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OBJECTIVE To assess whether, and to what extent, cognitive outcome relates to overall functional outcome among elderly stroke patients. DESIGN Nonconcurrent prospective study. SETTING Geriatric rehabilitation division at a large, urban, academic, freestanding hospital in Israel. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred thirty-six patients aged 60 years and older(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clock drawing task with other cognitive tests used for the prediction of discharge functional outcome, in elderly hip fracture patients. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING A department of geriatric-orthopaedic rehabilitation of a tertiary hospital. PATIENTS One hundred and forty-three consecutive patients undergoing inpatient(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare 3 cognitive tests, used on admission, for predicting discharge functional outcome and to assess the efficacy of these tests in predicting functional outcome at discharge in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Geriatric rehabilitation department of a tertiary care hospital in Israel. PATIENTS(More)
The body mass index (BMI) is a key marker of nutritional status among older patients, but does not reflect changes in body composition, The aim of the present study was to investigate BMI levels and body composition in a sample of disabled nursing home residents, and to study possible interrelations between BMI, fat-free body mass (FFM), body fat mass(More)
The use of reliable and valid brief cognitive screening instrument for selecting the appropriate candidates for stroke rehabilitation is crucial. Clinicians often face the question which test should be preferred, that will best correlate with functional outcome. The objective of this study was to compare the clock drawing task with other cognitive tests(More)
Our objective was to assess the functional disability of stroke patients by the functional independence measure (FIM) and to examine predictive factors for successful rehabilitation. In 127 consecutive stroke patients efficacy of FIM was 23.9 +/- 188, efficiency 0.54 +/- 0.45, and 81.9% of patients returned home. Functional improvement was statistically(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known on the bacteriological profile of consecutive urine samples in elderly patients institutionalized in nursing homes. AIM This retrospective study aims to characterize urinary pathogens, rates of isolation of the same pathogen in subsequent urine samples and predicting factors associated with such repeated isolations. Data were(More)
Acute post-traumatic spinal injury is common and usually poses no diagnostic difficulties. Following a low-energy fall, the onset of acute central cord syndrome in the elderly is not common and is frequently misdiagnosed. Men aged 60 and 81, and a woman aged 75 are described, in whom central cord syndrome was overlooked. Awareness of this condition is(More)
Sudden low back pain is common in elderly women. It causes physical and mental stress, and results in deterioration of functional movement and in activities of daily living. Awareness of possible sacral insufficiency fracture is important; they may be demonstrated by imaging modalities, mainly radionuclide bone scan. Prognosis is good and accurate diagnosis(More)
Evaluation of the functional outcome for hip fractured elderly patients has been controversial due to a typical casemix containing both weight bearing and non weight bearing postoperative fractures. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with rehabilitation outcomes in patients who are able to fully weight bearing following surgical(More)
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