensive review of the current stroke rehabilitation literature pertaining to prognostic and treatment factors for RTW following stroke. RESULTS Stroke is a major healthcare problem and one of the most expensive diseases in modern society.(More)
Forty-seven normal elderly, 16 normal subjects ranging from 40 to 60 years of age and 14 patients affected by primary dementia are studied. The EEG is recorded from different brain areas and analysed by FFT algorithm. Main results are: There is persistence of the regional distribution of the alpha frequency which is higher in occipital than in frontal leads(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Emotional distress is common in the aftermath of stroke and can impact negatively on the outcome. The study was aimed at evaluating whether religious beliefs can protect from emotional distress. METHODS Data were collected from 132 consecutive inpatients who were hospitalized for stroke rehabilitation and met the research(More)
Forty-four right-handed volunteers were invited to listen to Italian 5-letter words of different kinds, including non-words, digitally recorded. Signals from 16 electrodes were averaged and displayed both as traces and maps. When the same word was monotonously delivered to the subject, a positive component at 340 ms was recorded following the N100-P200(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study was designed to assess the quality of life after an active poststroke period of rehabilitation and to investigate the possibility of a return to a working environment for those still of working age. METHODS The study was conducted on 180 consecutive patients affected by stroke who were hospitalized for the first time and(More)
The aim of the study is three-fold: (i) to analyze association between early subjective functional outcome of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and patient-related risk factors; (ii) to evaluate the six-month subjective functional outcome of TJA as compared with subjective functional status of non-operated outpatients; (iii) to evaluate TJA self-perceived(More)
BACKGROUND In the early stage of stroke, depression appears to be linked to certain brain areas. The study evaluated the importance of the side of the lesion in depressed patients 3 years after their first stroke. METHOD Patients who had suffered a stroke and been discharged after rehabilitation were identified by hospital records. We interviewed 180(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual difficulties may arise after stroke. This study was aimed at evaluating and quantifying sexual changes 1 year after stroke. METHOD Sixty-eight stroke patients, consecutively admitted to our rehabilitation unit, were enrolled in the study. Sixty-two patients were available for response after 1 year--46 men and 16 women with a mean age of(More)