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PM&R faculty publish article in Practical Neurology

 Their article titled Stroke Patient Rehabilitation appeared in the January 2018 issue of Practical Neurology. Here is an excerpt of the article:

Stroke is the second leading cause of death after ischemic heart disease; there were 6.5 million stroke-related deaths worldwide in 2013.1 Approximately 795,000 strokes occur in the United States each year, with an average incidence of new stroke every 40 seconds and death from stroke every 4 minutes.

Those who survive stroke are often left with a wide range of neurologic deficits that directly affect their all-cause mortality outcome. It is therefore essential to maximize stroke survivors' structure and function in order to improve their quality of life and reduce their all-cause mortality.

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