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Clinical characteristics of patients with brainstem strokes admitted to a rehabilitation unit.

Authors
  • Teasell, Robert
  • Foley, Norine
  • Doherty, Timothy
  • Finestone, Hillel
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2002
Volume
83
Issue
7
Pages
1013–1016
Identifiers
PMID: 12098164
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rehabilitation patients experience a variety of functional impairments as a consequence of brainstem stroke. These include hemiparesis, dysarthria and dysphagia, diplopia, and ataxia. A significant number of patients had pneumonia as a complication. The characteristics and impairment profiles of patients within the subgroups were similar, with the exception of the incidence of ataxia and hemiparesis.

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