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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Austria

Motor recovery after stroke and traumatic brain injury, an outcome analysis of 120 patients in acute rehabilitation

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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm006

DOI: 10.3205/11esm006, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm0067

Published: October 24, 2011

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Patients who have sustained major traumatic brain injury or stroke are transferred for acute rehabilitation to the “Zentrum für Rehabilitationsmedizin Hamburg (ZRH)” at the Workmen’s Compensation Hospital in Hamburg. At the time of transferral some patients are still ventilator-dependent, severely cognitive impaired. At the ZRH specific outcome assessments (e. g. Functional Independence Measurement, Acute Rehabilitation Barthel Index) are routinely evaluated at regular intervals. We like to demonstrate data of 120 patients who were treated at our interdisciplinary rehab unit from 01/2009 to 06/2011. Apart from mere statistical data like the duration of stay, mortality or different forms of discharge, we bring the focus on the achieved motor recovery and the recovery of cognitive functions.