Stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. 2. Stroke: comorbidities and complications

Alex Moroz, Ross A Bogey, Phillip R Bryant, Carolyn C Geis, Bryan J O'Neill
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004, 85 (3 Suppl 1): S11-4

UNLABELLED: This self-directed learning module highlights diagnosis and treatment of comorbidities and complications encountered by patients with stroke. It is part of the study guide on stroke and neurodegenerative disorders in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article specifically focuses on cardiopulmonary complications and examines neurologic sequelae, risk factors for falls, and prevention strategies. It also discusses upper-limb pain, fatigue, and depression and highlights diagnosis and management of genitourinary complications.

OVERALL ARTICLE OBJECTIVE: To summarize common comorbidities and complications encountered by patients after stroke.

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