Apolipoprotein E and functional recovery from brain injury following postacute rehabilitation.

@article{Lichtman2000ApolipoproteinEA,
  title={Apolipoprotein E and functional recovery from brain injury following postacute rehabilitation.},
  author={Steven W Lichtman and Gregor Seliger and Benjamin Tycko and Karen S. Marder},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1536-9}
}
OBJECTIVE APOE epsilon4 has been associated with late-onset familial and sporadic AD and delayed recovery from head injury. The authors examined the relationship between functional recovery of patients with head injury and the APOE alleles. METHODS Thirty-one patients with head injury who had completed the Acute Neurorehabilitation Program at Helen Hayes Hospital were evaluated for presence of APOE epsilon4 and assessed for recovery based on Functional Independence Measures (FIM). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING