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Policy Change for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Length of Stay Criteria

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rehabilitation journal articlesInpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) provide rehabilitation care to patients after an injury, sickness, or surgery. Not every patient will require these services, but a significant number do utilize these services. Rehabilitation programs at IRFs include physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant problem in both the pediatric and adult populations. Approximately 500,000-700,000 pediatric TBI incidents and 2.5 million adults are suffered from TBI every year. TBI is ranged from mild to severe and its management depends of the severity of the injury.

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Multidisciplinary Acute Pain Treatment Following Tractor Rollover Accident and Hemipelvectomy: Letter to the Editor

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The efficacy and benefits of opioid medication use in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain has been extensively proven in medical literature. However, this class of medication has recently come to the forefront of public and media attention because of the unfortunate abuse by the vast minority of patients. The word “opiates” often has a negative connotation in today’s society.

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This is unfortunate given the vast amount of pain they relieve, quality of life they allow to be retained, and function they allow to be preserved. However, with great power comes great responsibility and the fact remains that the opioid class of pain medications is the most powerful and most effective that we have to offer our patients who are in pain. In the case presented here, we will outline the severity of the patient’s polytrauma to illustrate the various and unique etiologies of the patient’s acute pain which were successfully treated with progressively lower potency opiate regimens. This allowed the patient to successfully complete multiple rehabilitation courses and return to functioning well as a member of society.

Diagnostic tests can Predict the Prognosis of the Hemiplegic stroke Patient

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rehabilitation journal articlesHemiplegic stroke is a critical medical condition that may lead to partial or complete paralysis of the body. Treatment includes medication and physical exercise essential for the patients to regain normality in their lives. Rehabilitation plays an important role in Stroke patients, where both the patient and their family members are thoroughly trained for the follow –up measures to enable the affected patient’s mobility. Although there are several challenges in exactly predicting the prognosis and the final outcome of the treatment, on the basis of evaluations conducted at the time of admission to rehabilitation, it is possible to estimate the outcome.

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