Osteoporosis in hemiplegic stroke patients as studied with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.

@article{Liu1999OsteoporosisIH,
  title={Osteoporosis in hemiplegic stroke patients as studied with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.},
  author={Meigen Liu and Tetsuya Tsuji and Yoshinori Higuchi and Kazuhisa Domen and Kazuhito Tsujiuchi and Naoichi Chino},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1999},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={1219-26}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare bone mineral densities (BMDs) of the affected and unaffected limbs in stroke patients at multiple sites; to study longitudinal changes during a 3-month rehabilitation program; and to relate BMDs to demographic, impairment, and disability variables. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Tertiary rehabilitation center. PATIENTS One hundred four consecutive hemiplegic inpatients, 69 men, age 56.5 +/- 13.2 yrs, 47 with left-sided brain lesion. Median days from onset to… CONTINUE READING
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