Factors affecting functional outcome in patients with nontraumatic spinal cord lesions after inpatient rehabilitation.

@article{Putten2001FactorsAF,
  title={Factors affecting functional outcome in patients with nontraumatic spinal cord lesions after inpatient rehabilitation.},
  author={Joris van der Putten and Valerie L Stevenson and E. Diane Playford and Alan J. Thompson},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and neural repair},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          99-104
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with nontraumatic spinal cord lesions account for between one fourth and one half of all spinal cord injuries. In the management of this group of patients, an understanding of factors influencing functional improvement is essential to help define the most appropriate rehabilitation programme. Although it is possible to predict accurately the functional outcome for an individual patient with a complete traumatic spinal cord injury, few studies have looked at prognostic factors… CONTINUE READING
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