Medical Rehabilitation System for Senior Patients with Severe Craniocerebral Injury in the Megalopolis

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Abstract

Abstract: The capacity of comprehensive standardized stepped medical rehabilitation is assessed in 469 patients who underwent surgical procedures for severe craniocerebral injury in Saint Petersburg hospitals in 2010–2017. As a result of the neurorehabilitation system, the incidence rates of infectious and inflammatory complications associated with physical inactivity significantly declined. The average number of bed days decreased from 34 ± 5 to 23 ± 4 days. At the time of discharge from the neurosurgical hospital, the Barthel index (BI) of activities of daily living (ADL) was 42 ± 8 points. After inpatient rehabilitation, the average BI score improved to 70 ± 6 points. The subsequent course of therapy through the outpatient rehabilitation resulted in the average BI score increase to 78 ± 6 points.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalAdvances in Gerontology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

Keywords

  • Barthel index
  • craniocerebral injury
  • medical rehabilitation
  • senior age

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