Sanjit K Bhogal

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of dysphagia and associated pulmonary compromise in stroke patients through a systematic review of the published literature. METHODS Databases were searched (1966 through May 2005) using terms "cerebrovascular disorders," "deglutition disorders," and limited to "humans" for original articles addressing the frequency of(More)
BACKGROUND It has been speculated that the conflicting results demonstrated across poststroke aphasia therapy studies might be related to differences in intensity of therapy provided across studies. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between intensity of aphasia therapy and aphasia recovery. METHODS A MEDLINE literature search was(More)
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that poststroke depression (PSD) results from left hemisphere lesions. However, attempts to systematically review the data investigating lesion location and PSD have yielded conflicting results. We sought to investigate the methodological differences across the literature studying the relationship between lesion location(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the outcomes of patients with a severe stroke admitted to a specialized "slow stream" rehabilitation program and to develop a model to predict discharge destination. METHODS Chart review of 196 consecutive non-ambulatory ("lower-band") stroke patients admitted between 1996-2001, to a specialized(More)
OBJECTIVE Delayed admission to rehabilitation may result in poorer outcomes by reducing exposure to therapeutic interventions at a time when the brain is primed for neurological recovery. The present study examined the effects of early vs delayed admission on functional outcome and length of stay in patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit for first-ever(More)
A comprehensive evidence-based review of stroke rehabilitation was created to be an up-to-date review of the current evidence in stroke rehabilitation and to provide specific conclusions based on evidence that could be used to help direct stroke care at the bedside and at home. A literature search using multiple data-bases was used to identify all trials(More)
In order to compare the frequency and patterns of use of the Barthel Index (BI) and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in stroke rehabilitation trials, all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of stroke rehabilitation published between 1968 and 2002 were identified and reviewed to determine the frequency with which the BI and FIM measures were used(More)
BACKGROUND A whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is an injury due to an acceleration-deceleration mechanism at the neck. WAD represents a very common and costly condition, both economically and socially. In 1995, the Quebec Task Force published a report that contained evidence-based recommendations regarding the treatment of WAD based on studies completed(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Systematic reviews and meta-analyses often include an evaluation of the methodological quality of the individual studies that have been included, and are usually conducted by at least 2 individuals. The objective of this study was to assess the methodological quality and reliability of a series of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)(More)
A systematic review of the literature from 1970-2002 was conducted to highlight the issues facing stroke survivors and their families upon integration into the community. Areas of interests were social support, caregiver burden and depression, family interactions, family education intervention, social and leisure activities post stroke, and leisure therapy.(More)